Residents voice concerns and relief over city’s plan to implode Hard Rock

On Friday the city announced it would go ahead with a planned demolition of the Hard Rock site in mid-March

12-year sentence for jail phone is ‘failure,’ justice says

Students preparing for the future at annual Village Symposium

Missing, endangered 12-year-old boy found safe, Memphis police say

  Former Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove passed away

  Contents from Bishop Roger Morin 's estate available for purchase

MDWFP issues hunting season closures due to flooding

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Site approval to be considered for potential development of $600 million dollar casino

  Snowbird season picking up in South Mississippi

Two more charged with capital murder in Hattiesburg shooting

  Messages left in blue graffiti on Front Beach

  Task force meets to discuss progress and needs to advance Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms

  Families of MDOC inmates rally for improvements while filing suit against the prison system after recent violence

  Island View hopes to ink 10-year, $2 million sponsorship deal with Harbor Lights Winter Festival

The success of the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival is sparking up a big investment by Island View Casino Resort.

Video of LSU players dancing to ‘Get The Gat’ at White House goes viral

A video has gone viral just hours after the LSU national championship team’s visit to the White House. on Jan. 17.

  Ingalls awards thousands of dollars to fund STEM projects

Ingalls Shipbuilding is doing its part to get South Mississippi students excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

  Giving the gift of art through mural in downtown Bay St. Louis

On his own time, Tim Kennedy is painting a mural in the city’s public garden at Ruth’s Roots in downtown Bay St. Louis.

  Fab Lab expands high-tech fun to Harrison County

Forecasted Pearl River crest lowered by half foot

Mayor: New Orleans will now implode Hard Rock collapse site

St. Patrick High School student named national finalist to name 2020 Mars Rover

SBA offering assistance to businesses affected by harmful algae bloom

  Two minors arrested in connection to graffiti, suspected Diamondhead arson

Appeals court won’t rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

Mississippi is likely to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.

Franklin Creek man charged with murder pleads not guilty in court Friday

A Franklin Creek man accused of shooting a Grand Bay man earlier this year pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

MDA paints positive picture of Coast economy and business growth

Mississippi economic impact is not only on a national scale but it’s also on a global platform.

  Sheriff: Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

The shooting suspect has been identified.

Escaped inmate captured in Covington County; 2 still on the run

One of the inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail late Wednesday night is back in custody.

  Law enforcement officers receive crisis intervention training

Law enforcement officers in Harrison County are working to better understand how to help people with mental health issues.

  Pass Christian names Chase Carmody as head football coach

The grandson of former Southern Miss head coach, Jim "Big Nasty" Carmody, gets his first opportunity as a head coach.

  Hauntcon professional scarers tour Hurley’s Trail of Terror

A group of professional haunters was in Jackson County Thursday night honing in their craft. Hauntcon made a pit stop at Trail of Terror in Hurley.

  Governor Tate Reeves discusses next steps for MDOC

Conditions and violence in Mississippi's prisons are attracting national attention.And the search for a new corrections leader won't be limited by state lines.

Next step for Bertucci Subdivision in Biloxi complete

The Biloxi Panning Commission voting unanimously for the proposed subdivision on the Bertucci property at Popp’s Ferry Road and Atkinson Road in Biloxi.

  Marcus Boudreaux named Biloxi superintendent

The Board of the Biloxi Public School District selected Marcus Boudreaux as the new superintendent.

Police: Stolen SUV ditched in D’Iberville after accident

The owner of the stolen vehicle said it was taken over the weekend in Gulfport, and several personal possessions were missing.

MS Lottery Corporation issues warning after player receives email with fake lottery win

The corporation said on Twitter that you will never receive an e-mail from them notifying you of a win.

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo among the 2020 Jazz Festival line up

Nearly 500,000 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the festival last year.

  Jackson County cuts the ribbon on newly built animal shelter

Jackson County Animal Shelter is officially open with specials going on for anyone looking to adopt a new family member.

MS Board of Education votes to keep U.S. History exam after considering elimination

The SBE’s final decision on the end-of-course assessment comes after a public comment period and review of an Accountability Task Force (ATF) recommendation.

One person arrested after early morning Waffle House robbery

Willie George Duckworth was arrested on two counts of robbery and one count of motor vehicle theft after a Thursday morning Waffle House robbery in Gulfport.

  Pearl River Co. School District upgrades in progress

These days, students and staff members at three Pearl River County schools are hearing lots of construction noise right outside their windows.

Manhunt continues for escaped Covington County inmates

The search is on for three inmates who escaped from the Covington County Jail.

  New York college students plant trees for Turkey Creek land restoration project

A major land restoration project in Gulfport got a helping hand on Thursday from some college students who traveled more than a thousand miles to take part.

Mississippi is least physically active state in U.S., study finds

According to a newly-released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi ranks as the least physically active state in America.

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

The New Orleans Police Department said it has obtained an arrest warrant for simple battery after Odell Beckham Jr. was seen in a video making contact with a security guard.

Ocean Springs woman killed, child in critical condition after accident

A crash Thursday morning in the St. Martin community of Jackson County has claimed the life of a young mother.

