BP Oil Spill

Pre-Legislative Briefing This Morning Biloxi

The 2017 legislative session is just one month away and this morning lawmakers from the coast met with members of the local business community to discuss some of the major topics expected on the legislative agenda. The possible re-write of…

Vicksburg Mayor Calls for BP Money

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs is looking to collect $1.5 million in BP oil spill settlement money for tourism projects within the city. In a press conference Monday, Flaggs said he hopes lawmakers will vote to disperse BP funds to all…

Gulf Oil Settlement Fees

A federal judge rules a group of attorneys will divide over $500 million for their work on behalf of people and businesses who suffered economic damage because of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill. The New Orleans judge issued a 42…

Northern Legislators to Fight for BP Money

South Mississippi lawmakers, along with Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, want to make sure the majority of BP oil spill settlement funds are spent on the Gulf Coast. Northeast Mississippi legislators are saying not so fast. Representative William Tracy Arnold, a…

BP Settlement Meeting

Coast residents voice their opinion on how legislature should spend BP settlement funds during a meeting organized by Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. News 25’s Kendra Turley takes us inside the first of three town hall meetings scheduled along the Gulf…

BP Settlement Town Hall Meeting

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves is hosting a series of meetings where Coast residents can voice their opinion on how legislature should spend the BP settlement funds. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from Gulfport where the first town hall meeting…

Actors and Director on Coast For Q&A

The movie "Deepwater Horizon" chronicling the BP Oil Spill is set to open September 30th, but a few of the film's actors are on the coast today. Actors Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson along with director peter Berg will be…

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves Talks BP Money

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves was on the Coast today to announce his plans to hold town hall meetings in each of the three Coast counties. This is all in an effort to get input from the public on how…

Texas Attorney Mikal Watts Found Not Guilty

The verdict is in for the Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for Gulf Coast oil spill litigation. San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts was found not guilty on all charges. Today marks the end of a five week…

Watts Acquitted on all Charges in BP Oil Fraud Case

The verdict is in for the Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for Gulf Coast oil spill litigation. San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts was found not guilty on all charges. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from the…

Coasts Legislators ‘Appalled’ at BP Money Spending

The first $150 million of BP money is coming to our state soon and South Mississippi legislators say some of their initial fears about how that money will be spent are coming to fruition. Senator Michael Watson says what is…

Special Session Possible for BP Money

Going into the 2016 legislative session, Coast Republicans and Democrats promised to band together to keep BP oil spill money here on the Coast. That effort became delayed because the money did not make its way to the state in…

Judge Approves $20 Billion BP Settlement

Today, a federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s final order on…

Seven Indicted in BP Oil Spill Fraud

A well-known Texas attorney and six others appeared in court today after being indicted on federal charges alleging their involvement in filing fraudulent BP oil spill claims.

Biloxi Settles with Law Firm

Two hundred thousand more dollars is coming to the city of Biloxi as a result of the 2010 BP oil spill. The city has settled with the law firm who represented Biloxi during its claim.