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  • Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi universities

    Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:23:05 GMT
    In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.

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    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.

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  • Offering solutions to make spring break weekend more welcoming

    Offering solutions to make spring break weekend more welcoming

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:04:17 GMT
    The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Many gathered at a community meeting to think of ways to make spring break weekend more welcoming on Thursday.

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    Many gathered at a community meeting to think of ways to make spring break weekend more welcoming on Thursday.

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  • Pascagoula Mayor says DOD or Congress should include funding for city when awarding contracts

    Pascagoula Mayor says DOD or Congress should include funding for city when awarding contracts

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:50:46 GMT
    The sign heading in to Pascagoula. (Photo source: WLOX)The sign heading in to Pascagoula. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell is in our nation's capital this week meeting with department heads. He said he thinks the Department of Defense or Congress should foot the bill for Pascagoula's aging infrastructure and some public departments.

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    Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell is in our nation's capital this week meeting with department heads. He said he thinks the Department of Defense or Congress should foot the bill for Pascagoula's aging infrastructure and some public departments.

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  • Man killed in Pearl River County car crash

    Man killed in Pearl River County car crash

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:49:13 GMT
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Moundville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Moundville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)
    A man was pronounced dead after a single car accident in Pearl River County.  On April 19, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on I-59 around 7:30 p.m.  The victim was identified as a 71-year-old male from Moundville, AL. He was reportedly traveling north on I-59 in a 2003 Toyota Tundra. Officials say the Toyota went off of the right side of the road, overturned and collided with trees. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the ...More >>
    A man was pronounced dead after a single car accident in Pearl River County.  On April 19, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash on I-59 around 7:30 p.m.  The victim was identified as a 71-year-old male from Moundville, AL. He was reportedly traveling north on I-59 in a 2003 Toyota Tundra. Officials say the Toyota went off of the right side of the road, overturned and collided with trees. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the ...More >>
  • Self-Defense: Six points to strike first in an attack

    Self-Defense: Six points to strike first in an attack

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:40:34 GMT
    Alan Belcher MMA in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)Alan Belcher MMA in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)
    Alan Belcher MMA in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)Alan Belcher MMA in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)

    Staggering statistics reveal how often women are targets of assault. One thing you can do to protect yourself is learn to fight back.

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    Staggering statistics reveal how often women are targets of assault. One thing you can do to protect yourself is learn to fight back.

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  • Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado

    Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:08:30 GMT
    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are happening from those who suffered damage. 

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    Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are happening from those who suffered damage. 

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  • Hancock County community demanding safer road outlets

    Hancock County community demanding safer road outlets

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:06:48 GMT
    Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.
    Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.Residents of White Cypress Lakes say the dam in the lake is damaged, and is creating a hazard to the only remaining passage out of their neighborhood.

    Residents of the White Cypress Lakes community in Hancock County are angry.

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    Residents of the White Cypress Lakes community in Hancock County are angry.

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  • Poplarville to hold special election after alderwoman resigns

    Poplarville to hold special election after alderwoman resigns

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:34:12 GMT
    The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)
    City leaders in Poplarville experienced some changes over the past week. The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. According to the post, Alderwoman Margaret Smith resigned in an executive session April 10. City of Poplarville, Mississippi The special election will be May 22. Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.More >>
    City leaders in Poplarville experienced some changes over the past week. The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. According to the post, Alderwoman Margaret Smith resigned in an executive session April 10. City of Poplarville, Mississippi The special election will be May 22. Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.More >>
  • City of Biloxi seeks vendor for Popp's Ferry bait shop

    City of Biloxi seeks vendor for Popp's Ferry bait shop

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:07:53 GMT
    Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.
    Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.

    Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.

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    Construction on the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is underway, but the city of Biloxi is looking for an entrepreneur to operate the new bait shop and create a kayak rental operation.

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  • NWS confirms 5 tornadoes touched down in South MS Saturday

    NWS confirms 5 tornadoes touched down in South MS Saturday

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:05:43 GMT

    The National Weather Service office out of New Orleans has completed damage surveys on four tornadoes that touched down in South Mississippi Saturday. 

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    The National Weather Service office out of New Orleans has completed damage surveys on four tornadoes that touched down in South Mississippi Saturday. 

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  • Bay St. Louis firefighter severely injured in motorcycle accident

    Bay St. Louis firefighter severely injured in motorcycle accident

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:26:12 GMT
    Chief Monty Strong with the Bay St. Louis Fire Department said the firefighter was traveling on his motorcycle on his way to work when he collided with another vehicle. (Photo source: Bay St. Louis Fire Department)Chief Monty Strong with the Bay St. Louis Fire Department said the firefighter was traveling on his motorcycle on his way to work when he collided with another vehicle. (Photo source: Bay St. Louis Fire Department)

    A Bay St. Louis firefighter was badly injured in an accident Wednesday around 6:45 a.m. 

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    A Bay St. Louis firefighter was badly injured in an accident Wednesday around 6:45 a.m. 

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  • Jackson Elementary will stay open for the 2018-19 school year

    Jackson Elementary will stay open for the 2018-19 school year

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:01:40 GMT
    Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)

    Jackson Elementary School will not be closing for the 2018-2019 school year. City officials met with leaders of the Pascagoula Gautier School District Thursday to discuss drainage issues on the school’s campus cited by the school district earlier this week. “We were happy to sit down today with the school district officials, for the first time, to discuss the drainage issues they are experiencing on the campus of Jackson Elementary,” said Assistant City Manager Fran...

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    Jackson Elementary School will not be closing for the 2018-2019 school year. City officials met with leaders of the Pascagoula Gautier School District Thursday to discuss drainage issues on the school’s campus cited by the school district earlier this week. “We were happy to sit down today with the school district officials, for the first time, to discuss the drainage issues they are experiencing on the campus of Jackson Elementary,” said Assistant City Manager Fran...

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  • Jason Shelton qualifies for U.S. Senate special election

    Jason Shelton qualifies for U.S. Senate special election

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:54:54 GMT
    The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, qualified for the November 6 special election to replace retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. (Photo source: Jason Shelton's Campaign Team)The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, qualified for the November 6 special election to replace retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. (Photo source: Jason Shelton's Campaign Team)

    The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, qualified for the November 6 special election to replace retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. 

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    The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, qualified for the November 6 special election to replace retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. 

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  • EPA readies $107.6M cleanup plan for Mississippi Phosphates site

    EPA readies $107.6M cleanup plan for Mississippi Phosphates site

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:30:48 GMT
    The cleanup plan in the $107.6 million action memorandum will remove more than 500 million gallons of contaminated water from the MPC Site. (Photo Source: EPA)The cleanup plan in the $107.6 million action memorandum will remove more than 500 million gallons of contaminated water from the MPC Site. (Photo Source: EPA)

    In just over a year of taking action on the site to manage emergency wastewater treatment operations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and the agency signed a $107.6 million Action Memorandum to begin cleanup in July 2018. 

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    In just over a year of taking action on the site to manage emergency wastewater treatment operations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and the agency signed a $107.6 million Action Memorandum to begin cleanup in July 2018. 

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  • Mississippi receives $3.58M grant to fight opioid crisis

    Mississippi receives $3.58M grant to fight opioid crisis

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:55:01 GMT
    The State of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.58 million grant to fight the opioid crisis. (Photo Source: Pixabay)The State of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.58 million grant to fight the opioid crisis. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    The State of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.58 million grant to fight the opioid crisis, as announced by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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    The State of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.58 million grant to fight the opioid crisis, as announced by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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  • Plans moving ahead for $5.2M Greyhound Stadium renovations

    Plans moving ahead for $5.2M Greyhound Stadium renovations

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:32:30 GMT
    School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Plans are moving forward on a $5.2 million dollar renovation of Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs. 

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    Plans are moving forward on a $5.2 million dollar renovation of Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs. 

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  • Rapper brings message of kindness to Coast school

    Rapper brings message of kindness to Coast school

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:49:20 GMT
    Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message in a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message in a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message through a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message through a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)

    It was an inspirational message passed on to students through spoken word. Jackson-based rapper, Devin Wade grew up on the gulf coast and used to be bullied himself.

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    It was an inspirational message passed on to students through spoken word. Jackson-based rapper, Devin Wade grew up on the gulf coast and used to be bullied himself.

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  • UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    UPDATE: Missing teen in George County found safe

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:19:12 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

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    The search for a missing teenager in George County has ended. The 14-year-old boy was found safe shortly after 11 a.m., say authorities.

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  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Honoring hospital volunteers

    SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Honoring hospital volunteers

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:11:39 GMT
    Sandra and Robert go home every day usually knowing they were able to put a smile on someone's face. (Photo source: WLOX)Sandra and Robert go home every day usually knowing they were able to put a smile on someone's face. (Photo source: WLOX)

    April is National Healthcare Volunteer Week, and in Gulfport giving back is a family affair for one pair of volunteers. Sandra Morrison is dedicated to making sure patients and visitors at Memorial Hospital's gift shop can find whatever they're looking for.

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    April is National Healthcare Volunteer Week, and in Gulfport giving back is a family affair for one pair of volunteers. Sandra Morrison is dedicated to making sure patients and visitors at Memorial Hospital's gift shop can find whatever they're looking for.

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  • Free class teaches women to protect themselves

    Free class teaches women to protect themselves

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:45:01 GMT
    A free self-defense class for women is being taught Thursday at East Central Public Library. (Source: Facebook)A free self-defense class for women is being taught Thursday at East Central Public Library. (Source: Facebook)

    A free class happening Thursday in Jackson County is hoping to help those women turn the tables on their attackers. 

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    A free class happening Thursday in Jackson County is hoping to help those women turn the tables on their attackers. 

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  • Man accused of stealing vehicle from Biloxi funeral home

    Man accused of stealing vehicle from Biloxi funeral home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:09:55 GMT
    Robert Daniel O'Neal (Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Robert Daniel O'Neal (Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
    Robert Daniel O'Neal (Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Robert Daniel O'Neal (Source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

    A Biloxi man is facing charges after police say he asked to use the phone of a funeral home and then stole a vehicle parked outside. 

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    A Biloxi man is facing charges after police say he asked to use the phone of a funeral home and then stole a vehicle parked outside. 

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  • Controversy over a pay raise for one Gulfport employee

    Controversy over a pay raise for one Gulfport employee

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-04-19 11:07:33 GMT
    Gulfport PIO Chris Vignes. (Photo source: WLOX News)Gulfport PIO Chris Vignes. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A $12,813.55 pay raise to Gulfport Public Information Officer Chris Vignes has struck a nerve with some in the City of Gulfport. 

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    A $12,813.55 pay raise to Gulfport Public Information Officer Chris Vignes has struck a nerve with some in the City of Gulfport. 

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  • Flooding reported in Escatawpa and other parts of Jackson County

    Flooding reported in Escatawpa and other parts of Jackson County

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:46:41 GMT
    A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa. (Photo source: Jamison Goff)A viewer says water is starting to creep up the parking lot of the RV Park his camper is parked in on Dumas Road in Escatawpa. (Photo source: Jamison Goff)

    The Pascagoula River started overflowing causing flooding issues in Jackson County Wednesday morning. The flooding caused water to surround the Little River Marina Bar and Grill on Dumas Road in Escatawpa.

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    The Pascagoula River started overflowing causing flooding issues in Jackson County Wednesday morning. The flooding caused water to surround the Little River Marina Bar and Grill on Dumas Road in Escatawpa.

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  • Long Beach resident wants city to take accountability for flooding

    Long Beach resident wants city to take accountability for flooding

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:41:55 GMT
    Long Beach resident says city is neglecting overburdened culvertLong Beach resident says city is neglecting overburdened culvert
    Long Beach resident says city is neglecting overburdened culvertLong Beach resident says city is neglecting overburdened culvert

    City leaders in Long Beach are working on a solution to a flooding problem that causes many people's homes to flood every time there is heavy rain in their areas.

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    City leaders in Long Beach are working on a solution to a flooding problem that causes many people's homes to flood every time there is heavy rain in their areas.

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  • Pascagoula Police Department receives nationwide accreditation

    Pascagoula Police Department receives nationwide accreditation

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:28:01 GMT
    The Pascagoula Police Department received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). (Photo source: Facebook)The Pascagoula Police Department received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Pascagoula Police Department has received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, making it one of only eight police departments in Mississippi to carry the prestigious honor.

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    The Pascagoula Police Department has received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, making it one of only eight police departments in Mississippi to carry the prestigious honor.

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  • Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:18:10 GMT
    Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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  • Biloxi offering sponsorship opportunities for Blue Angels show

    Biloxi offering sponsorship opportunities for Blue Angels show

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 02:12:05 GMT
    The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. (Photo source: AirshowStuff)The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. (Photo source: AirshowStuff)
    The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. (Photo source: AirshowStuff)The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. (Photo source: AirshowStuff)
    The "Blues Over Biloxi" Air Show featuring the Blue Angels is just a few months away from dazzling the Coast sky. The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. "We're looking for the community members, the civic-minded businesses, to step forward and help underwrite the costs for this event," said city spokesman Vincent Creel. In addition to paying $25,000 to secure the Blue Angels, Biloxi is a...More >>
    The "Blues Over Biloxi" Air Show featuring the Blue Angels is just a few months away from dazzling the Coast sky. The city of Biloxi is offering businesses a chance to help put on the two-day show with sponsorship opportunities. "We're looking for the community members, the civic-minded businesses, to step forward and help underwrite the costs for this event," said city spokesman Vincent Creel. In addition to paying $25,000 to secure the Blue Angels, Biloxi is a...More >>
  • Biloxi neighborhoods at odds over public road access

    Biloxi neighborhoods at odds over public road access

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:22:51 GMT
    Residents of Hengen Place want to close Terrace Court to decrease traffic. But that would cut off access to Brodie Road for residents of neighboring Popp's Ferry Landing. (Photo Source: WLOX)Residents of Hengen Place want to close Terrace Court to decrease traffic. But that would cut off access to Brodie Road for residents of neighboring Popp's Ferry Landing. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Residents of Hengen Place want to close Terrace Court to decrease traffic. But that would cut off access to Brodie Road for residents of neighboring Popp's Ferry Landing.Residents of Hengen Place want to close Terrace Court to decrease traffic. But that would cut off access to Brodie Road for residents of neighboring Popp's Ferry Landing.

    Residents of Hengen Place in Biloxi want to close Terrace Court to cut down traffic and make it safer. But the problem is that the street is the main access out for residents of Popp's Ferry Landing. The two sides will face off at the upcoming Biloxi Planning Commission meeting.

