Two coast residents identified after fatal head-on crash in Hancock County

Two Coast residents are dead after a fatal head-on crash in Hancock County Wednesday afternoon.

Pilot and passenger injured in plane crash heading to Meridian

  Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

Drew Brees out of surgery; posts a ‘thumbs up’ on social media

  Advanced Naval Technology Exercise boasts exciting technology

  Moss Point man says overgrown city-property is dangerous for his grandkids

Beach Park renovations underway thanks to late Pascagoula woman’s generous gift

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  Whale beached along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is out of critical condition

Head Start slowly returning to Harrison County

  Agriculture commissioner Gipson announces plans for trade and commerce office on Coast

Why Ted Cruz says he’s opposed to Gulfport judge’s nomination to the 5th Circuit

  Election leaders call for fewer split precincts

  Hancock Co. Sheriff’s Office to adopt new policies following lawsuit settlement

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith proposes ‘Gold Star Families Remembrance Week’

The week is aimed at honoring the families of fallen service members.

South Mississippi schools make the grade with high state rankings

State school rankings were released this week and South Mississippi schools have a lot of reasons to be proud!

  Biloxi mayor says legal action looming after spillway adversity

At Wednesday morning’s Breakfast with the Mayor event, Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said he and others are putting together some possible litigation to help Biloxi and the Gulf Coast rebound from the effects of freshwater intrusion and its devastating effect on Coast tourism.

Miss. reports first case of lung illness related to vaping

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported its first identified case of a vaping-related lung illness.

  Salvation Army hoping for zoning change in Pascagoula to shelter more homeless

Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

Learn how you can keep your kids safe during National Child Passenger Safety Week

  Hood calls for preschool, teacher pay, higher K-12 spending

Payton: Drew Brees won’t go on IR; team will go with 2 QBs

  Tropical Storm Jerry joins Imelda and Humberto

‘Slow down and move over’: Police increasing patrols on I-10 to emphasize Move Over law

In an effort to keep law enforcement and the general public safer while on the roads, Gulfport Police is upping the number of officers that patrol I-10.

  South Mississippi Strong: Ainsley’s Angels push differently-abled people to the finish line and beyond

They push, they pull, they cheer. They do whatever is necessary to help people who differently-abled.

  Spike in snorkel-related deaths again highlights potential danger of full-face masks

A state committee is trying to figure out what’s causing the sudden spike in fatalities.

  Gubernatorial candidates debating debate details ahead of general election

There's a debate about where, when and how many times Tate Reeves and Jim Hood will debate before the November 5 election.

  Woman survives being thrown out of moving car by abusive ex, now telling her story for other victims

A New Orleans woman survived severe domestic abuse, including being thrown from a moving vehicle on the Interstate. Now, Telva Wells is speaking out for the first time publicly and hoping to raise awareness, as well as money, for those struggling with abuse.

  Nancy Depreo set to replace Mayor Schafer on P.O.A Collaborative Committee

Diamondhead Councilwoman Nancy Depreo is replacing Mayor Tommy Schafer on the P.O.A Collaborative Committee.

Parkland survivor speaks at USM forum

The University of Southern Mississippi put on its first forum of the school year, and had a very special guest of honor.

  Condemned school still sits 30 years later in Jackson County, causing eyesore in neighborhood

A school that was closed down 30 years still sits on an overgrown lot in Jackson County, an eyesore to the neighbors who live by the condemned property.

Last suspect arrested in shootings involving 8 Jackson County teens

The 16-year-old was picked up by U.S. Marshals.

Body of special needs child found in garbage bag was beaten and burned, autopsy confirms

The body is believed to be that of 5-year-old Jakie Toole.

Public invited to commissioning of USS Cincinnati in Gulfport

The ship is being commissioned by the US Navy.

Judge orders partial re-vote in District 50 Senate race

A special circuit court judge ordered a partial re-vote in the election for the District 50 Senate seat of Dixie Newman versus Scott DeLano Tuesday.

Brees will have surgery on Wednesday, timetable for return uncertain

Brees will have the surgery done in Los Angeles

  CMR: Oyster mortality rates at 95-100% due to spillway opening

On Tuesday, the Commission on Marine Resources officially shut down oyster harvesting for coastal reefs for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.

Two 12-year-olds arrested after making threats against St. Martin Middle School

Investigators arrested both boys Tuesday morning.

MDWFP offering 35 chronic wasting disease testing sites as deer season starts

When depositing a sample, hunters will be given a unique identification number so they can check their sample results online.

Senate candidate Wayne Lennep will not contest election, calls for election reform

State Senate candidate Wayne Lennep, who ran against Senator-elect Jeremy England in Jackson County’s District 51 race, will not challenge the election results.

  Keeping kids safe online: Long Beach parents learn how to ‘protect young eyes’

Many phones are in the hands of young people, leading professionals and parents to ask: How do you know your child is being safe in this digital world where we live?

  Former foster children share their experiences in hope of changing the system

Most foster children age out of the system when they turn eighteen but Mississippi Youth Voice is giving them a safe place to share their experiences to bring positive changes.

Police officer dead, suspect in custody after shooting in Tuscaloosa

Authorities confirm an officer with the Tuscaloosa Police Department shot Monday in the western part of the city has died from his injuries.

Documents reveal more about the unrest in Diamondhead

The Diamondhead Property Owner’s Association wants to remove Mayor Tommy Schafer from the Diamondhead POA Collaborative Committee and replace him with someone else.

  Jackson County School Board votes in new superintendent

The Jackson County School Board unanimously voted to hire John Strycker as the new superintendent of the Jackson County School District Monday afternoon.

