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  • USM student has chance encounter with President Trump

    USM student has chance encounter with President Trump

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-07-15 03:55:21 GMT
    USM student Sawyer Walters attending the White House picnic. (Photo source: Sawyer Walters)USM student Sawyer Walters attending the White House picnic. (Photo source: Sawyer Walters)

    USM criminal justice major Sawyer Walters just wrapped up a summer internship working for Congressman Steven Palazzo, and boy did he make the most of his time in DC. 

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    USM criminal justice major Sawyer Walters just wrapped up a summer internship working for Congressman Steven Palazzo, and boy did he make the most of his time in DC. 

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  • Ship Island offers welcome summer getaway

    Ship Island offers welcome summer getaway

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-07-04 10:54:07 GMT

    Pristine beaches, natural beauty, and a significant history. All can be found on Ship Island, which is just a 50-minute ferry ride from the Gulfport Harbor.

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    Pristine beaches, natural beauty, and a significant history. All can be found on Ship Island, which is just a 50-minute ferry ride from the Gulfport Harbor.

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  • RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:07:42 GMT
    Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)

    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

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    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

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  • White Pillars set to reopen in Biloxi

    White Pillars set to reopen in Biloxi

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:53 AM EDT2017-06-14 10:53:07 GMT
    An iconic coast restaurant is making a comeback. White Pillars will soon reopen its doors in Biloxi with a seasoned chef at the helm.  (Photo source: WLOX)An iconic coast restaurant is making a comeback. White Pillars will soon reopen its doors in Biloxi with a seasoned chef at the helm.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    An iconic coast restaurant is making a comeback. White Pillars will soon reopen its doors in Biloxi with a seasoned chef at the helm. 

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    An iconic coast restaurant is making a comeback. White Pillars will soon reopen its doors in Biloxi with a seasoned chef at the helm. 

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  • Cloe's Story: 'I was tired of being miserable. I didn't feel comfortable as a boy'

    Cloe's Story: 'I was tired of being miserable. I didn't feel comfortable as a boy'

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:37 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:37:06 GMT

    With her mom's support, Cloe, who was born Sidney, began her outward transition to become female. She made the decision her junior year in high school, and did it rather quickly.

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    With her mom's support, Cloe, who was born Sidney, began her outward transition to become female. She made the decision her junior year in high school, and did it rather quickly.

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  • Uber and Lyft: What you need to know

    Uber and Lyft: What you need to know

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-05-12 02:09:06 GMT

    Within the past year, ride sharing apps have become a new option for people needing to get around on the Mississippi Coast.

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    Within the past year, ride sharing apps have become a new option for people needing to get around on the Mississippi Coast.

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  • Study commission formed to look at benefits of a Mississippi Lottery

    Study commission formed to look at benefits of a Mississippi Lottery

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-05-05 13:31:29 GMT

    The commission of nine, including the Mayor of Vicksburg, plans to gather data from all states that currently have a lottery. Mississippi is only one of six that doesn't have a system in place.

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    Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, says while many have asked for a state-wide lottery, no one has ever looked into how much revenue the gambling outlet would produce for our state or how much it would cost to even start one up.

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  • Moss Point family working to recover after arson takes home

    Moss Point family working to recover after arson takes home

    Friday, April 14 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-04-14 20:45:07 GMT

    A family in Moss Point is entering the Easter weekend trying to recover after their decades-old home was destroyed by fire. What makes it even worse is investigators believe someone set the fire on purpose.

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    A family in Moss Point is entering the Easter weekend trying to recover after their decades-old home was destroyed by fire. What makes it even worse is investigators believe someone set the fire on purpose.

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  • Harrison Central greenhouse teaches students life skills

    Harrison Central greenhouse teaches students life skills

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:53 AM EDT2017-04-12 10:53:06 GMT

    Some special needs students at Harrison Central High School are learning skills they'll be able to use beyond the classroom.

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    Some special needs students at Harrison Central High School are learning skills they'll be able to use beyond the classroom.

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  • Biloxi native stars in documentary about state flag

    Biloxi native stars in documentary about state flag

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-04-04 10:54:08 GMT
    "I was raised there. I know Mississippians at the core of it have a good heart," Genesis Briggs said. (Image Source: Moral Courage Project)"I was raised there. I know Mississippians at the core of it have a good heart," Genesis Briggs said. (Image Source: Moral Courage Project)

    A Biloxi native and activist has been outspoken about wanting to change the state flag. Her protest in a New York City club made national headlines last year, but it also caught the attention of documentary filmmakers.

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    A Biloxi native and activist has been outspoken about wanting to change the state flag. Her protest in a New York City club made national headlines last year, but it also caught the attention of documentary filmmakers.

