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Man identified, charged weeks after he was shot for stealing MHP vehicle

  New body cam technology will help Gulfport Police Department be more transparent, says chief

Pearl River County man sentenced to 40 years for wife’s murder

Teen victim identified in fatal Gulfport shooting

  Porch pirates on the prowl for holiday packages

FCSO: Remains found in Covington Co. could be of woman missing since 2019

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FBI now assisting with Bay St. Louis murder investigations

Man wanted in Illinois cold case caught in Albany by Worth Co. deputies

Man accused of trying to set his mother on fire in Livingston Parish

Gulf Coast man gets five years in prison after stolen guns are traced back to him

  Teen shot by game warden; one person in custody

  ‘It just breaks my heart’: Sister of Gulfport hit-and-run victim pleading for answers

  Hancock County Sheriff discusses deadly inmate overdose

To some, it may sound totally bizarre, but Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said inmates swallowing drugs, passing them and eventually using them or giving the drugs to others happens all the time.

Police investigating hit-and-run involving pedestrian in Gulfport

Gulfport Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left one man injured on November 13, 2020.

  Woman arrested in hit-and-run of Pearl River County teen

A woman has been arrested and charged in the hit-and-run Tuesday that left a 17-year-old hospitalized.

  Search for driver underway after Pearl River Co. teen seriously injured by car

A Picayune teenager is in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning, said officials.

Hancock County inmate dies of overdose after drugs brought into jail

State authorities announce six arrests in human trafficking operation

  Suspect shot by officer dies after allegedly shooting woman in Gulfport

  Suspect wanted for Lamar County murder found dead in Harrison County

Suspect sought in Saturday morning shooting that left 2 dead

Suspect wanted in Lamar County could be in Harrison County, authorities say

Suspects connected with shooting of Arkansas police officer arrested in Mississippi

Officer served with the Helena-West Helena Police Department

Murder suspect pleads guilty, admits to being on meth when he shot Wiggins woman

The man accused of shooting a 27-year-old mother of three in Harrison County over two years ago pleaded guilty this week to first-degree murder.

  Man dies after being shot by Gulfport officer following disturbance call, says coroner

Gulfport Police say a man shot by an officer Thursday afternoon pulled a weapon on the officers called to investigate him.

Two students charged with bringing weapon to D’Iberville High School

Two teens face criminal charges after officials say they brought an unloaded weapon to D’Iberville High School Thursday.

  Crime Stoppers holds 10th annual Law Enforcement Awards breakfast

From helping community members in need to cracking unsolved murder cases wide open, it's what law enforcement officers do 24 hours a day, and Thursday Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers recognized those efforts.

Lauderdale Co. man indicted for threatening school shooting, violence towards Black people

Christian Blake Bunyard, 18, of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, has been charged in a federal criminal indictment with two counts of making threats in interstate commerce and one count of making an interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and

Mississippi couple charged after baby neglected, born in deplorable conditions, deputies say

A Mississippi man and woman are behind bars after deputies found a neglected newborn.

18-year-old, two juveniles arrested for auto burglaries in Jackson County

An 18-year old and two juveniles are charged with auto burglaries in Jackson County.

Covington teen accidentally shot in leg by brother

A 16-year-old boy in Covington County was taken to the hospital Saturday night after he was accidentally shot in the leg by his 13-year-old brother.

One man arrested after Gulfport shooting

A man is in custody after an overnight shooting hospitalized one person in Gulfport

Gulfport Police searching for man who robbed elderly couple at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed an elderly couple at gunpoint Friday morning.

  South Mississippi reporter responds to crime scene, makes heartbreaking discovery

Tuesday started out like any other day for one Coast reporter until she arrived at a crime scene and made a horrific discovery.

'I made a horrible mistake’: Judge sentences North Myrtle Beach woman convicted of killing 2 newborns to 40 years

The North Myrtle Beach woman convicted of throwing her two newborns in the trash, which ultimately led to their deaths, learned her fate Thursday morning.

Tax preparer sent to prison for filing false IRS returns

The United States Department of Justice says Talvesha Glaude prepared returns for clients seeking IRS inflated refunds based on fraudulent dependents, federal income tax withholdings, and education credits from 2016 to 2019.

  Death of 17-year-old ruled a homicide; couple faces murder charges

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services received a report involving the family of a 17-year-old who died in Jackson.

Louisiana man accused of strangling ex-girlfriend arrested in Bay St. Louis, say U.S. Marshals

A man wanted in Louisiana for murdering his ex-girlfriend has been arrested in Hancock County.

JPSO searching for suspect in West Chelsea Rd. homicide

Deputies are searching for 57-year-old Dennis Sheppard.

Biloxi men accused of shooting 96-year-old over a dog, say authorities

Two Biloxi men are accused of shooting a 96-year-old man in St. Martin over the weekend.

'We’re disrupting the gang’s retail networks’: Contraband raid at Parchman nets drugs, phones, liquor

A search team of prison staff and investigators raided Unit 26 at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman last week.

Police investigating after Bay St. Louis woman found dead

Police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead in Bay St. Louis Tuesday morning.

$48,000 in marijuana and marijuana candy found after police chase

Man found with nearly $50,000 in weed and weed candy in Vicksburg drug bust

Two charged with shooting into a vehicle in Gulfport

Two men were arrested and charged for shooting into a vehicle in Gulfport, according to authorities.

  Jones County judge speaks on animal cruelty case under new law

A Jones County woman is believed to be one of the first in Mississippi to be sentenced under the new animal cruelty law.

