‘Bring him back:’ Long Beach family pleas for stuffed puppy’s safe return

On Monday, Viator came home from work and discovered the stuffed animals missing. She and her sons were devastated.

Wiggins police asking for help finding runaway teen

Coast native living in New York says stay at home

Gov. Reeves to discuss COVID-19 response

81-year-old man accused of killing his son-in-law in Jackson County

La. Dept. of Health reports 10,297 cases of COVID-19 and 370 deaths

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Burglary suspect dies after being tased during arrest in Gulfport, say authorities

Lt. Gov. asking churches to ring bells in support of healthcare workers and those who are sick

  1,358 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 29 deaths

Over 200 cases of COVID-19 on the Coast as state numbers rise to over 1,300

Governor Reeves requests Major Federal Disaster Declaration from Trump in response to COVID-19

  Long hours lead to stress, concern for healthcare workers

Army Corps of Engineers begin opening Bonnet Carre Spillway

It will be the fourth opening of the spillway in just three years as the Corps says the Mississippi River is expected to hit flood stage Friday.

Mississippi State Department of Health breaks down the numbers for COVID-19 cases

The State Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says the state will see more cases and unfortunately more deaths.

  Small businesses deal with effects of mandates to prevent COVID-19 spread

Some businesses in downtown Biloxi are struggling to stay open, like Mary Mahoney's, while others, like Lavish Salon, have had to shut their doors under the new mandate.

  Hundreds show up across the Coast to ‘park and pray’ for healthcare workers

Gratitude poured out of people’s hearts across the Coast Thursday as hundreds gathered at a socially safe distance to thank healthcare workers.

  Couples deal with wedding changes due to COVID-19

Institute estimates Miss. could have 918 COVID-19 deaths by early August

  Why are cities issuing orders after the governor’s shelter-in-place order?

Top cop says shelter-in-place, curfews are not reasons for additional enforcement

  Waveland company making medical shields for health workers

  When it comes to ‘essential,’ what can you not do without?

A list of all businesses that can stay open during Mississippi’s ‘Shelter-in-Place’ order

All non-essential businesses are to stop all activities other than those necessary for minimum operations.

  Pay raises off the table for City of Gulfport employees

Discussions about a pay raise began last year for employees of the City of Gulfport. With the coronavirus pandemic in full force, that pay raise has now been suspended.

  Frequently Asked Questions about the governor’s Shelter in Place order

Here are the answers to the most common questions we're getting about the governor's shelter in place order.

30,000 Mississippians file for unemployment in 1 week as virus takes toll on economy

Gov. Reeves described the coronavirus as both a health and economic disaster for the U.S. and Mississippi alike.

Gov. Reeves reveals why gun stores are considered essential business in Miss.

Americans purchased two million guns last month alone, the second highest month for gun sales ever, according to The New York Times.

  Worried about retirement investments? Financial advisor says ‘don’t panic’

As we all know, COVID-19 has caused havoc with the stock market, and if you have a 401k or an IRA, it's nerve-racking to watch the roller coaster on Wall Street.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open Bonnet Carre Spillway Friday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says new Mississippi River projections will force them to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Friday.

  Businesses, snowbirds use downtime to make masks to keep people safe during COVID-19 outbreak

As cases of coronavirus skyrocket, so does the demand for face masks, especially as the CDC reconsiders asking the general public to wear a mask, sick or not.

Pearl River County offering drive-through testing site for coronavirus

A drive-through testing site for coronavirus is set to open in Pearl River County this weekend.

  Cruise ships docked in Gulfport must leave by Friday, say port officials

Four cruise ships that have been docked at the Port of Gulfport are being ordered to leave by the end of the business day on Friday.

Goodnight with Dolly: Imagination Library will stream bedtime stories from Dolly Parton

On April 2nd, Dolly Parton will read bedtime stories on Imagination Library social channels.

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

The Treasury announced in a reversal Wednesday, that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically receive the $1,200 payment.

  Jackson County reports COVID-19 death as state numbers rise to 1,177 cases

On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, which brings the total number of Coast residents diagnosed with the virus to 172.

  Biloxi firefighter among the first at Memorial Hospital to be treated with chloroquine

The Biloxi Fire Department has had three of its firefighters test positive for COVID-19. Capt. Richard Conine is one of them.

  Mayor: Moss Point is a ‘hot spot’ for COVID-19 cases

People across the Coast began preparing to shelter in place once those orders were announced.

  Reeves: Shelter-in-place order won’t drastically alter life of those already taking precautions

Mississippi isn’t totally shutting down, but Governor Reeves is hoping the shelter-in-place order will slow the spread of COVID-19

  Coast cities adopt curfews, stricter rules for businesses

On Tuesday, Biloxi, Gulfport, D’Iberville, Long Beach and Pascagoula announced nightly curfews for their residents.

Retired nurses may be needed to help deal with coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

Volunteer nurses and others with medical training may be needed to help deal with a wave of coronavirus patients in Mississippi.

  Business owners and residents have mixed feelings about local 'shelter-in-place’ orders

Many of those impacted businesses in D’Iberville are already closed, leaving residents curious as to how this new mandate will help.

  Why a La. restaurant owner lets one couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

  Pass Christian feeding program temporarily suspends service

A Pass Christian church will have to suspend their feeding program unless they can find some new volunteers.

  Stock Market Game gives students lesson in dealing with pandemic

Biloxi High School economics teacher Daniel Wasilenko has led teams to two state championships in The Stock Market Game over the 10 years he’s been involved, but everything about this year is different.