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    Residents of Hengen Place in Biloxi want to close Terrace Court to cut down traffic and make it safer. But the problem is that the street is the main access out for residents of Popp's Ferry Landing. The two sides will face off at the upcoming Biloxi Planning Commission meeting.

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  • Red Creek Off Road trying to dry out and clean up

    Red Creek Off Road trying to dry out and clean up

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:43:10 GMT
    Max Burge, the owner of Red Creek Off Road, says the flood was something nobody saw coming. (Photo Source: WLOX)Max Burge, the owner of Red Creek Off Road, says the flood was something nobody saw coming. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Max Burge, the owner of Red Creek Off Road, says the flood was something nobody saw coming. (Photo Source: WLOX)Max Burge, the owner of Red Creek Off Road, says the flood was something nobody saw coming. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The popular campground and four wheeling destination was flooded out by a weekend deluge that hung over the county like a wet blanket. 

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    The popular campground and four wheeling destination was flooded out by a weekend deluge that hung over the county like a wet blanket. 

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  • Long Beach woman accused of stealing from Raising Cane's

    Long Beach woman accused of stealing from Raising Cane's

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:20:27 GMT
    Kacey Roggendorff was arrested for allegedly taking more than $1,000 from her employer, Raising Cane's. (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Dept.)Kacey Roggendorff was arrested for allegedly taking more than $1,000 from her employer, Raising Cane's. (Photo Source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

    On April 17, Gulfport police arrested 30-year-old Kacey Shae Roggendorff of Long Beach and charged her with embezzlement.

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    On April 17, Gulfport police arrested 30-year-old Kacey Shae Roggendorff of Long Beach and charged her with embezzlement.

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  • Social media helps solve burglary in Harrison County

    Social media helps solve burglary in Harrison County

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 21:05:53 GMT
    Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)
    Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)
    Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. According to Sheriff Troy Peterson with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the victim contacted deputies to report her father’s residence had been burglarized along with his workshop. Deputies say the victim stated that numerous items were taken from the residence and shop and loaded on a trailer that was also taken by the suspect. The victim told depu...More >>
    Charles David Harris was arrested and charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling and Burglary of a Shop Wednesday. According to Sheriff Troy Peterson with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the victim contacted deputies to report her father’s residence had been burglarized along with his workshop. Deputies say the victim stated that numerous items were taken from the residence and shop and loaded on a trailer that was also taken by the suspect. The victim told depu...More >>
  • First Lady Deborah Bryant volunteers with Habitat's Women Build

    First Lady Deborah Bryant volunteers with Habitat's Women Build

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-04-18 19:48:37 GMT
    Deborah Bryant (Source: WLOX)Deborah Bryant (Source: WLOX)
    Deborah Bryant (Source: WLOX)Deborah Bryant (Source: WLOX)

    First Lady Deborah Bryant joined more than a dozen women to build a home in Gulfport on Wednesday.

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    First Lady Deborah Bryant joined more than a dozen women to build a home in Gulfport on Wednesday.

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  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harrison Hall

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harrison Hall

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:52:03 GMT
    Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase a newly renovated building on the Perkinston Campus. 

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    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase a newly renovated building on the Perkinston Campus. 

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  • Moss Point considers two percent prepared food tax

    Moss Point considers two percent prepared food tax

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:44:59 GMT
    City leaders in Moss Point are considering a two percent prepared food tax to bring in more tax dollars.  (Photo source: WLOX)City leaders in Moss Point are considering a two percent prepared food tax to bring in more tax dollars. (Photo source: WLOX)

    City leaders in Moss Point are considering a two percent prepared food tax to bring in more tax dollars. This would be on top of the seven percent already collected.

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    City leaders in Moss Point are considering a two percent prepared food tax to bring in more tax dollars. This would be on top of the seven percent already collected.

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  • Site of Moss Point's new 'urban forest' ready for transformation

    Site of Moss Point's new 'urban forest' ready for transformation

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:22:53 GMT
    The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. (Photo source: WLOX)The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. (Photo source: WLOX)The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. 

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    The site of Moss Point's old police station will soon be transformed into an urban forest. 

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  • Emotions run high at Ocean Springs Board of Alderman meeting

    Emotions run high at Ocean Springs Board of Alderman meeting

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:47:37 GMT

    Tuesday evening, some Ocean Springs residents gave passionate pleas to the mayor and board of alderman to not only take down the state flag from city hall, but to also find out who's responsible for those racially charged flyers that were distributed around the city last week.

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    Tuesday evening, some Ocean Springs residents gave passionate pleas to the mayor and board of alderman to not only take down the state flag from city hall, but to also find out who's responsible for those racially charged flyers that were distributed around the city last week.

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  • Mary Walker marina going up for auction

    Mary Walker marina going up for auction

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:01:54 GMT
    The marina is up for auction. (Photo source: WLOX)The marina is up for auction. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The marina is up for auction. (Source: WLOX)The marina is up for auction. (Source: WLOX)

    The oldest business in Gautier is going up for bid Thursday morning, and for the past two weeks, it's been attracting the eyes of potential buyers.  

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    The oldest business in Gautier is going up for bid Thursday morning, and for the past two weeks, it's been attracting the eyes of potential buyers.  

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  • Pro boxing returns to the IP Casino on Saturday with two Ocean Springs fighters on the card

    Pro boxing returns to the IP Casino on Saturday with two Ocean Springs fighters on the card

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:49:00 GMT

    Professional boxing is back at the IP Casino beginning 7 p.m. Saturday featuring two-time Olympian Michael Hunter.

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    Professional boxing is back at the IP Casino beginning 7 p.m. Saturday featuring two-time Olympian Michael Hunter.

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  • HR department to release findings next week regarding incident involving fire chief

    HR department to release findings next week regarding incident involving fire chief

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:36:34 GMT
    Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt (Photo source: WLOX )Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt (Photo source: WLOX )
    Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt (Photo source: WLOX News)Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt (Photo source: WLOX News)

    City council members went into executive session following Tuesday afternoon's council meeting to meet with the city's human resources department. City leaders said the department is interviewing several city employees and would release it's findings sometime next week. 

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    City council members went into executive session following Tuesday afternoon's council meeting to meet with the city's human resources department. City leaders said the department is interviewing several city employees and would release it's findings sometime next week. 

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  • Man sentenced to life plus 15 years for sexually abusing two children

    Man sentenced to life plus 15 years for sexually abusing two children

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:14:26 GMT
    Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children. (Photo source: ADA Office)Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children. (Photo source: ADA Office)
    Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children. (Photo source: ADA Office)Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children. (Photo source: ADA Office)

    Tuesday, Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children.

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    Tuesday, Ernesto Martinez, 57, was sentenced to life plus 15 years behind bars for molesting two children.

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  • Ocean Springs is in the running for USA Today's Best Coastal Small Town

    Ocean Springs is in the running for USA Today's Best Coastal Small Town

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:25:33 GMT
    A scenic photo of Front Beach in Ocean Springs. The city is being recognized as one of the best coastal small towns by USA Today. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs/FB)A scenic photo of Front Beach in Ocean Springs. The city is being recognized as one of the best coastal small towns by USA Today. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs/FB)
    A scenic photo of Front Beach in Ocean Springs. The city is being recognized as one of the best coastal small towns by USA Today. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs/FB)A scenic photo of Front Beach in Ocean Springs. The city is being recognized as one of the best coastal small towns by USA Today. (Photo Source: Ocean Springs/FB)
    Move over Miami, Honolulu and Los Angeles, Ocean Springs is on the rise.  Ocean Springs is up for the title of USA Today’s Best Coastal Small Town. As the only Mississippi town nominated for the award, city officials encourage community members to vote for Ocean Springs from now through May 14. Ocean Springs is featured among a group of towns with a population of fewer than 25,000 people. "These towns nominated offer uncrowded,...More >>
    Move over Miami, Honolulu and Los Angeles, Ocean Springs is on the rise.  Ocean Springs is up for the title of USA Today’s Best Coastal Small Town. As the only Mississippi town nominated for the award, city officials encourage community members to vote for Ocean Springs from now through May 14. Ocean Springs is featured among a group of towns with a population of fewer than 25,000 people. "These towns nominated offer uncrowded,...More >>
  • 500 high school seniors recognized at Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast

    500 high school seniors recognized at Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:51:31 GMT
    More than 500 graduating high school seniors were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast. (Photo source: Hancock Chamber)More than 500 graduating high school seniors were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast. (Photo source: Hancock Chamber)

    More than 500 graduating high school seniors throughout Hancock County were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. 

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    More than 500 graduating high school seniors throughout Hancock County were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. 

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  • Habitat for Humanity kicks off Women Build project

    Habitat for Humanity kicks off Women Build project

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:27:47 GMT
    More than a dozen women were hard at work on Tuesday (Photo Source: WLOX)More than a dozen women were hard at work on Tuesday (Photo Source: WLOX)
    More than a dozen women were hard at work on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)More than a dozen women were hard at work on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)

    Tuesday kicked off the 11th annual Women Build for the Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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    Tuesday kicked off the 11th annual Women Build for the Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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  • Students with special needs treated to annual fishing rodeo

    Students with special needs treated to annual fishing rodeo

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:45:42 GMT
    The Paternostros held their annual fishing rodeo for special needs students of Picayune schools. (Photo Source: WLOX)The Paternostros held their annual fishing rodeo for special needs students of Picayune schools. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    For more than 25 years, the rotary club has hosted students with special needs from the Picayune Schools for a day on the pond.

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    For more than 25 years, the rotary club has hosted students with special needs from the Picayune Schools for a day on the pond.

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  • Passengers flown to USA Medical Center after accident in Ocean Springs

    Passengers flown to USA Medical Center after accident in Ocean Springs

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:34:17 GMT
    4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County

    Two passengers were flown to USA Medical Center in Mobile with life-threatening injuries after an accident on Bienville Blvd in Ocean Springs Tuesday afternoon. 

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    Two passengers were flown to USA Medical Center in Mobile with life-threatening injuries after an accident on Bienville Blvd in Ocean Springs Tuesday afternoon. 

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  • Old federal courthouse in Biloxi to be demolished

    Old federal courthouse in Biloxi to be demolished

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:08:49 GMT
    Crews will have 45 days to demolish the old federal courthouse in Biloxi, starting April 24. (Photo Source: WLOX)Crews will have 45 days to demolish the old federal courthouse in Biloxi, starting April 24. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Crews will have 45 days to demolish the old federal courthouse in Biloxi, starting April 24. (Photo Source: WLOX)Crews will have 45 days to demolish the old federal courthouse in Biloxi, starting April 24. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    After years of discussion, what many considered an eyesore in downtown Biloxi will finally be torn down. Next week, demolition crews will arrive at the corner of Howard Avenue and Lameuse Street to knock down the old federal courthouse. 

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    After years of discussion, what many considered an eyesore in downtown Biloxi will finally be torn down. Next week, demolition crews will arrive at the corner of Howard Avenue and Lameuse Street to knock down the old federal courthouse. 

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  • Crews remove debris from Long Beach Harbor after severe weather damage

    Crews remove debris from Long Beach Harbor after severe weather damage

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:01:43 GMT
    Crews used cranes to pick up large debris from the water. (Photo source: WLOX)Crews used cranes to pick up large debris from the water. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Officials at Long Beach Harbor spent Tuesday evening cleaning up debris and damage from severe weather and a waterspout that hit the Coast Saturday. 

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    Officials at Long Beach Harbor spent Tuesday evening cleaning up debris and damage from severe weather and a waterspout that hit the Coast Saturday. 

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  • Things you need to know about filing MS income tax

    Things you need to know about filing MS income tax

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:33:13 GMT

    April 17, 2018, is Tax Day in the U.S. This is the last day for American citizens to submit tax returns to the federal government. 

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    April 17, 2018, is Tax Day in the U.S. This is the last day for American citizens to submit tax returns to the federal government. 

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  • Police looking for men they say stole from Footlocker in Edgewater Mall

    Police looking for men they say stole from Footlocker in Edgewater Mall

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:04:35 GMT
    Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Foot Locker. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Foot Locker. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)
    Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Footlocker. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Footlocker. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)

    Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Foot Locker in the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi on April 6th.

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    Biloxi police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two unknown males believed to be in connection with a shoplifting incident that happened at the Foot Locker in the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi on April 6th.

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  • Pearl River Co. to vote on $18.5M school bond referendum

    Pearl River Co. to vote on $18.5M school bond referendum

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:42:27 GMT
    The $18.5 million would help the Pearl River County school district complete many projects, including school renovations. (Photo Source: WLOX)The $18.5 million would help the Pearl River County school district complete many projects, including school renovations. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    The $18.5 million would help the Pearl River County school district complete many projects, including school renovations. (Photo Source: WLOX)The $18.5 million would help the Pearl River County school district complete many projects, including school renovations. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Right now, the Pearl River County community is preparing to vote on a bond that could improve the area's schools. The ballot on May 8 will include an $18.5 million 20 year bond referendum for the county school district. That bond would fund the addition of classrooms, renovations, demolitions and new constructions on two of the school's campuses. Superintendent Alan Lumpkin says there are several reasons that the district is hoping to get the bond. For one, aging facilitie...More >>
    Right now, the Pearl River County community is preparing to vote on a bond that could improve the area's schools. The ballot on May 8 will include an $18.5 million 20 year bond referendum for the county school district. That bond would fund the addition of classrooms, renovations, demolitions and new constructions on two of the school's campuses. Superintendent Alan Lumpkin says there are several reasons that the district is hoping to get the bond. For one, aging facilitie...More >>
  • Women fund raise, build Habitat home in Gulfport

    Women fund raise, build Habitat home in Gulfport

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:54:09 GMT
    Many of these women are picking up a power tool for the very first time to help this house come together. (Photo source: WLOX)Many of these women are picking up a power tool for the very first time to help this house come together. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Many of these women are picking up a power tool for the very first time to help this house come together. (Photo source: WLOX)Many of these women are picking up a power tool for the very first time to help this house come together. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Volunteers are putting on the hard hats and putting in some hard work to build a house in Gulfport. It's all part of the annual Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build.

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    Volunteers are putting on the hard hats and putting in some hard work to build a house in Gulfport. It's all part of the annual Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build.

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  • Flood waters surround motorcycle club's rental home in Gulfport

    Flood waters surround motorcycle club's rental home in Gulfport

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:04:54 GMT
    The home they were renting was surrounded by water after the rain started. (Photo source: WLOX News)The home they were renting was surrounded by water after the rain started. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    The home they were renting was surrounded by water after the rain started. (Photo source: WLOX News)The home they were renting was surrounded by water after the rain started. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Members of a motorcycle club from Indiana came to the coast ready for a good time. What they weren't prepared for? Having to save their motorcycles and being trapped in their rental home.

