BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's Department of Environmental Quality has posted more warnings of high bacteria levels along Mississippi beaches so far this year than in all of 2011.
But the head of the Harrison County Sand Beach Authority says there have been fewer sewer-related problems in the past few years than there used to be.
Chuck Loftis tells The Sun-Herald that's because most cities replaced infrastructure such as sewers and pumping stations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
But he notes that local rivers emptying into the Gulf of Mexico and drainage pipes from land on Highway 90 contribute bacteria.
MDEQ has issued 22 bacteria warnings at Gulf Coast beaches since January. During all of last year, it issued 21.
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Mobile Police are investigating an apparent shooting that left two people dead and one person injured. Witnesses said it happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Campus Quarters Apartments on University Boulevard.
Alabama State Troopers have shut down part of eastbound Interstate-10 due to a wreck.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans honored Nelson Mandela on Tuesday at a rainy Soweto soccer stadium where U.S. President Barack Obama praised him as a "giant of history" and the last great liberator of the 20th century.
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W.C. Helveston was credited with furthering the Pay As You Go Program and helping finance the Child Advocacy Center.
The Mobile County Sheriffs Office is wrapping up an undercover investigation aimed at cracking down on local scrap metal businesses.