Aug 13 Local News

A local woman—Keisha Moran—is facing felony charges after allegedly attacking a cop after she was fired from her job Saturday.  Police were called to the business on Howard Avenue when Moran started making a scene.  When they arrived, she kicked one of the officers in the groin and bit him. 

The Stone County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 2 people they want to question about the beating death of Andrew Lewis.  His body was discovered on the side of Thelma Andrews Road in July.  At first, it looked like a hit-and-run, but now police believe he’d been struck in the head at another location before his beaten body was dumped on the roadway.

A 23-year old is behind bars after a triple shooting in Hattiesburg over the weekend.  Shane Ware allegedly opened fire at a home on Scooba Street early Saturday afternoon during an altercation.  He’ll be charged with the murder of Ricky Perkins, and aggravated assault on 2 others. 

Things are getting back to normal at the Collins State Veterans Home on Highway 49 in the city of Collins. The police chief says a bomb threat was received at 5:17 yesterday afternoon. Residents at the assisted-living facility were evacuated, with a floor-by-floor, three-hour search of the building not turning up any explosive devices. Local and state officials are continuing to investigate the threat.

Thousands of Puerto Ricans whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Maria last September are worried they'll be tossed out of temporary shelter in hotels soon. Many are now part of a class action lawsuit. It challenges FEMA's decision to end its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program without a longterm plan for U.S. citizens who will be homeless when federal aid runs out. A Massachusetts judge is scheduled to act after a hearing on the suit on August 31st. Advocacy groups say FEMA is ending the sheltering program too soon. They say FEMA also is not activating a long-term housing program it used to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast.

Golf carts are street legal in Waveland thanks to a new statute that went into effect last week.  The slow speed vehicles need to be insured and inspected at the Waveland Police Dept.  You can register your golf cart with the city starting tomorrow through the 15th of next month. 


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