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Sparklight has added WLOX ABC & WLOX CBS back into the channel line-up for Diamondhead/Hancock County customers. That announcement gives people in Diamondhead more opportunities to get local news from the station for South Mississippi.

  Health professionals respond to Gulfport Mental Health Center’s possible closure

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

B’ham officer injured in the line of duty, one day before his 36th Birthday

  Backstage at Center Stage’s ‘Godspell’

  In shadow of algae bloom, Embrace the Gulf 2020 to promote Gulf’s ability to recover

Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for 16-year-old out of Greenville

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Gaming Commission approves new casino site in Hancock County

  Harrison County School District joins the race in robotics

  WLOX Editorial: Sales Tax Holiday

Moss Point church hosts ‘Salute a Uniform’ day for first responders

  Stennis Space Center history dates back to the 1960s

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

South Mississippi family member becomes one-millionth rider on Disneyland ride

One member of the Ridgeway family of Ocean Springs became the one-millionth rider on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run earlier this week.

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

Gulf Coast Mental Health Center to close its doors at clinics in four South Mississippi counties

A multi-county mental health provider in South Mississippi will shut its doors next month due to a lack of funding.

Community breakfast gives Gulfport residents, leaders time to chat

The 18th Annual North Gulfport Civic Club Community Breakfast, held at the Good Deeds Community Center, is breakfast with a purpose.

  Bay St. Louis has a free parking garage and they want you to use it

  ACLU relaunches call to lift panhandling bans in Mississippi

  Ocean Springs coffee shop starts litter-free initiative

Mother, three young children found stabbed to death at Columbus, Ga. apartments

  Camp Fabulous visits Mississippi Civil Rights Tour during ninth summer of learning

  How cultural conservative issues are impacting the Republican race for Governor

  FBI solicits applications for invitation-only job fair for women

Just email your resume in and you’ll be notified if you qualify.

  Historic backwater flooding in Holly Bluff forces only grocery store to shut its doors

In Yazoo County, the small town of Holly Bluff takes another hit after dealing with floodwaters for at least six months. The only grocery store in town has closed its doors. Junae’s Grocery the only grocery store in Holly Bluff has been serving the community for three years. Now it has been forced

Mississippi ACLU asks cities to repeal panhandling penalties

It is asking for other cities to do the same - Brandon, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Clinton, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Grenada, Gulfport, Horn Lake, Jackson, Long Beach, Natchez, Olive Branch, Pascagoula and Vicksburg.

  Biloxi business owner wins international pageant title, advocates to go green

A Biloxi resident is now representing South Mississippi on the international stage after Brandy Jarvis Ibos was crowned the newest Mrs. Earth.

Settlement reached in Jackie Sherrill lawsuit against NCAA

The settlement came after testimony from three key witnesses.

  Hancock County using surveillance cameras to crack down on illegal tire dumping

Hancock County has had an ongoing problem with illegal tire dumping. While signage has helped with the issue, the county has now installed security cameras to help keep the dumping under control.

  Senate confirmation hearings begin for Judge Sul Ozerden of Gulfport

Mississippi’s U.S. senators delivered high praise of U.S. District Court Judge Sul Ozerden to their colleagues in Washington Wednesday.

Pascagoula officials hold groundbreaking for latest ballfield

City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new baseball field in Pascagoula Wednesday morning.

Jury finds Matthew Naquin guilty in Max Gruver hazing trial

A jury has decided ex-LSU student, Matthew Naquin, is guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge, Max Gruver. The six-person jury reached a verdict Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

  Gulfport resident fed up with overgrowth near home, wants something done

Overgrowth along the railroad tracks in Gulfport has David Starling fed up. The Gulfport resident isn’t too fond of the unkept area just beyond his backyard fence.

  Stennis Space Center houses hidden federal city

When most people think of Stennis Space Center, they think of NASA. However, there's a lot more to Stennis than just the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting at Gautier gas station

Gautier police have arrested 23-year-old Jamyrian Quinn and charged him with murder.

Gulfport man pleads guilty to beating homeless man with pipe

A homeless man has pleaded guilty to second degree murder two years after attacking another homeless man at a camp in Gulfport.

Celebration of life to be held Monday for Sadie Roberts-Joseph

A vigil has been scheduled for Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who was found dead in the trunk of her car.

Biloxi man accused of firing shots at another man after argument

A Biloxi man is behind bars after allegedly pointing a gun at another man and firing shots.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

Amber Alert canceled after Louisiana state troopers find couple with children

Melissa Joy Gladden and Jerry Jay Kirkley have been taken into custody and their children are safe.

  Authorities warn of ‘Porch Pirates’ on Amazon Prime Days

Follow these key safety tips so you can prevent dreaded porch pirates.

  South Mississippi Strong: Lifetime volunteer finds the blessing in being a blessing to others

Ted Hearn's undying devotion to serve through volunteer work has changed hundreds of lives for the better.

  Alderman requests new administration policy that includes mayor pay cut

There was a shakeup in Moss Point Tuesday after Ward 1 Alderman Sherwood Bradford proposed a new administration policy that included slicing Mayor Mario King’s pay by 15 percent.

  Biloxi seeking grant money for Point Cadet Marina restoration

The city council voted to approve sending an application for a grant and committed to match it by using a portion of the port money the city receives from the county.

