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      • East Biloxi business owner frustrated with construction

        East Biloxi business owner frustrated with construction

        Thursday, September 21 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:08:12 GMT

        Not a new problem, construction in East Biloxi is making it hard for one Division Street business to operate. 

        Not a new problem, construction in East Biloxi is making it hard for one Division Street business to operate. 

      • Oak Grove Upper elementary putting recent grant to use

        Oak Grove Upper elementary putting recent grant to use

        Thursday, September 21 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:37:30 GMT
        Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
        Administrators at Oak Grove Upper Elementary school are putting a nearly $100,000 grant to good use. The grant, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, is helping students enhance their day-to-day learning, while working to be more fit. “Well, we received $98,986 and that was to enhance our garden that we’ve already started and our barn which is going to be an outdoor classroom," said Oak Grove Upper Elementary School Principal Heather Rola...
        Administrators at Oak Grove Upper Elementary school are putting a nearly $100,000 grant to good use. The grant, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, is helping students enhance their day-to-day learning, while working to be more fit. “Well, we received $98,986 and that was to enhance our garden that we’ve already started and our barn which is going to be an outdoor classroom," said Oak Grove Upper Elementary School Principal Heather Rola...
      • 3 on the Road: Hopewell Water

        3 on the Road: Hopewell Water

        Thursday, September 21 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:19:49 GMT

        There are rivers and lakes and good fishing spots all over the place. Everywhere you look there is water.But there’s even MORE water beneath our feet that you CAN’T see. As with the case of the well in Phillip Hammon's yard in Copiah County.

        There are rivers and lakes and good fishing spots all over the place. Everywhere you look there is water.But there’s even MORE water beneath our feet that you CAN’T see. As with the case of the well in Phillip Hammon's yard in Copiah County.

      • McDonald's customers create pay-it-forward moment

        McDonald's customers create pay-it-forward moment

        Thursday, September 21 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:18:42 GMT

        On Thursday, the McDonald's crew in east Ocean Springs experienced a pay-it-forward moment they won't soon forget.

        On Thursday, the McDonald's crew in east Ocean Springs experienced a pay-it-forward moment they won't soon forget.

      • Capital murder conviction affirmed in death of sheriff

        Capital murder conviction affirmed in death of sheriff

        Thursday, September 21 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:07:43 GMT

        The Mississippi Supreme Court has "unanimously affirmed the capital murder conviction of the woman who caused the death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford. 

        The Mississippi Supreme Court has "unanimously affirmed the capital murder conviction of the woman who caused the death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford. 

      • LA man found guilty of 2015 sexual assault in Biloxi

        LA man found guilty of 2015 sexual assault in Biloxi

        Thursday, September 21 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:05:02 GMT
        Fredrick Eugene Bliss (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)Fredrick Eugene Bliss (Photo source: Harrison County jail docket)

        A Louisiana man is facing up to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman outside her Biloxi home in 2015.

        A Louisiana man is facing up to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman outside her Biloxi home in 2015.

      • Wicker Addresses Young Bankers Leadership Conference in Jackson

        Wicker Addresses Young Bankers Leadership Conference in Jackson

        Thursday, September 21 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:57:16 GMT

        U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today attended the Young Bankers Leadership Conference luncheon in Jackson. Wicker spoke to more than 100 young Mississippi bankers about his work to support community banks and protect Mississippi consumers from Obama-era regulations that have cost billions of dollars.

        U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today attended the Young Bankers Leadership Conference luncheon in Jackson. Wicker spoke to more than 100 young Mississippi bankers about his work to support community banks and protect Mississippi consumers from Obama-era regulations that have cost billions of dollars.

      • No eggs found at potential sea turtle nest in Pass Christian

        No eggs found at potential sea turtle nest in Pass Christian

        Thursday, September 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:00:17 GMT

        A group of scientists is looking into what may or may not have happened to a rare sea turtle nest in Pass Christian. A small patch of beach had been roped off there for months now where the nest was thought to have been.

        A group of scientists is looking into what may or may not have happened to a rare sea turtle nest in Pass Christian. A small patch of beach had been roped off there for months now where the nest was thought to have been.

      • DA will retry Party City murder suspect

        DA will retry Party City murder suspect

        Thursday, September 21 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:49:56 GMT

        A mistrial has been declared in the capital murder trial of 26-year-old Joshua Archie. Circuit Judge John Emfinger declared the mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict.

        A mistrial has been declared in the capital murder trial of 26-year-old Joshua Archie. Circuit Judge John Emfinger declared the mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict.

