Moments after Hurricane Katrina's eye passed through South Mississippi, it was Brad Kessie who stood near the water's edge and summarized the storm with a sentence that nobody will ever forget. He looked into a camera lens and said, "You're absolutely not going to believe what you're about to see."
Brad was named news director at WLOX in 2009. Before that, he was the station's senior reporter.
The Chicago native attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He moved to WLOX in 1988, and he's been a fixture in the community ever since. Brad lives in Gulfport.
Harrison and Jackson Counties have Christmas tree recycling dropoff locations. Instead of throwing away your tree, county leaders encourage you to recycle it. The program creates wood chips and mulch for gardens and parks around both counties. And it keeps trees out of landfills.
Loaves and Fishes opened its doors Tuesday so homeless people in east Biloxi could have a Christmas lunch. The soup kitchen served turkey, ham, dressing and other tasty treats to more than 50 people. They got help from Seabees and Keesler airmen who volunteered to serve the Christmas meal.
Gulf Coast Feed the Needy is in its 29th year. On Christmas morning, hundreds of volunteers will fill plates with turkey and all the trimmings, and deliver the holiday meals to 2,200 people across Harrison County.
The Harrison County school bond referendum has turned into a war of words on social media as school board members Bill Bradley and Rena Wiggins took exception to a newsletter produced by Biloxi's mayor.
Bay St. Louis investigators spent the overnight hours searching for evidence linked to a deadly gun battle. Hancock County’s coroner confirmed to WLOX News Now Raymond Estapa died around 1:00 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds
The 22nd annual Cruisin the Coast classic car showcase starts September 30. On Saturday morning, about 200 people were at the D’Iberville Civic Center. That facility is where they participated in a packing party. The volunteers filled 9,000 bags with sponsor information, schedules, and maps.
The silver anniversary Gulf Coast Heart Walk started at Jones Park in Gulfport Saturday morning. Dozens of businesses entered teams in the walk. As many as 3,000 South Mississippians were expected to participate in the 25th annual Heart Walk.
Dr. Bill Walker will return to a federal courtroom Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett just shot down a defense request to reschedule Walker’s supervised release revocation hearing until October 19. Starrett issued that ruling after a short telephone conference call with attorneys.
In an interview that aired Monday on American Family Radio, Chris McDaniel said when it comes to allegations made against high profile political candidates, “99% of the time are just absolutely fabricated.” McDaniel made that comment on Focal Point, a program hosted by Bryan Fischer.
Newly unsealed court documents say Bill Walker has “failed to pay” $5,000 a month in restitution since being released from a federal prison. Consequently, the former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director could be sent back to prison.
Four football stars with ties to New Orleans venture to Biloxi and help open the IP Sportsbook and FanDuel Sports Zone at IP Casino Resort and Spa. Derland Moore, Dalton Hilliard, Michael Lewis, and Marcus Dupree placed the first bets at the rebranded sportsbook.
Wednesday starts the same way Tuesday ended. Fog blankets the coast. And that's created even more travel issues for people trying to fly into our out of Gulfport Biloxi International Airport. The airport's flight board shows three early morning cancellations. It also has two flight delays.
Singing River Health System released its State of the System report Friday afternoon along with audited financial statements from the system and its troubled pension plan. CEO Kevin Holland says the health system is moving in the right direction and its Strategic Turnaround Plan is working, but there are still difficult decisions to be made, including cost cutting measures.
Gunshots overnight in Moss Point. The city's police chief says one person suffered superficial wounds in his neck and his face. This afternoon, the two men who allegedly shot the victim are in custody.