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    Members of a motorcycle club from Indiana came to the coast ready for a good time. What they weren't prepared for? Having to save their motorcycles and being trapped in their rental home.

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  • Most rivers below flood

    Most rivers below flood

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-04-17 14:21:15 GMT
    Recent rising river water along a South Mississippi riverRecent rising river water along a South Mississippi river

    As a result of last weekend's heavy rain, rivers in South Mississippi rose above flood stage. But, as of 8:00 AM April 17th, most local rivers have fallen below flood stage. However, the Pascagoula and Pearl rivers continue to slowly rise.

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    As a result of last weekend's heavy rain, rivers in South Mississippi rose above flood stage. But, as of 8:00 AM April 17th, most local rivers have fallen below flood stage. However, the Pascagoula and Pearl rivers continue to slowly rise.

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  • MS Rite Aid pharmacies close after Walgreens buyout

    MS Rite Aid pharmacies close after Walgreens buyout

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:40:35 GMT
    Walgreens acquired 1,900 Rite Aid stores in 2018. (Photo Source: WLOX)Walgreens acquired 1,900 Rite Aid stores in 2018. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The Rite Aid Pharmacy in Picayune will be closed as of April 17, followed by a permanent closure of the store on April 31.  The Waveland Rite Aid is also set to close soon, according to their automated messaging system. The recording encourages all those receive their medications from their locations to check with nearby Walgreens stores, where prescriptions will be transferred.  Earlier this year, Walgreens bought more than 1,900 Rite Aids for nearly $4.4 billion dollars,...

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    The Rite Aid Pharmacy in Picayune will be closed as of April 17, followed by a permanent closure of the store on April 31.  The Waveland Rite Aid is also set to close soon, according to their automated messaging system. The recording encourages all those receive their medications from their locations to check with nearby Walgreens stores, where prescriptions will be transferred.  Earlier this year, Walgreens bought more than 1,900 Rite Aids for nearly $4.4 billion dollars,...

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  • Jackson Elementary closing for upcoming school year

    Jackson Elementary closing for upcoming school year

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:48:52 GMT

    The Jackson Elementary School will be closed for the 2018-2019 school year because of flooding and drainage issues on the campus, according to a Facebook post Tuesday night from the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

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    The Jackson Elementary School will be closed for the 2018-2019 school year because of flooding and drainage issues on the campus, according to a Facebook post Tuesday night from the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

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  • 16 year-old considers himself lucky to be alive after Saturday's tornado

    16 year-old considers himself lucky to be alive after Saturday's tornado

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-17 03:00:05 GMT
    Alex Kirk looks at the damage to his car after a tornado (Source: WLOX)Alex Kirk looks at the damage to his car after a tornado (Source: WLOX)
    Alex Kirk looks at the damage to his car after a tornado (Source: WLOX)Alex Kirk looks at the damage to his car after a tornado (Source: WLOX)

    Sixteen year old Alex Kirk, from Vancleave, recalls the frightening moments he spent in his car while a strong EF1 tornado spun around him in St Martin on Saturday.

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    Sixteen year old Alex Kirk, from Vancleave, recalls the frightening moments he spent in his car while a strong EF1 tornado spun around him in St Martin on Saturday.

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  • Navy humvee involved in off-road wreck near Wiggins

    Navy humvee involved in off-road wreck near Wiggins

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:52:08 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)

    A military humvee went off the road and slammed into the woods along Highway 49 south of Wiggins.

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    A military humvee went off the road and slammed into the woods along Highway 49 south of Wiggins.

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  • Man killed in Hwy. 57 motorcycle accident identified

    Man killed in Hwy. 57 motorcycle accident identified

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 4:40 PM EST2018-02-27 21:40:45 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)

    A collision that took place at the intersection of Hwy 57 and Brown Road resulted in the loss of a life. 

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    A collision that took place at the intersection of Hwy 57 and Brown Road resulted in the loss of a life. 

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  • SRHS retirees express frustration over benefit cuts

    SRHS retirees express frustration over benefit cuts

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:11:37 GMT
    SRHS employees are experiencing shock, anger and dismay after the court ordered a 25% cut to their pensions. (Photo Source: WLOX)SRHS employees are experiencing shock, anger and dismay after the court ordered a 25% cut to their pensions. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    SRHS employees are experiencing shock, anger and dismay after the court ordered a 25% cut to their pensions. (Photo Source: WLOX)SRHS employees are experiencing shock, anger and dismay after the court ordered a 25% cut to their pensions. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Four days ago, their pension benefits were cut by 25% by a special chancery court judge. In his ruling, Judge James Bell said the reduction was needed to save the pension system from going bankrupt. 

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    Four days ago, their pension benefits were cut by 25% by a special chancery court judge. In his ruling, Judge James Bell said the reduction was needed to save the pension system from going bankrupt. 

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  • Marine Education Center opens in Ocean Springs

    Marine Education Center opens in Ocean Springs

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:19:17 GMT
    The new USM Gulf Coast Research Lab has a unique mix of exhibits, classrooms, labs and offices. (Photo Source: WLOX)The new USM Gulf Coast Research Lab has a unique mix of exhibits, classrooms, labs and offices. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory held ribbon cutting ceremonies today for the $16.1 million Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory held ribbon cutting ceremonies today for the $16.1 million Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs. 

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  • Fire at Slap Ya Momma's in Biloxi

    Fire at Slap Ya Momma's in Biloxi

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:57:54 GMT
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    A brief fire burned at Slap Ya Momma's restaurant in Biloxi. 

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    A brief fire burned at Slap Ya Momma's restaurant in Biloxi. 

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  • MEMA releases storm and tornado damage report

    MEMA releases storm and tornado damage report

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-16 23:17:48 GMT
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    The National Weather Service confirmed that a strong EF-1 Tornado hit St. Martin on Saturday.   The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released a damage report detailing the aftermath of several storms that hit the state last weekend.  According to the National Weather Service, the St. Martin twister had winds of up to 105 mph winds and tracked a mile and a half. The official starting point was just south of Lemoyne Blvd. Throughout...

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    The National Weather Service confirmed that a strong EF-1 Tornado hit St. Martin on Saturday.   The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released a damage report detailing the aftermath of several storms that hit the state last weekend.  According to the National Weather Service, the St. Martin twister had winds of up to 105 mph winds and tracked a mile and a half. The official starting point was just south of Lemoyne Blvd. Throughout...

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  • Woman admits stealing $266k from coast cancer charity

    Woman admits stealing $266k from coast cancer charity

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:20:45 GMT
    Melinda Rosetti-Spence admitted to embezzling more than $266,000 from the Pink Heart Funds in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX)Melinda Rosetti-Spence admitted to embezzling more than $266,000 from the Pink Heart Funds in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Melinda Rosetti-Spence admitted to embezzling more than $266,000 from the Pink Heart Funds in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX)Melinda Rosetti-Spence admitted to embezzling more than $266,000 from the Pink Heart Funds in 2016. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A South Mississippi woman accused of wiping out the money from the Pink Heart Funds pleaded guilty before a judge Monday. 

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    A South Mississippi woman accused of wiping out the money from the Pink Heart Funds pleaded guilty before a judge Monday. 

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  • Daughter of slain Gulfport man pleads for answers

    Daughter of slain Gulfport man pleads for answers

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:45:20 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    A Gulfport woman is seeking answers in the murder case of her father. 

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    A Gulfport woman is seeking answers in the murder case of her father. 

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  • Police: Armed robber holds clerk at gunpoint, steals cash

    Police: Armed robber holds clerk at gunpoint, steals cash

    Monday, April 16 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-04-16 18:38:06 GMT
    Police in Ocean Springs are searching for an armed robber who held a Dollar General clerk at gunpoint Monday morning. (Photo source: Ocean Springs Police Dept.)Police in Ocean Springs are searching for an armed robber who held a Dollar General clerk at gunpoint Monday morning. (Photo source: Ocean Springs Police Dept.)

    Police in Ocean Springs are searching for an armed robber who held a Dollar General clerk at gunpoint Monday morning. It happened just before the store was set to open, but the front doors were already unlocked. 

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    Police in Ocean Springs are searching for an armed robber who held a Dollar General clerk at gunpoint Monday morning. It happened just before the store was set to open, but the front doors were already unlocked. 

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  • Man dies from accidental drowning at Biloxi beach

    Man dies from accidental drowning at Biloxi beach

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:20:22 GMT
    Emergency officials at the scene of the rescue in Biloxi. One person was confirmed dead. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough)Emergency officials at the scene of the rescue in Biloxi. One person was confirmed dead. (Photo Source: Kennedy Blough)

    One man is confirmed dead after falling from a jet ski in Biloxi on Sunday afternoon. 

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    One man is confirmed dead after falling from a jet ski in Biloxi on Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Spring Break comes to an end in Biloxi

    Spring Break comes to an end in Biloxi

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-04-16 04:09:09 GMT
    Spring Breakers exit the parking lot of the Coliseum on the final day of Spring Break. (Source: WLOX)Spring Breakers exit the parking lot of the Coliseum on the final day of Spring Break. (Source: WLOX)
    Spring Breakers exit the parking lot of the Coliseum on the final day of Spring Break. (Source: WLOX)Spring Breakers exit the parking lot of the Coliseum on the final day of Spring Break. (Source: WLOX)

    Another year is in the books for the 2018 spring break weekend.

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    Another year is in the books for the 2018 spring break weekend.

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  • Volunteers help to keep Biloxi clean

    Volunteers help to keep Biloxi clean

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:58:49 GMT
    A group of volunteers from Brantley Ellison Fitness helped to keep Biloxi clean. (Photo Source: WLOX)A group of volunteers from Brantley Ellison Fitness helped to keep Biloxi clean. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A group of people from a new gym in Biloxi spent the morning cleaning up along Highway 90.

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    A group of people from a new gym in Biloxi spent the morning cleaning up along Highway 90.

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  • 3 kayakers rescued in Harrison County

    3 kayakers rescued in Harrison County

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:40:45 GMT
    No injuries were reported after 3 kayakers were rescued from Tuxachanie Creek. (Photo Source: File)No injuries were reported after 3 kayakers were rescued from Tuxachanie Creek. (Photo Source: File)

    Three kayakers were rescued after getting stuck in a creek in Harrison County. 

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    Three kayakers were rescued after getting stuck in a creek in Harrison County. 

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  • TRAFFIC UPDATES: Hwy. 90 is back to four lanes

    TRAFFIC UPDATES: Hwy. 90 is back to four lanes

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:18:22 GMT
    Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)

    Spring Break Weekend is here. WLOX will keep viewers updated with the latest traffic alerts. 

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    Spring Break Weekend is here. WLOX will keep viewers updated with the latest traffic alerts. 

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  • 81 people saved from flood at George County park

    81 people saved from flood at George County park

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:09:58 GMT
    People rescued from their camp ground. (Photo source: WLOX News)People rescued from their camp ground. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    People rescued from their camp ground. (Photo source: WLOX News)People rescued from their camp ground. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    The George County Sheriff's Department says Sunday was its largest rescue operation in history. Multiple agencies called in to assist. Eighty-one people saved from the popular off-road recreational park in George County. Many of those people were down for a fun event at the park called Mud Bug Bash.
     

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    The George County Sheriff's Department says Sunday was its largest rescue operation in history. Multiple agencies called in to assist. Eighty-one people saved from the popular off-road recreational park in George County. Many of those people were down for a fun event at the park called Mud Bug Bash.
     

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  • Gulfport church cleans up after Saturday's floods

    Gulfport church cleans up after Saturday's floods

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-16 01:28:20 GMT
    The church had to rip up the carpet in the sanctuary (Source: WLOX)The church had to rip up the carpet in the sanctuary (Source: WLOX)
    The church had to rip up the carpet in the sanctuary (Source: WLOX)The church had to rip up the carpet in the sanctuary (Source: WLOX)

    Members of Kenwood Baptist Church in Gulfport traded their Sunday's best for work clothes,

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    Members of Kenwood Baptist Church in Gulfport traded their Sunday's best for work clothes,

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  • Multiple car fires on I-10, expect traffic delays

    Multiple car fires on I-10, expect traffic delays

    Sunday, April 15 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-04-15 23:20:13 GMT
    A car fire on I-10 near the Canal Rd. exit. (Photo Source: Dan Creppel)A car fire on I-10 near the Canal Rd. exit. (Photo Source: Dan Creppel)
    A car fire on I-10 near the Canal Rd. exit. (Photo Source: Dan Creppel)A car fire on I-10 near the Canal Rd. exit. (Photo Source: Dan Creppel)

    Multiple vehicles caught on fire on I-10, causing traffic delays. 

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    Multiple vehicles caught on fire on I-10, causing traffic delays. 

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  • Sightseers come out to look at tornado damage

    Sightseers come out to look at tornado damage

    Sunday, April 15 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-15 22:00:50 GMT
    Residents describe it as an unbelievable yet quick storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)Residents describe it as an unbelievable yet quick storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Residents describe it as an unbelievable yet quick storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)Residents describe it as an unbelievable yet quick storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A possible tornado touched down at a strip mall in St. Martin on Saturday night, leaving behind a trail of destruction. 

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    A possible tornado touched down at a strip mall in St. Martin on Saturday night, leaving behind a trail of destruction. v

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  • St. Martin businesses, homes recovering after possible tornado hits

    St. Martin businesses, homes recovering after possible tornado hits

    Sunday, April 15 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-04-15 19:17:24 GMT
    Vehicles were thrown on top of each other in the Lemoyne Shopping Plaza in St. Martin Saturday after a tornado reportedly touched down. (Source: WLOX)Vehicles were thrown on top of each other in the Lemoyne Shopping Plaza in St. Martin Saturday after a tornado reportedly touched down. (Source: WLOX)

    It's a scene of destruction in St. Martin as cleanup begins after a tornado reportedly touched down on Lemoyne Boulevard Saturday evening.

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    It's a scene of destruction in St. Martin as cleanup begins after a tornado reportedly touched down on Lemoyne Boulevard. Roofs caved in, glass windows and doors shattered, vehicles thrown on top of each other.

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  • Dozens being rescued from rising water in George County

    Dozens being rescued from rising water in George County

    Sunday, April 15 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-15 17:49:16 GMT
    A large-scale water rescue is underway right now in George County, where dozens of people are stranded by rising floodwaters. (Source: WLOX)A large-scale water rescue is underway right now in George County, where dozens of people are stranded by rising floodwaters. (Source: WLOX)

    A large-scale water rescue is underway right now in George County, where dozens of people are stranded by rising floodwaters.  

