Police: Teacher arrested at school after suspected cocaine found in desk

A Colonial Heights elementary school teacher was arrested at school after suspected cocaine was found in her desk, police said.

  DeLisle Elementary principal finalist for state administrator of the year

Governor signs law expanding parole eligibility in Mississippi

Miss. inmate linked to cold case murder victims found in Mojave Desert in 1980

  Family members of crime victims seek path to healing with annual ceremony

Stars of ‘Swamp People’ help Cajun Navy with search and rescue efforts

Tyce sentenced to life in prison for murder of beloved Hattiesburg grocer

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Report: Monkey bites woman after getting loose from T.I.G.E.R.S. Myrtle Beach Safari

City Councilwoman Nguyen asks for public feedback on Six Flags proposals

  Buc-ee’s, world’s largest convenience store, set to come to South Mississippi, says senator

  319 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths Thursday in Mississippi

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 319 new cases reported Thurs.

Sheriff: One dead, one in jail after alcohol-fueled fight in Vancleave

  Several jobs of all skill levels available now in Moss Point School District

Several different jobs fitting a range of skills and experience are available now in the Moss Point School District.

  Consolidation referendum in Diamondhead causing debate among city leaders

When Diamondhead residents head to the polls in June, a referendum will appear on ballots and it is sparking debate in the small community.

Boy, 10, found dead in car trunk in Louisville; mother charged with murder

Around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, A 911 caller told dispatchers a woman had a gun and a dead boy wrapped in a blanket.

Tennessee bill requiring women to bury, cremate remains after an abortion heads to governor’s desk

Intense debate sparked this week about the so-called Unborn Child Dignity Act that would require women after a surgical abortion to decide in writing to either cremate or bury the fetal remains.

  Mississippians react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Louisiana police officer accused of soliciting sex from woman involved in crash

Ole Miss student makes school history, hired to work for NFL

  Gulfport double homicide causes community leaders to speak out on youth violence

Brett Favre weighs in on Chauvin verdict during podcast

Developers make plans for more housing in downtown Biloxi

Sitting down with Harrison County School District’s incoming superintendent

Even though he’s been with the school district for over half a century, people might not know much about Mitchell King, Harrison County School District’s incoming superintendent.

Texas teacher accused of having sexual relationship with 13-year-old student

A former Tomball ISD teacher and Whitewright native was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 and booked into the Harris County Jail Saturday.

  Prescribed burn on Deer Island good for habitat and for business

Officials intentionally set about 134 acres in the center of the island on fire, they said it’s good for the island’s habitat.

FBI: Springfield Local Schools employee attempted to meet 8-year-old girl at hotel for sex

The FBI says Bradley Willem Beun sought to have sex with an 8-year-old girl.

Canton man gets life in prison for 2019 murder of delivery driver

A Canton man accused of killing a Domino’s delivery driver and dumping her body at an intersection in Madison County now faces life in prison.

Bill offering select inmates parole eligibility due from Reeves Thurs.

If signed into law, supporters say the bill will alleviate some of the stress on Mississippi’s prison system.

Dreams come true after balloon released by SW Kan. twins found more than 600 miles away

When four-year-old Luna Gonzalez and her twin sister Gianella let their balloon go four months ago, their family had no way of knowing that the fun holiday activity would lead to a new friendship hundreds of miles away.

MDEQ awards $354,700 to help districts purchase environmentally friendly school buses

Funds will be used to purchase buses with more stringent emission controls.

  D’Iberville High School’s powerlifting team lifts up two state title trophies

This week D’Iberville High School got a double dose of excitement after the boy’s and girl’s powerlifting teams both won state titles.

  Four Gulf Coast McDonald’s locations offer free meals to law enforcement

Men and women in blue can stop by any one of four Gulf Coast McDonald’s restaurants and receive a free meal.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24

Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs will be accepted.

38 Gopher Tortoises were released to celebrate National Gopher Tortoise Day in Miss.

The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi released 38 two-year-old Gopher Tortoises last weekend.

  233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths Wednesday in Mississippi

There were 43 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

NOPD: More than 8 kids try to rob woman in Holy Cross neighborhood

New Orleans police said a 41-year-old woman was approached by 8-10 kids who attempted to rob her.

  Tips for parents to help children learn during pandemic

Has the pandemic hindered your child from growing academically?

  Victims identified in Gulfport double homicide

The victims of a double homicide in Gulfport Tuesday have been identified.

Pass Christian man identified as victim found dead near Moses Pier

Authorities have identified a 23-year-old Pass Christian man has the victim who was found floating in the water Sunday morning near a Gulfport pier.

Pardons for Progress initiative relaunched in Birmingham

The city of Birmingham initially unveiled the initiative in 2019. The program is aimed at helping people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession when it comes to finding jobs.

  Coast community leaders react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

Coastal residents hope the aftermath of the trial will continue with progress on police reform, criminal justice and racism across the nation.

  Bonnet Carré Spillway disaster relief could be on the way soon

Two years after the Bonnet Carre dumped trillions of gallons of freshwater into the Mississippi Sound, many who make their livelihoods on the water are still feeling the impacts.

  Covington Co. teen becomes 1st in Miss. to earn top marks in both Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Pamela Bullard was awarded her Eagle Scout rank after previously winning the Girl Scouts Gold Award.

16-year-old girl fatally shot by Columbus police as nation awaited verdict in Chauvin trial

Media outlets across Central Ohio are reporting that a 15-year-old girl was shot and killed by Columbus police as the nation waited for the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd.