‘Hometown guy’ returns to Picayune as police chief

Picayune has a new top cop on the job and it’s a familiar face.

10 shot, 2 fatally, at post-funeral gathering in Mississippi

Police say 10 people were shot, two fatally, at a gathering after a funeral in Mississippi.

Pearl River Co. man found guilty of wife’s murder

Charles Bowman was found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence Friday evening after his trial in Columbia began earlier this week.

Teens accused of robbing clerk at convenience store

Two Escatawpa teens are facing felony charges, after authorities say they robbed a clerk at a convenience store.

Elderly woman assaulted, robbed in Gulfport home invasion

Gulfport Police arrested and charged two people in-connection with assaulting, and robbing an elderly woman in a home invasion.

Federal charges dropped against mother accused of kidnapping two boys in Pascagoula

The woman accused of kidnapping her two sons from foster parents last week will not face federal kidnapping charges.

Rankin County attorney disbarred over meth possession

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled to disbar an attorney over meth possession.

Gautier Pizza Hut delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Gautier Police are investigating a robbery that involved a Pizza Hut delivery driver being robbed at gunpoint Thursday night.

Newborn baby taken from Louisiana hospital found safe

According to authorities, the child was returned to St. Francis Medical Center and is in good health.

  New Gulfport police chief answers community’s questions

Gulfport’s new police chief took some time Thursday to answer some community members' questions.

Bay St. Louis murder victim was shot outside his mother’s home

Sharon Dorsey said she heard the shots that took the life of her son, Trellis Burnett.

  New details released on deaths of judge, son in Moss Point

Investigators in Moss Point are releasing new details on the timeline of events surrounding the deaths of Jackson County Judge Sheila Osgood, and her son, Gregory Jackson Jr.

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing girlfriend with homemade shotgun

A Madison County man was sentenced to 40 years for the death of his girlfriend.

MDOC: Prisoners profited nearly $69K from contraband smuggling ring

MDOC says the findings were made possible through a new financial surveillance program called “Electronic Recovery and Access to Data” (ERAD).

Suspect identified in deadly Canton shooting

One person was killed and three others are in critical condition after the shooting.

Hattiesburg teen charged in crash that killed woman, grandson in Biloxi

Izaun Cade Baxter is charged with two counts of manslaughter, culpable negligence.

  Federal charges filed against mother accused of kidnapping two boys

A criminal complaint filed in federal court Tuesday provides more details about the parental kidnapping of two boys, who were taken Friday in Pascagoula.

  Analysis: Mississippi’s homicide rate ranks highest in the nation

Mississippi’s homicide rate outpaces every other state in the U.S., according to an analysis of data from the state’s crime lab and the most recent yearly compilations of data on killings from the National Center for Health Statistics.

  Trial begins for man accused of killing wife in Pearl River Co.

Charles Bowman is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kathleen Bowman.

‘You’re next’: Authorities warn of scam involving threats, pics of dismembered bodies

Authorities are warning residents about a scam involving threatening texts that demand money and contain photos of dismembered bodies.

UPDATE: Man wanted in Escambia County now in custody

The man wanted in Escambia County on several charges is now in custody. South Mississippians were warned due to him having family in Pass Christian.

USPS worker responsible for discarded absentee ballots no longer employed, could face federal charges

A person found a pile of discarded USPS mail, including 112 absentee ballots for the upcoming election, on Thursday.

Police investigating shooting in Gulfport

Gulfport Police are on the scene of a shooting that happened in 2000 block of 47th Avenue.

  Gulfport Police: Prevention is the key to stopping porch pirates

The holiday shopping season is underway and more packages left on doorsteps means more opportunities for porch pirates to strike.

Woman found guilty on 38 counts of animal cruelty in Jones County

Interim Justice Court Judge Noel Rogers sentenced Miranda Lynn Kittrell to 114 months with six months to serve.

  Police investigating suspicious death at abandoned house in Moss Point

Investigators with the Moss Point Police Department are at an abandoned house investigating a possible suspicious death.

Ocean Springs pharmacy owners plead guilty in healthcare fraud case

Two owners of an Ocean Springs pharmacy have pleaded guilty in relation to an alleged $18 million healthcare fraud scheme.

Man charged with murder for allegedly setting girlfriend on fire

A Marshall County man has been charged after intentionally setting his girlfriend on fire, resulting in her death, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Suspect wanted in Pascagoula shooting turns himself in

A suspect who has been on the run from Pascagoula Police since last month is now behind bars.

‘Back Gate’ once used for contraband at Parchman will be reopened

Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain announced the “Back Gate” of the Parchman prison will be reopened as an effort to tighten security at the prison.

Moss Point mayor, wife negotiating plea on federal fraud charges; Trial date pushed back

Moss Point Mayor Mario King and wife Natasha King are in talks with prosecutors on a plea negotiation for the 14 federal charges of fraud they are accused of.

  Woman facing multiple charges for allowing dozens of teens to drink alcohol during a party

It's illegal to host a party with alcohol for minors. Adults can be held responsible under the social host law in Mississippi.

Charges upgraded for suspects in Pascagoula River death case

Zachary Cooper, Jason Lee Miller and Taylor Allan Carpenter were all originally arrested on charges of accessory after the fact.

Hattiesburg child reported missing reunited with family

Mike Conley Jr. of Hattiesburg was arrested and charged Saturday with kidnapping, grand theft auto and DUI child endangerment.

UPDATE: Hattiesburg man steals vehicle with child inside

HPD is urging people to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was stolen with a child inside.