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  • Man wakes up on side of road after storm blows over home

    Man wakes up on side of road after storm blows over home

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:05:03 GMT
    Mid-South man recovering after storm blows over his home
    Mid-South man recovering after storm blows over his home
  • MS bypasses ban on texting and driving

    MS bypasses ban on texting and driving

    Saturday, April 5 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-04-05 11:25:03 GMT
    Did the Mississippi legislature make the right decision not to outlaw texting while driving? This week lawmakers decided not ban the practice just as the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its
    Did the Mississippi legislature make the right decision not to outlaw texting while driving? This week lawmakers decided not ban the practice just as the U.S. Department of Transportation launched its first campaign against texting and cell phone usage behind the wheel.
  • Pascagoula leaders need public input on improvement projects

    Pascagoula leaders need public input on improvement projects

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:09 GMT
    Pascagoula leaders want input from citizens as they begin selecting the top major improvement projects for the city and how to fund the plans.
    Pascagoula leaders want input from citizens as they begin selecting the top major improvement projects for the city and how to fund the plans. The goal is to improve the quality of life and encourage economic growth in the city.
  • Puppet show urges kids to save Rotten Bayou from pollution

    Puppet show urges kids to save Rotten Bayou from pollution

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:08 GMT
    Fourth and fifth graders at Delisle Elementary were treated to a puppet show Friday. This show focused on saving Rotten Bayou from pollution.
    Fourth and fifth graders at Delisle Elementary were treated to a puppet show Friday. This show focused on saving Rotten Bayou from pollution.
  • Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Sketch released of a man murdered 31 years ago

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:08 GMT
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man.
    More than 30 years after a murder victim was found in the Dog River in Jackson County, detectives are hoping to be able to identify the man. Pascagoula Detective Darren Versiga sent off the man's remains and has just received a sketch of what the man may have looked like.
  • Busy year on tap for Port of Gulfport

    Busy year on tap for Port of Gulfport

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:07 GMT
    There is work underway and much more to come at the Port of Gulfport. Construction of new facilities and the dredging of the ship channel are both scheduled for this year.
    There is work underway and much more to come at the Port of Gulfport. Construction of new facilities and the dredging of the ship channel are both scheduled for this year.
  • Wolf River Coastal Preserve offers abundant variety of nature

    Wolf River Coastal Preserve offers abundant variety of nature

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:06 GMT
    It's a beautiful spot to learn about nature or simply enjoy it. Friday morning, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation hosted a field day at the Wolf River Coastal Preserve.
    The Mississippi Wildlife Federation's Habitat Stewards Program is supporting coastal preserves, like the Wolf River Preserve. That 101 acre site includes the Bells Ferry trail, which leads from long leaf pine habitat, down to the riverine habitat nearest the waterway. Habitat stewards help maintain the preserve by doing things like picking up litter and clearing the hiking trail.
  • "Gypsy" coming to Gulfport Little Theatre

    "Gypsy" coming to Gulfport Little Theatre

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:54:05 GMT
    It's a story of the ultimate stage mother. The musical classic "Gypsy" is playing at Gulfport Little Theatre.
    It's a story of the ultimate stage mother. The musical classic "Gypsy" is playing at Gulfport Little Theatre.
  • Family, friends gather to remember Amanda Salas

    Family, friends gather to remember Amanda Salas

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-05 10:52:04 GMT
    Friday evening, family members and friends came together on Front Beach in Ocean Springs to remember Amanda Salas, and comfort those left behind, including Amanda's three teenage children.
    Less than a week ago, a woman lost her life when police say an ex-boyfriend shot her in the head before killing himself at her home in Ocean Springs. Friday evening, family members and friends came together on Front Beach in Ocean Springs to remember Amanda Salas, and comfort those left behind, including Amanda's three teenage children.
  • Jackson Mayoral Profile: Margaret Barrett-Simon