Nurse at New Orleans East Hospital dies as result of COVID-19

A nurse at New Orleans East Hospital has died during the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Jonesboro remains under curfew as utility crews, police work to provide help

Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h.

  Jackson County offices restrict operations to stop spread of COVID-19

Jackson County has restricted hours and services at some public offices to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  Gov. Reeves gives statewide “shelter in place” order for Mississippi

Governor Tate Reeves just announced a statewide “shelter in place” order for Mississippi.

  UPDATE: Gov. Tate Reeves announced all places of amusement and recreation will shut down in Miss.

In his press briefing on Wednesday, Reeves announced that all beaches in the state of Mississippi will shut down. In addition, all places of amusement and recreation will also be forced to close.

  Ingalls extends Easter holiday, makes schedule changes to allow additional cleaning

When employees return on April 14, operations will include a one-hour gap between the end of the first shift and the start of the second shift.

More than $51 million in GOMESA funds available for Mississippi

More than $51 million has been awarded to Mississippi through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act to fund projects that could help protect our coastal environment

  A firsthand look at the challenges of home schooling

WLOX's Meggan Gray takes us inside her home for a look at some of the challenges she is facing as a working mom trying to home school three children.

  ‘Between a rock and a hard place:’ IMMS braces for possible reopening of Bonnet Carré Spillway

Last year proved to be disastrous for the Gulf’s marine life after back to back openings of the spillway, and now, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it may reopen the spillway this week.

  Local charter boat captain’s ready to go fishing

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing headaches for small businesses everywhere and that includes our local charter boat industry.

Bay St. Louis latest Coast city to announce ‘Stay at Home’ order

Bay St. Louis is the latest Coast city to announce a stay-at-home order, putting in place a curfew and other restrictions as efforts expand to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Jackson Co. has highest number of COVID-19 cases on the Coast as state numbers rise to over 1,000

Jackson County is now reporting the most cases of COVID-19 out of all the coastal counties.

UPDATE: Homeless man identified as victim in fatal train accident

The man found dead on the railroad tracks near Bamoral Avenue in Biloxi Monday has been identified.

  Coast ICU nurse: “I wish that I could show how sick these people were”

In the 14 years that RN Christy Pierce has worked in ICU, she's never experienced anything like what is being seen now in the wake of the coronavirus.

  Pastor of La. church charged, accused of disobeying governor’s order

The pastor of a church in Central, La. will be charged with six misdemeanor counts of disobeying the powers of the governor.

Reeves takes criticism on social media over shelter in place orders

Governor Tate Reeves told this morning as he has told us many times, he doesn’t respond to emotion on social media, he responds to data.

  ‘Laughter is good for the soul’ says comedienne behind Quaratine Shuffle

This local comedian is determined to use her comedy and musical gifts to help people get through this pandemic.

  One cell phone repair service in Ocean Springs is bringing their business curbside

With more people working from home and students converting to online classes, it’s safe to say technology is essential right now. So on Monday, CPR began curbside pick up and drop off.

Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport puts new restrictions in place

Veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) are not allowed to leave the facility unless they are seeking medical care.

  Nearly 3 weeks into coronavirus outbreak, total number of ventilators in Miss. hospitals still unknown

Mississippians can’t find the number of ventilators online because the Mississippi State Department of Health hasn’t released that information.

  Tornado creates moments of terror, pride in community

A tornado was bearing down on her house and she desperately wanted to get to her daughter to protect her. Moments before, she was relaxing on her front porch sipping coffee and talking to her husband on the phone.

  Lauderdale Co. becomes first county issued shelter-in-place order from governor

Governor Tate Reeves is issuing a shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County but says other counties could soon see a similar order.

  State senators ask Gov. Reeves to close coastal beaches to all non-residents

Six members of the Coast legislative delegation say it’s time to keep outsiders off Mississippi’s beaches.

Study: Mississippi gets a D- on social distancing

Mississippi now has a D- in social distancing, a study has found.

  No money for rent? You may have some cover

With so many out of work right now, and unemployment payments stalled by an overwhelmed system, many people are concerned about being able to pay their bills. Here's what you need to know.

Inmate at South Mississippi prison pronounced dead; no foul play suspected

An inmate was pronounced dead on Monday evening at the Greene County Hospital.

Gulf Shores announces cancellation of the 2020 Hangout Music Festival

City officials say they have been considering the cancellation for some time and that the decision was based solely on what was in the best interest of public health, safety and welfare.

  Gym in Ocean Springs asks members to donate membership dues to charity

A coast fitness instructor has taken her daily workout routine to the internet, along with a commitment to a local non-profit.

Subcontractor who worked at USM tests positive for COVID-19

The employee was a mechanical subcontractor who worked at Cook Library.

  Biloxi Farmers Market back open with restrictions

The Biloxi Farmers Market is now back open, but with social distancing rules in place.

  George County cleaning up after Tuesday morning tornado damage

First responders, utility workers, and emergency management teams are busy across George County after an apparent tornado touched down in several areas Tuesday morning.

Southern Miss reschedules commencement dates

Spring semester commencement ceremonies for Southern Miss have tentatively been rescheduled for August.

  Governor announces shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County

He said he made the decision at the suggestion of health officials. The order goes into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and will last through April 14.

Payton: This will be Drew Brees’ final season

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees will be back for his 15th season in black and gold in 2020, but according to head coach Sean Payton, this is likely going to be it.

  LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

It’s now easier than ever to get tested for the flu and COVID-19. Testing sites are now open across South Mississippi, and others are available across the state.

Several test positive for coronavirus at Miss. nursing home

MS Care Center of Raleigh made the announcement Tuesday.