Report: Florida woman found buried in Jackson Co. backyard had history of leaving home

  Gulfport High, community leaders make financial literacy a priority

  South Mississippi 5-year-old can name all 45 U.S. presidents

Woman fatally struck by NYX float identified

Number of LSU mumps cases now at 16

  Biloxi firefighters help rescue victims in Jackson area flooding

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Bay St. Louis man pleads to child exploitation charge

  Gulf Coast YMCA wants to add Gulfport location using RESTORE Act funds

Chevron hands out $75,000 for STEM education

Police asking for help to find missing Gulfport man

  Biloxi Lions Club names Citizen of the Year

Suspect held on $200K bond in off-campus shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students

Several Mississippi airports awarded federal funding for safety, infrastructure improvements

Several airports around the state will soon see an upgrade in safety and infrastructure thanks to a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  ‘This has got to stop’: Another vacant home in Bayside Park is scene of destruction

A vacant Bayside Park house owned by Jennifer Avery was destroyed by vandals this past week.

  Replica ships of Columbus’ Nina and Pinta now docked in Biloxi

History is coming to life in South Mississippi this weekend. Hand-made replicas of the Nina and the Pinta sailed into Biloxi Wednesday.

Senate bill would allow optometrists to perform eye surgery, ophthalmologists warn of safety concerns

They believe that optometrists are not trained for the procedures that Senate Bill 2070 would allow them to perform if passed.

  EXCLUSIVE: Two DHS embezzlement case defendants appear in court

  New school bus technology introduced to improve children’s safety

  Water bills in Gulfport still a major issue for city residents

Dong Phuong Bakery, City Park targeted in latest vehicle burglaries

First lady Melania Trump honored with ‘Woman of Distinction’ award

  Blaine LaFontaine hits ground running as new PRC economic development director

  Mississippi governor announces impending closure of troubled Parchman unit as inmates are moved to another facility

The inmates will temporarily be housed at the nearby Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. They are being transferred through reclassification and exchanges for lower-security inmates.

Keesler Medical Center excluded from report of restructuring military medical facilities

A report released on Wednesday detailing plans to restructure military hospitals and clinics across the nation excluded Keesler Medical Center on the list.

  Long Beach High teacher awarded Leo W. Seal grant for ‘Shark Tank’ project

Long Beach High School family and consumer science teacher Demetria Brown was recently awarded the Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Neptune floats causing delays on eastbound I-10

Expect delays on eastbound I-10 Wednesday afternoon as the Krewe of Neptune floats make their way to Biloxi.

State Board of Contractors offers tips to home owners affected by flooding to avoid scams

Homeowners can use MSBOC online resources at www.msboc.us to check the license status of the contractor they plan to hire, and to get tips on wise repair and improvement choices.

Gov. Reeves holds press conference concerning impact of Pearl River flooding, progress at MDOC

Gov. Reeves held a press conference Wednesday concerning the impact of the Pearl River flooding and updates at MDOC.

  Project NOLA grant aids Biloxi Police Department

Traffic cameras are just about everywhere, and soon, more surveillance cameras will be popping up around Biloxi thanks to a $150 thousand grant from the U.S. Justice Department and a group called project NOLA.

Two employees shot to death outside Baptist Hospital

Jackson police say the shooting was domestic related.

Mother released on bond in case of Ochsner Hospital kidnapping

She helped her 12-year-old daughter and the grandmother escape to the Bogalusa Hotel

Driver gets wish to be laid to rest in school bus casket

A lifelong Minnesota resident and beloved school bus driver will be laid to rest in a school bus casket.

  Man accused of burying victim in backyard has history of violence against women

The woman buried in the backyard at a Jackson County house has been identified.

  Dr. Steve Demetropoulos officially sworn in as Pascagoula’s new mayor

With his wife and mother watching, Demetropoulos was officially sworn in Tuesday night at the city council meeting.

Miss. airports receiving support in Airport Improvement Program

U.S. Department of Transportation will award $7.7 million to twelve Mississippi airports for safety and infrastructure use as the investment is a part of a $520.5 million national investment in airports across the country.

  Biloxi mother fearful after gunshots fired near children’s park

A Biloxi mother says she fears for her daughter’s safety after multiple gunshots rang out near her home, causing her to jump into action to protect the toddler.

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

“It hit home. I couldn’t sleep last night," Sheriff Edward Goods said. "And it’s going to be hard to sleep until we get everybody involved locked up.”

  South Mississippi Strong: Krewe of Neptune’s keen focus on the people

From the pomp and circumstance of the early years, to the new brand of revelry on display today, the Krewe of Neptune’s focus on the people makes them South Mississippi Strong.

Weekend shooting in Pearl River County leaves 2 dead and 1 wounded

A shooting in Pearl River County took the lives of two Picayune residents and injured another on Sunday.

  Coast man battling heart disease shares message of hope

A prominent coast businessman is doing his part to bring awareness to heart disease while making the most of his life.

  Gulfport City Council discusses flat rate water billing model

Gulfport City Council is looking at temporarily using a flat-rate water billing model to fix billing issues.

Zurik: City inspector signed off on Hard Rock Hotel work without proper certification

A city inspector that performed several inspections at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site was not certified during some of those inspections, records obtained by FOX 8 show.

