Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old Monroe County girl

She may be with a white male who has the first name Ron. They may be traveling in a red passenger car.

  Community Shred Day allows residents to get rid of sensitive documents for free

  Moss Point restaurant owners respond to proposed tax increase

  Biloxi splits doubleheader with Pensacola

Rainbows shine over the Gulf Coast after string of severe weather

  Sand on Hwy. 90 causing headaches for drivers, officials

  USM dean of students retiring after long career

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Croatian foods highlight Good Friday feast

  Discovering herbal medicine in South Mississippi

  Stations of the Cross builds spiritual and emotional bond

Governor declares State of Emergency for areas affected by severe storms

  MSDH: Measles traveled from Tennessee through Mississippi earlier this month

SNAP recipients could order groceries online from Walmart, Amazon

  Crews remove windblown sand from Hwy. 90

High wind and whipping surf drove sand up on Highway 90 overnight, making it a rough ride down the beach late Thursday.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

Deep fryer, drugs, money and more found in MDOC shakedown

Prison officials in Mississippi are continuing efforts to find and remove contraband in facilities throughout the Magnolia State.

Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour goes digital

Once a year, Coast residents and tourists alike make the annual pilgrimage to Biloxi for the Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

  D’Iberville boy gets magical surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation

  Margaritaville amusement park construction planned after summer

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

Severe weather risk moves out of South Mississippi, minor wind damage reported

  Lightning strikes homeowner’s shop in Gautier

Lightning struck a homeowner’s shop in Gautier Thursday night but luckily, there’s no major damage.

One person killed during storms in Neshoba County

Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens says that a driver was killed on Highway 15 S. after his car hit a tree.

  State testing this week brings back conversations around excessive testing

State testing is kicking off in Mississippi schools this week. That's reigniting the conversations surrounding whether students are overtested.

  Thousands without power across Gulf Coast as severe weather rolls in

As severe weather rolls through the sate, residents across the Gulf Coast are experiencing power outages Thursday evening.

  Changes coming for deer hunters as Chronic Wasting Disease continues in the state

The recent Chronic Wasting Disease among deer STILL sparks concerns for hunters. Next week the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a public meeting to talk about proposed changes for the 2019 – 2020 deer hunting season.

  Hancock, Pearl River counties open shelters ahead of potential severe weather

If you’re unsure of the safety of your home during Thursday’s predicted severe weather, you can take shelter in Hancock or Pearl River counties.

  Jackson County republicans weigh in on Mueller report

As Republicans gathered Thursday in Jackson County, much of the talk in the room centered around the recently released Mueller report. Not surprisingly, most felt it clears President Trump of any wrongdoing.

  Pollen season in South Mississippi means allergies for many

Maxem Health Urgent Care in Pascagoula sees around 60 patients a day. Right now, 15 to 20 of those patients are suffering from seasonal allergies or sinus infections.

  Recent turtle and dolphin deaths raise concerns

Nearly 40 dead dolphins and sea turtles have local marine wildlife officials concerned about potentially dangerous changes in the local ecosystems.

Internet purchase safety zones offered across Harrison County

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is now offering a solution for those worried about making purchases from strangers on the internet.

  Two months after the funeral, family still waiting for mother to be buried

Dorthy Johnson couldn't be interred on the day of her funeral because of bad weather.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

Gulfport man accused of robbing store on Hwy. 49

A Gulfport man has been arrested arrested after police said he stole money and cigarettes from a store on Highway 49.

Fundraiser for black churches destroyed by arson surpasses $2 million

A GoFundMe campaign saw more than $750,000 in donations in a 24-hour span after it was widely shared on social media Tuesday.

Carl’s Jr. testing CBD burger in Colorado - at one store, for one day

The 'Rocky Mountain High: Cheeseburger Delight' will only be sold in Denver on April 20.

BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

The recall expansion covers a dozen 3 Series, 5 Series and Z4 models from the 2006 model year.

SCHOOL LIST: South Mississippi schools announce early dismissal times

Schools across South Mississippi are announcing early release times ahead of severe weather headed our way Thursday.

Old Mobile Highway Bridge back open in Pascagoula

The Old Mobile Highway Bridge is back open in Pascagoula after being closed for a year and a half.

  Teachers express concerns to gubernatorial candidate in town hall meeting

Teachers on the Coast got a chance to express concerns and suggestions to one of the Republican candidates for governor on Wednesday.

  U.S. Judge Starrett looks back on career before shifting to senior status

Behind the walls of the Federal Courthouse Building in Hattiesburg, the Honorable Keith Starrett, United States District Judge, looked back at his judicial career spanning 27 years.

  Escatawpa residents bracing for second round of storms

Residents in an Escatawpa community who were hit hard by an EF1 tornado early Sunday morning are bracing for a second round of storms on Thursday.

  No confirmed cases of measles in MS as outbreaks grow elsewhere

There have been no reported cases of the measles in Mississippi since 1992.

State Auditor report reveals outside-the-classroom spending up, despite fewer teachers and students

The State Auditor is calling attention to the way your taxpayer dollars are being spent in Mississippi schools. It turns out that less than 60 percent of the total K-12 spending ends up going into the classrooms.

  USM hires former longtime St. Stanislaus head coach to lead men’s basketball

A former longtime Coast head coach is returning to his alma mater.

  Officers receive training to combat drug trafficking on local highways

The interstate highway system is one of the easiest and most common ways for traffickers to transport drugs.

