Pascagoula fire chief retires after 25 years of service to the city

After 25 years of service to the Flagship City, Pascagoula Fire Chief Donnie Carlson will retire at the end of this week.

  Viral Little League brawl prompts conversation about sportsmanship

WLOX Editorial: Get Involved

Miss Mississippi 2019: Winners announced in first round of preliminary competition

  Pass Christian names former Bay St. Louis chief as new top cop

  Officials: Toddler drowns at Presley’s Outing in Jackson County

  La. restaurants face new rule for shrimp and crawfish

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Pass Christian church makes land available for dog park

  Heat index soars over 100°

Shrimpers prepare for what they expect will be a dismal season

  New Keesler AFB main gate making progress but existing businesses taking hit

  Sheriff: Suspect connected to 4 New Orleans area homicides; calls them ‘random’

  Pascagoula-Gautier School District takes Summer Feeding Program on the road

Raising Cane’s founder named one of best CEOs to work for in country

Todd Graves, the founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, has been named one of the top CEOs in the country. That’s according to Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.

  DMR stepping up efforts to rid bayous of koi kandy

The Department of Marine Resources is stepping up efforts to get rid of giant salvinia, otherwise known as koi kandy. It’s an invasive plant native to the Amazon River basin, and now it’s here in South Mississippi, choking the life out of some Jackson County bayous.

  Developer follows through with promise to withdraw plans for RV park in Gulf Hills

Residents of Gulf Hills are breathing a sigh of relief after seeing the end to plans to bring a luxury RV park to their community.

Long Beach leaders concerned about spillway impacts

Long Beach leaders say there are lots of things going on in the city, but just like everyone else on the Coast, the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has them looking for answers.

Exit 28 road work too slow for some

Biloxi Public School District names interim superintendent

Canine deputy stabbed in abdomen while pursuing suspect in Hancock County

Walmart shoplifter drags Slidell deputy with truck; flees into MS

  VIDEO: Two officers honored for saving baby’s life after she nearly drowned

  South Mississippi Strong: Eddie Holmes puts the pedals to the metal with Gulf Coast Bicycle Club

Miss Mississippi contestants discuss the elimination of swimsuit competition

The Miss Mississippi candidates discuss the elimination of the swimsuit competition this year for the state program.

Miss Mississippi contestants are reaching their educational goals

Miss Mississippi candidates, Miss University and Miss New South discuss how the program helps them achieve their goals.

Long Beach swears in new fire chief: Griff Skellie

As a young fireman, Skellie thought about becoming a lieutenant and then battalion chief. But some changes happened where he ended up being on the administrative side of the department as an inspector.

Council votes to move forward on obtaining funding for Singing River Mall property

Gautier city leaders voted to move forward with the application process to request funding for the Singing River Mall property Tuesday.

Ocean Springs fire chief retires after 37-year career

Ocean Springs said farewell to a long-time city employee when they honored their retiring fire chief.

  Saenger Theatre supporters speak with Biloxi City Council

Residents packed the chambers of the Biloxi City Council to talk about the historic Saenger Theatre.

  ATTACK SQUIRREL: North Alabama deputies rescue wild rodent in meth bust

Deputies say a drug suspect claimed he held the squirrel captive and used it as an attack squirrel. They also say he was feeding it meth to keep it aggressive.

Hattiesburg council passes pot, paraphernalia ordinances

The Hattiesburg City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night removing jail time as a punishment for first-time possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.

New business sets up shop inside Gautier purchase-only complex

A ribbon cutting event was held Tuesday for the second business to set up shop inside a condominium center in Gautier.

  Company donates a thousand socks to Biloxi charity

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul now has a thousand of them thanks to the generosity of the sock company, Bombas.

  ‘Respect the shooter’: Accused cop killer demands respect when arrested

Wearing a red jumpsuit, a smiling Darian Atkinson appeared in court Tuesday morning for his preliminary hearing.

