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Man arrested after allegedly assaulting victim with metal object
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.
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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
Over $21.3 million in federal fishery disaster funds allocated to Mississippi
Over $21.3 million in federal fishery disaster relief has been allocated to the state of Mississippi to help recoup the loss suffered in 2019 after the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
Published May 18, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Casino reopening guidelines include guest screening, sanitation rules
Phase One of the casino reopening guidelines are now in the hands of Mississippi casino operators, and the race is on to prepare for Thursday's reopening.
Published May 15, 2020 at 12:56 PM
Mississippi casinos allowed to reopen May 21st
The Mississippi Gaming Commission just confirmed to WLOX News that Mississippi casinos will be allowed to reopen at 8am on May 21.
Published May 14, 2020 at 3:28 PM
20-year-old of Biloxi arrested and charged with sexual battery and four counts of child pornography
On Monday, Biloxi Police arrested William Eugene Bridenbaker of Biloxi on the charges of sexual battery and four counts of child pornography.
Published May 11, 2020 at 4:48 PM
Gulfport man sentenced to 25 years for hitting infant in head
Buddy Randall Cox, 23, was sentenced to 25 years in custody for felony child abuse after he admitted to hitting his two-month-old son because the baby would not stop crying.
Published May 7, 2020 at 2:30 PM
How one Coast casino is helping process Mississippi’s unemployment claims
Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D'Iberville is stepping up to help MDES and Mississippians during this difficult economic time.
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Published May 5, 2020 at 4:19 PM
South Mississippi inmate dies while serving 60-year sentence
An inmate at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution died Saturday morning at an area hospital.
Published May 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM
Gulfport, Biloxi lifting temporary mandatory curfew
As the Gulf Coast goes into another calendar month under the coronavirus pandemic, cities are announcing the end of their mandatory curfews.
Published May 1, 2020 at 5:56 PM
Mississippi Supreme Court denies motion preventing evictions through July
The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a petition this week that would extend the moratorium on evictions and late rental fees until July.
Published May 1, 2020 at 10:03 AM
Governor ‘confident’ some casinos will reopen by Memorial Day
Gov. Tate Reeves said in his Thursday press briefing he is "confident" Mississippi casinos will reopen in some capacity by Memorial Day weekend.
Published April 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Inmates making thousands of masks a day to help decrease spread of COVID-19
In this new project, MPIC has partnered with Blue Delta Jeans Co. to make masks and is working with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to make gowns, according to MDOC.
Published April 29, 2020 at 4:32 PM
Gov. Reeves admits mistake in deeming businesses nonessential
In a Facebook post, Gov. Reeves reflected on the decision he made weeks ago to close “nonessential businesses.”
Published April 28, 2020 at 11:27 AM
UPDATE: Harrison Co. fire is under control, allowing Canal Rd. to open back up
The blaze reached its peak earlier in the day and is now under control by fire officials.
Published April 27, 2020 at 9:38 PM
UPDATE: Eight arrested after disagreement over rap music leads to shooting, says sheriff
Eight suspects are facing charges after an argument over rap music led to a shooting in St. Martin over the weekend.
Published April 22, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Superintendent of Jackson Co. Schools recommends not to assess students based on grades
While the choice was difficult for the board, they were in favor of one decision and that was to not assess students based on their grades.
Published April 21, 2020 at 4:21 PM
Long Beach couple dies as a result of COVID-19
Jerry and Frances Williamson, both 72, died April 1 as they held each other’s hand, succumbing to COVID-19.
Published April 3, 2020 at 8:13 PM
UPDATE: Gov. Tate Reeves announced all places of amusement and recreation will shut down in Miss.
In his press briefing on Wednesday, Reeves announced that all beaches in the state of Mississippi will shut down. In addition, all places of amusement and recreation will also be forced to close.
Published April 1, 2020 at 3:32 PM
Inmate at South Mississippi prison pronounced dead; no foul play suspected
An inmate was pronounced dead on Monday evening at the Greene County Hospital.
Published March 31, 2020 at 4:51 PM
LIST: COVID-19 testing sites open across Mississippi
It’s now easier than ever to get tested for the flu and COVID-19. Testing sites are now open across South Mississippi, and others are available across the state.
Published March 31, 2020 at 11:16 AM
Dollar General announces ten percent discount to medical, guardsmen and first responders
All medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount at Dollar General stores starting Monday.
Published March 30, 2020 at 2:05 PM
City of Biloxi announces third member of Biloxi Fire Department to test positive for coronavirus
The City of Biloxi announced that a third member of the Biloxi Fire Department received a positive test result back, showing that they did have the novel coronavirus.
Published March 28, 2020 at 1:42 PM
Two Biloxi VA employees test postive for COVID-19
Two employees of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System tested positive for COVID-19 Friday.
Published March 27, 2020 at 8:28 PM
Keesler Air Force Base confirms three COVID-19 cases
Keesler Air Force Base on Wednesday confirmed three positive cases of COVID-19.
Published March 25, 2020 at 2:54 PM
Don’t flush paper towels and wipes, not even ones that say they’re ‘flushable’
Environmental officials in Mississippi are reminding residents they should only flush toilet paper.
Published March 23, 2020 at 12:49 PM
Mississippi workers unable to work due to COVID-19 can now file for unemployment
Mississippi workers that have not been able to work due to coronavirus can now file for unemployment.
Published March 23, 2020 at 11:45 AM
Mississippi’s governor has activated the National Guard. Here’s what they’ll be doing...
Guard leaders want to allay any worries in the community by explaining that their mission in this situation is primarily a humanitarian one.
Published March 20, 2020 at 8:22 PM
Miss. lawmakers seek to navigate economy dented by COVID-19
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Hinds County buildings reopen, employees back to work
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First Alert Forecast: rain coverage increases through mid-week
Family: Mississippi man found dead in Alabama wanted iPhone
4 injured in shootout at Vicksburg Waffle House