South Mississippi river flooding forecasts

Vancleave father wants radar on roads after daughter almost dies in accident

  Turkey Creek flooding brings out lingering disputes in Gulfport

Hattiesburg Zoo to open new giraffe exhibit May 15

  Businesses have to close down to clean up after Pascagoula flooding

Miss. Black Caucus calls for Gov. Reeves to rescind declaration of Confederate Heritage Month

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‘I feel like I’m drowning,’ mother of missing crewmember waits for answers

  1 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 12 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

Couple charged with robbery, assault of victims during road rage incident

  Coast restaurant group offering sign-on bonus, $12 an hour for new employees

Divers to examine capsized lift boat off La. coast

Louisiana man killed in Pearl River County crash

Instagram post leads to Little River man’s arrest for alleged role in deadly Capitol riots

A Little River man is now accused of participating in one of the most infamous days in U.S. history when thousands of people stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Brett Favre says politics are ruining sports; protests are ‘more turmoil than good’

Favre, in a recent interview on The Andrew Klavan Show, says politics are ruining sports and that most people are tuning out because of it.

  410 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths Thursday in Mississippi

There were 40 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

#HBCUSTEMgrad: Black woman becomes first person in La. to earn degree in cybersecurity

A Black woman at Grambling University is making history.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 410 new cases reported Thurs.

  Crawfish Music Festival moving ahead rain or shine

  LIST: Road closures due to flooding impacting South Mississippi

  Flash flood watch in effect across South Mississippi

LIST: School districts announce closures, delays for Thursday due to flooding

Body found in Miss. River identified as missing LSU student

  Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Initiative 65 challenge

The ballot initiative process that got medical marijuana on the ballot and eventually in the state constitution is in question.

  VIDEO: Dr. Fauci, Dr. Webb speak on vaccine concerns regarding hesitancy, J&J pause

WLOX spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Cameron Webb, who both serve on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, about the J&J vaccine.

  Veterans group home established in Long Beach

A safe place that veterans can call home, that’s the goal of Equal Steps Veterans Home in Long Beach.

‘We might lose her’ - Video from shrimp boat shows terrifying conditions off La. coast around the same time Seacor Power capsized

Video shared by shrimp boat captain Aaron Callais shows the terrifying conditions in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana’s southeastern coast during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 13, around the same time another vessel, Seacor Power, capsized.

  Key parts of Biloxi’s $355 million infrastructure project now complete

With heavy rain showers, some residents who live in East Biloxi are relieved now that millions of dollars worth of infrastructure work is complete.

Lift Boat Disaster: What Happened?

What happened to the lift boat off the coast of Grand Isle?

MDOC commissioner taps new superintendent for state’s largest prison

Former CMCF superintendent to head up private and regional facilities under MDOC purview.

  ‘If the mission is complete, why not pull out?’ Coast veteran with two tours in Afghanistan supports decision to withdraw

If President Joe Biden’s plan works, all troops will be brought back from Afghanistan by Sept. 11.

MDOT helping schedule free rides to vaccine sites

MDOT is supporting a statewide initiative that helps residents to schedule free rides to local COVID-19 vaccination sites.

2 Oxford men arrested for using a minor to sell sex

Both men were charged with procuring sexual servitude of a minor.

  D’Iberville Middle School gym gets emergency repair funds

That gym roof damaged by a storm at D’Iberville Middle School has undergone some temporary repairs, but now it looks like a permanent fix could be on the way.

1 crewmember dead; Lafourche Parish officials asking for help searching for remaining 12

Officials are asking for all marine operators to assist in the search for at least a dozen workers after a lift boat capsized off the coast of Port Fourchon on Tuesday afternoon.

Parents can schedule online COVID-19 appointments for 16 or 17-year-olds in Miss.

The Mississippi State Department of Health says parents can now make vaccination appointments for teens at the department’s free drive-through sites.

  275 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths Wednesday in Mississippi

There were 38 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

Miss. Supreme Court to hear challenge to Initiative 65 Wed.

Oral arguments begin Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

  Drivers urged to use caution as sand, water covers parts of Highway 90

Strong winds across South Mississippi Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday morning are causing issues for drivers on Highway 90.

CDC updates guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

The CDC recently changed its guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

  Local pharmacies bombarded with questions, concerns about J&J vaccine

With concerns over blood clots following the vaccine, many people called pharmacies across the Coast to change their vaccination appointment or to cancel altogether.

State, federal agencies now investigating murder of 41-year-old Picayune man

State and federal agencies are assisting in the investigation of a murder that is believed to be gang-related in Picayune.

LSU student dies after trying to save boy from rip current in Florida

An LSU student died and two Nicholls State University students were hurt after trying to save a young boy from a rip current in the Gulf of Mexico during a spring break trip in Florida.

  Psychologist discusses signs of autism, tips for parents

For Autism Awareness month, Dr. Dannell Roberts tells what to look for and how parents can help children with autism.

  Pause on J&J vaccine not expected to have drastic impact on vaccination rates in Miss.

None of the cases of J&J complications have been identified in Mississippi.

Experts say roughly 15 to 18 million children in US are nearsighted

Doctors say myopia’s impact on children has increased over the past one to two years.

