Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Super Bowl visitors landed in South Mississippi by commercial, charter and private planes. The FAA told Stennis International Airport leaders to plan for as many as 100 corporate and private jets.
WLOX News checked up on the business the big game brought to Stennis, and you may be surprised to hear what music legend was at the airport.
"We didn't get as many aircrafts as we expected about a 5th of what we expected," said David Turner, General Manager of Million Air, the fixed based operator at Stennis Airport.
The numbers may not have been as impressive as hoped, but the passenger list was. It included a former Beatle.
"Paul McCartney, he left here last night," Turner said.
Turner says the reason Sir Paul McCartney and his crew chose Stennis International Airport was all about time and convenience.
"Their crew was concerned about being able to leave quickly after the game. That was really why they positioned their aircraft here," Turner said. "He took the time to stop and talk to our line men and our customer service reps and they were extremely excited."
Although McCartney and his crew didn't venture outside of the terminal, others who landed here did, giving the county an economic boost.
"Those who couldn't get hotel rooms down in New Orleans, we definitely saw some of that in Hancock County and actually it flowed over into Harrison County, as well. Not only with the hotels, but with all of the charter services with limos and bus charters. They definitely got a workout."
Airport Director Bill Cotter echoed his words.
"Flight crews were able to visit in Hancock County, some experienced the Nereids Parade, and others at our hotels and casinos."
Airport leaders say they were happy to show Super Bowl guests what Hancock County has to offer.
Super Bowl weekend also gave the airport a financial boost. Many of those jets that landed at Stennis re-fueled there, as well.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
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