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    A large-scale water rescue is underway right now in George County, where dozens of people are stranded by rising floodwaters.  

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  • Heavy rain causes issues in West Harrison County

    Heavy rain causes issues in West Harrison County

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-04-15 14:14:48 GMT
    Heavy rain caused accidents and flooding in Gulfport Saturday. (Source: WLOX)Heavy rain caused accidents and flooding in Gulfport Saturday. (Source: WLOX)

    When a large amount of rain falls in a short amount of time, you get issues like the ones folks across parts of West Harrison county endured Saturday. 

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    When a large amount of rain falls in a short amount of time, you get issues like the ones folks across parts of West Harrison county endured Saturday. 

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  • Saturday's spring break concert withstands severe weather

    Saturday's spring break concert withstands severe weather

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-04-15 04:51:49 GMT
    Carloads of spring breakers ran into the Coast Coliseum seeking shelter from the storm ahead of the evening's widely anticipated concert. (Photo source: WLOX)Carloads of spring breakers ran into the Coast Coliseum seeking shelter from the storm ahead of the evening's widely anticipated concert. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Carloads of spring breakers ran into the Coast Coliseum seeking shelter from the storm ahead of the evening's widely anticipated concert. (Photo source: WLOX)Carloads of spring breakers ran into the Coast Coliseum seeking shelter from the storm ahead of the evening's widely anticipated concert. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Drenching downpours and tornado warnings may have forced Saturday's fun to relocate indoors, but it definitely didn't put a stop to it.  

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    Drenching downpours and tornado warnings may have forced Saturday's fun to relocate indoors, but it definitely didn't put a stop to it.  

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  • Despite rainy weather, crowds make most of Spring Break Weekend

    Despite rainy weather, crowds make most of Spring Break Weekend

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:51:12 GMT
    Spring break crowds in Biloxi spent Saturday morning trying to make the best of the rainy weekend. (Source: WLOX)Spring break crowds in Biloxi spent Saturday morning trying to make the best of the rainy weekend. (Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Spring break crowds in Biloxi spent Saturday morning trying to make the best of the rainy weather.

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    Spring break crowds in Biloxi spent Saturday morning trying to make the best of the rainy weather.

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  • Approximately 4,000 power outages reported across South Mississippi

    Approximately 4,000 power outages reported across South Mississippi

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:45:33 GMT
    (Photo source: File)(Photo source: File)
    (Photo source: File)(Photo source: File)

    Approximately 4,000 outages in South Mississippi have been reported after tornado activity and heavy rainfall. 

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    Approximately 4,000 outages in South Mississippi have been reported after tornado activity and heavy rainfall. 

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  • Harrison County firefighters rescuing residents in flooded areas

    Harrison County firefighters rescuing residents in flooded areas

    Saturday, April 14 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-15 02:21:52 GMT

    Harrison County firefighters reported rescuing several people throughout the day as a result of the severe weather that impacted the Coast Saturday. 

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    Harrison County firefighters reported rescuing several people throughout the day as a result of the severe weather that impacted the Coast Saturday. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Flooding the main threat Saturday night

    FIRST ALERT: Flooding the main threat Saturday night

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:31:35 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for south Mississippi. The WLOX Weather Team is monitoring the potential for strong to severe storms that will bring the risk for heavy rain, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. 

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    Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for south Mississippi. The WLOX Weather Team is monitoring the potential for strong to severe storms that will bring the risk for heavy rain, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. 

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  • Reports of tornado activity in Jackson County

    Reports of tornado activity in Jackson County

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-14 23:43:14 GMT

    A tornado has reportedly touched down on the corner of Lemoyne Blvd and McCann Road in Biloxi Saturday around 6:30 p.m. 

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    A tornado has reportedly touched down on the corner of Lemoyne Blvd and McCann Road in Biloxi Saturday around 6:30 p.m. 

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  • Heavy rainfall causes flooding on Dedeaux Road & surrounding areas

    Heavy rainfall causes flooding on Dedeaux Road & surrounding areas

    Saturday, April 14 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-04-14 22:42:53 GMT
    Residents say rain brings flooding to Holley Street (Source: WLOX)Residents say rain brings flooding to Holley Street (Source: WLOX)

    After heavy rainfall and severe weather in Harrison County Saturday, flooding has been reported on Dedeaux Road.

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    After heavy rainfall and severe weather in Harrison County Saturday, flooding has been reported on Dedeaux Road.

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  • Several roadways closed due to flooding

    Several roadways closed due to flooding

    Saturday, April 14 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-04-14 22:24:39 GMT

    City officials have closed several roadways because of severe weather on the Coast.

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    City officials have closed several roadways because of severe weather on the Coast.

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  • Passengers trapped inside vehicle in wreck on I-10

    Passengers trapped inside vehicle in wreck on I-10

    Saturday, April 14 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-04-14 22:04:21 GMT
    4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County
    Police say they were wearing seatbelts. (Photo source: WLOX)Police say they were wearing seatbelts. (Photo source: WLOX)

    MHP official Chase Elkins reported a two-vehicle accident on I-10 around the 53-mile-marker.

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    MHP official Chase Elkins reported a two-vehicle accident on I-10 around the 53-mile-marker.

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  • Multiple boats damaged at Long Beach Harbor during tornado warning

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:28:17 GMT
    It took several years of hard work, but today Long Beach Harbor was designated "clean and resilient" by the Department of Marine Resources. (Photo source: WLOX)It took several years of hard work, but today Long Beach Harbor was designated "clean and resilient" by the Department of Marine Resources. (Photo source: WLOX)

    At least 2 boats were damaged at the Long Beach Harbor Saturday afternoon in the midst of a tornado warning.

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    At least 2 boats were damaged at the Long Beach Harbor Saturday afternoon in the midst of a tornado warning.

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  • Racist flyers considered a "personal death threat" to local NAACP president

    Racist flyers considered a "personal death threat" to local NAACP president

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-04-14 16:13:46 GMT
    Jackson County NAACP president Curley Clark is calling dozens of racist flyers distributed in Ocean Springs early Friday a "personal death threat" after the flyers referenced him by name. (Source: WLOX)Jackson County NAACP president Curley Clark is calling dozens of racist flyers distributed in Ocean Springs early Friday a "personal death threat" after the flyers referenced him by name. (Source: WLOX)

    Jackson County NAACP president Curley Clark is calling dozens of racist flyers distributed in Ocean Springs early Friday a "personal death threat" after the flyers referenced him by name.

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    Jackson County NAACP president Curley Clark is calling dozens of racist flyers distributed in Ocean Springs early Friday a "personal death threat" after the flyers referenced him by name.

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  • Spring breakers ready to party on the coast this weekend

    Spring breakers ready to party on the coast this weekend

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-04-14 12:09:12 GMT
    With a full lineup of events planned by different organizers, spring breakers were out Friday night, enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. (Source: WLOX)With a full lineup of events planned by different organizers, spring breakers were out Friday night, enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. (Source: WLOX)

    Spring breakers from across the country rolled into South Mississippi Friday, ready to kick off a weekend of fun on the beach. As the sun set, the party on Highway 90 got underway, with people dancing and snapping pictures and enjoying their holiday.

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    Spring breakers from across the country rolled into South Mississippi Friday, ready to kick off a weekend of fun on the beach. As the sun set, the party on Highway 90 got underway, with people dancing and snapping pictures and enjoying their holiday.

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  • Flyers left for 'all white people of Ocean Springs'

    Flyers left for 'all white people of Ocean Springs'

    Saturday, April 14 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-04-14 11:38:53 GMT
    A flyer addressed to the "white people of Ocean Springs" was left on homes and businesses early Friday morning by an unidentified source. (Source: WLOX)A flyer addressed to the "white people of Ocean Springs" was left on homes and businesses early Friday morning by an unidentified source. (Source: WLOX)

    Some residents woke up Friday morning to find flyers addressed to the "white people of Ocean Springs" littered across their yards and vehicles.

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    Some residents woke up Friday morning to find flyers addressed to the "white people of Ocean Springs" littered across their yards and vehicles.

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  • Spring Break vendors enjoying business along the beach

    Spring Break vendors enjoying business along the beach

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:04:18 GMT

    As expected, the spring break crowds grew Friday. Several spring break vendors who set up shop along Highway 90 say this is one of their favorite events to attend for business and fun.

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    As expected, the spring break crowds grew Friday. Several spring break vendors who set up shop along Highway 90 say this is one of their favorite events to attend for business and fun.

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  • Traffic moving on I-10 after multi-vehicle accident sent 5 people to the hospital

    Traffic moving on I-10 after multi-vehicle accident sent 5 people to the hospital

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:52:05 GMT
    4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County4 injured in head-on collision in Harrison County
    Police say they were wearing seatbelts. (Photo source: WLOX)Police say they were wearing seatbelts. (Photo source: WLOX)

    An accident on Interstate 10 on the Pascagoula River Bridge has shut down traffic on one of the westbound lanes. 

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    An accident on Interstate 10 on the Pascagoula River Bridge has shut down traffic on one of the westbound lanes. 

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  • Shots heard in Edgewater Mall parking lot in Biloxi

    Shots heard in Edgewater Mall parking lot in Biloxi

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:18:34 GMT
    Police are still investigating. (Photo source: WLOX)Police are still investigating. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Biloxi police say gunfire was heard twice in the Edgewater Mall parking lot Friday night as Spring Break participants gathered around the mall.

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    Biloxi police say gunfire was heard twice in the Edgewater Mall parking lot Friday night as Spring Break participants gathered around the mall.

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  • Teen turns himself in for Aggravated Assault after mom's arrested

    Teen turns himself in for Aggravated Assault after mom's arrested

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:50:53 GMT
    Darrell Gean Rankin Jr., 18, turned himself in to the Biloxi Police Department Friday after police put out a warrant for Aggravated Assault for the teen after receiving reports of gun fire April 6 in East Biloxi. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)Darrell Gean Rankin Jr., 18, turned himself in to the Biloxi Police Department Friday after police put out a warrant for Aggravated Assault for the teen after receiving reports of gun fire April 6 in East Biloxi. (Photo source: Biloxi PD)

    Darrell Gean Rankin Jr., 18, turned himself in to the Biloxi Police Department Friday after police put out a warrant for Aggravated Assault for the teen after receiving reports of gun fire April 6 in East Biloxi.

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    Darrell Gean Rankin Jr., 18, turned himself in to the Biloxi Police Department Friday after police put out a warrant for Aggravated Assault for the teen after receiving reports of gun fire April 6 in East Biloxi.

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  • Navigating Biloxi during Spring Break: Your Traffic Guide

    Navigating Biloxi during Spring Break: Your Traffic Guide

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:33:07 GMT
    Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)
    Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)Officials are preparing for spring break on the coast by putting traffic plans into place. (Source: WLOX)

    Spring break weekend is here and traffic concerns are high in cities across the Gulf Coast.

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    Spring break weekend is here and traffic concerns are high in cities across the Gulf Coast.

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  • SRHS retirees to see 25% cut in pension after court ruling

    SRHS retirees to see 25% cut in pension after court ruling

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-04-13 22:32:37 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    A court ruling handed down late this afternoon cuts benefits for nearly 1,000 hospital retirees by 25% immediately.

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    A court ruling handed down late this afternoon cuts benefits for nearly 1,000 hospital retirees by 25% immediately.

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  • WATCH: Gulf Coast Good News - Episode 5

    WATCH: Gulf Coast Good News - Episode 5

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:57:07 GMT

    In this week's Gulf Coast Good News, we're taking you on a shrimp boat tour in Biloxi, sampling edible cookie dough in Ocean Springs, and taking a look at why Long Beach is one of the best places to go fly a kite. 

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    In this week's Gulf Coast Good News, we're taking you on a shrimp boat tour in Biloxi, sampling edible cookie dough in Ocean Springs, and taking a look at why Long Beach is one of the best places to go fly a kite. 

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  • Page 13: The magic of turning wood

    Page 13: The magic of turning wood

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:54:05 GMT
    Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process. (Photo source: WLOX)Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process. (Photo source: WLOX)Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A Stone County man turns ordinary wood into extraordinary, handcrafted bowls and other things.  Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process.

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    A Stone County man turns ordinary wood into extraordinary, handcrafted bowls and other things.  Residents who visit his shop in Wiggins can actually watch him at work and say it's a fascinating process.

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  • Coast teachers awarded Leo Seal Innovative Teacher Grants

    Coast teachers awarded Leo Seal Innovative Teacher Grants

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:57:14 GMT
    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

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    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

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  • Crime victims memorialized in Gulfport ceremony

    Crime victims memorialized in Gulfport ceremony

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:45:09 GMT
    Hundreds of crime victims, advocates and law enforcement officers gathered for the annual Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights Week. (Photo source: WlOX)Hundreds of crime victims, advocates and law enforcement officers gathered for the annual Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights Week. (Photo source: WlOX)
    Hundreds of crime victims, advocates and law enforcement officers gathered for the annual Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.Hundreds of crime victims, advocates and law enforcement officers gathered for the annual Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

    Hundreds gathered for the Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony in Gulfport for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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    Hundreds gathered for the Coastwide Candlelight Ceremony in Gulfport for National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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  • UPDATE: Traffic clear on I-10 after wreck in Jackson County

    UPDATE: Traffic clear on I-10 after wreck in Jackson County

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:07:12 GMT
    One person was flown to the hospital after a wreck on I-10 Friday morning. (Source: WLOX)One person was flown to the hospital after a wreck on I-10 Friday morning. (Source: WLOX)

    Traffic on Interstate 10 is moving once again after a wreck between one vehicle and an 18-wheeler Friday morning. 

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    Traffic on Interstate 10 is moving once again after a wreck between one vehicle and an 18-wheeler Friday morning. 

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  • Officials preparing for possible spring break weekend weather impacts

    Officials preparing for possible spring break weekend weather impacts

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:48:36 GMT
    Officials advise those coming to the Coast for Spring Break keep an eye out for severe weather. (Photo Source: WLOX)Officials advise those coming to the Coast for Spring Break keep an eye out for severe weather. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    According to the WLOX First Alert Weather Team severe storms are possible on Saturday during the peak of Spring Break Weekend on the Coast.

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    According to the WLOX First Alert Weather Team severe storms are possible on Saturday during the peak of Spring Break Weekend on the Coast.