14-year-old girl found at Louisiana motel forced into sex, victim of trafficking

A 14-year-old girl found at a local motel had been forced to have sex with numerous men and had been the victim of sex trafficking for around two months, authorities say.

  CMR: Mississippi’s shrimp season will open Thursday

Mississippi’s shrimp season will open this Thursday, June 20 at 6am, despite samples showing smaller shrimp than typical for opening day.

SPLC challenges law under state Charter School act

The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state back in 2016 on behalf of a group of Jackson Public School parents and students.

State’s oldest golf course is being foreclosed; plans in progress to save it

An effort is underway to keep the oldest golf course in Mississippi running.

Miss Mississippi contestants prepare for a busy week of competition

Almost every minute of their time at Miss Mississippi is filled with rehearsals, judges interviews, parades, and autograph parties.

Pot, paraphernalia laws to be put before council

Hattiesburg City Council to vote on revamped marijuana and paraphernalia

Pascagoula water advisory lifted

Pascagoula residents living in the area between 8th and 14th Street and Ingalls Avenue to Taylor Avenue are now free to use water services.

  MGM Park plays key role in downtown Biloxi’s growth

One of the biggest stars at this week’s All-Star game is MGM Park itself.

  Read to Succeed literacy camp focuses on student needing to pass state reading test

The Mississippi Children's Museum is hosting the Read to Succeed intensive literacy camp this week.

You can now tell Amazon’s Alexa to delete your conversations

Amazon now allows you to delete conversations off your Alexa Echo device after privacy issues raised by consumers.

  Eighty-two young trainees learn what it’s like to be a cop through explorers academy

Dozens of youth are learning what it takes to be a police officer this week at the Southeastern Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Biloxi.

  MGM Park concessions giving back to the community

MGM Park concessions giving back to the community

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

  Southern League All-Star game adds to Biloxi’s baseball history

The Southern League All-Star Game is not only a historic event for the Coast, but also for the area’s rich baseball history.

  It’s go time for MGM Park grounds crew

As far as the MGM grounds crew is concerned, the grass is never greener on the other side.

Operation Broken Heart: 19 arrested in Mississippi for sex crimes against children

An effort to identify child sex offenders across the country resulted in 19 Mississippi residents being arrested.

National WWII Museum offering PT-305 boat tours in Bay St. Louis

For two days, June 22-23, the only fully restored and operational combat-veteran patrol-torpedo boat in existence will dock in the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor.

Sucré closes down after 13 years in New Orleans

Sucré, a bakery known for its macarons, chocolates and other treats is closing its doors after 13 years of business.

Firefighters put out flames at vacant house in Gulfport

The flames are out after a vacant home in West Gulfport caught fire Monday morning.

Hancock County man charged with homicide after fatal crash

A Hancock County man has been arrested and charged with homicide after a crash last month killed a 67-year-old man.

UPDATE: Escaped probationer turns himself in

A Mississippi inmate has turned himself back into authorities after running from a Pascagoula MDOC facility Sunday.

Gilbert gets bases-loaded hit, Bulldogs beat Auburn 5-4

Marshall Gilbert hit a bases-loaded single up the middle that capped a four-run ninth inning and gave Mississippi State a 5-4 walk-off victory over Auburn in the College World Series on Sunday night.

  Competition week for Miss Mississippi 2019 begins in Vicksburg

45 contestants are in Vicksburg this week to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi 2019. There are some big changes for the competition. Contestants will not compete in swimwear for 2019.

  Historic Saenger Theater still slated for renovations

Social media posts began swirling around Saturday as concerned theater fans learned of the comments made two weeks ago by some Biloxi City Council members. Those comments: tear down the Saenger.

  Pier Walk collects food for the needy, honors fathers everywhere

The annual Father’s Day Pier Walk at the Ken Combs Pier is one of two Pier Walks that have been held each year since 2012 in memory of Ken Combs Sr., the former mayor of Gulfport.

