Top Story

Moss Point man wanted for fatal New Year’s Eve shooting arrested in Florida

Moss Point police announced that Nathan Dubose was taken into custody in Panama City, Fla., Saturday.

Arrest made in 1998 cold case of elderly woman who was stabbed to death

Proposal to legalize marijuana hits snag due to delayed public notice

  BLM Mississippi protests killing of infant in I-10 shootout

  Sister surprises brother as a match for a kidney transplant

  Restaurants fill up as families treat their moms to Mother’s Day brunch

  Moss Point woman reflects on opening new bar while also being a single mother

Continued Coverage

UPDATE: Murder suspect arrested in Bay St. Louis shooting

  Group enjoys Mother’s Day yoga at Mississippi Aquarium

  Pascagoula hosts first Free Flowin’ Fest since the pandemic

  Business booming at Second Saturday in Bay St. Louis with mandates lifted

65-year-old Vancleave man dies after crashing into John Deere tractor in George County

  Families flock to Stone County for ‘Wings Over Wiggins’

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccinations in Miss. plunge more than 60 percent over last five weeks

What Gov. Tate Reeves alluded to in March is already happening much faster than some experts anticipated: fewer Mississippians are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 each week since March 27, a 66 percent decrease in daily average doses over that timeframe.

Child tax credits begin in July, IRS urging people with children to file returns ASAP

Payments run from July through December.

UPDATE: Missing Gulfport woman located and safe

The Gulfport Police Department is asking for help locating a missing Gulfport woman.

  South Mississippi runners race in Woolmarket Duathlon

Some Biloxi residents woke up to South Mississippi athletes breaking a sweat on Old Woolmarket Road.

Moss Point police looking for suspect in early morning hit-and-run

Reeves touts Google’s economic impact on Magnolia State

  Biloxi nurse reflects on 52 years of working in the field

  Veteran walking from Miss. to Minn. to bring awareness to veteran suicide

  Long Beach Live returns with first concert since pandemic

  College Board’s upcoming vacancies bring up questions about Governor’s appointment timeline

‘He was the best kid you could ever ask for.’ Mother of USM student who drowned remembers son

The mother of a University of Southern Mississippi student who drowned over the weekend is remembering her son after his tragic death.

  $3.29 million awarded to Biloxi for upgrades on Point Cadet Marina

The money will be used to add 52 new boat slips, along with other improvements like floating concrete floating docks, utilities and more.

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

Since November, John White has found 18 partial tombstones in his Waveland backyard. But his efforts to find information on the deceased has hit a dead end.

  Coast senior citizens enjoy Mother’s Day cookout in Biloxi

With eased COVID-19 restrictions, St. Joseph Hospice and other organizers knew they had to do something special to kick off Mother’s Day weekend.

  Community remembers pastor killed in plane crash

A Hattiesburg community is pulling together to help the family of a man killed by a Tuesday night plane crash.

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

Gautier Police are investigating a hit-and-run that seriously injured a woman early Thursday morning in Jackson County.

  Mississippi Senior Olympic athletes flying high on the Coast

The Mississippi Senior Olympic games are happening all over South Mississippi. Bill Snyder caught up with some of the athletes at the track and field events.

Hotel cleaning crew finds woman dead, bloodied in Canton

A woman was found dead and covered in blood at a Canton hotel Friday.

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

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

  Jackson County residents divided over $67 million school improvement bond

Supporters say it will greatly improve the district’s schools, while others worry about the allocation of the funds.

  Center Stage Biloxi welcomes audience once again

“Fully Committed” is a one-many comedy show starring Coast actor David Slatten.

  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.

  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.

Mississippi Industrial Hemp Association launches pilot program to help farmers

The organization is launching a new pilot program this fall to help emerging farmers grow and sell the crop.

  Coastwide Rotary Clubs working to promote COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccination demand is steadily dropping across the United States, and just 26% of Mississippians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but for at least one civic organization on the Coast, that’s not acceptable.

  Moss Point prays for smooth transition ahead of new administration

Voices lifted, hands raised, and heads bowed as Moss residents joined believers across the country for National Day of Prayer.

Does Mississippi have an addiction to porn?

Americans by far make up the most traffic on Pornhub, and the state that spends the most time per visit: Mississippi.

Pascagoula city manager resigns as new administration takes office

Pascagoula just got a new mayor, and soon the Flagship City will also get a new city manager.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.