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  • The Ingalls east bank will come alive once again

    The Ingalls east bank will come alive once again

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:31 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:31:04 GMT
    The redevelopment of Ingalls' East Bank is expected to take about two years. (Photo Source: WLOX)The redevelopment of Ingalls' East Bank is expected to take about two years. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Pummeled by Katrina and sitting dormant for years, the Ingalls east bank shipyard will be up and running again.

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    Pummeled by Katrina and sitting dormant for years, the Ingalls east bank shipyard will be up and running again.

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  • Skateboarders want to see new skate plaza in Harrison County

    Skateboarders want to see new skate plaza in Harrison County

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:30:25 GMT
    The skateboarders met in Biloxi to figure out a way to bring a skate plaza to the coast. (Photo source: WLOX News)The skateboarders met in Biloxi to figure out a way to bring a skate plaza to the coast. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    A new group of young people is teaming up to bringing back a place for them to skate and skateboard in the Gulfport-Biloxi area. On Thursday, they met to discuss ways to bring a skate plaza to the coast. 

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    A new group of young people is teaming up to bringing back a place for them to skate and skateboard in the Gulfport-Biloxi area. On Thursday, they met to discuss ways to bring a skate plaza to the coast. 

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  • Uber launches feature that lets you rent a stranger's car

    Uber launches feature that lets you rent a stranger's car

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:30:00 GMT
    Uber Rent will allow for peer-to-peer ride sharing. (Photo Source: AP)Uber Rent will allow for peer-to-peer ride sharing. (Photo Source: AP)

    Uber is taking a literal approach to ride sharing with with it's latest venture.

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    Uber is taking a literal approach to ride sharing with with it's latest venture.

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  • Pink Pawz Spay and Neuter feeding first responders with flapjack fundraiser

    Pink Pawz Spay and Neuter feeding first responders with flapjack fundraiser

    Friday, April 13 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-13 11:21:25 GMT
    Pink Pawz Spray & Neuter is hosting a Flap Jack Fundraiser April 21 at Applebees in Ocean Springs. (Photo source: Facebook)Pink Pawz Spray & Neuter is hosting a Flap Jack Fundraiser April 21 at Applebees in Ocean Springs. (Photo source: Facebook)

    A local nonprofit that helps spay and neuter pets along the Gulf Coast will be flipping flapjacks next weekend for a good cause. 

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    A local nonprofit that helps spay and neuter pets along the Gulf Coast will be flipping flapjacks next weekend for a good cause. 

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  • Man who fell overboard in rough seas in St. Louis Bay lives to tell the story

    Man who fell overboard in rough seas in St. Louis Bay lives to tell the story

    Friday, April 13 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-04-13 10:48:14 GMT
    The biggest lesson learned: when out on sea, always wear a life jacket. (Photo Source: WLOX)The biggest lesson learned: when out on sea, always wear a life jacket. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A Slidell man almost drowned after he fell overboard today in St. Louis Bay six miles from the Bay St. Louis bridge. Multiple agencies sent out rescue units leading to a happy ending.

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    A Slidell man almost drowned after he fell overboard today in St. Louis Bay six miles from the Bay St. Louis bridge. Multiple agencies sent out rescue units leading to a happy ending.

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  • American Legion Legacy Riders gathered in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi

    American Legion Legacy Riders gathered in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:39:25 GMT

    American Legion Legacy Riders from Panama City Beach, Florida were joined by other motorcyclists from other states for it's annual memorial ride for fallen veterans to raise money for a worthy cause.

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    American Legion Legacy Riders from Panama City Beach, Florida were joined by other motorcyclists from other states for it's annual memorial ride for fallen veterans to raise money for a worthy cause.

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  • Gulfport Fire Chief accused of physical altercation

    Gulfport Fire Chief accused of physical altercation

    Thursday, April 12 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-04-13 02:01:49 GMT
    (Photo source: Gulfport Fire Department)(Photo source: Gulfport Fire Department)

    The City of Gulfport is investigating an incident involving Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt and an on-duty fire department personnel. Three sources close to the fire department tell WLOX News that last Friday at the central fire station a discussion between Beyerstedt and another firefighter turned into a physical altercation. Two of the sources said the altercation involved Beyerstedt head-butting an on-duty firefighter. A press release from the city of Gulfport said earlier this week ...

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    The City of Gulfport is investigating an incident involving Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt and an on-duty fire department personnel. Three sources close to the fire department tell WLOX News that last Friday at the central fire station a discussion between Beyerstedt and another firefighter turned into a physical altercation. Two of the sources said the altercation involved Beyerstedt head-butting an on-duty firefighter. A press release from the city of Gulfport said earlier this week ...

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  • Businesses stock up for spring break crowds

    Businesses stock up for spring break crowds

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:59:50 GMT

    The countdown to Spring Break weekend is on as businesses along the beach stock up and get ready to do big business this weekend.

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    The countdown to Spring Break weekend is on as businesses along the beach stock up and get ready to do big business this weekend.

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  • Man rescued after falling overboard near Bay St. Louis

    Man rescued after falling overboard near Bay St. Louis

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:54 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:54:39 GMT
    (Photo Source: Pixabay)(Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Officials were investigating a possible drowning off the coast of Bay St. Louis Thursday afternoon, but officials report it was not a drowning. A man went overboard into the water, and the woman with him called for help

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    Officials were investigating a possible drowning off the coast of Bay St. Louis Thursday afternoon, but officials report it was not a drowning. A man went overboard into the water, and the woman with him called for help

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  • Local church to host free kid's clothing drive

    Local church to host free kid's clothing drive

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:44:49 GMT
    Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday. (Photo source: Facebook)Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday. (Photo source: Facebook)
    Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday. (Photo source: Facebook)Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. 

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    Bayou View Baptist Church is hosting a free kid’s clothing drive for families in need Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. 

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  • Gulfport man faces eviction from person who originally tried to help

    Gulfport man faces eviction from person who originally tried to help

    Thursday, April 12 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-04-12 23:44:04 GMT
    Floyd Tillman is facing possible eviction again from this home in Soria City in Gulfport.Floyd Tillman is facing possible eviction again from this home in Soria City in Gulfport.
    Floyd Tillman is facing possible eviction again from this home in Soria City in Gulfport.Floyd Tillman is facing possible eviction again from this home in Soria City in Gulfport.

    A Gulfport man who originally faced eviction from his home in February 2017 is now facing potential eviction again.

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    A Gulfport man who originally faced eviction from his home in February 2017 is now facing potential eviction again.

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  • Neighbors say eyesore home is bringing down their property values

    Neighbors say eyesore home is bringing down their property values

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:11:33 GMT
    Neighbors complain this home on Kreole Avenue is an eyesore. (Photo Source: WLOX)Neighbors complain this home on Kreole Avenue is an eyesore. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Neighbors complain this home on Kreole Avenue is an eyesore. (photo credit: WLOX)Neighbors complain this home on Kreole Avenue is an eyesore. (photo credit: WLOX)

    A Moss Point woman said the property next to hers is a junk yard. Several other neighbors agree.

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    A Moss Point woman said the property next to hers is a junk yard. Several other neighbors agree.

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  • 'Free Flowin on the Riverfront' music festival in Pascagoula

    'Free Flowin on the Riverfront' music festival in Pascagoula

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:02:27 GMT

    The city of Pascagoula and Mainstreet Pascagoula is hosting its 5th annual music festival, Free Flowin’ on the Riverfront, Saturday. The festival will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Park at 3621 Frederic Street, and admission is free.

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    The city of Pascagoula and Mainstreet Pascagoula is hosting its 5th annual music festival, Free Flowin’ on the Riverfront, Saturday. The festival will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Park at 3621 Frederic Street, and admission is free.

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  • Two men booked after Mills Road shooting in Gulfport

    Two men booked after Mills Road shooting in Gulfport

    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:03:22 GMT
    Photo source: WLOX NewsPhoto source: WLOX News

    Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr., 19, and Jacob Tyler Scaife, 21, are now booked at the Harrison County Jail. Jail officials say their status is initial appearance.

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    Dannie Wayne Bergeron Jr., 19, and Jacob Tyler Scaife, 21, are now booked at the Harrison County Jail. Jail officials say their status is initial appearance.

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  • Mississippi Girl Scouts donate cookies to local heroes

    Mississippi Girl Scouts donate cookies to local heroes

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:53:34 GMT
    (Photo Source: Girl Scouts)(Photo Source: Girl Scouts)
    (Photo Source: Girl Scouts)(Photo Source: Girl Scouts)

    Donations made during Girl Scout cookie season are benefiting those who faithfully serve their communities here in Mississippi. 

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    Donations made during Girl Scout cookie season are benefiting those who faithfully serve their communities here in Mississippi. 

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  • Student brought ammunition, no weapon to Biloxi school

    Student brought ammunition, no weapon to Biloxi school

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:31:51 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    A student at Biloxi's alternative school is in trouble after bringing ammunition to the school Thursday. 

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    A student at Biloxi's alternative school is in trouble after bringing ammunition to the school Thursday. 

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  • Ingalls Shipbuilding set to open east bank of shipyard

    Ingalls Shipbuilding set to open east bank of shipyard

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:25:35 GMT
    Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction to re-open the shipyard's East Bank in Pascagoula. (Source: Ingalls)Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction to re-open the shipyard's East Bank in Pascagoula. (Source: Ingalls)

    The east bank of Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula will soon be back open, bringing with it new projects and some new jobs.  

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    The east bank of Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula will soon be back open, bringing with it new projects and some new jobs.  

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  • Lucedale man facing 9 charges of sexual acts involving a minor

    Lucedale man facing 9 charges of sexual acts involving a minor

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:08:54 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    A Lucedale man is facing nine charges involving sexual acts with a minor.  

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    A Lucedale man is facing nine charges involving sexual acts with a minor.  

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  • Woman says man waved gun at her in road rage incident

    Woman says man waved gun at her in road rage incident

    Thursday, April 12 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-04-12 16:42:21 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    Biloxi Police said a report of road rage ended with officers questioning a man who showed a gun to another driver on Pass Road Thursday morning. 

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    Biloxi Police said a report of road rage ended with officers questioning a man who showed a gun to another driver on Pass Road Thursday morning. 

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  • Jackson County scores "hole in one" with golf course upgrades

    Jackson County scores "hole in one" with golf course upgrades

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:32:03 GMT
    Whispering Pines Golf Course now features a brand new clubhouse and recently updated grounds. (Source: WLOX)Whispering Pines Golf Course now features a brand new clubhouse and recently updated grounds. (Source: WLOX)
    Whispering Pines Golf Course now features a brand new clubhouse and recently updated grounds. (Source: WLOX)Whispering Pines Golf Course now features a brand new clubhouse and recently updated grounds. (Source: WLOX)

    It's a "hole in one" for a Jackson County golf course that has been in need of an updated facility for years now.  

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    It's a "hole in one" for a Jackson County golf course that has been in need of an updated facility for years now.  

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  • Faulty stove causes gas leak at D'Iberville Elementary

    Faulty stove causes gas leak at D'Iberville Elementary

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:08:19 GMT
    Cafeteria workers at D'Iberville Elementary are being checked by first responders after a gas leak caused by a stove Thursday morning. (Source: WLOX)Cafeteria workers at D'Iberville Elementary are being checked by first responders after a gas leak caused by a stove Thursday morning. (Source: WLOX)
    Cafeteria workers at D'Iberville Elementary are being checked by first responders after a gas leak caused by a stove Thursday morning. (Source: WLOX)Cafeteria workers at D'Iberville Elementary are being checked by first responders after a gas leak caused by a stove Thursday morning. (Source: WLOX)

    Scary moments at D’Iberville Elementary School Thursday morning when a stove burner apparently malfunction sending gas fumes through the cafeteria.

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    Scary moments at D’Iberville Elementary School Thursday morning when a stove burner apparently malfunction sending gas fumes through the cafeteria.

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  • Lawsuit over state flag in Ocean Springs moves forward

    Lawsuit over state flag in Ocean Springs moves forward

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:15:16 GMT
    The flag is still flying at City Hall. (Photo source: WLOX)The flag is still flying at City Hall. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The flag is still flying at City Hall. (Photo source: WLOX)The flag is still flying at City Hall. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The legal battle between the City of Ocean Springs, three of its residents, and Mississippi Rising Coalition is moving forward.

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    The legal battle between the City of Ocean Springs, three of its residents, and Mississippi Rising Coalition is moving forward.

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  • Bench in memory of Sophia Myers donated to Ocean Springs park

    Bench in memory of Sophia Myers donated to Ocean Springs park

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-04-12 10:57:38 GMT
    A bench dedicated to the memory of five-year-old Sophia Meyers now sits in Ocean Springs' Little Children's Park. (Source: WLOX)A bench dedicated to the memory of five-year-old Sophia Meyers now sits in Ocean Springs' Little Children's Park. (Source: WLOX)

    The parents of Sophia Meyers, who died last year from a rare form of cancer, are making sure her memory lives on.

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    The parents of Sophia Meyers, who died last year from a rare form of cancer, are making sure her memory lives on.

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  • Opening night goes well thanks to Shuckers support staff

    Opening night goes well thanks to Shuckers support staff

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-04-12 10:57:10 GMT
    The support staff at MGM Park helped make the Shuckers' season opener a success. (Photo Source: WLOX)The support staff at MGM Park helped make the Shuckers' season opener a success. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    It was a great night for baseball at MGM Park during the Shuckers' home opener against the Mississippi Braves. While the team shined on the field, there was another team hard at work behind the scenes.

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    It was a great night for baseball at MGM Park during the Shuckers' home opener against the Mississippi Braves. While the team shined on the field, there was another team hard at work behind the scenes.

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  • Problems arise after residents request Spring Break traffic passes

    Problems arise after residents request Spring Break traffic passes

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-04-12 10:53:11 GMT
    (Photo Source: File)(Photo Source: File)

    Many residents are still worried about the potential traffic problems ahead of this year’s Spring Break Weekend in Biloxi. In an effort to combat residents’ concern, city officials handed out passes to residents who live near the Coliseum.

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    Many residents are still worried about the potential traffic problems ahead of this year’s Spring Break Weekend in Biloxi. In an effort to combat residents’ concern, city officials handed out passes to residents who live near the Coliseum.

