Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:16:49 GMT
The North Lamar Water Association has issued a boil water notice for all of Bellewood Subdivision until further notice. It was issued just before 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the association sayMore >>
Officials with the association say a break in a main water line prompted the notice.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:39:09 GMT
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison. Halat said he had "absolutely nothing" to doMore >>
Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, now free from prison, still says he had no part in a murder plot that led to him spending almost 16 years in federal prison.More >>
The city of Scottsdale is holding an information meeting Wednesday to discuss pedicabs and how to keep them under control.
You may recall last month a tragic accident involving a pedicab and a drunk driver left two young men in the hospital, where one of them is still undergoing treatment.
A witness to the crash tells us she thinks measures outlined in a new Scottsdale ordinance, such as reflective vests, could make the roads a little safer.
"The pedicab was in pieces," said Kinsey Schofield.
She said she was the first on the scene after a car rammed into a pedicab on Scottsdale Road after the Fiesta Bowl. Two Kansas State fans riding in the back of the pedicab, Michael Tyzver and Cody Clark, were rushed to the hospital.
"It was the most horrible thing ever to witness and my heart sank for them as soon as I saw them in the middle of the street," she said.
Schofield said Tyzver made a miraculous recovery, but Clark is still in a coma.
"After witnessing that accident, there is no way I would get into another pedicab," Schofield said.
Schofield said it's about time the city of Scottsdale enacts a pedicab ordinance, and that's exactly what they may do.
"We heard from the community afterwards and we felt that coming up with some of these regulations would be proactive towards preventing something like that from happening in the future," said Walter Brodzinski, who works in Scottsdale's transportation department.
The ordinance would require pedicabs to have front and rear lights, reflectors and a brake system. Operators would have to have insurance and a driver's license. And pedicabs would have to stay in the bike lane if they want to go on high-speed roads.
"The pedicab operators need to know the rules of the road," Brodzinski said.
Schofield said without this type of ordinance, it's a free-for-all in Scottsdale.
"I think the proposals are a no-brainer," she said.
Clark's sister sent us a statement on behalf of the family, saying:
"On behalf of my family, we fully support that an ordinance be placed in the Scottsdale area regarding the pedicabs. We agree that pedicabs offer a convenient alternative to drunk driving, we just hope for some regulations. No family should have to experience what we have gone through, and if the ordinance can save even one future accident- it's worth it."
The city will hold an informational meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss the proposal before the council votes next month.
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:45:31 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Biloxi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:04:28 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered but few other details have been released.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
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