Jackson man charged in Pearl police chase, being held without bond

For some South Mississippians, lottery winnings are already spent

Miss. native will be first woman to officiate Super Bowl

  NASA astronauts ready for future spaceflight

SAT doing away with optional essay, subject tests

UPDATE: Wilkes Bridge reopens to traffic after closing Tuesday afternoon

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Deion Sanders gets back boombox after theft; JPD identifies suspect

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 1,193 new cases reported Tues.

  1,193 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

15-year-old wanted for capital murder in death of 19-year-old Moss Point man

  Buskin’ the Coast: Blackwater Brass Band bringing Mardi Gras music to South Mississippi

In just hours, 20,000 Mississippians sign up for coronavirus vaccine

  WATCH: Brees spends time after season-ending loss with family, Brady on field

Drew Brees spent time after the season-ending loss with his family and his greatest rival.

Some prisons taking pre-orders for cigarettes, in preparation for Feb. 1 lift of smoking ban

Long-time smoking ban in prisons will soon be lifted.

  Homeless man died in the cold in Biloxi three days before getting an apartment

The 48-year-old homeless man was three days away from getting an apartment through Back Bay Mission’s Home At Last program.

  MSDH now operating out of Coast Coliseum to administer COVID-19 vaccines

A new vaccination site for the Mississippi State Department of Health was up and running Monday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, moving from the Harrison County Health Department,

Goodman man arrested, charged with attempted murder after ‘road rage’ incident on I-55

Volunteers help clean up Gulfport for MLK Day

  More appointments made available for COVID-19 vaccine through revised website

Reeves: 95% of nursing home residents to have access to vaccine by end of the month

  MLK parade in Picayune goes on despite COVID-19

State statute governing election appeals being challenged on constitutional grounds

  1,457 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

357 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

Man injured after space heater leads to trailer fire in Harrison County

One person is in the hospital after an early-morning fire Monday in Harrison County.

  Playoff games lead to uptick in sports betting at Coast casinos

Only four NFL teams are still competing in the playoffs for a chance to make it to the Super Bowl and fans are making their way to casinos to watch the games and place bets at the sports book.

  Brees makes no decision on his playing future after loss to Bucs

Brees has played 20 seasons in the NFL.

  Biloxi-based company helps employ people amidst pandemic

Staff Pro Workforce Solutions, a Biloxi-based company, is trying their best to get South Mississippians hired amidst the hardships.

Four turnovers end Saints’ playoff run

Saints lose in the playoffs for their fourth straight year

  Coast Democrats excited about presidential inauguration

Inauguration day is Wednesday and Democratic supporters In South Mississippi are getting excited.

Police: Man arrested after stealing Jackson fire official’s car from fire station

The suspect was captured after being spotted by a Hinds County deputy.

UPDATE: Officials identify woman’s body found in Gulfport

Officials have identified the woman whose body was found in Gulfport Sunday morning.

  Northwood Church launches Ocean Springs location

A South Mississippi church is celebrating the launch of a new campus. Northwood Church hosted its first service at the Ocean Springs Civic Center on Sunday.

  South Mississippi small business owner receives Beyoncé, ‘Bey-Good’ COVID-19 relief grant

Beyoncé has donated thousands of dollars to help small business owners, even one here in South Mississippi.

Law enforcement increases security around Miss. Capitol building

It is unknown if any demonstrations will take place in Jackson, but local law enforcement is prepared for any event.

  Coast Coliseum to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site starting Monday

The Mississippi State Department of Health has moved the COVID-19 vaccination site from the Harrison County Health Department to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

  One dead after mobile home fire in D’Iberville

One person is dead after an early morning mobile home fire in D'iberville, according to Fire Chief Gerald Smith.

  1,606 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

316 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  ‘We had a successful initiation of the engines’: NASA test-fires its first SLS mega-rocket

Stennis Space Center conducted its final hot fire test in the Green Run test series on NASA’s new Space Launch System core stage. While the rocket’s engines were shutdown before the anticipated 8 minute time frame they said it was a “successful initiation of the engines.”

Endangered/missing child alert canceled for Columbia infant

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Mason Pittman and Charity E. Pittman, contact Columbia Police Department at 601-736-8225.

  Mississippi Coast photographers try to stay afloat during pandemic

Like most career paths during the current pandemic, photographers weren’t immune to the pains of COVID-19. The photography industry had to change in order to keep up with the health crisis.

VFW Post 5699 holds successful food drive

Cars were wrapped around the parking lot, and even into the street waiting patiently for free food. Volunteers were moving back and forth with only one goal, feeding the community.

Gov. Tate Reeves announces over 100,000 Mississippians vaccinated

Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Facebook that the state has vaccinated over 100,000 Mississippians within the past 11 days, surpassing over 10 states.

  Pirates take over Beauvoir and win over first-time visitors

Pirates have taken over Beauvoir this weekend, but instead of robbing, they’re bringing in money, by attracting people who may not have ever come to the museum dedicated to Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate president.

  CRAWFISH SEASON: Prices hike while supplies are limited

Crawfish season is here, but supplies are limited. That’s causing a price hike to around $7 a pound, that’s $2 more expensive than the average.

