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Mississippi Power storm team departs for Georgia ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias
A Mississippi Power storm team of linemen and engineers headed east to Georgia early Sunday morning to support Georgia Power ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Published August 2, 2020 at 11:39 AM
Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer dies at 53
Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer died Friday following complications from surgery on July 21. He had been hospitalized in serious condition for the last 10 days.
WLOX Staff and
Published July 31, 2020 at 1:36 PM
Body found confirmed to be missing Picayune man Willie Jones
Officials have confirmed that the body found off of Texas Flat Road July 17 is that of a missing Picayune man.
Published July 30, 2020 at 5:23 PM
More than half of inmates at George Co. prison have COVID after hundreds of tests come back positive
"I kind of figured this bad news was coming when they tested seven inmates and six came back positive. That's never a good sign," said the George County Sheriff.
Sarah Liese and
Published July 29, 2020 at 5:20 PM
Ingalls reports highest number of coronavirus cases to date
Ingalls Shipbuilding reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday in the Pascagoula shipyard.
Published July 25, 2020 at 3:13 PM
23 South Miss. long-term care facilities report COVID-19 cases in residents, staff
In total, there were 111 employee cases, 151 resident cases and 13 resident deaths related to COVID-19 reported in 23 LTC facilities across the six southern counties.
Published July 24, 2020 at 5:18 PM
UPDATE: 3 more charged in connection to the murder of missing Picayune man
It is believed that Willie Jones was with the murder suspects on July 6th
Published July 21, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Suspect in Memorial Day road rage shooting admitted to firing gun, say authorities
The man who authorities say killed Brandon Box on Memorial Day during an alleged road rage shooting admitted to police that he fired the fatal shots, said state officials on Monday.
Published July 20, 2020 at 10:51 AM
Police arrest suspect wanted in Wiggins fatal shooting
Wiggins Police arrested 26-year-old Kayla Dennis of Wiggins on Saturday on a charge of manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Jalen Curtis.
Published July 18, 2020 at 6:17 PM
178 cases of COVID-19 reported at Ingalls Shipbuilding; 84 employees cleared to return
Ingalls Shipbuilding reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 in employees on Saturday, the highest single-day jump to date.
Published July 18, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Human skull found in Mississippi Sound identified
The skull trapped in a dredging machine one month ago near Bayou Caddy has been identified.
Published July 16, 2020 at 6:35 PM
Mississippi Aquarium will open August 29th
August 29, 2020 will mark a new beginning as the Mississippi Aquarium opens for business in Gulfport.
Published July 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM
Gov. Reeves, FEMA/MEMA leaders discuss 2020 hurricane season
Governor Tate Reeves and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor were in Hancock County Thursday visiting with emergency managers and discussing this year’s unique challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published July 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM
Persons of interest in case of missing Picayune man in custody, police say
Dustin and Erica Gray were taken into custody Wednesday night in Pueblo County, Colorado.
Published July 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM
Portion of Moss Point Black Lives Matter mural painted over, altering message
Someone has again painted over a portion of Moss Point’s Black Live Matter mural in front of City Hall.
Published July 4, 2020 at 6:08 PM
Silver Alert issued for missing Gulfport man last seen in Jackson
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 40 year old Kevin Jarvin Davis of Gulfport.
Published June 30, 2020 at 6:13 AM
Miss. hospitals reporting highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since April
On June 19, the number of people of patients with confirmed infections reported by Mississippi Hospitals reached its peak, with 516 patients who have confirmed infections.
Published June 21, 2020 at 8:13 PM
Moss Point mayor shares painted message of ‘Black Lives Matter’ on street in front of city hall
The trend of painting the message "Black Lives Matter” on roads and streets has made its way to South Mississippi.
Published June 20, 2020 at 8:51 AM
MS National Guard returns home from D.C. after 5 days of assisting with protests
Mississippi National Guard service members have safely returned home from their mission in support of civil authorities in D.C.
Published June 8, 2020 at 7:48 AM
VIDEO: Cristobal washes Biloxi Lighthouse Pier away
Part of the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier fell victim to Tropical Storm Cristobal on Sunday as the storm surge pushed water inland.
Published June 8, 2020 at 7:23 AM
Tropical Storm Cristobal’s La. landfall brings winds, flooding to South Mississippi
All counties in South Mississippi are all under a tornado watch until 5 p.m.
Published June 7, 2020 at 6:38 PM
Unity March in Gulfport fosters peace between law enforcement and protestors
Gulfport police and community leaders held a unity march Saturday morning, promoting a partnership between officers and the community.
Published June 6, 2020 at 2:13 PM
WATCH: Gov. Reeves holds news conference on hurricane season preparedness
Governor Tate Reeves and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel were in Gulfport Friday talking about the 2020 hurricane season, and the expected impact of Tropical Depression Cristobal.
Published June 5, 2020 at 2:07 PM
Mississippi drivers license offices reopen Monday; Road test no longer required for teens
Mississippi’s permanent drivers license stations will reopen on Monday, June 8, with a few changes to ensure social distancing.
Published June 3, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Band director at PRCC no longer employed after Facebook post ensued backlash
The backlash centered on comments Reuben McDowell made on a Facebook post regarding a protest in San Diego supporting George Floyd.
Published June 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM
Mississippi casinos see increase in revenue over holiday weekend compared to last year
Casinos raked in $5 million more in revenue this Memorial Day holiday compared to the same three-day weekend last year.
Published May 28, 2020 at 12:58 PM
Biloxi man appeared in court after being charged with murder following fatal assault
Matthew Cole Reid, 26, was arrested on Monday after police issued a warrant for second-degree murder the day prior. According to Biloxi Police, Reid allegedly assaulted the victim with a metal object in the 700 block of Moni Vista Drive.
Published May 25, 2020 at 7:02 PM
Mississippi shrimp season to open May 28
MDMR says the official shrimp season begins at 6 a.m. on Thursday in state territorial waters.
Published May 23, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Three more accessory suspects plead guilty in Biloxi officer’s death
Three of the six people originally charged in the death of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen entered guilty pleas Tuesday.
WLOX Staff and
Published May 19, 2020 at 11:36 AM
Mississippi Red Snapper season to open Friday
It’s about to be Red Snapper season in the Magnolia State as private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels can begin fishing in state and federal waters this Friday.
Published May 18, 2020 at 4:11 PM
Back to school or not? Parents voice concerns about children’s return to the classrooms
Vigil held for woman killed in traffic on busy interstate
Recent studies suggest kids could be high transmitters of COVID-19
Gov. Reeves expected to issue executive order on schools Tuesday
Hundreds of proposed state flag designs released to public
Reggi Marion and