Trooper shot, killed in Jefferson Co.; $108K reward offered for suspect

The shooting happened on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County.

Family of slain Moss Point man speaks out about pain of their loss

Mississippi census numbers remain low as deadline is cut short

  As average new coronavirus cases drop for eighth-straight day, Gov. Reeves says curve starting to flatten

  Tips to maintain mental health while working from home

  21 South Miss. long-term care facilities report COVID-19 cases in residents, staff

  Hundreds come out for Bok Homa Casino reopening

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DeSoto Co. coroner says coronavirus death numbers in Mississippi may be misleading

Two arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in Pearl River County

  Cleaning, safety protocols implemented for Gulfport, Biloxi school buses

$5,000 reward offered for info on Jones County arson fires

  Maroon & White Teams start staggered classes in Long Beach

Family members wait as crews continue work to remove bodies from Hard Rock collapse

  1,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

95 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 65,436 cases, 1,848 deaths reported by health dept.

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

  Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen coming through MS this weekend

Libertarian Nominee for the United States presidential race Dr. Jo Jorgensen’s campaign will be leading a protest convoy through Jackson and Hattiesburg Saturday.

  Relative of Gulfport’s first Black police officer comes forward as city prepares to honor her great-uncle

Malachi Lee and his partner Zachariah Durr became the department’s first Black officers in 1949.

Miss. universities, community colleges awarded $3.5M

MDE to provide 400K students with computer devices

How a small-town librarian broke barriers in Mississippi

  Sister Act: Presidential hopeful relies on sister to help execute ‘Operation Restoration'

  Rocket fuel manufacturing company coming to Stone County

Motions filed seeking bond for Travis, Gregory McMichael in Arbery case

  Miss. native and assistant to the president, Dr. Fleming discusses state’s COVID-19 response

Dr. John Fleming discusses Mississippi's coronavirus response and the its outlook.

Jackson County students are back to school

Dr. Strycker is encouraged by the first day of school.

  Harrison County mom voices concerns after first day of virtual learning

Woolmarket Elementary second-grader Braylin and fifth-grader Bayleigh are enrolled in the Harrison County School District virtual learning. Mom Melissa Wallis said it got off to a rocky start.

State superintendent discusses first days of school in Mississippi amid pandemic

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright held a press conference just as school districts across the state were returning to in person-classes for some of the first times since March.

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Angie Graves was working at the Subway at White’s Travel Center along Interstate 81/64 on Thursday morning when she spied country music star Kane Brown.

HPD trying to locate runaway Hattiesburg teen

The Hattiesburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating runaway 15-year-old who was last seen more than two months ago.

Some Mississippi school districts can cut up to 10 days from their academic calendar

School districts in Mississippi are required to provide 180 days of instruction each academic year to students.

Diamondhead man sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for massive child porn collection

Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, will spend more than 14 years in prison for possessing images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

  ReSkill Mississippi initiative has community college officials excited

College officials say it fits right into their core value: job skills training first, last and always. And it gives an opportunity for workers displaced by COVID-19 not only to get back on their feet.

  St. Patrick begins classes under the SHIELD plan

Masking up, and going back to school. Thursday St. Patrick High School students went back to class with backpacks over their shoulders and masks covering their faces.

Moss Point mayor talks testing positive for COVID-19, city’s response to the virus

Moss Point Mayor Mario King took to social media on Thursday to talk about COVID-19 in the city, including his own experience with the virus.

4 plant administrators indicted after 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi

Four plant administrators have been indicted in connection to the August 2019 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at worksites across Mississippi.

Police: Shooting in Moss Point leaves 22-year-old man dead

Moss Point Police are investigating a homicide after a 22-year-old man was killed overnight Wednesday.

  956 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

161 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

Unemployment Work Search Waiver expires this week

Failure to report or input incorrect information may result in no benefits that week.

Pearl River County man found stabbed to death in his home, say authorities

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pearl River County man who was found stabbed to death in his home Wednesday night.

Speaker Gunn sues Gov. Reeves over partial vetoes

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn and Rep. Jason White filed a joint lawsuit against Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves.

One Year Later: ICE gives updates on August 2019 ICE Raids

In August 2019, hundreds of people were detained in raids across Mississippi by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Mobile COVID-19 testing site in Perry Co. Thursday

The testing site will be set up at the Perry County Multipurpose Center in Richton.

  State epidemiologist cites concerns as schools reopen

State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers on Wednesday, who said he has some concerns like most do, but noted that the spread of the virus is something we can all help prevent.

  Efforts underway to revitalize downtown Pascagoula

A revitalization effort is underway in downtown Pascagoula with the hopes of bringing in more residents and businesses

Mississippians could see shortage of their favorite alcohol due to shipment delays

Your favorite adult beverage may be harder to come by these days.

  School year start delayed in Stone County

The Stone County school board unanimously voted to push back the beginning of the school year until Aug. 17.

Long Beach man sentenced to 30 years in prison for child molestation

Jeremy Schmidt, 37, was sentenced Monday at the Harrison County Courthouse after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful touching of a child.

  Hancock County residents react to statewide mask mandate

Hancock County had been exempt from the state’s mask mandate until Wednesday.

