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Biloxi police evaluating wreck aftermath

Biloxi Police are evaluating the dramatic Highway 90 wreck that happened Thursday to determine if there was anything else they could or should have done.

  Low pay contributes to staffing problems at Mississippi prisons

  ‘Irate’ father arrested after barging onto school bus and screaming profanities at students

Police searching for Gulfport drive-by shooting suspect

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Hammond PD arrests four Houston men in connection with multi-state Best Buy burglaries

  Petal Police Chief: Lives ‘absolutely’ saved as a result of keen eyes at WalMart

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UPDATE: Hurley man faces felony charge after Jackson County standoff

  Carjacking suspect leads police on second chase in two days, hospitalized after crash

Authorities searching for suspect in Jackson County armed carjacking

Ex-missionary sentenced in death of Mississippi woman

  Lead counsel for family of man shot by officer wants body camera footage released

Four arrested after shots fired inside a Moss Point Waffle House

  Moss Point board of aldermen call special meeting to discuss Sims shooting

Two Moss Point aldermen called a special meeting for Friday afternoon for an update from police about last week’s fatal officer-involved shooting, but no police showed up.

Gulfport teen found guilty of second-degree murder

Kobe Augustine, 19, was convicted of killing 16-year-old Nigel Poole, also of Gulfport. Augustine was 15 at the time of the incident.

SCAM ALERT: State official issues warning on scam calls involving high school spirit items

These calls are coming from a 678 or 404 area code or 1-866-397-7330 and are often asking for sponsorships over $800

Lucedale man sentenced to 50 total years for kidnapping, aggravated assault

Andrew Rayvone Williams, 31, was sentenced Aug. 9 for two counts of kidnapping in Jackson County for one count of aggravated domestic violence in George County.

Former Lake Charles police officer pleads guilty to using excessive force during 2017 police chase

Gulfport man, 19, sentenced for viewing child porn

Gulfport man’s seventh DUI means 7 years behind bars

Hancock County teen shot at home in Bayside

Teen in custody after threat toward Oak Grove High School

Officials throughout Jackson County release statements on fatal officer-involved shooting

  Attorney, family member speaks out after fatal Moss Point shooting

Carlos Moore, an attorney and municipal court judge in Clarksdale, traveled to Moss Point after learning his relative, Toussaint Diamon Sims, was fatally shot.

  Jackson County firefighter tells his story about carjacking of rescue truck

A Jackson County firefighter said he is happy to be alive after his rescue truck was carjacked at knife-point.

  Officials release threatening social media post by 16-year-old

Harrison County officials are sending out a message loud and clear that any threats to students will not be tolerated.

  Suspect identified in Moss Point deadly officer-involved shooting

An armed suspect was killed Thursday evening in Moss Point during an officer-involved shooting, say authorities.

Teen arrested after threat against West Harrison High found on social media

A 16-year-old is in custody after making threats against West Harrison High School, according to Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson.

  Escaped inmate on run after correctional administrator found dead at Tenn. prison

A prison inmate is on the run and authorities believe he is responsible for the murder of a corrections employee.

Suspect pulls knife on first responders trying to help him, carjacks fire truck

A man who was in a crash “thanked” first responders trying to help him by pulling a knife on them and taking off in a county fire truck.

Gulfport murder suspect turns himself in

Braziel was wanted by police after he was identified as a suspect in a murder that happened Sunday morning.

Jackson County deputies arrest man after carjacking in St. Martin

Jackson County deputies arrested 26-year-old Broderick Tyler Saturday after deputies say he allegedly stole someone’s car in St. Martin.

Pascagoula man sent to federal prison for selling meth across the Coast

A Pascagoula man was sentenced to spend over 10 years in federal prison this week for bringing large amounts of meth back to South Mississippi from Houston.

  Walmart employee injured during shooting: ‘I’ve never witnessed anything like this’

Walmart employee injured helping customers out of store during shooting recounts the moments of that horrific day.

Gulfport man pleads guilty to transporting child pornography

Jesse Allen Nichols, 37, of Gulfport, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. to transporting images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Suspect gets 25 years after admitting to bringing meth to Stone County to sell

A drug trafficker convicted of transporting nearly $50,000 worth of methamphetamine in Stone County will spend the next 25 years in prison.

Pharmacist, Nurse Practitioner arrested during separate investigations by Miss. Bureau of Narcotics

Both cases are currently ongoing investigations by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

Tenn. man admits to shooting friend outside Ocean Springs hotel, robbing him, and fleeing

A Tennessee man admitted this week to shooting his friend in the back of the head and robbing him outside a Ocean Springs hotel.

Neighbors describe suspected Walmart shooter as quiet and nice

Neighbors of accused Walmart shooting suspect react to his arrest

Prosecutor: Suspect in deadly Mississippi Walmart shooting has no criminal history

Prosecutor John Champion says Martez Abram, 39, is facing charges for two counts of murder.

Bay St. Louis man charged in drive-by shooting

A Bay St. Louis man is facing charges after police say he fired shots into a car Monday.

Ridgeland man thought he was meeting a 14-year-old at a Jackson hotel; He was arrested instead

Steven Tutor was apparently surprised to learn that his internet conversations were with a Sheriff’s Investigator and not a young child.

Police: Fugitive wanted out of Houston arrested in Gulfport

Gulfport police arrested 19-year-old Tekoney Oronte Treyvon Blackledge of Katy, Texas Saturday.

Man turns himself in after stabbing incident on MSU campus

Officials say they have responded with increased patrols.

2 men charged in death of Hattiesburg grocer

Two Jackson men were arrested and charged with capital murder in the July 21 shooting death of Hattiesburg grocer Lisa Nguyen.