    Jackson Mayoral Profile: Margaret Barrett-Simon

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-05 04:00:04 GMT
    For nearly 3 decades, Margaret Barrett-Simon has served Ward 7. She was first elected in 1985. Now, she wants to be mayor. "I have served with 5 mayors, said Barrett-Simon. "I know what has worked and
    For nearly 3 decades, Margaret Barrett-Simon has served Ward 7. She was first elected in 1985. Now, she wants to be mayor.
  • MGCCC softball beaming with confidence after win over JCJC

    MGCCC softball beaming with confidence after win over JCJC

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:54:47 GMT
    PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Gulf Coast softball has had its ups and downs on the field this season, but a doubleheader split earlier this week with a team that hardly ever loses has head coach
    The Lady Bulldogs (23-14, 10-8) begin another MACJC doubleheader Saturday afternoon at home against East Central after handing the Jones County Lady Bobcats just their second loss in 32 games.
  • Large tree falls on west Jackson house

    Large tree falls on west Jackson house

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:23:48 GMT
    Friday morning's thunderstorms caused a large tree to come crashing down onto a house in west Jackson. It happened around 7:30 at 159 Strafford Street, which is not too far from Mynelle Gardens.       The
    Friday morning's thunderstorms caused a large tree to come crashing down onto a house in west Jackson. It happened around 7:30 at 159 Strafford Street, which is not too far from Mynelle Gardens.    
  • Person of interest wanted in Jackson homicide

    Person of interest wanted in Jackson homicide

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:28:49 GMT
    New leads in a Jackson homicide investigation could lead to an arrest.  It all stems from newly-released surveillance video showing someone authorities say could be involved. The footage is the first
    New leads in a Jackson homicide investigation could lead to an arrest. It all stems from newly-released surveillance video showing someone authorities say could be involved.
  • Keesler AFB unit completes march honoring fallen comrades

    Keesler AFB unit completes march honoring fallen comrades

    Friday, April 4 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-05 01:05:49 GMT
    CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Members of a unit from Keesler AFB have completed a three-day march from Biloxi to Hattiesburg which honored fallen comrades and recognized the dedication of the Air Force in supporting
    More than two dozen members of the 602nd Training Group (Provisional) made the 84-mile ruck march which ended at Camp Shelby Friday morning.
  • Man claims his neighbor shot and killed his Chihuahua

    Man claims his neighbor shot and killed his Chihuahua

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:47:03 GMT
    A Hinds County man says his innocent three pound Chihuahua was shot and killed by his neighbor. He says this was inhumane animal cruelty and it's not the first dog to come up missing. Richie Beasley says,
    A Hinds County man says his three pound Chihuahua was shot and killed by his neighbor. He says this was inhumane animal cruelty and it's not the first dog in his neighborhood to come up missing.
  • Parents of epileptic children say cannabis oil could be saving grace

    Parents of epileptic children say cannabis oil could be saving grace

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-05 00:23:18 GMT
    Mississippi could become the 23rd state in the country to legalize the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy. It would require federal approval. But getting it passed through the legislature
    Mississippi could become the 23rd state in the country to legalize the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for epilepsy. It would require federal approval. But getting it passed through the legislature was the first hurdle.
  • Detective Eric Smith: Gone, but not forgotten

    Detective Eric Smith: Gone, but not forgotten

    Friday, April 4 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-04 23:57:47 GMT
    It was one year ago today that Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith was killed inside JPD Headquarters. To keep his memory alive, Chief Lindsey Horton has several pictures of the slain officer displayed
    It was one year ago today that Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith was killed inside JPD Headquarters. To keep his memory alive, Chief Lindsey Horton has several pictures of the slain officer displayed
  • Panola County church to have Sunday service, despite storm damage

    Panola County church to have Sunday service, despite storm damage

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:38:28 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – Some Mississippi schools in North Panola County may be dismissed early due to power outages. According to North Panola school officials, buses will pick up students and take them to school
    The power is now back on for all North Panola County schools.  Como Elementary and Middle school campus did not have power for several hours Friday.
  • Local lawmakers speak candidly on Religious Freedom Bill

