Long Beach Live returns with first concert since pandemic

The music was back on Friday night in the Friendly City. For the first time since COVID-19 shutdowns last year, Long Beach Live made its return to the Harper McCaughan Town Green.

  Waveland man finds 18 tombstones in backyard, one dating back to 1800s

  Coast senior citizens enjoy Mother’s Day cookout in Biloxi

MILITARY MATTERS: Veteran and Wife Transition from Army to Taco Truck to New Restaurant

Gautier Police investigating hit-and-run that seriously injured woman

  Mississippi Senior Olympic athletes flying high on the Coast

Montgomery woman a true gem, with help from Beyoncé

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Hotel cleaning crew finds woman dead, bloodied in Canton

‘I might try for the Master’s’: Defying the odds, 78-year-old inspiration earns degree from Samford

  240 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 240 new cases reported Fri.

  Jackson County residents divided over $67 million school improvement bond

  Center Stage Biloxi welcomes audience once again

  Taste, Rattle and Roll event returns for night of fun, fundraising without restrictions

With restrictions lifted, the Chamber of Commerce’s Taste, Rattle and Roll event had it all signaled progress in the community’s effort to return to normalcy.

CAUGHT ON CAM: Armed Fort Jackson trainee hijacked SC school bus full of children, police say

Eighteen children from Forest Lake Elementary were on board, but are safe, officials said.

‘1 shot, 1 pound’: NOLA officials partner with non-profit to give free crawfish to those that get vaccinated

City officials are gearing up to give away free crawfish fresh and hot out of the pot and all it requires is for you to take one shot.

  Wishing Well: Picayune hospice company revamps Bay St. Louis woman’s garden

The folks at Southern Care Hospice in Picayune are making some patients’ days better one wish at a time. A Bay St. Louis woman just had her garden restored through their Wishing Well Project.

26 gambling machines seized in Decatur raid

Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association launches pilot program to help farmers

  Coastwide Rotary Clubs working to promote COVID-19 vaccines

  Moss Point prays for smooth transition ahead of new administration

Does Mississippi have an addiction to porn?

Pascagoula city manager resigns as new administration takes office

Saucier parents arrested after baby found with broken arm, previous fractures

The Harrison County Sherriff’s Office has arrested the parents of a 3-month-old after the baby was found with more than 15 fractures and a broken arm.

Demand for sex education for tweens on the rise, expert says

The organization, Growing up Knowing, has candid conversations with students and parents about sexual health.

  Picayune celebrates National Day of Prayer

In Picayune they celebrated the National Day of Prayer for the 12th time with a non-denominational service that brought out residents from all walks of life.

President Biden visits New Orleans promoting infrastructure plan

The president is expected to discuss infrastructure improvements, the pandemic, and hurricane recovery.

  ‘Strokes ain’t nothing to play with’: Gulf Coast stroke survivor works on road to recovery

One Gulf Coast man is currently recovering from his third stroke. The first one happened back in 2014 when he was in a pool playing volleyball.

  Hattiesburg, NTSB officials discuss deadly Tuesday night plane crash

Three of the victims involved in the crash were on board the plane while the fourth victim lived in the home where the crash occurred.

  214 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

There were 17 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  National Day of Prayer events happening Thursday across South Mississippi

Events will be held throughout South Mississippi as local leaders join together with the community to pray for harmony and peace in the nation.

  Gov. Reeves visits Gautier to discuss GOMESA funding

The project will help make Gautier more viable for economic development, as well as protecting the bayous and helping with the infiltration and inflow that flows into the sewer system.

  Gulfport church creates neighborhood watch in wake of recent violence

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church has created a neighborhood watch program to help patrol the streets in an effort to curb crime.

Body of missing USM student found in Dauphin Island, Ala.

The body of a University of Southern Mississippi student who was last seen on a sandbar near Dauphin Island, Alabama has been found.

VA Emergency and Critical Deployment teams provide training in Mississippi

Emergency crews in Mississippi are training this week to make sure they are prepared in critical situations.

  Mental health stigma dissolving some since pandemic put the issue in the spotlight

Mental health services are getting more attention but the federal government has had Mississippi's mental health system under the microscope.

Semi-truck hauling flowers overturns on I-10 in Hancock County

A semi-truck that was hauling flowers overturned on I-10 in Hancock County causing traffic delays.

  Southern Gaming Summit in full swing at Beau Rivage

The Southern Gaming Summit brought in a large crowd to Beau Rivage Tuesday after missing last year due to COVID-19.

  Biloxi Police hold memorial service to honor fallen officers

The memory of officer Robert McKeithen is never far away. Wednesday, his re-purposed unit served as the backdrop to honor all officers who died in the line of duty.

Gulf Coast restaurants prepare for Mother’s Day weekend

While the fun-filled weekend is just around the corner, the staff at White Pillar Restaurant and Lounge in Biloxi is prepping for what they expect to be an extremely busy weekend.

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit York County, S.C. destroying farm, killing about 4,000 turkeys

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit York County, South Carolina on Monday, destroying a local farm and killing about 4,000 turkeys in the process.

Two former Biloxi school maintenance employees arrested for fraud and embezzlement

Two Biloxi School maintenance employees have been arrested and charged with fraud and embezzlement for allegedly submitting fraudulent timesheets during their time as employees for the district in 2020.

  Mental Health Association of South Mississippi hosts event at Scarlet Pearl

Mental health is as important as physical health. That, and many other topics were discussed at Wednesday’s Mental Health Awareness Breakfast at the Scarlet Pearl Casino.

Tate Reeves: Thursday to be a day to recognize ‘the power of prayer’ in Mississippi

In a post Wednesday, the governor wrote that “we will go to the Lord and ask for his protective hand over us.”