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  • Walter Gaudin, "Mayor of Cat Island", dies at 67

    Walter Gaudin, "Mayor of Cat Island", dies at 67

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-04-12 02:33:49 GMT
    Walter Gaudin enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and other outdoor activities. (Photo Source: Legacy.com)Walter Gaudin enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and other outdoor activities. (Photo Source: Legacy.com)
    Walter Gaudin enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and other outdoor activities. (Photo Source: Legacy.com)Walter Gaudin enjoyed fishing, crabbing, and other outdoor activities. (Photo Source: Legacy.com)

    Walter Joseph Gaudin, the "Mayor of Cat Island", passed away on April 8, 2018. 

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    Walter Joseph Gaudin, the "Mayor of Cat Island", passed away on April 8, 2018. 

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  • Biloxi and Gulfport Chambers of Commerce give scholarships to excelling students

    Biloxi and Gulfport Chambers of Commerce give scholarships to excelling students

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:38:34 GMT
    he chambers awarded $14,500 in scholarship money to 22 graduating students. (Photo Source: WLOX)he chambers awarded $14,500 in scholarship money to 22 graduating students. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Bright minds on the coast earned some well-deserved recognition on Wednesday. 

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    Bright minds on the coast earned some well-deserved recognition on Wednesday. 

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  • Harrison County schools switch to healthier ways to cook foods

    Harrison County schools switch to healthier ways to cook foods

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:37:33 GMT
    Cafeterias in the Harrison County School District are replacing their deep fat fryers for healthier cooking equipment to provide students with healthier foods. (Photo source: HCSD)Cafeterias in the Harrison County School District are replacing their deep fat fryers for healthier cooking equipment to provide students with healthier foods. (Photo source: HCSD)

    Cafeterias in the Harrison County School District are replacing their deep fat fryers with healthier cooking equipment to provide students with healthier foods.

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    Cafeterias in the Harrison County School District are replacing their deep fat fryers with healthier cooking equipment to provide students with healthier foods.

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  • Road widening project gets underway on Martin Bluff Road

    Road widening project gets underway on Martin Bluff Road

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:59:24 GMT
    House demolition on Martin Bluff Road in Gautier as part of the widening project (photo credit: WLOX)House demolition on Martin Bluff Road in Gautier as part of the widening project (photo credit: WLOX)

    After years at stalemate, construction finally got underway this week on Martin Bluff Road in Gautier.

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    After years at stalemate, construction finally got underway this week on Martin Bluff Road in Gautier.

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  • Mississippi Aquarium and activists address ethics concerns

    Mississippi Aquarium and activists address ethics concerns

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:21:23 GMT
    Mississippi Aquarium officials and activists have differing opinions on whether or not the dolphin exhibit are beneficial. (Photo Source: WLOX)Mississippi Aquarium officials and activists have differing opinions on whether or not the dolphin exhibit are beneficial. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    As the construction of the Mississippi Aquarium continues, some, like Elaine Adair, say the idea this aquarium represents isn't progressive at all.

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    As the construction of the Mississippi Aquarium continues, some, like Elaine Adair, say the idea this aquarium represents isn't progressive at all.

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  • Former St. Martin school employee admits to embezzlement, will not face jail time

    Former St. Martin school employee admits to embezzlement, will not face jail time

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:36:40 GMT
    Melanie Pankonin was arrested in March 2017 on two counts of embezzling from the nonprofit booster club. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)Melanie Pankonin was arrested in March 2017 on two counts of embezzling from the nonprofit booster club. (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

    The former vice president of St. Martin High's Gridiron Club will not face jail time after admitting stealing from the nonprofit booster club. 

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    The former vice president of St. Martin High's Gridiron Club will not face jail time after admitting stealing from the nonprofit booster club. 

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  • Atlanta chef fries up meal for less fortunate in Biloxi

    Atlanta chef fries up meal for less fortunate in Biloxi

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:35:10 GMT
    Chef Carmen Smith's special meal brought out hundreds to Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)Chef Carmen Smith's special meal brought out hundreds to Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    That passion to keep bellies full landed Chef Carmen Smith at Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi this week.

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    That passion to keep bellies full landed Chef Carmen Smith at Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi this week.

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  • Airman who killed D'Iberville woman gets life with chance at parole

    Airman who killed D'Iberville woman gets life with chance at parole

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-11 20:57:14 GMT
    Airman Timothy Wilsey, left, was found guilty of strangling Airman Rhianda Dillard of D'Iberville to death at an Air Force base in Omaha, NE. (Source: Omaha World-Herald)Airman Timothy Wilsey, left, was found guilty of strangling Airman Rhianda Dillard of D'Iberville to death at an Air Force base in Omaha, NE. (Source: Omaha World-Herald)

    An enlisted man who admitted killing a colleague at a U.S. Air Force base near Omaha has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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    An enlisted man who admitted killing a colleague at a U.S. Air Force base near Omaha has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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  • Coast Superintendent calls for standardized test change

    Coast Superintendent calls for standardized test change

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:46:47 GMT
    Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A South Mississippi school official would love to see a change in the standardized testing in schools. Pascagoula Gautier Schools Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich thinks there's a better option.

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    A South Mississippi school official would love to see a change in the standardized testing in schools. Pascagoula Gautier Schools Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich thinks there's a better option.

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  • Harrah's Gulf Coast to host job fair

    Harrah's Gulf Coast to host job fair

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:20:13 GMT
    Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. (Photo source: Pixabay)Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. (Photo source: Pixabay)
    Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. (Photo source: Pixabay)Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. (Photo source: Pixabay)

    Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. 

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    Harrah’s Gulf Coast will host a job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for seasonal Table Game dealers. 

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  • Stone County sheriffs don ribbons for Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Stone County sheriffs don ribbons for Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:13 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:13:48 GMT
    Stone County Sheriffs and the South MS Child Advocacy Center teamed up to bring awareness to child abuse in April. (Photo Source: WLOX)Stone County Sheriffs and the South MS Child Advocacy Center teamed up to bring awareness to child abuse in April. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Stone County Sheriffs and the South MS Child Advocacy Center teamed up to bring awareness to child abuse in April. (Photo Source: WLOX)Stone County Sheriffs and the South MS Child Advocacy Center teamed up to bring awareness to child abuse in April. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    The Stone County Sheriff's Department now has blue ribbons attached to their vehicles in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The campaign is in coordination with the South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center, who supplied the ribbons. Krystle Hilliard with the CAC says in South Mississippi, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be victims of child abuse at some point. She hopes to reduce those numbers by starting a conversation.  "By us tying the ribbons on the po...More >>
    The Stone County Sheriff's Department now has blue ribbons attached to their vehicles in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The campaign is in coordination with the South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center, who supplied the ribbons. Krystle Hilliard with the CAC says in South Mississippi, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be victims of child abuse at some point. She hopes to reduce those numbers by starting a conversation.  "By us tying the ribbons on the po...More >>
  • Governor closes 83 state bridges including 2 in South Mississippi

    Governor closes 83 state bridges including 2 in South Mississippi

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:04:03 GMT
    The bridges slated for immediate closure are in Amite, Carroll, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jasper, Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Lincoln, Newton, Pike, Smith and Wayne counties. (Photo source: WLOX)The bridges slated for immediate closure are in Amite, Carroll, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jasper, Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Lincoln, Newton, Pike, Smith and Wayne counties. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered 83 bridges throughout Mississippi be closed immediately, including two in South Mississippi.

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    Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered 83 bridges throughout Mississippi be closed immediately, including two in South Mississippi.

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  • Biloxi police looking for suspect in Treasure Bay wallet theft

    Biloxi police looking for suspect in Treasure Bay wallet theft

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:35:59 GMT
    Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stealing a wallet from the Treasure Bay Casino. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stealing a wallet from the Treasure Bay Casino. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)
    Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stealing a wallet from the Treasure Bay Casino. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)Surveillance footage of the man suspected of stealing a wallet from the Treasure Bay Casino. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)
    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a wallet at Treasure Bay Casino. The incident occurred on Monday, April 2 at about 11 p.m. Police say the wallet and other contents were valued at over $350.00 dollars. According to Major DeBack, the wallet was sitting next to the victim. As she turned to speak to her companion, the unknown man reportedly took her wallet then left the casino property. The suspect is described as whi...More >>
    The Biloxi Police Department would like your help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a wallet at Treasure Bay Casino. The incident occurred on Monday, April 2 at about 11 p.m. Police say the wallet and other contents were valued at over $350.00 dollars. According to Major DeBack, the wallet was sitting next to the victim. As she turned to speak to her companion, the unknown man reportedly took her wallet then left the casino property. The suspect is described as whi...More >>
  • South Mississippi Strong: Cherokee Elementary teacher nominated by peers as 'exceptional educator'

    South Mississippi Strong: Cherokee Elementary teacher nominated by peers as 'exceptional educator'

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:38:05 GMT
    Cherokee Elementary School teacher Allison Webb helping students understand their assignments (Photo source: WLOX)Cherokee Elementary School teacher Allison Webb helping students understand their assignments (Photo source: WLOX)

    Allison Webb was nominated as an exceptional educator by her peers, and her students agree.

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    Allison Webb was nominated as an exceptional educator by her peers, and her students agree.

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  • Child caught with BB gun at Gulfport elementary school

    Child caught with BB gun at Gulfport elementary school

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:32:15 GMT
    (Source: Harrison Co. School District)(Source: Harrison Co. School District)
    (Source: Harrison Co. School District)(Source: Harrison Co. School District)

    A student at Bel-Aire Elementary brought a BB gun on the school bus Wednesday morning, say school officials. 

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    A student at Bel-Aire Elementary brought a BB gun on the school bus Wednesday morning, say school officials. 

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  • Pass woman pleads guilty to driving drunk, killing mother of 4

    Pass woman pleads guilty to driving drunk, killing mother of 4

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:30:49 GMT
    Natalie Duvernay, 38 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)Natalie Duvernay, 38 (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)

    A Pass Christian woman has pleaded guilty to killing a mother while driving drunk down Highway 90 nearly a year ago. Natalie Duvernay was sentenced to 25 years, with 18 of those years to be served behind bars. 

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    A Pass Christian woman has pleaded guilty to killing a mother while driving drunk down Highway 90 nearly a year ago. Natalie Duvernay was sentenced to 25 years, with 18 of those years to be served behind bars. 

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  • One Coast tags now available across Mississippi

    One Coast tags now available across Mississippi

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:32:29 GMT
    One Coast tags, an initiative to drive visitors to the coast, are now available across the Magnolia State. (Source: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast)One Coast tags, an initiative to drive visitors to the coast, are now available across the Magnolia State. (Source: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast)
    One Coast tags, an initiative to drive visitors to the coast, are now available across the Magnolia State. (Source: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast)One Coast tags, an initiative to drive visitors to the coast, are now available across the Magnolia State. (Source: Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast)

    Showing off your Gulf Coast pride just got a little easier with the new One Coast specialty tags. 

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    Showing off your Gulf Coast pride just got a little easier with the new One Coast specialty tags. 

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  • The April night and morning sky

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-04-11 12:45:11 GMT

    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

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    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

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  • Ocean Springs School Board looking at ways to enhance security

    Ocean Springs School Board looking at ways to enhance security

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:53:56 GMT
    Ocean Springs School Board members are looking for ways to enhance security in the city's schools. (Source: WLOX)Ocean Springs School Board members are looking for ways to enhance security in the city's schools. (Source: WLOX)
    OSSD looking at ways to enhance security. (Photo source: WLOX News)OSSD looking at ways to enhance security. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Ocean Springs school leaders are continuously working to enhance student safety. School board president Kacee Waters said the district is looking at a number of options aimed at securing students. 

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    Ocean Springs school leaders are continuously working to enhance student safety. School board president Kacee Waters said the district is looking at a number of options aimed at securing students. 

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  • Spring Break could mean big business for the coast

    Spring Break could mean big business for the Coast

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:50:00 GMT
    Thousands of spring breakers are expected to spend money on the coast this weekend (Source: WLOX)Thousands of spring breakers are expected to spend money on the coast this weekend (Source: WLOX)
    Thousands of spring breakers are expected to spend money this weekend (Source: WLOX)Thousands of spring breakers are expected to spend money this weekend (Source: WLOX)

    Some business owners and their employees are looking forward to the upcoming spring break weekend. Thousands are estimated to come down for the event, which means that businesses could see a significant economic impact.

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    Some business owners and their employees are looking forward to the upcoming spring break weekend. Thousands are estimated to come down for the event, which means that businesses could see a significant economic impact.

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  • Harrison County will advertise for new road manager

    Harrison County will advertise for new road manager

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:09:25 GMT
    Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. (Photo Source: WLOX)Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. (Photo Source: WLOX)Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Harrison County will advertise for a new road manager, maybe as soon as Wednesday. Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. He was named to the post last week after long-time road manager Russell Weatherly stepped down. The management of the road department has been under scrutiny since the state’s PEER committee issued a report critical of how Harrison County road crews were assigned and the work done. Neither Herrin nor c...More >>
    Harrison County will advertise for a new road manager, maybe as soon as Wednesday. Just days after naming Todd Herrin interim road manager, Herrin has decided to retire in June. He was named to the post last week after long-time road manager Russell Weatherly stepped down. The management of the road department has been under scrutiny since the state’s PEER committee issued a report critical of how Harrison County road crews were assigned and the work done. Neither Herrin nor c...More >>
  • Advocates for abused children honored in Hancock County

    Advocates for abused children honored in Hancock County

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-11 02:05:57 GMT
    CASA of Hancock County "Light of Hope" event (Photo source: WLOX)CASA of Hancock County "Light of Hope" event (Photo source: WLOX)

    Four advocates for children who have been abused or neglected were honored in Hancock County Tuesday night.

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    Four advocates for children who have been abused or neglected were honored in Hancock County Tuesday night.

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  • Coast runners heading to historic Boston Marathon

    Coast runners heading to historic Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-11 01:28:35 GMT
    Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. (Photo Source: WLOX)Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. (Photo Source: WLOX)Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi have qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. 

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    Thirty-eight runners from Mississippi have qualified for the historic Boston Marathon. 

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  • Biloxi councilman issues passes for Spring Break traffic

    Biloxi councilman issues passes for Spring Break traffic

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:37:24 GMT
    Biloxi Councilman Paul Tisdale says his area of Biloxi is "ground zero" for Spring Break traffic issues. (Photo Source: WLOX)Biloxi Councilman Paul Tisdale says his area of Biloxi is "ground zero" for Spring Break traffic issues. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Biloxi Councilman Paul Tisdale has a plan so those who work and live in Ward 5 can at least gain access to their homes and businesses during Spring Break.

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    Biloxi Councilman Paul Tisdale has a plan so those who work and live in Ward 5 can at least gain access to their homes and businesses during Spring Break.

