News This Week

  The science behind Barry's strange beginning over Georgia

Here to talk about what some people think was just the strangest forming storm is WLOX Chief Meteorologist Carrie Duncan.

  Apollo 11 engines tested at Stennis

America's space history is powered by engines tested at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

  The growing mental health crisis in South Mississippi

Gulf Coast Mental Health Center announced this week they may have to close next month because of a lack of funding.

  Doug Walker says goodbye in final WLOX News This Week broadcast

Doug Walker has been covering South Mississippi news for 40 years - 10 of those in radio and another 30 here at WLOX. Now, he's retiring.

  DMR UPDATE: How the spillway opening is affecting South Mississippi

DMR's Executive Director Joe Spraggins and Fisheries Biological Program Coordinator Kristina Broussard join us with the latest on the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

  Biloxi Mayor Gilich talks about the city's lawsuit against FEMA

The City of Biloxi is suing FEMA in US District Court saying the agency is refusing to pay roughly $15.5 million in project management money.

  Mississippi shrimp season update

Here to update us on how the 2019 Mississippi Shrimp Season is progressing is David Veal, Director if the American Shrimp Processors Association.

  Port of Gulfport CEO talks about job creation

HUD recently said the Port has met its job creation obligation. Port CEO and Executive Director Jonathan Daniels joins us to discuss what this means.

  Mayor talks about ideas for an East Biloxi convention center

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich shares his insight about a new report outlining the best sites for a potential East Biloxi convention center.

  The algae bloom creeping across South Mississippi's coastline

Here to talk about the recent algae bloom and other impacts on the Mississippi Sound is Gulf Coast Research Lab Director, Dr. Monty Graham and Dr. Read Hendon.

  Bringing faster internet speeds to South Mississippi

The Gulf Coast Broadband initiative wants to continue laying the groundwork for quicker internet speeds. Joining us with an update is Cliff Kirkland.

  Tourism leaders say Coastal Mississippi is open for visitors

How is what's happening in the Mississippi Sound impacting coast tourism? Here with the answer, is Coastal Mississippi CEO Milton Segarra.

  Improvements coming to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum property

Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center Executive Director Matt McDonnell is here to update us on what's happening now for this entertainment hub.

  Expansion at VT Halter Marine's Pascagoula shipyard

  DMR leaders discuss the 2019 Mississippi shrimp season

  June construction update on the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport

Here with the latest on this future tourist destination is Mississippi Aquarium President and CEO David Kimmel.

  Congressman Steven Palazzo Interview - Part 2

Congressman Steven Palazzo joins us to talk about several topics, including the push for a Federal Fisheries disaster declaration.

  Congressman Steven Palazzo Interview - Part 1

Congressman Steven Palazzo joins us to talk about several topics, including the push for a Federal Fisheries disaster declaration.

  Billfish Classic

The 2019 Gulf Coast Billfish Classic had fewer teams participating because of weather concerns. Here to talk about it is Billfish Classic Director Bobby Carter.

  Development underway on downtown Gulfport’s ‘Backlot Project’

Gulfport residents are giving their input on how to revitalize the city. Main Street Director Laurie Toups tells us more about the Gulfport Backlot Project.

  Supervisor Marlin Ladner talks about Spillway opening

Harrison County supervisors joined the chorus of our local, state and congressional leaders asking for answers about the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening.

  Gulf Coast leaders take action on Spillway opening's impact

After Louisiana's Bonnet Carre Spillway opens a second time to relieve flooding from the Mississippi River, a new crisis is unfolding in the Mississippi Sound.

  Gulfport police chief talks about kids, guns & violence

Why does it seem like guns are getting into the hands of younger and younger kids? A 13-year-old was recently arrested after a shooting at an apartment complex.

  Civility and respect: The legacy of Thad Cochran

Former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran was revered for his ability to accomplish things with civility and respect for those on the other side.

  Preparing for the 2019 Hurricane Season

June 1st is the official start of the 2019 Hurricane Season, and NOAA is forecasting an average number of storms.

  1 in 4 Mississippi 3rd graders failed the state reading test

One in four Mississippi third graders are at risk of not moving on to fourth grade after failing the state reading test.

  How the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening affects coastal Mississippi

Fresh water continues to flow through the Bonnet Carre Spillway, and that means our coastal ecosystem could be impacted.

  Here's what's new in the gaming industry

  Harrison County looks to fund big building improvements

  Why are we seeing more violent crimes?