Some of the top stories we covered on "Gulf Coast Mornings with Kelly Bennett and Uncle Henry" this Jan 23rd:
The Senate is poised to vote on dueling government spending bills to try to reopen the government tomorrow.
Marilyn Rivas of Pass Christian would normally be heading to work at the Dept. of Agriculture in New Orleans, and is about to miss a second straight paycheck. She already volunteers for CASA of Hancock County, and now she's devoting even more time to the program. She's also keeping busy cooking meals for the homeless along the coast. What an amazing woman!
Gulfport will apparently be getting a new headquarters for its fire department sooner, rather than later. City Council members approved a resolution yesterday to fund the two-and-a-half-million-dollar project. The current headquarters building on Dedeaux Road was not built to be a fire station, but has served as the location for Station 9 for nearly two decades. The new building will be located about a mile away and is expected to have classroom and outdoor training space.
The outpouring of support for an officer killed in the line of duty over the weekend continues. Folks have been dropping off food, sending cards and showing their respect in many different forms. There is a prayer service in Mobile tonight for Officer Sean Tudor.