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Huntington Ingalls repays $9.2M to US government to settle overbilling

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – One of the nation’s largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government in an overbilling settlement. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Tuesday with Huntington Ingalls Industries. The Newport News, Virginia, company operates the 10,000-employee Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi. The settlement …Read More

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Sixth Case of Vibrio Confirmed in Mobile County for 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The Mobile County Health Department is reporting that a sixth citizen has contracted the Vibrio this year. According to health officials, the person contracted the disease while off-shore when an open wound was exposed to water with the bacteria. However, officials say he was not in …Read More

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AL fisherman collects $20K check for record-breaking shark

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – A Mobile, AL man is now $20,000 richer thanks to his fishing prowess. Brett Rutledge joined a handful of others at Jones Park on Monday morning to receive checks from the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. His check was the biggest. That’s because he now holds …Read More

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Police: Woman attacked fiance with golf club

D’IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) – Things turned violent over the weekend after a woman found another woman in her fiancé’s D’Iberville home, police said. Capt. Marty Griffin said things turned physical when Dora Dell Cook showed up to her fiance’s home on Hwy. 15 and found out he was not home alone. She reportedly …Read More

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Hancock Co. begins $3M infrastructure improvement project

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Hancock County supervisors say a massive infrastructure project is now underway, paving roads and adding improvements to bridges and drainage throughout the county. Supervisor Greg Shaw said money from a $3 million bond is paying for road improvements, starting in the northern part of the county. …Read More

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Death of Pascagoula man under investigation 40 years later

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) – An episode of Cold Justice aired Sunday night on Oxygen. In that episode, investigators exhumed the body of Tye Breeland, a Jackson County man who was believed to have committed suicide in 1975. His then wife of eight months, Kathie Short, was the sole witness. “It …Read More