  Bay St. Louis community, city leaders push for ‘justice’ over racially offensive doll

Bay St. Louis city leaders are calling for justice after a child was reportedly given a black doll with beads around its neck at last weekend’s Krewe of Nereids parade.

  Pearl River County residents keep close eye on river

While flooding on the pearl River continues in Jackson, those who live downstream are waiting and preparing for those floodwaters to head south.

  Man pled guilty to second-degree murder in Pascagoula, sentenced to 40 years in prison

Luis Joel Soto Jr. pled guilting to second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of shooting into a motor vehicle.

  Defective railcar valve caused railroad crossing malfunction in Gulfport

The crossing issue in Gulfport was resolved on Monday, and now CSX highlighted what caused the malfunction.

$10 million investment bringing 100 jobs to Pascagoula

More jobs are coming to the Pascagoula area, thanks to a $10 million investment.

Multiple CSX crossings across South Mississippi to close over the next few weeks

The CSX rail replacement project is set to begin on Monday, February 24th, meaning multiple residents across the Gulf Coast may have to change up their daily commuting routes.

Cleanup efforts begin as Pearl River begins to recede

Hinds County officials say people can expect flood water to begin moving away from homes and businesses.

Computer science education bill introduced in Miss. Senate

A bill that would require Mississippi public schools to offer computer science to all elementary and high school students has been introduced in the Mississippi Senate.

Two Super Bowl LIV champs from Mississippi honored by the state senate

Two local Super Bowl LIV champions were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Senate.

Drew Brees says he wants to return to the New Orleans Saints in Instagram post

Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees said he will return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 NFL season in an Instagram post on Feb. 18.

Sheriff: Car wanted in Jones Co. murder investigation spotted in Ga.

We’re told investigators are still working to track down the silver Toyota Camry.

Biloxi Police looking for woman last seen at bus stop 8 days ago

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing woman who last seen over a week ago.

Residents displaced after fire at Gulfport apartment complex

Residents from two apartments at a Gulfport complex are displaced after a fire broke out late Monday night.

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

After his meeting, he will update on the city’s current situation and updated plan of action for the Pearl River flooding impacting Northeast Jackson communities.

All airport arrivals at Armstrong International delayed due to dense fog

The fog is not impacting departures

  Experts helping trace African American genealogy in honor of Black History Month

A Black History Month program in Jackson County is helping African-Americans trace their family’s history.

Mobile home fire claims life of 72-year-old Jackson County man

An overnight fire in northeast Jackson County claimed the life of a 72-year-old man Monday night.

Cory Godbolt’s 12-year-old daughter takes the witness stand in his capital murder trial

Godbolt appeared to break down in tears when his 12-year-old daughter testified that he beat her.

Biloxi firefighters assist in rescuing man stranded in tree outside of Jackson

Some of Biloxi’s own firefighters took part in helping flood victims in Jackson.

Arrests made after LSU students robbed at gunpoint inside dorm on Valentine’s Day; 3 still wanted

Two arrests have been made and three teens are still wanted after two LSU students were reportedly robbed at gunpoint inside a dorm on LSU’s campus on Valentine’s Day.

Suspect arrested for theft of artists carts in the French Quarter, pushing them into Mississippi River

Landon Semones for booked for unauthorized entry into a business and 11 counts of theft

  RESTORE money for Pascagoula may not solve the problem

Residents of the Cherokee Forest subdivision in Pascagoula have been on the receiving end of industrial pollution from their neighbors at Bayou Casotte Industrial Park for years.

  Coast Red Cross deploys to flood disaster in Jackson

Historic levels of flooding in the Jackson area have created a state of emergency in Mississippi. That means the American Red Cross is now providing disaster assistance.

2 baby penguins take first big swim at Memphis Zoo

Two baby penguins took a big first step, or rather swim at the Memphis Zoo. Four-month-old Casey and Kelso had their first swims Monday.

  $7.3 million expansion project underway at North Gulfport Middle School

North Gulfport Middle School is being expanded to help with the overcrowded schools in Harrison county.

  Hancock County student returns to school after battling cancer

Five months ago, Janna Babin was taking her 8th-grade classes at home with the help of Skype. Monday, her classmates welcomed her back with open arms.

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

Police have arrested and charged a man in Mississippi for the murder of a man in Wilmer, Alabama.

  Police investigating after Facebook post shows doll hanging off beaded noose

A Facebook post on Sunday described a young girl who received a doll with a beaded noose around its neck and a mother furious at a potentially, racially motivated incident.

  Mardi Gras preparations continue in Biloxi

The city of Biloxi is now in full Mardi Gras mode as Fat Tuesday inches closer.

  Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

With more rain expected, the governor says the Pearl River will stay high for three to four days.

Governor declares spring severe weather preparedness week

Governor Tate Reeves has declared February 17-21 as Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.

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.

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

“One dog was super scared and on a tiny piece of a tree trunk. The other pup was almost neck high in water..”

  Seventeen pets find forever homes in Jackson County Animal Shelter drive

It was an extra special Sunday at the Jackson County Animal Shelter because adoption was free for the first 20 pets through the Adoption Ever After drive.

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

Rain or shine, furry four-legged community residents came out to celebrate Mardi Gras but did it the Paw-di Gras way.

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

Task force team members have deployed to Jackson and are on standby to help emergency crews.