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  • Governor's Job Fair Network hosts Biloxi event

    Governor's Job Fair Network hosts Biloxi event

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:37:04 GMT
    More than 70 local and regional businesses were present looking for qualified job candidates. (Photo source: WLOX)More than 70 local and regional businesses were present looking for qualified job candidates. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Hundreds of job seekers were out in full force Tuesday for the Governor's Military and Civilian Job Fair Network event. 

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    Hundreds of job seekers were out in full force Tuesday for the Governor's Military and Civilian Job Fair Network event. 

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  • Man arrested after Pass Christian drug investigation

    Man arrested after Pass Christian drug investigation

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:04:28 GMT
    Raymond John Alexander Jr. of Pass Christian was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. (Photo source: WLOX)Raymond John Alexander Jr. of Pass Christian was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Raymond John Alexander Jr. of Pass Christian was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

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    Raymond John Alexander Jr. of Pass Christian was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

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  • Biloxi Shuckers preparing for home opener at MGM Park 6:35 P.M. Wednesday

    Biloxi Shuckers preparing for home opener at MGM Park 6:35 P.M. Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:03:39 GMT

    WLOX is sponsoring the Biloxi Shuckers home opener by giving away magnet schedules for the fans arriving to MGM Park.  The Shuckers open a five-game home series with the Mississippi Braves.

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    WLOX is sponsoring the Biloxi Shuckers home opener by giving away magnet schedules for the fans arriving to MGM Park.  The Shuckers open a five-game home series with the Mississippi Braves.

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  • Concerns grow over Medicaid work requirement proposal

    Concerns grow over Medicaid work requirement proposal

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:25:41 GMT
    Coast organizations speak out against Medicaid work requirement calling it a ‘lose-lose situation’. (Photo source: WLOX)Coast organizations speak out against Medicaid work requirement calling it a ‘lose-lose situation’. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Concerns are growing over a proposal to extend work requirement to those on Medicaid in Mississippi. Non-profit organizations along the Coast are diving into a new study that shows the work requirement hurts families and leave them without health care.

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    Concerns are growing over a proposal to extend work requirement to those on Medicaid in Mississippi. Non-profit organizations along the Coast are diving into a new study that shows the work requirement hurts families and leave them without health care.

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  • Chronic pain sufferers are also victims of the opioid crisis

    Chronic pain sufferers are also victims of the opioid crisis

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:06:08 GMT
    The opioid crisis has made it hard for those with chronic pain to get proper prescriptions. (Photo Source: WLOX)The opioid crisis has made it hard for those with chronic pain to get proper prescriptions. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    There's another side of the debate that often gets overlooked: the thousands of people who depend on the narcotics to control their chronic pain. 

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    There's another side of the debate that often gets overlooked: the thousands of people who depend on the narcotics to control their chronic pain. 

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  • Old Spanish Trail Road closure

    Old Spanish Trail Road closure

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:03:08 GMT
    Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX)Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX)Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

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    Old Spanish Trail Road in Jackson County will be closed Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

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  • Jackson County shooting suspect makes court appearance

    Jackson County shooting suspect makes court appearance

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-04-10 19:54:00 GMT
    Johnny Lee Levy was arrested Monday for an aggravated assault charge. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)Johnny Lee Levy was arrested Monday for an aggravated assault charge. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

    A shooting suspect in Jackson County is now behind bars. According to the Jackson County jail docket, Johnny Lee Levy was arrested Monday for aggravated assault.

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    A shooting suspect in Jackson County is now behind bars. According to the Jackson County jail docket, Johnny Lee Levy was arrested Monday for aggravated assault.

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  • Biloxi NAACP speaks out ahead of Spring Break weekend

    Biloxi NAACP speaks out ahead of Spring Break weekend

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-10 17:37:16 GMT
    A sign commemorating the historic Biloxi wade-ins its at the beach front (Source: WLOX)A sign commemorating the historic Biloxi wade-ins its at the beach front (Source: WLOX)
    A sign commemorating the historic Biloxi wade-ins its at the beach front (Source: WLOX)A sign commemorating the historic Biloxi wade-ins its at the beach front (Source: WLOX)

    Members of the NAACP will be out all weekend to check on the spring breakers and make sure that the state of things remains in order, and that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. 

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    Members of the NAACP will be out all weekend to check on the spring breakers and make sure that the state of things remains in order, and that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves. 

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  • Residents at AFRH to see rate increase Oct.1

    Residents at AFRH to see rate increase Oct.1

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-04-10 17:31:03 GMT
    The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    There's a big change coming to the Armed Forces Retirement Home due to a $22 million a year budget shortfall.

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    There's a big change coming to the Armed Forces Retirement Home due to a $22 million a year budget shortfall.

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  • Spring Break organizers say rapper Lil Boosie is 'attacking the wrong people'

    Spring Break organizers say rapper Lil Boosie is 'attacking the wrong people'

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-10 16:53:53 GMT
    Hip-hop star Lil Boosie is taking to Instagram calling for people to boycott the Spring Break events in South Mississippi this weekend. (Photo source: Instagram/officialboosieig)Hip-hop star Lil Boosie is taking to Instagram calling for people to boycott the Spring Break events in South Mississippi this weekend. (Photo source: Instagram/officialboosieig)

    Hip-hop star Lil Boosie is taking to Instagram calling for people to boycott the Spring Break events in South Mississippi this weekend. Now organizers are asking him to stop, saying he's lashing out at the wrong people. 

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    Hip-hop star Lil Boosie is taking to Instagram calling for people to boycott the Spring Break events in South Mississippi this weekend. Now organizers are asking him to stop, saying he's lashing out at the wrong people. 

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  • Two Gulfport hospitals ready for hurricane season

    Two Gulfport hospitals ready for hurricane season

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:51:37 GMT
    Memorial Hospital is now outfitted with two huge generators and fuel storage that can keep the hospital running for a week if needed. (Photo source: WLOX)Memorial Hospital is now outfitted with two huge generators and fuel storage that can keep the hospital running for a week if needed. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Memorial Hospital is now outfitted with two huge generators and fuel storage that can keep the hospital running for a week if needed. (Photo source: WLOX)Memorial Hospital is now outfitted with two huge generators and fuel storage that can keep the hospital running for a week if needed. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Gulfport's two largest healthcare providers, Memorial Hospital and Garden Park Medical Center, are now more storm-ready than ever before. And that's good news as we near the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season.

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    Gulfport's two largest healthcare providers, Memorial Hospital and Garden Park Medical Center, are now more storm-ready than ever before. And that's good news as we near the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season.

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  • Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states

    Salmonella in chicken salad kills 1, sickens 265 in 8 states

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:18:38 GMT
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak which sickened people from early January through mid-March appears to have ended. (Photo source: USDA)The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak which sickened people from early January through mid-March appears to have ended. (Photo source: USDA)

    Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella bacteria made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores has sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa.

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    Chicken salad contaminated with salmonella bacteria made by an Iowa food processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores has sickened 265 people in eight states and caused one death in Iowa.

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  • Coliseum hotel deal almost a done deal

    Coliseum hotel deal almost a done deal

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
    Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. (Image source: Dale Partners)Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. (Image source: Dale Partners)
    Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. (Image source: Dale Partners)Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. (Image source: Dale Partners)

    Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. All that's left to do is collect a $3 million down payment from the Atlanta based developers. 

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    Harrison County supervisors on Monday approved a lease between the Coliseum and Broadwater View Partners. All that's left to do is collect a $3 million down payment from the Atlanta based developers. 

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  • GOP's Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as Mississippi senator

    GOP's Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as Mississippi senator

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:00:47 GMT
    Hyde-Smith is the first woman to represent Mississippi as a senator.Hyde-Smith is the first woman to represent Mississippi as a senator.

    Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history Monday when she was sworn into the Senate as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the chamber. 

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    Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history Monday when she was sworn into the Senate as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the chamber. 

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  • Ice cream shop on the Coast creates safe, edible cookie dough

    Ice cream shop on the Coast creates safe, edible cookie dough

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:44:20 GMT
    Fahrenheit Cafe in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)Fahrenheit Cafe in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)
    Fahrenheit Cafe in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)Fahrenheit Cafe in Ocean Springs (photo credit: WLOX)

    An ice cream shop on the Coast, already popular for its unique take on the chilled treat, is amping up their game even more.

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    An ice cream shop on the Coast, already popular for its unique take on the chilled treat, is amping up their game even more.

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  • Long Beach celebrates groundbreaking for USM student housing

    Long Beach celebrates groundbreaking for USM student housing

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:04:13 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    City leaders stood alongside project contractors and developers outside the former Triton building at the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach on Monday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking. Soon, the building will be a place for more than 120 students to call home.

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    City leaders stood alongside project contractors and developers outside the former Triton building at the Southern Miss Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach on Monday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking. Soon, the building will be a place for more than 120 students to call home.

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  • City of Biloxi reminds visitors of city's rules for Spring Break weekend

    City of Biloxi reminds visitors of city's rules for Spring Break weekend

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-04-10 00:58:02 GMT
    Multiple water advisories are in effect along the Gulf Coast, including here at Pass Christian's East Beach. (Source: MDEQ)Multiple water advisories are in effect along the Gulf Coast, including here at Pass Christian's East Beach. (Source: MDEQ)

    Every year tens of thousands of visitors from all over come to the City of Biloxi for Spring Break weekend. The City of Biloxi said on their website they want everyone to enjoy their visit and have a great time; but, they do want to remind visitors of the city’s rules.

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    Every year tens of thousands of visitors from all over come to the City of Biloxi for Spring Break weekend. The City of Biloxi said on their website they want everyone to enjoy their visit and have a great time; but, they do want to remind visitors of the city’s rules.

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  • Biloxi breaks ground on Howard Ave. project

    Biloxi breaks ground on Howard Ave. project

    Monday, April 9 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:49:48 GMT
    Gilich and others see the project as the catalyst for a larger downtown revitalization project. (Photo source: WLOX)Gilich and others see the project as the catalyst for a larger downtown revitalization project. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Gilich and others see the project as the catalyst for a larger downtown revitalization project. (Photo source: WLOX)Gilich and others see the project as the catalyst for a larger downtown revitalization project. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The City of Biloxi took a different approach to groundbreaking ceremonies for its $1.9 million Howard Avenue construction project Monday. 

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    The City of Biloxi took a different approach to groundbreaking ceremonies for its $1.9 million Howard Avenue construction project Monday. 

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  • Moss Point police arrest 2nd suspect in Capital Murder investigation

    Moss Point police arrest 2nd suspect in Capital Murder investigation

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:13:49 GMT
    Ward turned himself in, according to police. (Photo source: Moss Point Police Dept.)Ward turned himself in, according to police. (Photo source: Moss Point Police Dept.)

    Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley said the second suspect wanted for Capital Murder James Ward, 24, of Moss Point, turned himself in without incident to police. 

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    Moss Point Police Chief Brandon Ashley said the second suspect wanted for Capital Murder James Ward, 24, of Moss Point, turned himself in without incident to police. 

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  • Canal Road back open after gas leak; traffic returns to normal

    Canal Road back open after gas leak; traffic returns to normal

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:40:38 GMT
    Part of Canal Road shut down. (Photo source: WLOX)Part of Canal Road shut down. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Officials report Canal Road north of Interstate 10 is now back open, and the gas leak has been cleared.

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    Officials report Canal Road north of Interstate 10 is now back open, and the gas leak has been cleared.

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  • Beyond books: Today's libraries are about much more

    Beyond books: Today's libraries are about much more

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:19:48 GMT
    Libraries across South Mississippi are taking part in National Library Week, and celebrating the impact these facilities make in our community. (Photo source: WLOX)Libraries across South Mississippi are taking part in National Library Week, and celebrating the impact these facilities make in our community. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Libraries across South Mississippi are taking part in National Library Week, and celebrating the impact these facilities make in our community. Officials with the Harrison County Library System are hoping to increase the number of visitors to their 10 branches during this time of awareness.

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    Libraries across South Mississippi are taking part in National Library Week, and celebrating the impact these facilities make in our community. Officials with the Harrison County Library System are hoping to increase the number of visitors to their 10 branches during this time of awareness.

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  • Gulfport police issue warrant in trailer theft investigation

    Gulfport police issue warrant in trailer theft investigation

    Monday, April 9 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 20:14:52 GMT
    The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)
    The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)

    The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday.

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    The Gulfport Police Department issued a warrant for Jason Conaway, 39 Monday.

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  • Gulfport man arrested after police chase with kids in car

    Gulfport man arrested after police chase with kids in car

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:40:14 GMT
    Police finally caught up to Justin Evans after he was involved in an accident on Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)Police finally caught up to Justin Evans after he was involved in an accident on Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)
    Police finally caught up to Justin Evans after he was involved in an accident on Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)Police finally caught up to Justin Evans after he was involved in an accident on Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Biloxi PD)

    A Gulfport man is facing charges after leading police on a search for him that spanned two South Mississippi cities. 

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    A Gulfport man is facing charges after leading police on a search for him that spanned two South Mississippi cities. 

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  • Rescuers become "part of the family" after saving kids from a deadly car crash

    Rescuers become "part of the family" after saving kids from a deadly car crash

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:33:49 GMT
    Eli Killingsworth hands a 'thank you' plaque to John Holyfield, the man who helped rescue him and his brothers (Source: WLOX)Eli Killingsworth hands a 'thank you' plaque to John Holyfield, the man who helped rescue him and his brothers (Source: WLOX)
    Eli Killingsworth hands a 'thank you' plaque to John Holyfield, the man who helped rescue him and his brothers (Source: WLOX)Eli Killingsworth hands a 'thank you' plaque to John Holyfield, the man who helped rescue him and his brothers (Source: WLOX)

    The boys' family brought the four rescuers together in Ocean Spring's Little Children's park to show their appreciation, but if you ask any one of them, they won't let you call them heroes.

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    The boys' family brought the four rescuers together in Ocean Spring's Little Children's park to show their appreciation, but if you ask any one of them, they won't let you call them heroes.