Whitefield Academy defends decision to expel student after picture of rainbow sweater, birthday cake

Whitefield Academy is defending its decision to expel freshman student Kayla Kenney after a photo of the teen surfaced on social media showing her wearing a rainbow sweater with a colorful birthday cake.

IHL delays vote on request to relocate Confederate statue at Ole Miss

IHL has decided to delay voting on the request to relocate the Confederate monuments on the Ole Miss campus.

‘Rap Noodles’ to hit shelves Friday

The newest culinary creation from the mind of Chef Boy-Ar-P is set to hit Walmart shelves Friday, Jan. 17.

72-year-old man killed in Hancock County fire, say officials

One person is dead after a camper trailer went up in flames Wednesday morning in north Hancock County.

  Residents at Waveland RV park without power, water for 7 weeks

Residents of an RV park in Waveland say they have spent the last 49 days without any electricity or water at all.

  Microsoft ends Windows 7, outdated computers now vulnerable to attacks

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7, leaving your computer vulnerable if you don’t upgrade.

Former Saints star Steve Gleason presented with Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, announced that a date has been set for a ceremony to award former Saints player and ASL advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow on a civilian.

Candidates qualify for federal offices in 2020 election

Wednesday was the last day for federal candidates in Mississippi to qualify for the primary election.

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.

  Mississippi Sound Coalition gathers support for laws to save the Sound

It’s a complicated problem that will require a complicated solution, and the Mississippi Sound Coalition is doing what it can to help lead the way.

  Graffiti, possible arson at Diamondhead house concern residents

A possible case of arson in a house marked by graffiti is troubling the Diamondhead community.

  CDC: Jackson ranked 2nd highest U.S. city for STDs

Places where education and job wages are low show a correlation with high STD rates.

  Jackson County School District focused on better test scores

Jackson County Schools ranked in the top twenty in the state for ACT scores.

  Be Local: Southern Fitness opening its doors in Vancleave

A pair of Vancleave women are venturing into business ownership with Southern Fitness.

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.

Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative

Mississippians will vote for or against the initiative on November 3, 2020.

National Champions LSU football will visit the White House

A White House official confirms that the LSU football team will be visiting the White House on Friday, Jan. 17.

  Dome renovations begin with field removal

Now that the National Championship game is history, preliminary work for a $450 million Superdome transformation begins.

Man sentenced to 5 years over possessing child porn

A Petal man will serve five years in prison after a child exploitation arrest in 2018.

  Russian cargo plane delivers Rolls-Royce engine to Stennis

The behemoth Russian-made Antonov 124-100 cargo plane is parked at Stennis International Airport after dropping off a Rolls-Royce engine for testing out at Stennis Space Center.

  Gulfport organization shows appreciation for the Harrison Co. Sheriff’s Office

The members of the Gulfport Scottish Rite cooked up a hot breakfast Wednesday for the men and women of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson Co. woman identified as third victim in Dec. 22 Moss Point homicide

A December shooting in Moss Point is now a triple homicide after a third victim died.

Two residents, 3 pets escape burning Gulfport home

Two people who live at a house in Gulfport were able to safely get out of their home Wednesday morning after it caught fire.

Meridian police: Child, 9, critical after being shot by eight-year-old

Meridian police are investigating a shooting that left a child in critical condition.

  South Mississippi Strong: Beck’s Confections turn anyone into a baker

Making a pie is a lot of work and takes a certain level of skill. But one South Mississippi woman is making it easy for even the least experienced bakers to create beautiful homemade desserts.

County waiting on permits to begin new Lake Mars Pier project

Big changes are coming to the Lake Marks pier that shut down after Hurricane Nate.

  Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

Tate Reeves is officially sworn in as the state's 65th Governor.

  Gulfport woman makes homemade meals for Seabees to show her appreciation

One Gulfport woman brought Navy Seabees a cultural experience through a home cooked meal.

  County announces Beachview Drive widening project in Ocean Springs

Beachview Drive will be widened with a series of left hand turn lanes at high volume intersections. Sidewalks and a bike lane will also be added, and the drainage system will be upgraded.

Ole Miss can’t keep up with Gators, fall to 0-3 in SEC

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team was without two starters Tuesday night, including leading scorer Breein Tyree due to injury. A road test short-handed proved to be a tall order, and the Rebels (9-7, 0-3) fell to the Florida Gators 71-55.

Mississippi River predicted to reach flood stage at 3 Miss. cities by mid-January

The gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure were closed Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to high water.

No one is more proud of the LSU Tigers than Coach O’s mom

Just down the bayou in Larose, you'll find Coco Orgeron sitting on her front yard bench like it was any other day.

  New brew pub coming to downtown Ocean Springs

New brew pub coming to Ocean Springs

  Burglaries on the rise in Jackson County

Residents are concerned as several burglaries took place just a few days ago.

Jay-Z lawyers join lawsuit against Mississippi prison officials

Hip Hop artists Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are moving forward after threats of legal action against Mississippi due to conditions at state prisons.