Group works for to increase young voter engagement

Mississippi voters can vote in primaries when they're 17 as long as they'll be 18 by the date of the general election.

  Last day at Gaston Point Elementary a bittersweet moment

Bikers raise money for Boys & Girls Club

  Student art featured at Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum

Governor releases statement after federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi abortion law

  Military retirees tour CRTC base in Gulfport

Petal student with Batten disease beats odds, graduates

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Carriere man sentenced to over 7 years for accessing child porn

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

Harrison County crews groom beach ahead of holiday weekend

  WATCH LIVE: Defense continues on Day 9 at trial of SC man accused in 2014 murder of his 5 children

  “Wear Blue To Remember” run honors fallen heroes

Every AG in America calls for automatic student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ala. near-total abortion ban

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law banning nearly all abortions across the state.

ATTN SHOPPERS: Your Guide to Memorial Day savings

With an extra day off this weekend for most consumers, retailers are offering plenty of sales. According to, Memorial Day is a particularly good weekend for mattresses, appliances and furniture.

Rare 62 lb alligator snapping turtle caught in Lamar Co.

University of Southern Mississippi graduate student, Luke Pearson caught the reptile then released it back into the wild.

  White House Hotel hosts fundraiser for family of fallen Biloxi officer

The White House Hotel hosted a fundraiser Thursday night to support the family of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen, who was shot and killed earlier this month.

  Attorney to discuss Oxford murder case after judge’s recusal

Community group and UMMC surgeons provide trauma training for crime scenes

  Her father was the first American killed in the War on Terror. Now, she reflects on the release of “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh.

One man dead after deputy-involved shooting in Pearl River County

  Program encourages more women to get involved in politics

$18.9 million awarded for new barracks construction at Seabee base

  Inaugural Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride rolls through South Mississippi

Twelve first responders lost their lives in the line of duty in Mississippi and our neighboring states. This week, more than 40 men and women are riding in their memory.

D’Iberville High graduates celebrate their past with senior walk

D’Iberville Elementary School celebrated with graduates during their senior walk through the halls of their old schools.

  Old retail space transformed into downtown living in Bay St. Louis

The old Bay St. Louis train depot serves as the centerpiece for what is known as the Depot District. A row of retail spaces has fallen into disrepair and been abandoned in recent years, but a new beginning is in the air.

  Judge recuses himself from ex-Mississippi officer’s murder trial after demands from victim’s family

Judge Andrew Howorth came under fire Wednesday after the initial hearing for now-former Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne.

Moss Point Fire Chief announces retirement

Moss Point Fire Chief Tommy Posey will retire at the end of June after 37 years with the department.

  Gulfport city council gets serious about Courthouse Road dips

In a specially called meeting on Thursday, the Gulfport City Council approved a change directive that lifts the temporary suspension of work and gives contractor Jay Bearden Construction guidelines on how to fix the problems.

Third teen arrested in connection to shooting in St. Andrews community

Sheriff Mike Ezell said 19-year-old Devin Von Musterman of Gulfport was arrested on three charges of aggravated assault, use of a deadly weapon causing serious bodily harm.

Arrest warrant reveals disturbing, bloody details in murder of Biloxi woman

We’re learning more about the murder of a Biloxi woman whose boyfriend is accused of killing her.

  NOAA predicts a ‘near normal’ 2019 hurricane season for the Atlantic

Near normal means a possibility of 9 to 15 named storms, 4 to 8 of which could become hurricanes.

  Loaner life jackets available in Biloxi to help keep people safe on the water

A loaner stand filled with life jackets was installed Thursday morning at Biloxi Small Craft Harbor courtesy of the Sea Tow Foundation.

Third grade state testing: Where South Mississippi schools placed on ‘Reading Gate’

Here's how each school in South Mississippi did on the third grade "Reading Gate" test.

  Coast residents weigh in on how to spend restoration money from BP oil spill settlement

The Restore Council presented its planning framework draft to a passionate crowd at USM Gulf Park Wednesday night.

VIDEO: Police chief chases off alligator with a shopping cart

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said he didn’t want the alligator to cause a crash. What happened when he tried to prevent that from happening can only be described as internet gold.

‘Potentially hazardous asteroid’ with its own moon to pass by Earth this weekend

The flyby will be visible starting May 24 and last until May 27.

Morganza Spillway likely to be opened for third time in history

With a forecast for additional rises along the Lower Mississippi River during the next two weeks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now anticipating the opening of the Morganza Spillway to accommodate the excess water.

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.

Victim’s family, Oxford police chief frustrated at discussion of bond for Mississippi officer charged with woman’s murder

Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne is accused of shooting and killing Dominique Clayton, a woman with whom he had a relationship, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

  1 in 4 Mississippi 3rd graders fail reading test on their first try

Schools don't find out a score for the students at first, just the ones who failed.

  Coast gets economic boost from college baseball tournament

In the third year for the Conference USA tournament in Biloxi, the Coast is ready for the economic boost that this event is sure to bring.

Don’t Punish My Pain rally protests CDC pain medication regulations

Don't Punish My Pain rally protests CDC pain medication regulations

  Dozens of children ride to raise funds for Willow Canaan

There were dozens of bicycles riding in the parking lot at Cedar Lake Christian Academy Wednesday, but it wasn’t a race. It was a fundraiser for the United MSD Foundation.