  Be Local: Pass Christian business offers unique products for entire community

WLOX is encouraging people to “be local” and support our neighbors in communities around South Mississippi.

  Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch

A Huntsville woman came up with a different way to watch the Apollo 11 launch.

  Barry delays Bonnet Carre Spillway closing again

The Corps originally expected to begin closing bays this week, but rains from Barry in the north will delay the closure.

Mississippi high school teachers being surveyed about U.S. History test

The state's teachers are being surveyed on whether they think the state should continue requiring the U.S. History test. A testing task force met throughout the school year to see if there are ways to reduce or streamline the amount of testing statewide.

Gulf Coast Idol auditions begin in Biloxi; Round 2 set for July 23

Could you be the next American Idol? WLOX is looking for that one great voice to represent South Mississippi on the hit ABC reality show.

Congressman Palazzo leads House in moment of silence for Hancock County teen

Congressman Steven Palazzo led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence Tuesday to honor and remember the life of Emily Goss.

$20 million in construction underway at PRCC’s Poplarville campus

It’s been a busy summer for building at Pearl River Community College’s Poplarville campus.

Man charged with stealing $12K necklace from shopping mall

A Gulfport man has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a $12,000 necklace from a Hattiesburg jewelry store.

State representative candidate kills wife, himself inside Marshall Co. medical clinic

Investigators in Marshall County are investigating a shooting at a medical clinic.

  50 Years Since Moon Landing: Stennis rocket engine testing spans generations

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts blasted off for their historic journey to the moon.

Decomposed body found in Gautier identified as missing man

The badly decomposed body of a man that was found in Gautier last week has been identified.

  Police searching for suspect accused in Gautier murder

One suspect is now behind bars after one person was killed outside a Gautier gas station Monday.

  CMR: Spillway closure delayed another week due to Barry, but toxins not as strong

The Bonnet Carre Spillway could be closed within a week, said marine officials on Tuesday, but the impacts could last for months.

Storm’s gone. Now, what should I do with all these sandbags?

If you’re new to the sandbag routine, the experts have some advice on what to do with them now that the weather is back to normal.

T-Shirts created by theatre community to help Save Our Saenger

Biloxi City Council members asked those who love the building the most to help in fundraising efforts to renovate the Saenger Theartre. So they did.

  50 Years Since Moon Landing: How rocket testing at Stennis helped fuel Apollo 11

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, all this week WLOX will show you how Stennis Space Center played a key role in the moon landing.

Former MSU football coach Jackie Sherrill gets his day in court, 15 years later

Many remember Jackie Sherill as the longest-serving head football coach in MSU history.

  Concerned Diamondhead residents receive vital training on human trafficking awareness

The training tackles misconceptions about human trafficking, as well as some signs concerned citizens could look for.

Charges against Tulane professors accused of attempting to steal trade secrets dropped

In a shocking development, federal charges brought against two Tulane University professors charged with attempting to steal trade secrets have been dropped.

Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory showcased signature cheese straws at Made in America event at the White House

Businesses from each of the 50 states were invited to display their products made and produced in the United States.

  Mississippi primary election laws: What you need to know

Mississippi's primary elections are just a few weeks away, and we're breaking down what you need to know about the state's election laws.

  New development coming to Gulfport Highlands

The Gulfport Highlands property currently boasts one facility, but that could soon change.

  Hancock County approves McLeod Park expansion project

A pedestrian bridge, an observation deck and a covered amphitheater are just some of the amenities coming to McLeod Park in Hancock County.

Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport showing great signs of progress

With every passing week, the Mississippi Aquarium continues to take shape with the frames of all the buildings up and the trademark sails beginning to emerge.

  Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

A Lauderdale County man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after his wife says a day kayaking with their kids left him with a terrifying infection.

Police: Flushing drugs could create ‘meth-gators’ in north Alabama

A drug bust announcement out of Lawrence County, Tennessee came with an atypical warning about the dangers of trying to flush away drug evidence.

Biloxi man safe after being reported missing

Biloxi Police say Jason Gibson has been found safe.

Harrison County assistant tax collector arrested for felony charges of fraud

Denise Gill, the deputy tax collector for Harrison County, has been arrested for four separate felony charges of false representation to defraud the government.

Hurricane Barry affects coastal wildlife

Wild at Heart warns that most wildlife will be found as waters dry up. Here's what you can do to help!

  Lessons learned from Hurricane Barry

While the Coast received minimal damage, Lacy warns against using the phrase “dodged a bullet” and urges preparedness, especially with a hard to forecast storm like Barry.

Gulfport Sportsplex hosts national softball tournament

It's another busy week of activities at the Gulfport Sportsplex and Shcutt holds it's 2019 National Fastpitch Championship.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

  Beach cleanup crews busy after Barry

Cleanup crews are busy removing the remaining sand left behind by Barry along the beaches in Harrison County.

  Flash Flood Watch through Monday

One to three inches of additional rainfall or more possible today and tonight

  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast

Monday has already brought downpours to parts of South Mississippi

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

  Youth at Waveland church donate trikes for ‘differently-abled’ children

Youth at St. Clare Catholic Church saved up their money for nearly a year to donate to AMBUCS.