  Superhero 5K raises money, awareness for Mississippi Heroes

Superheroes made a visit to the Coast on Saturday for a good cause. The nonprofit Mississippi Heroes held its first ever Superheroes 5K Run for Caregivers.

  Victim in fatal deputy-involved shooting at Biloxi courthouse identified

A Biloxi man is dead and a law enforcement official is at home recovering after a shooting in Biloxi Friday evening.

Mississippi Power receives 2020 Emergency Response Award

Presented to EEI member companies, Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions caused by extreme weather or other natural events.

  2,680 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

426 new cases and 13 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  King Cakes and French Quarter beers: Saints fans prepare for playoff game

Even with Who Dats all around, businesses in the French Quarter say they haven’t seen the usual black and gold frenzy as years prior, especially compared to past playoff runs.

  Community reacts to latest mask mandate extension

Many were hoping the winds of change would be blowing through the Magnolia State on Friday and that masks would no longer be mandated.

  Memorial Hospital developing medical training program

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is looking to reach new heights in medical training. It is now developing a Graduate Medical Education program that will attract medical residents from around the country.

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

Some Mississippi hospitals are being forced to cancel vaccine appointments while others are still waiting for shipments of vaccines for their community members.

  Second vaccine appointments at state health departments a challenge

Barbara Comstock is an 81-year-old cancer survivor who had to drive from Saucier to Pascagoula to get her COVID-19 vaccine. But when she tried to schedule her second shot she ran into problems.

After fighting COVID-19 for 136 days, woman tells story of survival

Donnielle Green spent 136 days in the hospital. Ninety-one of those days were on a ventilator, but she never stopped fighting.

COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

  Restaurants rely more on delivery services due to the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed small business down, but delivery companies are helping some local eateries stay afloat during these tough times.

  Some front-line healthcare workers show their essential work behind the scenes

Karen Cole’s job as operations manager of environmental services for Memorial Hospital is hard enough, but that job during a pandemic has another level of pressure.

  Pass Christian Elementary Schools participate in kindness challenge

Students at Pass Christian Elementary Schools are getting a lesson in being kind. Pass Christian Elementary School and DeLisle Elementary School are kicking off the new year with a new initiative, the kindness challenge.

Wade Walters sentenced to 18 years for role in medical insurance fraud scheme

Hattiesburg businessman Wade Walters was ordered to pay $250,000 fine, $287.7 million in restitution..

State could lift ban on elective surgeries January 25; has inoculated 100k patients

State vaccinates 100,000th patient against COVID-19

Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the not-quite-statewide mask mandate that was set to expire Friday.

Moss Point mayor won’t run for reelection, looks ahead to future of the River City

Looking ahead to the future. That was the theme of Thursday night’s State of the City in Moss Point.

Authorities looking for suspects who broke into car wash, ice machine in Hancock County

Authorities are looking for two suspects who allegedly broke into a car wash, and ice machine in Hancock County.

‘I was knocking on death’s door’: Fire chief home after 45-day fight against COVID-19

Shady Grove Fire Chief David Houston is home from the hospital after winning his battle with the deadly Coronavirus.

Woman accused of non-consensually mailing private images to numerous people

Authorities allege she sent out numerous nude photographs of an acquaintance

Miss. National Guard heads to Capitol Hill for presidential inaugaration

The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington, D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

More COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Mississippi, says MSDH

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations have been allocated to Mississippi, said state health officials on Friday.

  2,342 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

514 new cases and 10 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

Young girl in critical condition after woman attempts to shoot dog, deputies say

The incident happened around 4:51 p.m. on Franklin Drive in Columbia.

  Legislators look at upgrading how alcohol is distributed in Mississippi

The Department of Revenue Commissioner presented a few options this week that the state will consider moving forward.

Mississippi’s mask mandates set to expire Friday

It is unclear at this time if Gov. Tate Reeves will extend the order or let it expire.

Reward offered in shooting death of Pascagoula teen

Police are offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a 16-year-old Pascagoula boy earlier this month.

  Governor Reeves announces two judicial appointments for South Mississippi

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced two appointees that will fill a vacancy in the court system in Mississippi.

  Lottery ticket sales triple as Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots climb to $1.39B

Executive Director of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation Thomas Shaheen says as the jackpots have increased over the last several weeks, lottery ticket sales in the state have tripled.

Stranded woman with no phone or gas finds help from Mississippi State Troopers

Two State Troopers went above and beyond the call of duty to help a woman down on her luck.

SWAT teams, sharpshooters on standby at Mississippi Capitol following warnings of potential protests

Capitol protests are possible in all 50 states ahead of Inauguration Day.

  Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

Lori Vinson says she was fired from Ascension St. Vincent last Friday as result of her actions of entering the U.S. Capitol building last week in Washington, D.C.

  Firefighters remember former Gulfport Fire Chief James White

Former Fire Chief James White passed away earlier this week, and firefighters paid their respects to former Gulfport Fire Chief James White along Highway 90.

  ‘It doesn’t mean you get immunity instantly’: Medical experts explain science of COVID-19 vaccines

Health experts say just because you have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines, doesn’t mean you can take your mask off. It will be months before enough people have received a vaccine that we can begin to relax the precautions the CDC advises.

Fewer people in Black community getting COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi

In Mississippi, only 15% of vaccinations have been Black people while 63% are white.