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  • Butler Homes wins Gulfport's 2nd annual bed race

    Butler Homes wins Gulfport's 2nd annual bed race

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:33:13 GMT
    Some of the competing beds at the annual bed race at Shandyfest. (Photo Source: WLOX)Some of the competing beds at the annual bed race at Shandyfest. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Some of the competing beds at the annual bed race at Shandyfest. (Photo Source: WLOX)Some of the competing beds at the annual bed race at Shandyfest. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    For the second year, teams found their fastest beds and hit 14th street in Gulfport running. You heard that right! It was the second annual bed race at Shandyfest. Seven teams took part in the race including the Gulfport Fire Department, The City of Gulfport, last year's champions "Team Red Bull",  and the eventual winner, Butler Homes. Josh Workman from the winning team says the team worked through some pain to get the win.  "Well we had some adversity, h...More >>
    For the second year, teams found their fastest beds and hit 14th street in Gulfport running. You heard that right! It was the second annual bed race at Shandyfest. Seven teams took part in the race including the Gulfport Fire Department, The City of Gulfport, last year's champions "Team Red Bull",  and the eventual winner, Butler Homes. Josh Workman from the winning team says the team worked through some pain to get the win.  "Well we had some adversity, h...More >>
  • Wiggins couple adopts siblings after two-year wait

    Wiggins couple adopts siblings after two-year wait

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:22:53 GMT
    After 974 days in foster care, the three siblings officially have a new home. (Photo Source: WLOX)After 974 days in foster care, the three siblings officially have a new home. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    After 974 days in foster care, the three siblings officially have a new home. (Photo Source: WLOX)After 974 days in foster care, the three siblings officially have a new home. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Three South Mississippi siblings finally have a forever family.

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    Three South Mississippi siblings finally have a forever family.

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  • Man arrested after ramming tractor into cars at Walmart, 2 injured

    Man arrested after ramming tractor into cars at Walmart, 2 injured

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-09 02:05:19 GMT
    Shaun Stroud was arrested after striking multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Gulfport PD)Shaun Stroud was arrested after striking multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Gulfport PD)
    Shaun Stroud was arrested after striking multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Gulfport PD)Shaun Stroud was arrested after striking multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. (Photo Source: Gulfport PD)

    Gulfport Police Department arrested 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln after he reportedly struck multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. 

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    Gulfport Police Department arrested 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln after he reportedly struck multiple cars with a tractor at a Walmart in Gulfport. 

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  • The winners of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home are...

    The winners of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home are...

    Sunday, April 8 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-04-08 22:24:52 GMT
    We know the winner of the St. Jude Dream in Gulfport. (Photo Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)We know the winner of the St. Jude Dream in Gulfport. (Photo Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)

    A special congratulations to Myra Buehler of Vancleave, MS, the winner of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home valued at $500,000! 

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    A special congratulations to Myra Buehler of Vancleave, MS, the winner of the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home valued at $500,000! 

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  • Gulfport group to celebrate lives of Coast homicide victims

    Gulfport group to celebrate lives of Coast homicide victims

    Sunday, April 8 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-08 21:05:38 GMT
    Sunday kicked off Crime Victims' Rights Week (Source: WLOX)Sunday kicked off Crime Victims' Rights Week (Source: WLOX)
    Sunday kicked off Crime Victims' Rights Week (Source: WLOX)Sunday kicked off Crime Victims' Rights Week (Source: WLOX)

    A Gulfport mother is working to keep her son's memory alive, all while honoring other victims of homicide on the Coast. 

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    A Gulfport mother is working to keep her son's memory alive, all while honoring other victims of homicide on the Coast. 

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  • Now hiring: City of Pascagoula looking for Round Island Lighthouse tour guide

    Now hiring: City of Pascagoula looking for Round Island Lighthouse tour guide

    Sunday, April 8 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-04-08 19:33:06 GMT
    Round Island Lighthouse (photo credit: WLOX)Round Island Lighthouse (photo credit: WLOX)
    Round Island Lighthouse (photo credit: WLOX)Round Island Lighthouse (photo credit: WLOX)

    In efforts to boost tourism, the City of Pascagoula will pay you to help out as a tour guide for the Round Island Lighthouse. 

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    In efforts to boost tourism, the City of Pascagoula will pay you to help out as a tour guide for the Round Island Lighthouse. 

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  • Man driving wheeled loader hits multiple cars in Walmart parking lot; injuries reported

    Man driving wheeled loader hits multiple cars in Walmart parking lot; injuries reported

    Sunday, April 8 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-04-08 14:02:44 GMT
    A front loader vehicle struck multiple vehicles in the Walmart parking lot Sunday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)A front loader vehicle struck multiple vehicles in the Walmart parking lot Sunday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Police are at the Gulfport Walmart on Hwy. 49 after receiving reports of a large front-loader vehicle running into multiple other vehicles in the store's parking lot. 

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    Police are at the Gulfport Walmart on Hwy. 49 after receiving reports of a large front-loader vehicle running into multiple other vehicles in the store's parking lot. 

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  • Shearwater Pottery celebrates 90 years of creativity

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-04-08 13:14:47 GMT
    Shearwater Pottery was founded in 1928 by Peter Anderson. 90 years later, the family business continues to grow. (Photo Source: WLOX)Shearwater Pottery was founded in 1928 by Peter Anderson. 90 years later, the family business continues to grow. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Friends, family and customers came out to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs.

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    Friends, family and customers came out to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs.

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  • Overnight police chase ends with man arrested, 2 injured

    Overnight police chase ends with man arrested, 2 injured

    Sunday, April 8 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-04-08 11:15:29 GMT
    Justin Rhodes (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)Justin Rhodes (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)
    Justin Rhodes (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)Justin Rhodes (Source: Biloxi Police Dept)

    An Ocean Springs man is in custody after leading police on a chase through Biloxi and into Jackson County. 

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    An Ocean Springs man is in custody after leading police on a chase through Biloxi and into Jackson County. 

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  • WLOX News Now wins eight AP awards

    WLOX News Now wins eight AP awards

    Sunday, April 8 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-04-08 10:47:31 GMT
    (Photo Source: AP)(Photo Source: AP)
    (Photo Source: AP)(Photo Source: AP)

    This year, WLOX News Now has earned the honor of being recognized by the Associated Press for outstanding journalism. 

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    This year, WLOX News Now has earned the honor of being recognized by the Associated Press for outstanding journalism. 

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  • Hobie 17 North American Sailing Championships coming to a close on Sunday

    Hobie 17 North American Sailing Championships coming to a close on Sunday

    Sunday, April 8 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-04-08 10:46:21 GMT
    Sailors from all over the country are vying for the Hobie 17 National Championship. (Photo Source: WLOX)Sailors from all over the country are vying for the Hobie 17 National Championship. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Sailors throughout the United States are vying for the 2018 Hobie 17 North American Championship and the Hobie Mid-Winter Regional title in the Mississippi Sound.

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    Sailors throughout the United States are vying for the 2018 Hobie 17 North American Championship and the Hobie Mid-Winter Regional title in the Mississippi Sound.

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  • Emergency officials hold safety fair in Stone County

    Emergency officials hold safety fair in Stone County

    Sunday, April 8 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-04-08 10:45:51 GMT
    Safety fair offers hands on lessons for kids in Stone County (Photo Source: WLOX)Safety fair offers hands on lessons for kids in Stone County (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Safety fair offers hands on lessons for kids in Stone CountySafety fair offers hands on lessons for kids in Stone County

    Mississippi ranks highest in the nation in fire related fatalities, those numbers from Magnolia Volunteer Fire Chief Cheryl Rasbury.

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    Mississippi ranks highest in the nation in fire related fatalities, those numbers from Magnolia Volunteer Fire Chief Cheryl Rasbury.

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  • Everything is art at the 21st annual Art in the Pass

    Everything is art at the 21st annual Art in the Pass

    Saturday, April 7 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-04-08 02:23:31 GMT
    One hundred artists from 16 states are part of the juried Art in the Pass festival. (Photo Source: WLOX)One hundred artists from 16 states are part of the juried Art in the Pass festival. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    One hundred artists from 16 states are part of the juried Art in the Pass festival.One hundred artists from 16 states are part of the juried Art in the Pass festival.

    Art takes many forms and styles at the 21st annual Art in the Pass at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian.

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    Art takes many forms and styles at the 21st annual Art in the Pass at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian.

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  • Moss Point boutique welcomes prom season with free dresses

    Moss Point boutique welcomes prom season with free dresses

    Saturday, April 7 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-04-08 00:28:02 GMT
    Blue Pearls Prom Boutique had more than 150 dresses on display at the event. (Photo Source: WLOX)Blue Pearls Prom Boutique had more than 150 dresses on display at the event. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Blue Pearls Prom Boutique had more than 150 dresses on display at the event. (Photo Source: WLOX)Blue Pearls Prom Boutique had more than 150 dresses on display at the event. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    With prom season on the horizon, a boutique in Moss Point wants to make sure students look their best. 

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    With prom season on the horizon, a boutique in Moss Point wants to make sure students look their best. 

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  • Releasing the Truth Ministries hosts 'free giveaway' event for needy

    Releasing the Truth Ministries hosts 'free giveaway' event for needy

    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-04-07 21:11:04 GMT
    Releasing the Truth Ministries free giveaway (Photo Source: WLOX)Releasing the Truth Ministries free giveaway (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Releasing the Truth Ministries free giveaway (photo credit: WLOX)Releasing the Truth Ministries free giveaway (photo credit: WLOX)

    Nearly three months in and a movement to help the needy in Moss Point is taking off! Releasing the Truth Ministries held its third "free giveaway" event Saturday.

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    Nearly three months in and a movement to help the needy in Moss Point is taking off! Releasing the Truth Ministries held its third "free giveaway" event Saturday.

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  • Wet start to the weekend; Severe weather risk over

    Wet start to the weekend; Severe weather risk over

    Saturday, April 7 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-04-07 19:35:11 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a strong line of storms this morning. 

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a strong line of storms this morning. 

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  • Hundreds in town competing in the Mississippi Senior Olympic Games

    Hundreds in town competing in the Mississippi Senior Olympic Games

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-04-07 16:10:41 GMT
    Athletes taking part in opening ceremony. (Photo source: WLOX News)Athletes taking part in opening ceremony. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Athletes taking part in opening ceremony. (Photo source: WLOX News)Athletes taking part in opening ceremony. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    The 2018 Mississippi Senior Olympics are now underway. A total of 780 athletes from across the southeast are competing in the big event in 23 different competitions.

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    The 2018 Mississippi Senior Olympics are now underway. A total of 780 athletes from across the southeast are competing in the big event in 23 different competitions.

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  • Big line up planned for Spring Break in Biloxi

    Big line up planned for Spring Break in Biloxi

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-04-07 15:59:53 GMT
    This year's Black Beach Weekend is expected to draw huge crowds. (Source: WLOX)This year's Black Beach Weekend is expected to draw huge crowds. (Source: WLOX)
    Big names are expected to perform this Spring Break. (Photo source: WLOX News)Big names are expected to perform this Spring Break. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Thousands of people are heading to South Mississippi next weekend for spring break and event promoters promise it will be an unforgettable weekend filled with some big-name acts.

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    Thousands of people are heading to South Mississippi next weekend for spring break and event promoters promise it will be an unforgettable weekend filled with some big-name acts.

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  • Man thrown from truck on Hwy. 53

    Man thrown from truck on Hwy. 53

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-04-07 15:43:49 GMT
    A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle when it rolled over early Saturday morning. (Source: Pat Sullivan)A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle when it rolled over early Saturday morning. (Source: Pat Sullivan)
    A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle when it rolled over early Saturday morning. (Source: Pat Sullivan)A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle when it rolled over early Saturday morning. (Source: Pat Sullivan)

    A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle on Highway 53 early Saturday morning. 

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    A man is recovering after being thrown from his vehicle on Highway 53 early Saturday morning. 

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  • Toddler hit by ATV in Saucier

    Toddler hit by ATV in Saucier

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-04-06 10:44:49 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)Officials say the victim was a 71-year-old man from Mandeville, Alabama. (Photo Source: File)

    Authorities say a 15-month old child is recovering after being hit by a vehicle Thursday. 

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    Authorities say a 15-month old child is recovering after being hit by a vehicle Thursday. 

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  • White sheets sent to Ocean Springs city leaders

    White sheets sent to Ocean Springs city leaders

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-04-04 22:24:20 GMT
    It was an Amazon delivery to Ocean Springs City Hall that wasn't exactly welcomed. (Photo source: WLOX)It was an Amazon delivery to Ocean Springs City Hall that wasn't exactly welcomed. (Photo source: WLOX)
    It was an Amazon delivery to Ocean Springs City Hall that wasn't exactly welcomed. (Photo source: WLOX)It was an Amazon delivery to Ocean Springs City Hall that wasn't exactly welcomed. (Photo source: WLOX)

    City leaders in Ocean Springs started out the week with some unwelcome mail. Packages containing white sheets and a note arrived at City Hall Monday afternoon, addressed to each of the board of alderman, as well as Mayor Shea Dobson. 

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    City leaders in Ocean Springs started out the week with some unwelcome mail. Packages containing white sheets and a note arrived at City Hall Monday afternoon, addressed to each of the board of alderman, as well as Mayor Shea Dobson. 

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  • Ocean Springs presents Spring Break traffic plan

    Ocean Springs Spring Break traffic plan

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-04-04 03:03:20 GMT
    (Photo Source: File)(Photo Source: File)
    Officials say the passes will allow those residents access to certain streets and roadways that may be blocked off to other motorists. (Photo source: WLOX)Officials say the passes will allow those residents access to certain streets and roadways that may be blocked off to other motorists. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Chief Dunston presented the spring break traffic plan at Tuesday night's Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen meeting.

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    Chief Dunston presented the spring break traffic plan at Tuesday night's Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen meeting.

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  • Gulfport announces Spring Break traffic plan

    Gulfport announces Spring Break traffic plan

    Monday, April 2 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-02 21:24:42 GMT
    This is an extension of the Hwy. 90 traffic plan also used by the Biloxi Police. (Photo Source: WLOX)This is an extension of the Hwy. 90 traffic plan also used by the Biloxi Police. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Officials say the passes will allow those residents access to certain streets and roadways that may be blocked off to other motorists. (Photo source: WLOX)Officials say the passes will allow those residents access to certain streets and roadways that may be blocked off to other motorists. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Gulfport Police Department released its traffic plan for Spring Break 2018 to help residents prepare for the influx of visitors to the Gulf Coast. 

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    The Gulfport Police Department released its traffic plan for Spring Break 2018 to help residents prepare for the influx of visitors to the Gulf Coast. 

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  • Wilkes Bridge fixed after mechanical issue

    Wilkes Bridge fixed after mechanical issue

    Saturday, March 31 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-03-31 21:58:09 GMT
    Part of Canal Road shut down. (Photo source: WLOX)Part of Canal Road shut down. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Wilkes Bridge on Cowan Lorraine Road has been fixed after it was reported stuck up

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    The Wilkes Bridge on Cowan Lorraine Road has been fixed after it was reported stuck up

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