Brandon Theesfeld lays out days leading up to murder of Ole Miss student to attorneys

Brandon Theesfeld’s defense team is already at work.

  ‘It could have been me’: Woman talks about dates with Brandon Theesfeld

Woman talks about dates with Brandon Theesfeld.

Ally Kostial’s roommate says Ally could be kind to the ‘most evil of person’

Lauren Riddick was in the Memphis area over the weekend when she got a call from a Mississippi detective, telling her that her former roommate and friend had been murdered.

Man gets 15 years in prison for pursuit that ended with shots fired and a young woman in ICU

Carl Daniel Young Jr., 34, pleaded guilty this week just days before his jury trial was set to begin.

Suspect in Moss Point shooting arrested after trying to hide in attic

A man is now behind bars in Jackson County, charged with attempted murder in a shooting that happened outside a Moss Point gas station in May.

Stone County arrest 3 suspects, looking for another after multiple unrelated thefts

A string of unrelated robberies in Stone County are keeping investigators busy as they track down suspects and recover stolen items.

  Suspect taken into custody after barricading himself inside Vancleave home

For nearly seven hours, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT team were at the Vancleave home negotiating with a man who barricaded himself inside the house.

No bond hearing set for suspect in Ally Kostial murder

Ally Kostial was last seen stopping at the door of a bar on the square Friday night.

Man arrested for burglary, linked to 4 other burglaries in Biloxi

Biloxi police arrested 29-year-old Ladarius Quantrell Williams Wednesday for residential burglary.

Miss. mother charged after infant twins die under similar circumstances one month apart

A 30-year-old Warren County mother was arrested Tuesday and charged with culpable negligence manslaughter in the death of her infant daughter.

Former state hospital employee pleads guilty to fondling patient

A former direct care worker of East Mississippi State hospital will spend four years in prison for fondling a patient against his will, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Owner of former Gulfport car lot admits to rolling back hundreds of odometers

The owner of a now-closed Gulfport used car dealership and a man who worked for him have both pleaded guilty to an odometer tampering scheme that went on for years.

Official mandate issued in U.S. Supreme Court opinion of Curtis Flowers vs. Mississippi

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking the next step in the process of getting the murder case of Curtis Flowers back to the Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Authorities offering reward for information on escaped inmate

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching an inmate who escaped worked detail in Greene County Tuesday.

Remaining Brookhaven murder/burglary suspect turns himself in to deputies

Justin Anderson was accompanied by his mother and family members

What happened to Ally Kostial? Details start to emerge

Twenty-one year old Ally Kostial was shot to death, her body found near a remote fishing camp.

Hundreds gather to celebrate life and legacy of Sadie Roberts-Joseph

A celebration of life for slain local legend Sadie Roberts-Joseph was held Monday, July 22.

Suspect in deadly Brookhaven burglary carjacks two, crashes stolen county truck; Possibly headed to Jackson

The suspect got away in a gray 2018 Ford Fusion with a Louisiana tag: 417 BKS.

  Stone Co. authorities searching for suspects in weekend burglary

According to Lt. Amanda Schnoewitz with the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, the burglary happened at a residence on Cable Bridge Road while the family was in church on Sunday, July 14.

Jury finds Matthew Naquin guilty in Max Gruver hazing trial

A jury has decided ex-LSU student, Matthew Naquin, is guilty of negligent homicide in the 2017 hazing death of fraternity pledge, Max Gruver. The six-person jury reached a verdict Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

  Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting at Gautier gas station

Gautier police have arrested 23-year-old Jamyrian Quinn and charged him with murder.

Gulfport man pleads guilty to beating homeless man with pipe

A homeless man has pleaded guilty to second degree murder two years after attacking another homeless man at a camp in Gulfport.

Biloxi man accused of firing shots at another man after argument

A Biloxi man is behind bars after allegedly pointing a gun at another man and firing shots.

Man charged with stealing $12K necklace from shopping mall

A Gulfport man has been charged with grand larceny after being accused of stealing a $12,000 necklace from a Hattiesburg jewelry store.

Decomposed body found in Gautier identified as missing man

The badly decomposed body of a man that was found in Gautier last week has been identified.

  Police searching for suspect accused in Gautier murder

One suspect is now behind bars after one person was killed outside a Gautier gas station Monday.

Harrison County assistant tax collector arrested for felony charges of fraud

Denise Gill, the deputy tax collector for Harrison County, has been arrested for four separate felony charges of false representation to defraud the government.

Pascagoula police investigating early morning stabbing

Captain Doug Adams with the Pascagoula Police Department confirmed officers are currently investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m.

Founder of African American museum found dead in trunk of car

Police say a 75-year-old woman was found dead in the trunk of a car and the cause of her death is unknown.

  Gangs making headlines: The Metro area has its fair share

There are not a lot of statistics on gangs in Mississippi, but they’re here.

CAPTURED: Copiah Co. carjacking suspect arrested in Hancock Co.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Shan Ray Williams II, to call the Copiah County Sheriff’s Department at 601-894-3011.

Gautier police investigating body found in the woods

Gautier Police say they’re investigating a person found dead in the woods off Dolphin Drive.

Both Central Miss. Correctional Facility escapees back in custody

He had been on the run since Friday.

Police: Two arrested in connection to multiple armed robberies along Gulf Coast

Lucedale police arrested Katrina Machelle Johnson of Grand Bay, AL. and Kelly Akins of Texas Monday at 4:32 p.m.

  It’s a CRIME: Viral ice cream video prompts warnings about social media challenges

When you take a trip to the grocery store, the last thing on your mind is purchasing food that has been tampered with.

One Parchman escapee captured; Two remain on the run

The 59-year-old was captured just before 11 p.m. Saturday at a checkpoint in Sunflower County.