Pearl River crested at 36.7′ in Jackson; MEMA and Governor Reeves give latest info

RESTORE money for Pascagoula may not solve the problem

  Coast Red Cross deploys to flood disaster in Jackson

2 baby penguins take first big swim at Memphis Zoo

  $7.3 million expansion project underway at North Gulfport Middle School

Grandmother, mother arrested in case of Ochsner Hospital kidnapping

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  Hancock County student returns to school after battling cancer

Man arrested for murder in George Co. with multiple witnesses confirming suspect

  Police investigating after Facebook post shows doll hanging off beaded noose

  Mardi Gras preparations continue in Biloxi

  Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Governor declares spring severe weather preparedness week

Bond set for suspect in George County murder

A Lucedale man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a woman that was found in the Central community of George County.

Save money with these Presidents Day deals

You could even say it’s your patriotic duty to take advantage of these deals from your favorites brands and retailers.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Willie Cory Godbolt’s former wife takes the stand in day two of testimony

Testimony continued Sunday in the capital murder trial of Willie Cory Godbolt. He is accused of killing eight people, including a Lincoln County deputy in 2017. Seven of the victims were family members.

Local animal rescue saves animals stranded by floodwaters

  Seventeen pets find forever homes in Jackson County Animal Shelter drive

  Four legged friends shine at Krewe of Barkloxi Paw-di Gras and Paw-rade festivities

Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

  Open Spillway gates send water downstream into Jackson homes and businesses

  Long Beach Church of Christ welcomes Panama visitors

  Coast women learn to fight back in self-defense class

Pruitt’s Martial Arts instructor Derek Pruitt taught a self-defense class at the Blossman YMCA in Ocean Springs to show women step by step how to defend themselves against an attacker using real-world scenarios.

Local agencies provide update on rising Pearl River as crest slightly lowered

The river level, which surpassed 36.5 feet Sunday afternoon, is already the third-highest on record.

City of Gautier announces month-long amnesty program to help with old fines

Starting February 24th, the city of Gautier will assist with old fines.

MEMA releases initial damage report from Pearl River flooding

At the time of the release, eighteen counties had submitted damage reports to MEMA.

NWS lowers anticipated Pearl River crest to 37.5’

Gov. Tate Reeves and MEMA will update the public after the Pearl River reached its 3rd highest point, 36.33 feet, in history.

Investigation underway after inmate found dead at CMCF in Rankin Co.

An inmate has been found dead at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.

Feb 16: Some parades change schedules due to inclement weather

With the clouds rolling in and the rain pouring down on Sunday, some parades are changing their parade schedules up a bit. One parade has rescheduled altogether, while another has a good chance of pushing their parade back an hour later.

  Pearl River Flood of 2020: Neighbors brace for historic flooding in Richland

The Pearl River is expected to top out at 38 feet and the fear is growing.

Testimony underway in capital murder trial for Willie Cory Godbolt

Testimony continues at one tomorrow afternoon.

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

Northeast Jackson residents evacuated and heeded the warnings to get out before the water got worse.

  First Quilts of Valor Foundation ceremony on Coast honors five veterans

While the Quilts of Valor ceremony may be small, the impact is so much bigger.

Grandmother accused of kidnapping granddaughter from hospital at gunpoint arrested

Evelyn Miller, 66, was located in Bogalusa by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Ying Yang Twins named Krewe of Neptune parade Grand Marshal

Ying Yang Twins are known for such hits as “Salt Shaker,” “Wait (The Whisper Song),” and “Halftime (Stand Up & Get Crunk).”

  WATCH: Submerged SUV pulled out of flood water after driver leaves road

Law enforcement pulled a vehicle out of flood waters.

Biloxi Shuckers to host National Anthem Tryout Feb. 29

Oh, say can you sing? The Shuckers want to know!

Gov. Tate Reeves declares state of emergency due to Pearl River flooding

The Pearl River is expected to reach a crest of 38 feet this weekend.

Harrah’s Gulf Coast set to hold job fair Feb. 22

Looking for work? Well, a new job at Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel and Casino might bring you some luck!

  Rankin Co. officials stress ‘turn around, don’t drown’ as flood waters cover streets

"Now you’ve just dropped into a 20-foot ditch and you’re headed down the Pearl River. Chances of survival? Slim to none.”

FBI promoting new app dedicated to helping parents find lost children

The FBI is encouraging parents to download a newly released app it produced where information needed by members of law enforcement in the immediate moments after a child goes missing can be stored.

  No down helicopter in Pascagoula River; crews respond to marsh fire

Officials have determined a Friday night fire in Jackson County was not caused by a downed helicopter, but a marsh fire.

  Body of missing Florida woman found buried in backyard at Jackson County house

A Jackson County man has been arrested and is charged in the death of a woman who has been missing for months.

  Pass Christian artist brings Coast landmarks to life with ink, watercolor

Linda Theobald has done a series of pieces all across the state and the region, drawing cities and landmarks with almost map-like precision combined with a splash of color to tell a story of this special place.

Family bond remains strong across ocean as coronavirus spreads

Snow Cheng grew up about 400 miles west Wuhan, China, which is being called the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Now, Cheng lives in the quaint town of Sumrall with her family. As she and her husband take care of their baby girl, she worries about her family and friends half-way around the wor

  WATCH: Drone video shows bloated Pearl River

WLBT sent its drone above the river and above the Ross Barnett Reservoir to get an overhead view of the elevated water levels.

