BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are expected to reveal Monday a new round of assistance for Hurricane Katrina victims.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Barbour are expected to announce a plan to direct $132 million to residents to aid in disaster recovery.
WLOX-TV reported that the majority of the funding will come from HUD's Community Development Block Grant. The announcement comes nearly two years after a lawsuit was filed by several groups objecting to the use of HUD funding to restore the State Port at Gulfport.
As a part of the agreement and new funding, the pending lawsuit appeal will be dismissed.
The program will provide up to $75,000 to applicants for repairs, rehabilitation, or reconstruction to lower-income homes.
The Spanish Fort Toros won their second consecutive 5A State Championship, defeating Muscle Shoals 35-14.
Global civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whose legacy is ending South African apartheid, has died.
Mobile County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old John Hicks and 22-year-old Amber Trawick for a number of meth related charges including chemical endangerment of a child and trafficking illegal drugs.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. says about 465,000 users of a prepaid cash card may have had their personal information hacked.
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson returned to the Port City Thursday, December 5 after spending several days in Hamburg, Germany for the Aviation Forum 2013.