Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
Just after Democratic lawmakers put a deal on the table, Republican Governor Phil Bryant says it's not going to happen.
"I would say that they're looking at the wrong capitol. They need to be looking at the capitol in Washington. This is a federal law," said Bryant.
That deal was a democratic compromise to GOP leadership in expanding the state's Medicaid program. With concerns over reimbursement payments from the federal government to local hospitals, democrats were asking for legislation to expand Medicaid only if those payments would be reduced or eliminated under a non-expansion.
"The bottom line is that it takes care of those people in the state of Mississippi who we need to take care of, working, voting people every day," said Rep. Robert Johnson, a Democrat from Natchez.
Bryant says the state can't afford an expansion even though the he says the federal government is promising to pay for it.
"I'm not prepared to trust the Obama administration at this time and I'm not going to pass that bill," said Bryant.
Under the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," states aren't mandated to expanded Medicaid, but rather given the option. That Bryant says, means the federal government can't withhold hospital reimbursement payments for any state not expanding.
"You can't punish us for not expanding Medicaid and if you do we have a legal standing and we're exploring that possibility," said Bryant.
Bryant says if the White House administration is really worried about healthcare, reimbursement payments would not be cut or even used as leverage.
"For Democrats to hold a current Medicaid recipient hostage is just something that should not be done and shame on them for doing that," said Bryant.
Meanwhile, Democrats say all they want is for the matter to at least be brought to the house and senate floors for debate.
"Just get some legislation before us and let's talk about that issue," said Rep. Bobby Moak, a Democrat from Bogue Chitto.
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 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 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:29:38 GMT
A local patriotic organization has honored the Covington County men who were killed in action in the Vietnam War. In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society SocietyMore >>
In a ceremony Saturday, the Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society Society unveiled a monument on the grounds of the county courthouse.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 >>
2362 U.S. Hwy 11
Moselle, MS 39459
1-800-844-WDAM (9326) Email Us