Arbor Day in Miss. brings out tree, plant lovers

The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District on Ashley Drive in Gulfport had long lines and had hundreds of plants available to take home.

  MSU president visits Biloxi High School

On Friday, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum spent time with Biloxi High School juniors and seniors and spoke about their college career choices.

Man sentenced to 50 years for fleeing from police, causing death

Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Jeremy Fogleman to 50 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections on multiple counts of fleeing from the police causing death and injury.

Forced vasectomy at 50? Alabama lawmaker reacts to pushback

The bill was introduced to the House on Thursday and referred to the House judiciary committee.

Mayor Lumumba orders emergency evacuation for some residents due to extreme flood warning

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has issued a civil emergency proclamation due to the current flood warning issued by the National Weather Service.

  Residents evacuated after fire at Biloxi senior living facility

Residents at a Biloxi apartment complex for senior citizens were evacuated Friday morning after flames broke out in one of the units.

Netflix drops new trailer for upcoming ‘Stranger Things’

Valentine’s Day is getting a little strange.

  Moss Point native Devin Booker named NBA All-Star for the first time

Moss Point's all-time leading scorer replaces Damian Lillard, who suffered a groin strain Wednesday.

Mandatory evacuation issued for several Jackson streets as Pearl River continues to rise

A shelter has been set up at 3000 St. Charles Street for anyone impacted by the flooding.

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

Service members who cancel their car insurance to serve overseas may come back to find higher rate quotes after telling companies they didn't have coverage because of deployment.

Over 200 reports of blades detaching from ceiling fans, 10 reports of consumers being hit documented

The fan’s blade holders can break allowing the blade to be ejected from the fan, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Dogs saved from Harrison County trailer fire

Multiple dogs were saved after a home in Saucier caught fire Thursday.

  MGCCC, MSU sign new academic pathways for applied science and culinary students

MGCCC has formalized an agreement with Mississippi State University to allow a way for applied science and culinary students to get a full four-year degree.

  Piece of South Mississippi going to nation’s capital

Dedeaux Furniture on Canal Road might be best known for being the home of one of the world’s largest rocking chairs.

  $25,000 in scholarships awarded to Jackson County students

MGCCC Jackson County Campus and Chevron partnering to help students achieve their dreams.

  Limbaugh draws bipartisan condemnation for Buttigieg remarks

Rush Limbaugh is a Trump ally and made the remarks Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show.

  Hancock High senior bowls a perfect 300 game

Nicholas Cumberland will always remember his last high school bowling tournament.

  East Central students heading to D.C. for National Science Bowl

The science bowl team at East Central Middle School are heading to nationals to compete against some of the best science bowl teams in the country.

Legendary Rodeo Clown Lecile Harris dies following the 55th Dixie National Rodeo

Harris was 83 years old.

  South Miss. events to recognize state Arbor Day

Cities and counties will hold tree plantings, sales and giveaways this weekend to recognize the holiday.

  Deer on the beach in the Pass? Here’s what happened.

Deer on the beach in Pass Christian. It’s a highly unusual sight and one that has been seen at least twice over the last few days.

Former officer, named La. State Trooper of the Year by group, arrested in child pornography investigation

A Louisiana State Police trooper was arrested after a child pornography investigation on the Northshore.

Gautier man punched Biloxi cop after being arrested for burglaries and meth, say police

A Gautier man is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested Wednesday by Biloxi Police.

  Latest Dept. of Defense budget could impact Jackson County shipbuilding

The latest budget from the Department of Defense shows that the U.S. Navy may have lower ship production than previously expected.

WATCH: NOPD’s “Dancing Horse” Ace helps man propose at Horses, Hops and Cops event

The NOPD Mounted Unit worked to get the proposal up and running during a VIP tour of the stables.

  D’Iberville teens now have a place to hang out thanks to $20,000 makeover

Teenagers in D’Iberville now have a place they can go to hang out after school thanks to a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club and Aaron’s Inc.

  Blaze at two abandoned homes in Bayside Park are being investigated as arson

Flames engulfed two house vacant homes in Bayside Park within the span of two days.

Dispute at Mobile Walmart ends with shots fired, two men dead

A dispute in a South Alabama Walmart turned deadly Wednesday night after the two men involved opened fire on each other, said authorities.

Number of LSU mumps cases now at 12

LSU said Monday (Feb. 10) the number of students infected with mumps has risen to 11.

  MDHS discusses largest embezzlement scheme in state history, upcoming policy changes

MDHS sits down to discuss the embezzlement case for the first time since the news broke a week ago.

  Embankment at Vicksburg casino collapses into parking lot

We’ve reached out to the emergency officials for more information and will update when we learn more.

  Viral wrestling video gives glimpse into future of Esplanade Mall

A viral video of wrestlers jumping from the second floor of the Esplanade Mall could offer a glimpse into more events that could be coming to the Kenner mall.

  Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus announces 2020 agenda

A main topic of concern was health care expansion along with addressing the state’s infant mortality rate.

  Kratom sales once again targeted and advocates are fighting back

The herbal extract kratom is once again being targeted by some state lawmakers in hopes of banning its availability over the counter.