  Rare, melon-headed whale shows signs of improvement at IMMS

While the whale is still in critical condition, veterinarians say he is making significant improvements.

  MDOT continues push for work zone safety

Last Wednesday’s deadly accident was the first since 2017 where an MDOT worker was killed, but multiple workers have been injured in accidents in the years since.

  One-stop-shop passes could be available for visitors in just a few weeks

One-stop-shop attractions pass could be available for visitors in just a few weeks.

  VT Halter Marine builds cutting edge vessel

With VT Halter Marine constructing the barge and tug, South Mississippi’s shipbuilding industry is making a statement.

Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

A potential prostitution bust turned into a human trafficking investigation Sunday night.

  Gulfport business owner frustrated with people feeding stray cats

“Please don’t feed the cats!" exclaimed Joff Clarke.

Sewage issue triggers MDEQ water contact advisory in Gautier

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is warning people to avoid making contact with water or eating seafood from an area of the bayou in Gautier.

Senator Roger Wicker gives lesson on U.S. Constitution at Gulfport High

Constitution Day is celebrated every year on September 17, which is the anniversary of the day the Constitution was signed.

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election.

Eight teens arrested after two shootings in Jackson County

As deputies continue their investigation, more arrests are possible.

  Cook Road expansion to provide more access to D’Iberville shopping district

The expansion of Cook Road linking Highway 609 in St. Martin to the bustling shopping center of D’Iberville is one step closer to being built.

West Nile Virus cases reported in Hinds, Rankin counties

So far this year, human cases have been reported in Copiah, Forrest (4), Hinds (2), Jefferson, Jones, Lamar, Leake, Rankin, and Smith counties.

Ian Rapoport: Drew Brees has torn ligament; out at least 6 weeks

Drew Brees has a torn ligament and will likely be out several weeks

  Gulfport High robotics team gives back to community at seafood festival

The Gulfport High robotics team spent Sunday serving gumbo and helping to break down the tents and equipment at the Biloxi Seafood Festival.

Monday’s Google Doodle honors B.B. King’s 94th birthday

The Doodle is in honor of King's birthday. The blues legend was born on September 16, 1925.

  Vendors pleased with the turnout for this year’s Biloxi Seafood Festival

This time of year, festivals are nearly every weekend in South Mississippi. This weekend was no different with the Biloxi Seafood Festival happening in downtown Biloxi, and people came out in full force.

  USO’s Red, White & You festival celebrates Coast’s military families

This is the second year USO Gulf Coast has put on the Red, White & You Festival for active duty service members, reservists, National Guard and their dependents.

Rams win after Brees suffers thumb injury, refs take Saints defensive TD off the board

Saints fall to 1-1 on the season

Coast Guard rescues man after plane crashes into the Gulf of Mexico

A man was rescued from a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday afternoon (Sept. 15), according to the United States Coast Guard.

  Ocean Springs seeing positive impact of golf cart ordinance

Ocean Springs not too long ago passed an ordinance allowing the use of carts. Similar ordinances exist to allow golf carts to be driven in Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach and Pascagoula.

  Artists showcase unique works at Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show

Artists from across the South showcased their talents at the Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show, also known as the handmade marketplace, in Bay St. Louis.

Mississippi offering $25,000 to help pay for field trips

Students in the Biloxi, Jackson and Sunflower County districts are admitted free thanks to an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

  Hospitality industry labor shortage poses a challenge to restaurants, hotels

On Tuesday, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is hosting a job fair for the hospitality industry. It’s an industry with plenty of available jobs for qualified workers, as hotels and restaurants struggle to fill positions.

Jackson County Chancery Court offers free legal clinic

The Jackson County Chancery Court is offering a free legal clinic on September 20.

  Inkin’ the Coast the place for pros at tattoos and novices as well

Thousands have come to the annual tattoo and arts festival Inkin' the Coast to experience the event at the hands of artists from all over the country.

Hundreds participate in annual firefighter run

Hundreds laced up Saturday for the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Climb to raise awareness for first responders.

Community gathers for Biloxi Fireman’s Day Parade

The Fireman’s Day Parade rolled through downtown Biloxi to celebrate more than a century of fire service.

  Rally for Recovery offers resources to those trying to beat addiction

The point of Ocean Spring's Rally for Recovery was to give those suffering from addiction or other struggles a way to access help and additional resources on their road to recovery.

Jackson County School Board to vote on new superintendent

Jackson County School Board President Kenneth A. Fountain confirmed to WLOX board members will vote on a new superintendent for the Jackson County School District Monday.

Gulf Coast radio host Kipp Greggory dies, family says

Kipp Greggory, talk show host and manager of SuperTalk WOSM 103.1 FM, died this weekend.

Dozens walk to draw awareness to diabetes

Saturday's Walk for Diabetes at Jones Park drew out around 150 people and raised money to fund the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi’s educational and assistance programs.

Hattiesburg ranked No. 1 best college town in Mississippi

Hattiesburg is ranked as the best college town in Mississippi, according to a study on

  Little mad scientists get hands-on in the lab

Steaming bubbles, baseball targets, virtual reality labs and more were on tap for more than a thousand kids in Pascagoula Saturday.

Military dad surprises kids at Clinton High School after returning from long deployment

Before the band went out on the field, Thaggard spoke to the other band students about suicide prevention and mental health in light of National Suicide Prevention Month.

Accused Southaven Walmart shooter appears in court for the first time

The man accused of killing two Southaven Walmart managers and shooting an officer walked into a courtroom for the first time Friday.

  Defendant to Hancock Co. murder victim’s family: “I was smoking crack and drinking. I am sorry.”

A New Orleans man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after admitting he shot and killed a man near Bayou Caddy in 2017.