Mississippi schools have guidelines if and when a COVID-19 case is reported

The State Department of Health has guidelines for districts to follow when there are multiple cases of COVID-19.

Diamondhead residents invited to help city craft 20-year comprehensive plan

Residents and business owners are invited to a kickoff meeting on Thursday for Envision Diamondhead 2040. It’s a $130,000 initiative.

  Miss. physicians release school reopening recommendations

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Mississippi State Medical Association are voicing their concerns for the health of students, teachers and staff as schools prepare to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some bars agree to pay fine to reinstate licenses; constitutionality of virus restrictions to be argued in hearing

Two bar owners have agreed to pay a $250 fine to have their liquor licenses reinstated after being suspended for refusing to follow Governor John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus rules.

  Biloxi operators: Bar rule clarification good, rule itself bad

Bars and restaurants in Biloxi are now facing a new executive order by Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich that closes a loophole in the statewide order that prohibits the sale of alcohol past 11 p.m.

  Coast fire department gets hands-on training with gas fires

With help from Blossman Gas, firefighters in the City of Discovery felt what it was like to douse a leaky and engulfed propane tank.

Two men charged after fatal shooting in Biloxi

Two men were charged in-connection with the fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, July 24, 2020 taking the life of Biloxi man.

  1,245 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

177 new cases and 5 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi Wednesday.

  Biloxi’s first day back to school filled with congested traffic and masks

Lots of traffic in the car rider lines, and everyone wearing masks.

Hattiesburg Public School District delays start of school year

The Hattiesburg Public School District Board of Trustees approved a revised return plan Tuesday in which students will not return to classrooms for in-person learning for the first three weeks of the year.

Remains confirmed as missing Waynesboro woman

According to Commander Don Hopkins of the Waynesboro Police Department, the MS Crime Lab Odontologist confirmed that the remains belong to 47-year-old Kimberly Nanette Holifield, of Waynesboro, based off of dental records.

  Gov. launches ‘ReSkill’ program for workers impacted by pandemic

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest on the state’s COVID-19 response.

Hattiesburg woman found dead in Lumberton; MBI investigating

A homicide investigation is underway after a woman’s body was discovered Tuesday.

Carnival Cruises to continue pause in operations until Oct. 31

Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 numbers across the country the company has made the decision to remain shutdown and cancel all upcoming cruises.

Ex-youth center worker arrested after accusations of assaulting student

Malcom Mackey, a former juvenile case worker at OYDC in Raymond, Mississippi, was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges. He’s accused of using force against a student.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

  Gulfport Police looking to honor city’s first black officers but they need your help

They served as Gulfport’s first black officers in 1949 but police are looking for more information about one of the two men.

  All students in George County now set to return on Aug. 17

Students in George County School District will all return to school on Aug. 17, said Superintendent Wade Whitney.

Gov. Reeves pushes school start date for 7-12th grade in 8 counties; Issues statewide mask mandate

Reeves has repeatedly said he believes students should be back in schools this fall.

Biloxi mayor’s order targets bars ignoring rule to end alcohol sales at 11 p.m.

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich is acknowledging what just about everyone on social media has already seen: some bars and restaurants aren't following the health safety rules issued by Governor Tate Reeves.

  George County the only South Mississippi school district ordered to delay opening

The eight counties ordered to delay the start of school for grades 7-12 in Bolivar, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Hinds, Panola, Sunflower, and Washington.

  Jackson County Fab Lab producing more than 4,500 masks for schools

The Jackson County Fab Lab is turning donated shirts and fabrics from businesses into reusable masks for schools across the coast.

  Biloxi High School club cleans streets before new school year

The Biloxi High School Campus Security Council is helping by removing litter and trash along Indian Lane.

  Catholic Diocese of Biloxi opens school year with Mass

The teachers, staff and administrators with Catholic Diocese of Biloxi schools came to Tuesday's Opening School Mass at Nativity BVM not knowing what the future holds as to when school begins.

Pediatrician weighs in on Governor’s executive order to delay the start of school for some grades

Under the Governor Tate Reeves' new executive order for schools, Hinds County Schools will now have to delay the start of in-person instruction for grades 7th-12th.

Two ex-police officers indicted for allegedly beating Black man in Miss.

Two former Laurel, Miss. police officers have been indicted by a grand jury in Jasper County.

  UAB doctor says data about the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women is limited

Doctors at UAB said there’s still a lot they don’t know about COVID’s effects on pregnancy.

  Gulfport Public Schools fully prepared for virtual learning

Despite last year’s school ending, teachers this time around are well-prepared for the new challenges and experiences that may come from virtual teaching and learning.

Old Fort Bayou Boat Ramp repairs may last 60 days

Boaters and fishermen in Jackson County may be inconvenienced over the next two months as the Old Fort Bayou Boat Ramp temporarily closes for repairs.

Mississippi health officer issues immediate stay-at-home order for COVID-19 patients

Any Mississippian diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home, according to an order just issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

  1,074 new COVID-19 cases, 42 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

173 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi Tuesday.

Center Stage Biloxi receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant

Center Stage Inc. of Biloxi was recently awarded a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

  34-year-old identified as victim of shooting at Gautier house

A 34-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Monday after a shooting at a Gautier home.