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Nate Makes Landfall, Follows in Path of Katrina

But he largely spares New Orleans, weakens to a tropical storm

(Newser) - Hurricane Nate came ashore along Mississippi's coast outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm hit early Sunday with maximum sustained winds near 85mph but weakened later to a tropical storm as it moved inland, the US... More »

Bizarre Suit Cites Camel Attack at Jefferson Davis Home

Yes, a camel at the Confederate president's last house

(Newser) - It's about as odd a lawsuit as you'll run across: A Florida woman claims a camel at the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis attacked her at the tourist attraction in Biloxi, Miss., in 2015. She's suing the United Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc., identified as... More »

Biloxi Under Fire After Referring to Monday as Great Americans Day

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Newser) - The city of Biloxi sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day," the AP reports. Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr.... More »

Student, 9, Escapes Attempted Abduction

Police are searching for the male suspect

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy was walking to Popp's Ferry Elementary School in Biloxi, Miss., around 7am Monday when a man tried to force him into his truck, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Miraculously, the boy was able to escape, run to the school, and tell a teacher what happened; police are now... More »

Biloxi Running 'Debtors Prison From the Dark Ages': ACLU

Class-action lawsuit says Miss. city is shaking down poverty-stricken residents

(Newser) - Debtors prisons are supposedly a thing of the distant past —except in Biloxi, Miss. That's according to a class-action lawsuit filed against the city, its police department, the courts, and a private probation company, alleging these agencies have conspired to threaten poor residents into paying up to avoid... More »

New BP CEO Proposes 'Scaleback' in Cleanup

Surface skimmers less necessary now: Dudley

(Newser) - BP's incoming CEO said today it's time for a "scaleback" of the massive effort to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but stressed the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Tens of thousands of people—many of them idled fishermen—have been involved... More »

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