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  • Schedule-MS Bicentennial Celebration - South

    Schedule-MS Bicentennial Celebration - South

    Friday, March 31 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-03-31 16:00:00 GMT

    Gulfport's Centennial Plaza is South Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration headquarters this Friday and Saturday. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to go to the party...

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    Gulfport's Centennial Plaza is South Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration headquarters this Friday and Saturday. Here's what you need to know if you're planning to go to the party...

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  • US marshals join search for roommate after body found in freezer

    US marshals join search for roommate after body found in freezer

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-03-21 10:54:05 GMT
    Investigators have the scene taped off here in the Virginia City area of Latimer. (Photo source: WLOX)Investigators have the scene taped off here in the Virginia City area of Latimer. (Photo source: WLOX)

    How did a Latimer man's body end up inside an unplugged deep freezer at the home he was renting? Why is his car missing? And where is the other person who once lived with him?

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    How did a Latimer man's body end up inside an unplugged deep freezer at the home he was renting? Why is his car missing? And where is the other person who once lived with him?

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  • Tragedy on the Tracks: 4 dead after train hits charter bus

    Tragedy on the Tracks: 4 dead after train hits charter bus

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 6:55 AM EST2017-03-08 11:55:10 GMT
    (Photo source: Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan)(Photo source: Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan)

    Tuesday's horrific bus/train crash in Biloxi has now claimed four lives. The latest victim was a woman who died around 6:30pm at Merit Health in Biloxi. That brings the death toll to two men and two women.

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    Tuesday's horrific bus/train crash in Biloxi has now claimed four lives. The latest victim was a woman who died around 6:30pm at Merit Health in Biloxi. That brings the death toll to two men and two women.

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  • Vintage WWII aircraft on display in Gulfport

    Vintage WWII aircraft on display in Gulfport

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:54 AM EST2017-03-07 11:54:04 GMT
    The exhibit is set up just outside Million Air. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. (Photo source: WLOX)The exhibit is set up just outside Million Air. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Step back in history at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport by visiting the Wings of Freedom exhibit. Vintage World War II airplanes are on display, including a pair of P-51 Mustangs, and B-17, B-24, and B-25 bombers.

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    Step back in history at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport by visiting the Wings of Freedom exhibit. Vintage World War II airplanes are on display, including a pair of P-51 Mustangs, and B-17, B-24, and B-25 bombers.

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  • Donations needed to help homeless know they're not forgotten

    Donations needed to help homeless know they're not forgotten

    Friday, December 16 2016 6:53 AM EST2016-12-16 11:53:02 GMT

    Imagine trying to stay warm and dry, living in the woods this winter. For many homeless people, that challenge is very real. But there are folks determined to help.

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    Imagine trying to stay warm and dry, living in the woods this winter. For many homeless people, that challenge is very real. But there are folks determined to help.

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  • Action Report: Don't fall for fake check scams

    Action Report: Don't fall for fake check scams

    Friday, February 10 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-02-11 03:53:26 GMT

    According to the Federal Trade Commission fake check scams are on the rise across America. 

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    According to the Federal Trade Commission fake check scams are on the rise across America. 

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  • Action Report: What to do if bed bugs invade your home

    Action Report: What to do if bed bugs invade your home

    Thursday, February 9 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-02-10 04:01:54 GMT

    Over the past decade bed bugs have made a resurgence throughout the United States, including  in South Mississippi.

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    Over the past decade bed bugs have made a resurgence throughout the United States, including  in South Mississippi.

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  • Messages of love left on St. Jude Dream Home's floor

    Messages of love left on St. Jude Dream Home's floor

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 9:33 PM EST2017-02-01 02:33:28 GMT
    St. Jude Dream Home floor signing leaves behind blessings and messages of love and thanks. (Photo Source: WLOX)St. Jude Dream Home floor signing leaves behind blessings and messages of love and thanks. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    If you win the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast St. Jude Dream Home, you will have messages of love, blessings, and thanks written on the concrete under the flooring in the living room. Tuesday supporters of the Dream Home came together to celebrate and mark this stage of the construction of the house just off the beach in Gulfport.

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    If you win the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast St. Jude Dream Home, you will have messages of love, blessings, and thanks written on the concrete under the flooring in the living room. Tuesday supporters of the Dream Home came together to celebrate and mark this stage of the construction of the house just off the beach in Gulfport.

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  • How to change the alert tone on your WLOX weather app

    How to change the alert tone on your WLOX weather app

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 1:57 PM EST2017-01-24 18:57:22 GMT
    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. (Photo source: WLOX)A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. 