Four primetime games, a week 2 matchup with the Rams, highlight the Saints 2019 schedule

Saints open the season at home against the Texans on Monday Night Football

  West Harrison Hurricane Band receives donation from Yamaha

The school’s Pride of Mississippi marching band received $30,000 worth of music instruments, all courtesy of Yamaha.

  Suspect charged in vicious beating tells judge drinking, misunderstanding led to attack

Two men charged in a brutal on-camera beating that sparked outrage in the Wayne County community appeared in court Wednesday afternoon.

Former President George W. Bush sends condolences to Longo family after Tommy Longo’s passing

The 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, sent a letter to Tommy Longo’s family remembering Longo and his legacy.

  Cedar Lake Road always a flooding concern for residents and businesses

When heavy rains come, some roads along South Mississippi are more vulnerable to flooding than others. One of those is Cedar Lake Road in Biloxi.

Tickets on sale for 2019 Southern League All-Star events

Tickets for the three events surrounding the 2019 Southern League All-Star Game are on sale now.

Mississippi residents can display state flag minus Confederate battle emblem with new specialty license plate

Legislators have not changed the actual flag that's the last in the U.S. with the Confederate emblem, although some have pushed for the "Stennis flag."

  Airshow disaster drill puts local agencies through the fire

The scenario features an airshow mid-air collision, numerous casualties and first responders assessing the disaster.

Former state investigator sentenced to over three years in prison for extortion

Saddler was a certified law enforcement officer working for the Mississippi Department of Human Services charged with investigating criminal fraud related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”).

Here’s an update from ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek, who has been busy since his diagnosis

Long-time “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has stayed busy.

  Water and sewer improvements on the way in Ocean Springs

The city coffers in Ocean Springs are richer to the tune of $900,000 dollars. Now, the money will be used to improve water and sewer systems in the city of discovery.

Police: Florida baby dies after being left in hot car while mom went to find cocaine

Firefighters say when they saw the infant, he was in full seizure, was in obvious signs of heat stress, and had a fully loaded diaper. At the hospital, the baby's temperature was 106 degrees.

  65-year-old Florida woman fights off half-naked attacker with bat

It was early Sunday morning when Clarese Gainey said that she heard a noise outside her Gainesville, FL, apartment. She peaked out her window to see a large man trying to break into her car, while only wearing his boxers.

Biloxi Police looking for teenager missing a week

Biloxi Police are asking for help to find a 17-year-old who has been missing for one week.

Keesler hosts two-day exercise ahead of Thunder Over the Sound

If you see military planes flying overhead this week, don't be alarmed. Keesler Air Force Base is getting ready for the big air show coming up in just over two weeks.

  South Mississippi Strong: Upside-down potter teaches innovation, engineering through art

A Hancock County artist with an engineering background is taking an unique approach to pottery and using it as a platform to teach innovation, mechanics, and art.

  Warrant issued for mental health patient accused of attacking nurse who died days later

A warrant has been issued for the mental health patient accused of attacking a Baton Rouge nurse, who died days later.

  Moss Point reports progress on unpaid utility bills, sets referendum vote on restaurant tax

Progress on the unpaid utility bills was discussed at Tuesday’s board of alderman meeting in Moss Point, along with a referendum to vote on a proposed restaurant tax.

  Community assessment seeks to improve East Biloxi

The East Biloxi Community Collaborative launched its community needs assessment Tuesday, surveying residents and local businesses in an effort to improve East Biloxi.

  Improvements coming for interchange on I-10 at County Farm Rd.

MDOT is moving forward with $1.5 million improvements to the County Farm Road exit off I-10 in Harrison County.

  Alligators sightings increase in Mississippi with warm weather

In the coming months they will begin venturing out of their familiar territory, which could increase your chance of encountering one.

  USPS observing Dog Bite Prevention Week

United States Postal Services across the nation are observing Dog Bite Prevention Week this week.

  Police: Don’t give out too much information on bumper stickers

Police have a warning: the bumper stickers you put on your car, might make you a target for criminals

Florida man’s faith in Tiger wins him $98k at Harrah’s Gulf Coast

A Florida man made his recent trip to Biloxi an unforgettable one when he placed a bet on Tiger Woods to win the 2019 Masters Golf Tournament.

  State leaders tour tornado damage in Warren County

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and other state and local leaders were in Warren County Tuesday, touring the damage and destruction left behind by three EF-2 tornadoes over the weekend.

Fake-smiling at work makes you drink more at home, study reveals

Is the sauce becoming your boss? This study may tell you why.

Biloxi honors volunteers in the community through annual awards ceremony

The city held its 36th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony, honoring some of the people who help make the city great by helping others.

Alternative bulkheads could be the next big waterfront thing

Officials with the Department of Marine Resources unveiled a new concept today called an alternative bulkhead.

  A possible solution for Turkey Creek flooding is in the works

There’s new hope for people who live near Turkey Creek in Gulfport and constantly worry about flooding during heavy rains.

USS Fitzgerald leaves dry dock, continues restoration process in Pascagoula

The USS Fitzgerald took another step towards returning to the fleet as a combat-cable ship Tuesday at the Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula.

  Striped bass find new home in Fort Bayou

The event was the culmination of a school year’s worth of research into the ecosystem and how to grow the fish in order to release them safely.

Police: Homeless man steals car, sets it on fire in Long Beach

Jimmy Harsson is in police custody after police say he walked into someone’s home, stole this person’s car then set it on fire Tuesday morning.

Conference brings together professionals in the fight against child abuse

The fight against child abuse is growing stronger as hundreds of professionals meet in Biloxi for training this week.