Chamber is promoting 'green' event
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Part of the daylong St. Paddy's Day Celebration in Ocean Springs will be a "Green" Dessert Crawl.
The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau is selling tickets for he event March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at eight restaurants.
Forty tickets are available for $10 and participants will jump aboard two "green" Coast Transit Authority trolleys at the L&N Depot Plaza at 5:15 p.m. and travel to the restaurants for dessert samplings.
Tickets must be bought in advance and are available at the chamber office at the depot at 1000 Washington Ave.
GM recalling nearly 780,000 older compacts
DETROIT -- General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes.
The company says six people have died in 22 crashes linked to the problem in Chevrolet Cobalts from the 2005 through 2007 model years, and Pontiac G5s from 2007.
A heavy key ring or jarring from rough roads can move the ignition switch out of the run position, cutting off the engine and electrical power. If that happens, the front air bags may not work if there's a crash.
Dealers will replace the ignition switch for free, but the timing of the recall hasn't been finalized. Until the problem is fixed, GM is urging owners to remove nonessential items from key rings.
Regulator: Hackers didn't steal credit cards
LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada gambling regulator says the hackers who knocked down all Las Vegas Sands websites for two days and counting did not steal any patron data, including credit card information.
Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett says regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of the gambling systems.
Chevrolet to oversee restoring Corvettes
Chevrolet has taken on the job of restoring the classic Corvettes swallowed by a gaping sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
GM's head of global product development Mark Reuss said Thursday the damaged vehicles are some of the most significant in auto history.
The sinkhole consumed eight prized cars early Wednesday when the museum was closed.
-- Staff, wire reports