  Concern grows over dead sea life as spillway impact stretches to Mississippi barrier islands

Sunday marked 80 days that the Bonnet Carré spillway has been open so far this year. During that time, trillions of gallons of fresh water from the Mississippi River has found its way into the saltwater environment of the Mississippi Sound.

  Families celebrate Father’s Day on last day of Summer Fair

Dads put a fun twist on Father’s Day by spending time at the 33rd annual South Mississippi Summer Fair.

  Families celebrate Father’s Day on last day of Summer Fair

Dads put a fun twist on Father’s Day by spending time at the 33rd annual South Mississippi Summer Fair.

Sewer line work to close portion of Ingalls Ave in Pascagoula

Beginning Monday morning, both directions of traffic will be closed on Ingalls Avenue in Pascagoula.

  Apprentice linemen at Mississippi Power receive training in advanced skills

Apprentice linemen with Mississippi Power need to be able to do the best job out there.

  Statue is a lasting tribute to Sophia, others lost to DIPG

Sophia Myers captured the hearts of Coast residents after she was diagnosed with DIPG, a rare brain cancer. Myers was one of three Jackson County children who have died of the disease, and the statue is a tribute to those three and others who have died of childhood cancer.

  Families celebrate dad with a trip to the beach

The Biloxi beach was a hot spot for families this Father’s Day.

Shrimp season delayed on Gulf Coast

By Father’s Day, Coast seafood lovers are usually enjoying fresh gulf shrimp from Mississippi waters.

  Blow Fly Inn hosts meet and greet for JoJo the kangaroo

Gulfport residents got a chance to meet JoJo the Kangaroo, just a week after his disappearance led to a 2-day search.

  Pop up movie event in Goldin Park draws dozens of residents

Dozens of people showed up to play games and watch the superhero blockbuster Aquaman Saturday night.

Supreme Court dismisses claims against Hattiesburg poultry company

Negligence and wrongful death claims were dismissed against a Pine Belt poultry company when the Mississippi Supreme Court granted the summary judgment that the trial court declined.

  Annual River Jamboree draws big crowd

Moss Point’s annual River Jamboree saw another successful year. Main Street near City Hall was packed Saturday as people enjoyed the event.

CORE hosts inaugural Juneeteenth Freedom Festival in Gautier

George W. Martin City Park in Gautier was packed Saturday with people celebrating the Juneteenth holiday.

  Saturn V rocket gets a brand new paint job

A piece of space-age history got some TLC this weekend. Volunteers spent time painting the cradle underneath the Saturn V rocket at the Infinity Science Center Saturday.

  ‘A glorious past and a glorious future:’ Turkey Creek community works to restore historic school building

Volunteers spent the morning Saturday cleaning graffiti from the walls of the Turkey Creek Head Start Building.

Crossfitters honor fallen Biloxi police officer

Crooked Letter CrossFit in D’Iberville hosted a McKeithen Fundraiser Workout. Around 150 people came out to do the Hero WOD, or workout of the day, in McKeithen’s honor.

NOAA launches federal investigation into Gulf dolphin deaths

Dead dolphins are washing up on coast beaches in record numbers this year. Now, NOAA is taking action, declaring it an Unusual Mortality Event.

Brookhaven Police scour community for leads on 7-year-old’s death investigation

Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins and his department were searching for leads in the recent death investigation of Qunatavious Allen Jr, Friday.

  Summer fair has something for everyone in South Mississippi

The South Mississippi Summer Fair has been going on for a week now, and it seems no matter the age, there is a little something for everyone.

  Moss Point school uses $75k grant to boost K-3 summer reading program

The Mississippi State Board of Education aims to increase student literacy by investing $3 million in summer reading grants.

  Vancleave woman inspired by WLOX report also donating kidney to a stranger

A Vancleave woman will travel nearly 800 miles this month to help a man she’s only met once. The idea was sparked from a WLOX report six months ago.

  Capital murder suspect in 2015 shooting pleads guilty, avoids death row sentence

D'Juan Holloway is charged with capital murder in the 2015 death of 19-year-old Ray Howze.