      • Insurance commissioner explains how storms affect rates

        Insurance commissioner explains how storms affect rates

        Thursday, September 21 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:48:19 GMT
        Photo Source: WDAMPhoto Source: WDAM

        With all the destruction left behind from Hurricanes this season, homeowners may be wondering if their insurance rates are going up. 

        With all the destruction left behind from Hurricanes this season, homeowners may be wondering if their insurance rates are going up. 

      • Broadway star coaches USM 'Phantom of the Opera' cast

        Broadway star coaches USM 'Phantom of the Opera' cast

        Thursday, September 21 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:38:38 GMT
        Broadway star Jennifer Hope Wills in "Phantom of the Opera" Source: news.usm.eduBroadway star Jennifer Hope Wills in "Phantom of the Opera" Source: news.usm.edu
        The University of Southern Mississippi cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will have some extra help from a Broadway veteran before their upcoming opening.  Jennifer Hope Wills, who spent almost four years playing Christine from "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway, will be in Hattiesburg working with the cast at Southern Miss, according to a USM press release. The opening for USM's production is set for Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-4 at ...
        The University of Southern Mississippi cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will have some extra help from a Broadway veteran before their upcoming opening.  Jennifer Hope Wills, who spent almost four years playing Christine from "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway, will be in Hattiesburg working with the cast at Southern Miss, according to a USM press release. The opening for USM's production is set for Oct. 26-29 and Nov. 2-4 at ...
      • PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

        PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

        Thursday, September 21 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:21:15 GMT
        PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM
        The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...
        The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...
      • Mid-South Fair opens in Southaven

        Mid-South Fair opens in Southaven

        Thursday, September 21 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:13:46 GMT
        (Source: Midsouthfair.com)(Source: Midsouthfair.com)

        Mid-South Fair opened in Southaven on Sept. 21 and will run through Oct. 1.

        Mid-South Fair opened in Southaven on Sept. 21 and will run through Oct. 1.

      • Man fatally struck by train in Pascagoula

        Man fatally struck by train in Pascagoula

        Thursday, September 21 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:52:42 GMT

        A man died after being hit by a train early Thursday morning in Pascagoula, police said.

        A man died after being hit by a train early Thursday morning in Pascagoula, police said.

      • Live Results

        House Dist. 102 run-off election

        House Dist. 102 run-off election

        Thursday, September 21 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:51:11 GMT
        Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

        Missy McGee and Kathryn Rehner will face off in a runoff on October 3rd. 

        Missy McGee and Kathryn Rehner will face off in a runoff on October 3rd. 

      • Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 6 Preview

        Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 6 Preview

        Thursday, September 21 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:50:59 GMT

        Region play kicks off on Friday as high school football teams get down to business in their quest to crack the state playoffs.  There are a number of exciting games set for Week 6 of the Friday Night Football Showdown with A.J. Giardina and Patrick Clay.  Tune-in on WLOX ABC-CBS beginning at 10:15 p.m. Friday.

        Region play kicks off on Friday as high school football teams get down to business in their quest to crack the state playoffs.  There are a number of exciting games set for Week 6 of the Friday Night Football Showdown with A.J. Giardina and Patrick Clay.  Tune-in on WLOX ABC-CBS beginning at 10:15 p.m. Friday.

      • Gulfport Masonic lodge hosting marrow donor registry

        Gulfport Masonic lodge hosting marrow donor registry

        Thursday, September 21 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:29:37 GMT

        On March 5, 2016, 13-year-old Zaylen Williams was full of hope. Not because he had a big game coming up at school, or not because he won first place in a contest.

        On March 5, 2016, 13-year-old Zaylen Williams was full of hope. Not because he had a big game coming up at school, or not because he won first place in a contest.

      • Harrison Co. Utility Authority making recycling easier than ever

        Harrison Co. Utility Authority making recycling easier than ever

        Thursday, September 21 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:02:32 GMT
        HCUA is emphasizing recycling. (Photo source: WLOX News)HCUA is emphasizing recycling. (Photo source: WLOX News)

        The Harrison County Utility Authority's newest waste company, Team Waste, begins service Oct. 1 to Biloxi, D'Iberville, Pass Christian, Long Beach, and the unincorporated areas of Harrison County. 

        The Harrison County Utility Authority's newest waste company, Team Waste, begins service Oct. 1 to Biloxi, D'Iberville, Pass Christian, Long Beach, and the unincorporated areas of Harrison County. 

      • Clinton man who choked, hung mother of child sentenced to 45 years

        Clinton man who choked, hung mother of child sentenced to 45 years

        Thursday, September 21 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:59:41 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        39-year-old Donald Turner, of Clinton, was convicted on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated domestic violence, and shooting into an occupied vehicle. 