  Tuition set to increase at most Mississippi public universities

College tuition prices are rising but there are options out there to cut some of the costs.

  Largest marina in Jackson County has a new owner with eye toward the future

The Mary Walker Marina is the oldest continually operating business in Gautier, and the largest marina in Jackson County with 180 boat slips.

  Workers continue to fight for help 11 years after Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 marks eleven years since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing eleven workers and starting the largest oil spill in Gulf history.

  The murky future of the U.S. cruise industry

The future is still murky for cruise lines in the United States.

  Biloxi honors Make-A-Wish with proclamation of World Wish Day

Applause thundered throughout Biloxi City Hall during the proclamation of World Wish Day in honor of the Wake-A-Wish Foundation.

MDOT crews clearing sand from Hwy 90 after stormy weather

Crews have been working to clear not only the roadway but the storm drains as well after last week’s storms helped clog them with sand.

‘True justice is more than one verdict’: ACLU of Miss. issues statement of Chauvin verdict

Floyd was one of more than 5,000 people killed by police since 2015, ACLU data shows.

  362 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths Tuesday in Mississippi

There were 47 new cases and 1 new death reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

  Experts: Diet culture and mental health may have connection

People suffering from eating disorders may be more vulnerable to the effects of diet culture.

Jackson Academy hosts first-ever National Wheelchair Basketball Association sanctioned tourney

The games kick-off at 9 a.m. Friday, April 24.

  Heroes at Fallen Oak Golf Tournament a ‘thank you’ to first responders

A chance to unwind, compete and enjoy the beauty of Fallen Oak. That's what 80 of our local first responders enjoyed Tuesday in the Heroes at Fallen Oak Golf Tournament.

Mississippi athletes will be able to earn money for likeness

College athletes in Mississippi will soon be able to earn money from their own name, image or likeness.

Tool manufacturing company to add 1,200 jobs in Mississippi over next eight years

Company plans to build 500,000-square-foot facility in Grenada Co.

Cajun Navy finds Seacor Power debris 60 miles from crash site

Six people were rescued last week. Five were confirmed dead. Eight people remain missing.

Man wanted for armed robbery in Gulfport now in custody

A man wanted by police for an armed robbery in Gulfport is now behind bars.

Waste Management truck, motorcycle collide in Harrison County

The driver of a motorcycle has been air lifted to a trauma hospital after the bike he was riding and a Waste Management truck collided Tuesday.

Ingalls awarded additional $107M for new amphibious assault ship

Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has received a fourth contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $107 million for materials to build the amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

Gulfport Police investigating body of man found burned in vehicle

Gulfport Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in burned truck early Sunday.

  Harrison County School Board officially has a new superintendent

After an executive session that last more than four hours Monday night, Harrison County School Board has officially hired a new superintendent for the upcoming school year.

  Mississippi in vastly different place regarding COVID-19 restrictions

This past weekend, Mississippians were treated to a music festival and an elite college baseball rivalry.

  Multi-million dollar grant will address nurse educator shortage

Nurse educators are in short supply in Mississippi. Because of that, nursing schools often can't accept all of the qualified applicants each year.

Missing 14-year-old Pike Co. girl has been found safe; two men arrested

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an endangered/missing child alert for a 14-year-old Pike County girl.

  Ocean Springs mayoral candidates gear up for primary runoff election

Throughout Ocean Springs, campaign signs for the two candidates running for mayor, Kenny Holloway and Melanie Allen, are on almost every corner. The primary runoff election is on April 27 with the winner becoming mayor of Ocean Springs.

  Turkey Creek restoration project based in science despite concerns over worsening floods

The 12-mile Turkey Creek is part of a 17,000-acre floodplain that is critical to draining rain waters from Long Beach to Bayou Bernard. There have been numerous studies and plans made but little action to prevent the creek from flooding the communities that surround it.

  USM ROTC presents VFW with Space Force flag

Members of ROTC at USM presented a Space Force flag to the VFW in Hattiesburg during a special ceremony Monday.

VIDEO: Coast Guard to suspend search and rescue operations at sunset; NTSB investigating

Eight people remain missing

  Cashing in on CARES: Pandemic relief money used to buy luxury cars, new homes

The federal government is cracking down on people it says fraudulently applied for and, in some cases, received money through pandemic relief funding programs.

  Salvation Army breaks ground on new shelter for struggling families

Leaders in the organization, city, and community geared up with their hard hats and shovels to mark day one of the year-long construction of The Community Center of Hope.

Coast’s Wicker Center gets $7 million infrastructure allocation

The University of Southern Mississippi received $7 million in state money for the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise in Gulfport.

Two women accused of attempting to spend $1 million bill at Maryville Dollar General

BCSO officials said one of the suspects said she “received the one million dollar bill in the mail from a church.”

  Unique program at Pascagoula-Gautier district creates ready-to-go drone pilots

Students in the district’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program are reaching new professional heights by flying drones.

Billions of dollars from American Rescue Plan now available to restaurants and bars, among others

Key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund were announced Monday.

Mississippi legalizing home delivery of alcohol as of July 1

Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21 and delivery people will have to be at least that old.

‘Because of your family’s love, I live:’ South Mississippi man receives liver transplant from Louisiana teen

A South Mississippi man is alive today because of the selfless decision a 17-year-old and his family made under the most tragic of circumstances.

Nearly $2.6 million Old Capitol repair project expected to wrap up this summer

Museum to remain closed until work is completed.

  No new COVID cases reported in Harrison County, only 37 reported statewide Monday

There were five new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Monday.