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    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. 

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  • Darwell's Cafe named in Forbes 10 best restaurants in 2016

    Darwell's Cafe named in Forbes 10 best restaurants in 2016

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-01-05 04:03:29 GMT

    Though it sits nestled just south of the railroad tracks in Long Beach, Darwell's Cafe is anything but hidden from the national spotlight.

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    Though it sits nestled just south of the railroad tracks in Long Beach, Darwell's Cafe is anything but hidden from the national spotlight.

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  • Msgr. Louis Kihneman of Corpus Christi, TX to lead Biloxi Diocese

    Msgr. Louis Kihneman of Corpus Christi, TX to lead Biloxi Diocese

    Friday, December 16 2016 6:47 PM EST2016-12-16 23:47:34 GMT
    Pope Francis has named Msgr. Louis Kihneman to serve as the fourth Bishop of Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX)Pope Francis has named Msgr. Louis Kihneman to serve as the fourth Bishop of Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Pope Francis has named Msgr. Louis Kihneman to serve as the fourth Bishop of Biloxi. According to the Biloxi Diocese, Bishop-elect Kihneman is a priest of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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    Pope Francis has named Msgr. Louis Kihneman to serve as the fourth Bishop of Biloxi. According to the Biloxi Diocese, Bishop-elect Kihneman is a priest of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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  • Moss Point mayor continues digging into allegations of mis-spending

    Moss Point mayor continues digging into allegations of mis-spending

    Thursday, December 1 2016 11:25 AM EST2016-12-01 16:25:47 GMT
    Almost $3.5 million is missing from the Moss Point Utility Department's coffers, and thousands from a police benefit fund.  (Photo source: WLOX)Almost $3.5 million is missing from the Moss Point Utility Department's coffers, and thousands from a police benefit fund.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    There's a call for another investigation into how public money is spent in Moss Point. This time, it's from the mayor. Doug Walker has been looking into allegations of misspending and the numbers are staggering. Almost $3.5 million is missing from the utility department's coffers, and thousands from a police benefit fund. With state investigations already underway, Mayor Billy Broomfield says he is intent on getting to the bottom of this troubling situation.

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    There's a call for another investigation into how public money is spent in Moss Point. This time, it's from the mayor. Doug Walker has been looking into allegations of misspending and the numbers are staggering. Almost $3.5 million is missing from the utility department's coffers, and thousands from a police benefit fund. With state investigations already underway, Mayor Billy Broomfield says he is intent on getting to the bottom of this troubling situation.

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  • Urban legends of South Mississippi

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 9:26 PM EDT2016-11-03 01:26:48 GMT

    This river in Pascagoula may sing but some would say that's not exactly why Singing River got it's name… "It's called the singing river because Indians committed suicide and died in it," said Pascagoula Resident, Robert Motyka. People have heard that legend for year, but the legend just may have a bit of truth to it. It turns out the mass suicide was all over love. Pascagoula River Audubon Center Director, Mark LaSalle is an expert on the river, and s...

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    This river in Pascagoula may sing but some would say that's not exactly why Singing River got it's name… "It's called the singing river because Indians committed suicide and died in it," said Pascagoula Resident, Robert Motyka. People have heard that legend for year, but the legend just may have a bit of truth to it. It turns out the mass suicide was all over love. Pascagoula River Audubon Center Director, Mark LaSalle is an expert on the river, and s...

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  • Mississippi Ghost Story: Longwood Plantation boasts eerie history

    Mississippi Ghost Story: Longwood Plantation boasts eerie history

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:55 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:55:18 GMT

    The city's elegant antebellum homes are the number one draw in Natchez. One of the homes is considered one of the most interesting haunted houses in the country.

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    The city's elegant antebellum homes are the number one draw in Natchez. One of the homes is considered one of the most interesting haunted houses in the country.

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  • Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:39:53 GMT

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

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    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

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  • Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:38:14 GMT
    234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

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    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

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  • Academy Sports and Outdoors gives children in need a shopping spree

    Academy Sports and Outdoors gives children in need a shopping spree

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:35:42 GMT
    30 children were given gift cards to Academy Sports and Outdoors. (Photo source: WLOX News)30 children were given gift cards to Academy Sports and Outdoors. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Getting back in the classroom isn't cheap. Parents spend hundreds of dollars to thousands for school supplies, and clothing. But one South Mississippi company is hoping to help with some of the financial burden of back to school season. 

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    Getting back in the classroom isn't cheap. Parents spend hundreds of dollars to thousands for school supplies, and clothing. But one South Mississippi company is hoping to help with some of the financial burden of back to school season. 

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