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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
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
MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY ELECTION: Here’s what you need to know
To make this patriotic time a bit less stressful, we’ve decided to tackle some general questions regarding Mississippi’s 2020 primary election.
Published March 10, 2020 at 11:26 AM
Parade proposal makes for unforgettable Mardi Gras fun
While some might be struggling to remember the Krewe of Neptune parade in downtown Biloxi, it was a night at least two people will surely never forget.
Published February 23, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Sheriff: Two deputies involved in Hancock Co. shooting
One person was injured and had to be airlifted out of a Kiln neighborhood Monday night after a shooting involving a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy.
Published January 28, 2020 at 1:37 PM
Site approval to be considered for potential development of $600 million dollar casino
The Mississippi Gaming Commission will discuss the stretch of land that could potentially house a new casino resort.
Published January 18, 2020 at 8:31 AM
State lawmaker says the only way to fix Mississippi’s prison crisis is with money
When the 2020 Legislative Session opens this week in Jackson, one of the very first topics lawmakers will tackle is the Mississippi’s prison crisis.
Published January 6, 2020 at 4:48 AM
MDOC confirms string of deadly violence in state prisons gang-related
Another inmate was found dead Friday at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. However, MDOC investigators said the fifth death and fire reported Thursday, both at Parchman, are unrelated to the recent major disturbance.
Published January 3, 2020 at 8:15 PM
Missing autistic teen found safe in Pascagoula
Noah Daigle was found in good health by officers with the Pascagoula Police Department, according to a post by the Ponchatoula Police Department made Sunday night.
Published October 6, 2019 at 8:06 PM
Relativity Space becomes fully-funded with $140 million investment
Hancock County’s Relativity Space has secured $140 million in funding, and is set to become the first company in the world to launch an entirely 3D printed rocket.
Published October 1, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Gulfport mother charged in baby’s death
A Gulfport mother is charged with second-degree murder after her three-month-old, who wasn’t breathing, was brought to the hospital and later died.
Published September 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Rare whale found with shark bite marks now recovering at IMMS
A rare melon-headed whale that was reported by a South Mississippi fishermen has been rescued and is being cared for by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.
Published September 14, 2019 at 6:45 AM
Three 14-year old boys identified after drowning in Biloxi River
The bodies of three 14-year-old boys were pulled from the Biloxi River Thursday evening.
Published August 2, 2019 at 8:13 AM
MDEQ tests show blue-green algae present along some beaches after Barry; more testing this week
MDEQ spent Sunday morning collecting water samples for testing.
Published July 15, 2019 at 12:21 AM
36 vehicles, 1 semi with flat tires after screws spill on I-10 in Mississippi
Thirty-six vehicles and one 18-wheeler were sidelined on Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon after running over roofing screws. The semi-truck alone lost five tires.
Published July 9, 2019 at 1:02 PM
UPDATE: All South Mississippi beaches now under algae-related water warnings
The entire shoreline of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is now under the same water warning tied to the blue-green algae bloom. Pascagoula’s two beach testing sites joined the list Sunday morning.
Published July 7, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Spillway’s impact up for discussion at US Conference of Mayors
The effect of the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening was one of the topics of conversation among our nation’s mayor gathered at the 2019 US Conference of Mayors.
Published July 1, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Shrimp season delayed on Gulf Coast
By Father’s Day, Coast seafood lovers are usually enjoying fresh gulf shrimp from Mississippi waters.
Published June 16, 2019 at 10:28 AM
NOAA launches federal investigation into Gulf dolphin deaths
Dead dolphins are washing up on coast beaches in record numbers this year. Now, NOAA is taking action, declaring it an Unusual Mortality Event.
Published June 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Gulfport Police searching for runaway kangaroo
There's a manhunt of sorts happening in the Bayou View area of Gulfport, but police aren't looking for a man. They're trying to find a runaway kangaroo.
Published June 5, 2019 at 11:56 AM
19-year-old accused of killing Biloxi cop now in custody
Police have captured and arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson.
Published May 6, 2019 at 9:32 PM
Coast Guard: Oil tanker runs aground near Petit Bois Island
The U.S. Coast Guard continued efforts Monday morning to remove an oil tanker that ran aground near Petit Bois Island on Sunday.
Published April 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dangerous heat continues through weekend
Search suspended for the night after teen believed to have drowned in Amite River
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Baton Rouge Tuesday for discussion on fight against COVID-19
LSU releases plan to safely hold classes amid COVID-19 pandemic in Fall 2020
Former LSU student body president shares his story of beating coronavirus