Harrison County sucks the life out of litter with new trash vacuum

Harrison County bought a trash vacuum that can suck up 202 gallons of litter along roadsides and in parks.

  Local business replaces stolen school supplies

When thieves stole school supplies from Woolmarket Elementary, including several ukuleles a couple of weeks ago, the teacher and her students were devastated.

  Dolphin deaths in the Mississippi Sound this year now number 80

Mississippi experts blame the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening for leading to the deaths of dozens of dolphins.

  WCU begins site work for new student center

Site work has begun at William Carey University on a new three-story student center.

Car catches fire after driver loses control in Harrison County accident

Harrison County Fire & Rescue and AMR responded to a car accident Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. on McHenry Road.

  Flint Creek Water Park getting ready for the busy season

One of South Mississippi’s biggest tourist attractions is gearing up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. About 700,000 people visit Flint Creek Water Park in Stone County every year.

AG Hood asks the Corps of Engineers for meeting on Bonnet Carre’ Spillway opening

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he’s concerned about the environmental impact of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway opening. And he’s asking to meet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to gather more information on how it affects Mississippi.

  Biloxi city council votes to close railroad crossings downtown

The Biloxi City Council unanimously voted to coordinate with CSX and the Mississippi Department of Transportation to begin the process of closing the railroad crossings at Nixon Street and Delauney Street.

Nike to release Devin Booker ‘Made in Moss Point’ sneakers

A Devin Booker line of Nike Air Force 1 shoes will be available beginning June 8 and will feature a nod to Booker’s origins with a tongue that reads “Made in Moss Point.”

Police breakup suspected drug trafficking organization based in Slidell

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and troopers from Louisiana State Police concluded a lengthy investigation Wednesday (May 22) with numerous search warrants and arrests being made related to a drug trafficking organization based out of Slidell.

19-year-old killed in Biloxi crash

Charles Parker Hewes died Tuesday night at the hospital following the crash.

  WLOX Editorial: Drive Safe

We hope you are counted among the safe. We also hope you are also counted among those taking a moment to pause and honor our fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend.

Pass Christian police chief set to retire in June

Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks has announced that he will retire next month.

1 in 4 Mississippi third graders flunk tougher reading test

More than one in four Mississippi third graders didn't pass a toughened reading test on the first try this spring, leaving it in question as to whether they will advance on time to the fourth grade next fall

  Food Trucks on the Coast: Two cities still in talks about allowing mobile food vendors

City leaders in both Ocean Springs and Long Beach are discussing allowing mobile food vendors.

  South Mississippi Strong: City volunteer is a direct descendant of a founding family

Two of Jimmy Kreb's ancestors served as mayor. And today, he’s making his own mark on the city.

  13-year-old Gulfport boy charged as an adult in shooting of two girls

A 13-year-old boy is facing charges in the Tuesday night shooting of two girls.

  Termite swarming season arrives on the Coast

Although no one wants to see bugs in their house, they could serve as a call to take action before a bigger problem comes up.

Design company presents concept for Town Commons to Gautier city leaders

Seymour Engineering Tuesday night presented its concept to Gautier city leaders for Town Commons.

UPDATE: Missing Gulfport woman found safe

Gulfport police received a report of a missing person for 29-year-old Terri Anna Johnson Monday around 8:02 p.m.

  Mississippi federal judge examines case surrounding state’s heartbeat abortion ban

Judge Reeves said he plans to issue a decision soon but did not say exactly when.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

House speaker says Rep. McLeod should resign if domestic violence allegations are true

We’re learning new details about a Mississippi state representative’s Saturday arrest on domestic violence, simple assault charges.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

Moss Point woman accused of stealing money from vulnerable person

A Harrison County grand jury indicted 56-year-old Robin Lister Clay of Moss Point for stealing money from a vulnerable person.

Centennial Plaza job fair will continue Wednesday

The Centennial Plaza complex in Gulfport is hosting a job fair at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi.

  Second opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway could be worse for Mississippi

All eyes are on the waters of the Mississippi Sound due to the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Louisiana for the second time this year.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  Biloxi firefighters set home ablaze for ‘invaluable’ training experience

The Biloxi Fire Department set the home ablaze on purpose Tuesday morning, eventually letting it burn to the ground.

Police officer arrested in homicide of Oxford mother

Interim Chief Jeff McCutchen told media Tuesday that early in the investigation it was discovered that Kinne was in a relationship with the victim, Dominique Lashelle Clayton.

Clarksdale mayor says he’ll personally pay for criminals to leave town

Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy said Monday that if lawbreakers don’t think they can turn their life around there, he’ll pay for them to move elsewhere.

  Coroner identifies woman murdered by boyfriend

A Biloxi man is charged with murder after his girlfriend was assaulted and killed Monday night. Gary Wayne Wallace, 37, is being held on a million dollars bond.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Silver Alert cancelled for missing 66-year-old Hazlehurst woman

Family members say Rebecca Holmes suffers from a medical condition that may impair her judgement.

  Welter Family fighting for Biloxi landmark status

The Welter Family is working to have their home designated as a Biloxi city landmark. And it could happen as soon as this week.

  “Click It or Ticket” campaign in effect until after Memorial Day

The Click It or Ticket campaign is now underway, and police say the evening hours are significant.