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Lawsuit: Mississippi mayor used firehouse as motel for sex

A Mississippi mayor is accused of misusing city resources, accusing white firefighters of being racist without cause and using the firehouse as his “personal motel” for sex. The Sun Herald reports the lawsuit against Moss Point Mayor Mario King and the city also accuses him of using a firearm to intimidate and harass a worker. The lawsuit was filed this ...

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Lawsuit: Age discrimination, harassment by Moss Point mayor

Eleven people are suing the mayor of a Mississippi city over claims of age discrimination and harassment. News outlets report the lawsuit was filed July 2 against Moss Point Mayor Mario King. Most of the plaintiffs are current or former Moss Point employees. They accuse King of forcing older employees to retire or resign so he could hire millennials. They ...

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TOURISM TRAGEDY — Toxic bacteria mean fewer people on Mississippi’s beaches

Toxic bacteria are keeping swimmers out of the water on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and it will be weeks before financial information shows whether beach closures are hurting the local economy. The communications director for the tourism agency Coastal Mississippi, Erin Rosetti, says she’s seeing fewer people hanging out on the sand. “We do see people on the beach. However, ...

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Hurricane center says tropical depression likely in Gulf

The Hurricane Center says a tropical depression is likely to form in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. Forecasters in Miami said Monday that a trough of low pressure over central Georgia is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf where a broad area of low pressure will form in a couple of days. The ...

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Alderman files suit against Moss Point mayor, city

An alderman is suing a Mississippi city and its mayor, claiming the mayor assaulted and harassed him.The Mississippi Press reports that the city of Moss Point and Mayor Mario King received a summons last week indicating Alderman Ennit Morris had filed the lawsuit. The suit claims King ordered a police officer to arrest Morris at a December executive meeting. The ...

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Historical marker commemorates reported alien abduction

A historical marker has been placed near the river where two men in southern Mississippi said they were abducted by aliens in 1973. News outlets report the city of Pascagoula dedicated the marker Saturday at Lighthouse Park. Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker said they were on the shores of the Pascagoula River when what appeared to be aliens pulled them ...

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Toddler drowns in canal at Mississippi RV park

A 2-year-old boy has drowned at an RV and recreational park in Mississippi. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says deputies responded to Presley’s Outing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a drowning. First responders took over efforts to revive the child, who was ultimately airlifted to Singing River Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Coroner Vicki Broadus confirmed ...

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That vanilla smell? It’s the wastewater treatment plant

The air is a little sweeter now that a Mississippi Gulf Coast community is spraying a vanilla scent to mask the odor of its wastewater treatment plant. More than two dozen machines recently started blowing scented mist into the air 19 hours a day at the Pascagoula-Moss Point wastewater plant. The owner of a wig and jewelry boutique near the ...

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2 Ex-Mississippi workers face house arrest for embezzlement

Two former Mississippi employees will not serve prison time for stealing water bill fines. The SunHerald says Kenya Bowens and Lakeshia Benton will serve two years under house arrest and five years on post-release supervision for embezzling nearly $14,000 from the Moss Point water department. Judge Dale Harkey sentenced both women to a total of 12 years in prison Tuesday, ...

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Mississippi shipyard expanding for Coast Guard icebreaker

A shipbuilder is expanding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after receiving a $746 million contract to make a heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard. Mississippi officials say Monday that VT Halter Marine will invest $37.5 million at its Pascagoula shipyard and is expected to create 900 jobs the next five years. Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $12.5 million ...

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