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Lawsuits: Mississippi capital city's water harms children

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city. Jackson has been facing water system problems for…

Pier lawsuit in Biloxi rebuffed by court

A second court has rebuffed the position of Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson who had sued Biloxi and Harrison County over plans to construct a handicapped accessible public pier in West Biloxi. The pier, which would be more than…

Disability advocates sue Mississippi over prison conditions

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An advocacy group for the disabled is suing Mississippi’s Department of Corrections, alleging disabled prisoners are suffering inhumane conditions at the state’s prisons. Disability Rights Mississippi filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against the department…

Atheists, humanists sue over Mississippi’s license plates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four words on Mississippi’s license plates have sparked a federal lawsuit. American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious state residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state over its “In God We Trust” license…

City of Moss Point is moving forward with water meter lawsuit

Moss Point is moving forward with its lawsuit against a water company. At the direction of Mayor Mario King, at the end of April the city filed suit against McNeil Rhoads, Chris McNeil, Mueller System, and Mueller Water Products. The…

Former Biloxi superintendent under lawsuit

The former superintendent of a Mississippi school district is accused in a federal lawsuit of using district funds and resources for his daughter’s wedding. Whistleblower Victoria Conway says former Biloxi Superintendent Arthur McMillan misused district money and employees. She says…

Lawsuit says Mississippi prisons are 'plagued by violence'

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than two dozen Mississippi inmates are suing the state. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says the state's understaffed prisons are “plagued by violence.” In a separate development, federal authorities on…

A look at the horizon for Biloxi in 2020

With 2019 almost under wraps, there is a lot on the horizon for the year 2020, especially in the City of Biloxi. Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich stopped by the station this morning for our ‘Mayoral Monday’ segment to give…