        39-year-old Donald Turner, of Clinton, was convicted on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated domestic violence, and shooting into an occupied vehicle. 

      • traffic

        Two Hattiesburg roads closed for parade, tree removal

        Two Hattiesburg roads closed for parade, tree removal

        Thursday, September 21 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:40:46 GMT

        Two roads in The City of Hattiesburg will be closed Thursday and Friday. 

        Two roads in The City of Hattiesburg will be closed Thursday and Friday. 

      • U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted in Woodrow Wilson stabbing

        U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted in Woodrow Wilson stabbing

        Thursday, September 21 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:33:45 GMT
        Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

        JPD is investigating a deadly stabbing on Woodrow Wilson Drive.

        JPD is investigating a deadly stabbing on Woodrow Wilson Drive.

      • Alcorn releases statement on student who died in Natchez Trace crash

        Alcorn releases statement on student who died in Natchez Trace crash

        Thursday, September 21 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:25:45 GMT
        Source: Alcorn StateSource: Alcorn State

         A woman died in an accident on the Natchez Trace Wednesday night.  The wreck happened south of I-20 near Raymond.  The car the woman was driving apparently left the roadway and appeared to overturn around 6:15.  

         A woman died in an accident on the Natchez Trace Wednesday night.  The wreck happened south of I-20 near Raymond.  The car the woman was driving apparently left the roadway and appeared to overturn around 6:15.  

      • Clinton police looking for attempted armed robbery suspect

        Clinton police looking for attempted armed robbery suspect

        Thursday, September 21 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:56:28 GMT
        Source: Clinton PDSource: Clinton PD

        Clinton police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in the September 21 armed robbery of the Shell gas station, 1419 East Northside Drive. 

        Clinton police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in the September 21 armed robbery of the Shell gas station, 1419 East Northside Drive. 

      • JSU puts out warning about pack of wild dogs on campus

        JSU puts out warning about pack of wild dogs on campus

        Thursday, September 21 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:53:18 GMT
        Source: JSUSource: JSU

        Jackson State University put out a safety alert warning about dogs bothering students on campus.

        Jackson State University put out a safety alert warning about dogs bothering students on campus.

      • Father of murder victim outraged his son's accused killer was let out on bond

        Father of murder victim outraged his son's accused killer was let out on bond

        Thursday, September 21 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:52:37 GMT

        Lee Henry Coats' 17 year old son Quadarius was killed in January. One of the men who's accused of breaking out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility and burglarizing Dollar General is also accused of murdering Coats' son. 

        Lee Henry Coats' 17 year old son Quadarius was killed in January. One of the men who's accused of breaking out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility and burglarizing Dollar General is also accused of murdering Coats' son. 

      • breaking

        JPS: Shooting at Callaway High School was random

        JPS: Shooting at Callaway High School was random

        Thursday, September 21 2017 12:51 PM EDT2017-09-21 16:51:26 GMT

        JPS Campus Enforcement is on the scene of a shooting on the Callaway High School Campus. Jackson Police are also on scene to assist. 

        JPS Campus Enforcement is on the scene of a shooting on the Callaway High School Campus. Jackson Police are also on scene to assist. 

      • Dead dolphin washes up in Ocean Springs

        Dead dolphin washes up in Ocean Springs

        Thursday, September 21 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:49:13 GMT
        Dr. Mobi Solangi said this is the 47th dolphin found dead on the Gulf Coast this year. (Photo source: WLOX)Dr. Mobi Solangi said this is the 47th dolphin found dead on the Gulf Coast this year. (Photo source: WLOX)

        A dead dolphin was found on the Ocean Springs beach Thursday morning about 100 yards east of the Fort Maurepas Pier.

        A dead dolphin was found on the Ocean Springs beach Thursday morning about 100 yards east of the Fort Maurepas Pier.

      • Hattiesburg Traffic Map

        Hattiesburg Traffic Map

        Thursday, September 21 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:40:54 GMT
        Source: City of HattiesburgSource: City of Hattiesburg

        Below is a list and interactive map of all the current road projects and closures in The City of Hattiesburg. 

        Below is a list and interactive map of all the current road projects and closures in The City of Hattiesburg. 

      • George County Courthouse cleared after threatening call

        George County Courthouse cleared after threatening call

        Thursday, September 21 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:37:17 GMT
        (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

        Investigators in George County are looking for answers after a threat was called into the George County Courthouse Thursday morning.

        Investigators in George County are looking for answers after a threat was called into the George County Courthouse Thursday morning.

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