  Ingalls’ new president looks to sustain growth for the future

As the president of Ingalls, Kari Wilkinson faces a challenging role, leading Ingalls Shipbuilding into the future by securing new shipbuilding contracts and growing the workforce.

  Miss. Bureau of Narcotics warns of counterfeit drugs circulating in Pine Belt

The Hattiesburg District Office of the Bureau of Narcotics suspects at least eight overdose deaths from the last 50 days.

LSU police awaiting word on body found in St. John Parish

LSU police are working with authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish to determine whether a body found in the Mississippi River in that parish is tied to the case of missing LSU student Kori Gauthier.

Suspect arrested after reported sexual assault of teenager, say authorities

Nery Alexander Garcia was arrested by Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies on one charge of sexual battery.

CORRECTION: COVID death in Miss. was not vaccine-related

[This article is correcting a previous error by WLBT.]

Court date set for mother and son allegedly involved in largest embezzlement scheme in state history

The duo will be tried as co-conspirators, according to the Hinds Co. District Attorney's Office.

  Flint Creek hopes to make a splash during 40th anniversary summer

It started back in 1982, and 40 years later, Flint Creek’s Watertown USA is ready for its anniversary celebration.

42K J&J vaccines administered in Miss., MSDH encourages ‘pause,’ not fear

The lion share of the J&J vaccines have been administered in clinics, MSDH says.

Gulfport murder suspect arrested after fleeing the county

A murder suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 20-year-old Gulfport man is behind bars in North Mississippi.

  317 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths Tuesday in Mississippi

There were 56 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ to film in New Orleans after pulling from Georgia over voting law

"New Orleans is a welcoming city," a city spokesperson said.

Eyebrow threading, doing makeovers no longer requires occupational licensing

The legislation takes effect immediately.

  Turkey Creek named one of America’s most endangered rivers of 2021 in new report

Gulfport’s Turkey Creek has been named the 10th most endangered rivers by the nonprofit American Rivers.

  Businesses still struggling to find people to work despite high unemployment numbers

Millions of people remain out of work, but businesses everywhere are struggling to hire people. It’s an issue that’s affecting several industries, especially restaurants and bars.

Sen. McDaniel says ‘to hell with the NCAA’ after potential boycott over trans legislation

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker called the statement from the NCAA “unbelievable” while McDaniel described it as a “woke stance.”

  U.S. Department of Commerce investing $2,000,000 in South Mississippi tourism

The tourism industry is set to get its own shot in the arm after COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding $2,000,000 of CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant money to Coastal Mississippi.

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

Traffic stops are under the microscope after recent incidents in Virginia and Minnesota.

  Veterans Avenue pier proposal heading to court over dispute with local, state officials

The Secretary of State’s office filed suit against the project, saying the land was subject to a Tidelands lease with the state.

Biloxi police investigating body found in water

Biloxi police are on the scene under the Interstate 110 bridge after a body was found in the water.

  Mississippi Coast Coliseum making comeback with more events after COVID-19 cancels many

Monday was a busy day for the Coliseum as it prepares for the 28th Annual Crawfish Festival, just one of many events returning to the location.

Easter tornadoes, which killed 14 in Mississippi, remembered one year later

This week marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Easter tornadoes of 2020.

  NCAA suggests states with transgender ban will not host championships

The NCAA Board of Governors is speaking out against recent legislation banning transgender athletes from participating in sports.

Mississippi receives D+ in White House’s infrastructure report

The White House says Mississippi and Alabama’s current infrastructures are poor.

New study estimates three times more Red Snapper in Gulf of Mexico

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists across the Gulf Coasts found an estimated 110 million Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, compared to previous federal estimates of 36 million.

Suspect arrested, victim identified in fatal Picayune shooting

Authorities have made an arrest in Sunday’s fatal Picayune shooting.

Morgan Freeman filming in Natchez; Extras needed

A new television project starring Morgan Freeman is set to film in Natchez.

Reeves pokes fun at Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment as state’s virus cases continue downward trend

It’s been over a month since President Joe Biden called Mississippi’s elimination of the mask mandate akin to “Neanderthal thinking.”

  Big plane carrying big cargo at Stennis Airport

The Russian/Ukrainian Antonov 124 cargo plane makes a stop in Hancock County for a special delivery, a Rolls Royce jet engine that’s to be tested out at Stennis Space Center.

Increasing variants threaten progress against COVID-19 fight, Dobbs says

Mississippi has detected 147 UK variants, 1 South African variant, and 3 Brazilian strains of the virus, officials say.

Kevin James to play Sean Payton in upcoming movie about bountygate

Sean Payton will be played by Kevin James in an upcoming Netflix movie. No, serioiusly.

  70 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Monday in Mississippi

There were 8 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

William Carey graduates 47 new pharmacists from accelerated program

William Carey University celebrated its first class of Pharmacy School graduates over the weekend.

  Moss Point resident concerned about sewage flooding issues

One Moss Point man wanted help cleaning away raw sewage that seeped into his yard and by Sunday afternoon, he got that assistance.

MBN warns of counterfeit meds after recent overdoses

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says they’ve seen an increase in the number of overdoses in the last 45 days.