Woman wanted for aggravated assault after shooting in Gulfport

Michelle Shantel Pope, 29, is wanted by Gulfport Police on four counts of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting into a vehicle, injuring one person.

  Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security

Several say they have boosted security measures to protect themselves and their families, money for which will be part of a broad $1.9 billion spending bill that the House will vote on this week, along with a measure that would create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
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  88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July

The payments are part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax credit for one year and made it possible to pre-pay the benefits on a monthly basis.

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  Stone County teen takes the mound for ‘inspirational’ game just two days after death of his dad

Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

  Jackson County School District employees share opinions on spending plan for the $67 million bond

  Women’s Resource Center in Gulfport works to encourage life to expecting mothers

Is confusion being caused by the lifting of mask mandates for the fully vaccinated?

The City of Jackson is maintaining its mask mandate even though some businesses in the metro no longer require them.
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Plane diverted after unruly passenger allegedly refuses mask, snorts substance, abuses others

Witnesses say the passenger, who was arrested, made inappropriate comments to numerous female passengers and yelled racist slurs upon boarding.

  Voters, lawmakers wonder what’s next after Miss. Supreme Court squashes Initiative 65

Coroner asking for help identifying victim in Tradition Parkway crash

SCOTUS reignites national debate in decision to take up Miss. abortion ban challenge

Philip Gunn: I support special session to protect initiative process in Mississippi

  Books and reading a form of therapy to Biloxi independent book store owner

The Blood Center hosts emergency blood drives to fight critical shortages

Sheriff: Man arrested after shooting at his father and another person

Gov. Ivey signs Alabama’s medical marijuana bill

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  CDC mask guidance causes confusion

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended the changes despite the confusion, calling them a critical first step in reopening the country.

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  Southern Miss earns three-seed in Conference USA baseball tournament

  Pearl River baseball preps to host Region 23 tournament

Head coach Mike Avalon says the preparation leading into this week has been a little different given the extra time off since their last game.

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‘It’s ... a shot in the back to women’: Activists discuss SCOTUS decision to hear Miss. abortion ban challenge

Reeves praises SCOTUS decision to hear Mississippi abortion ban case

  316 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in Mississippi over the weekend

  Food Truck Festival in Biloxi draws an estimated 2,000 people

  ‘We can’t lose hope’: Morning Star Baptist Church leaders react to recent shootings in Gulfport

Community leaders say they’re fed up with the gun violence in Gulfport. On Saturday, community leaders hosted a “Stop the Violence” rally and within 24 hours later, two separate shootings happened in the area.
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  Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

It would mark the first time that U.S.-controlled doses of vaccines authorized for use in the country will be shared overseas, as domestic demand for the shots has dropped significantly in recent weeks.

  ‘He made this world better’: Stone County’s Kevin Conard remembered for impact on the community

  Crowds flock to Harrison County Fairgrounds for Latino concert

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection with early morning Gulfport shooting

Johnny Cash honored in Starkville with Country Music Trail marker