Don’t cash that check! Insurance Commissioner warns of potential scam

Scammers invoking the name of a Mississippi insurance company

  Coroner: Infant killed by bullet, caught in crossfire between police and murder suspect

A three-month old baby shot Monday during a shootout between police and the infant’s father died due to a gunshot, said authorities on Wednesday.

Fairview Park mom accused of driving drunk wrong way on I-90 with 3-year-old

Multiple people called 911 after seeing her drive the wrong-way.

U.S. Marshal’s Office seeking public’s help in locating alleged murder suspect

Suspect is considered armed and dangerous, authorities say.

  218 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

There were 21 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

4 killed when plane crashed into Miss. home identified

Four people are dead after a small plane crashed into a Hattiesburg home Tuesday evening.

  New ballot initiative could bring early voting to Mississippi

At the moment, Mississippi is one of six states that does not offer in-person early voting.

Louisiana Senate passes CROWN Act to ban discrimination on hairstyles

The Louisiana Senate unanimously voted to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because of their hairstyle, a measure striking at tactics that have targeted Black people who wear their hair naturally.

  Pascagoula acquiring land for drainage improvement project

The city of Pascagoula is making drainage improvements to mitigate flooding issues in several neighborhoods, including Briarwood Estates, where residents get nervous every time rain is in the forecast.

Search suspended for Southern Miss student missing near Dauphin Island

Crews searched nearly 1,800 square miles without finding any sign of 20-year-old Robert Brent of Yazoo County, Mississippi.

  Gautier mayoral race heats up ahead of the general election

On June 8, Gautier residents will head to the polls to vote for the leader of their city. The two candidates facing off are Incumbent Mayor Phil Torjusen and Councilman Casey Vaughan.

  Eyewitness reacts to Biloxi I-10 police chase and shooting

As South Mississippi sends prayers to the family who lost so much, many are questioning the law enforcement agents’ fatal tactics.

State Health Officer: We’re getting gradually closer to normalcy and a mask-free future

Overall, a message filled with more hope but an urgency for folks not to keep sitting on the sidelines waiting for the vaccine.

  ‘It’s just really sad:’ Calls for an end to gun violence after shooting at Biloxi apartment complex

A woman who witnessed a shooting at a Biloxi apartment complex Tuesday morning said more needs to be done to get guns out of the hands of young people, before it’s too late.

Walmart and Sam’s Club are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines nationwide

Walmarts and Sam's Clubs across the country are administering COVID-19 vaccines, including the 85 pharmacies in Mississippi.

Sheriff: Inmate dies after fight at Jackson County jail

An inmate in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center has died after a fight last week with another inmate.

Man arrested after one person shot at Biloxi apartment complex

A Biloxi man is under arrest following a shooting at a Biloxi apartment complex Tuesday morning.

  Police: Infant caught in standoff with Louisiana murder suspect dies at Alabama hospital

The three-month old child who police say was kidnapped by his father in Louisiana has died after a police shootout with the suspect on Monday.

  208 COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

There were 34 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

Some Black parents say remote learning gives racism reprieve

As school districts across the country rush to reopen schools, national and state polling suggests parents of color are more wary of reopening than white parents.

  Rising lumber costs have domino effect on new homes being built

Lumber prices have been rising for the last year. That's driving up costs for new homes.

  ‘You are not alone,’ Peer Support Specialist uses her own struggle to help others

In an effort to promote mental health awareness during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health launched a website called behindthemaskms.com.

  Fondren restaurant owners say protesters keep harassing their customers without fear of arrest

For the last few years, restaurant owners in Fondren say they’ve been targeted by protesters without any help from law enforcement or the city of Jackson.

  Storms spawn twisters in Mississippi, kill 2 in Georgia

Multiple tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, destroying homes and uprooting trees before the storm system moved into Atlanta, prompting residents Monday to seek shelter in Georgia’s largest city.

  Caught on Camera: Waveland drive-by shooting after drug deal gone wrong

The gunfire erupted around 11 a.m. Sunday between two vehicles right outside the front doors of those who live near Oxford Place and Old Spanish Trail.

Mississippi sheriff: Allow adult charges for animal cruelty by juveniles

A sheriff says he wants to change state law after he was unable to file criminal charges against a child accused of torturing a dog.

Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban critical race theory in schools

The proposal would ban public schools from teaching students about systemic racism, including suggestions that some people are inherently privileged.

Hinds Co. tornado leaves path of destruction in its wake

Power could be out for several days because there are numerous poles down throughout the area.

USM student still missing near Dauphin Island, Ala.

The U.S. Coast Guard identified the missing swimmer as 18-year-old Rob Brent.

Powerball increases drawings from two to three nights a week

The first Monday drawing will occur on August 23, at 9:59 p.m. CST.

  May is Electrical Safety Month. Here are some tips to remember.

May is Electrical Safety Month and Mississippi Power has some helpful tips to guide you through any work you’re doing around your home involving electricity.

Police: Gulfport men arrested in ‘drug deal gone bad’ after shots fired in Waveland

Two men are now in jail after police say shots were fired in a “drug deal gone bad” Sunday morning in Waveland.

Hattiesburg police investigating assault caught on camera

A video showing a man being beaten in Hattiesburg is gaining traction on social media.

  500 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths reported over weekend in Mississippi

There were 80 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi over the last three days.

Mobile rescue crews search for alleged USM student reported missing

The alleged student was last seen by friends on a sand bar in Dauphin Island, Ala. Sunday evening.

  WATCH: Funnel cloud moves northeast toward Byram in Sunday’s storm

The storm brought down power lines, trees, and lots of debris in roadways across Hinds County.

  South Mississippi tourism ready for big comeback

Tourism officials say South Mississippi is poised to make a big comeback after COVID-19.