    Local lawmakers speak candidly on Religious Freedom Bill

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:24:53 GMT
    The 2014 Legislative Session meant three months of overhauling the criminal justice system, aiming at ways to decrease overpopulated prison, and implementing a teacher pay raise. However, what kept lawmakers
    The 2014 Legislative Session meant three months of overhauling the criminal justice system, aiming at ways to decrease overpopulated prison, and implementing a teacher pay raise. However, what kept lawmakers in limbo were two issues: texting and driving, and the religious freedom bill.
  • Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Hattiesburg launches new Hands up for Hattiesburg initiative

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:21:00 GMT
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City. Mary Dryden has helped launch "Hands up for Hattiesburg" because many resident residents in the eh community
    A Hattiesburg City Councilwoman has launched a new initiative for citizens of the Hub City.
  • Mississippi soldier shot four times at Ft Hood, released from hospital

    Mississippi soldier shot four times at Ft Hood, released from hospital

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:15:22 GMT
    We are told that a McComb man was shot in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting. Family confirmed that Jonathan Westbrook was shot three times. They tell us he is recovering and doing well. The family is making
    "The first guy he shot right in front of my son was killed, and then he turned the gun towards Jonathan, aimed it, and fired," Theodis said. "I don't know how many times he fired, but he hit my son four times."
  • Man shot in northwest Jackson

    Man shot in northwest Jackson

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:34:51 GMT
    Police are on the scene of a shooting at a home in Jackson. The shooting is on the 3400 block of Lampton Avenue. Our crew reports that crime scene tape is up around a residence.  Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow.
    Jackson Police are investigating a shooting near Lampton Avenue and Eminence Row. The victim was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center by private vehicle.
  • Hinds Co. Deputy talks about granddaughter's abduction

    Hinds Co. Deputy talks about granddaughter's abduction

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:09:18 GMT
    We are getting reports that police have recovered a stolen car with a child inside. We are told that a 4-year-old boy was in the back seat at the time that the car was both stolen and recovered. The vehicle
    Scary moments Friday morning when a car thief kidnapped a Hinds County Deputy's granddaughter.
  • Lil' Boosie will not perform in Jackson County

    Lil' Boosie will not perform in Jackson County

    Friday, April 4 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-04 20:53:29 GMT
    It is official. Lil' Boosie will not be performing at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on April 18 during Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.
    It is official. Lil' Boosie will not be performing at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on April 18 during Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.
  • Pine Belt Master Gardeners hold Spring Garden Day

    Pine Belt Master Gardeners hold Spring Garden Day

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:30:55 GMT
    The Pine Belt Master Gardeners held their annual Spring Garden Day Friday at the Forrest County Extension auditorium. About 150 gardening enthusiasts were on hand to hear from four speakers talk about
    The Pine Belt Master Gardeners held their annual Spring Garden Day Friday at the Forrest County Extension auditorium.
  • Gulfport police searching for shooting suspects

    Gulfport police searching for shooting suspects

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:52:37 GMT
    Officials with the Gulfport Police Department tell WLOX News officers are searching for two vehicles that could be involved in a shooting.
    Officials with the Gulfport Police Department tell WLOX News officers are searching for two vehicles that could be involved in a shooting. Sergeant Damon McDaniel said the incident happened in the area of 18th Avenue, and officers are on the scene trying to gather information. Officials believe two vehicles were exchanging fire with each other.
  • Rankin Co. firefighters extinguish large house fire

    Rankin Co. firefighters extinguish large house fire

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:46:35 GMT
    Lightening is being blamed for a house fire that damaged a 3 story home in Rankin County.        Our crew was on the scene at Heather Road as firefighters battled the blaze. Officials with the Rankin County
    Our crew was on the scene as firefighters battled the blaze. Officials with the Rankin County EOC say they received a call from neighbors about the fire just before 10 Friday morning.
  • Keesler prepared for active shooter situation

    Keesler prepared for active shooter situation

    Friday, April 4 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-04 18:38:47 GMT
    Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting that left four dead and 16 injured begs the question; what measures do Keesler Air Force Base have in place in the event of an incident like this.
    Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting that left four dead and 16 injured begs the question; what measures do Keesler Air Force Base have in place in the event of an incident like this. Nearly 10,000 people come and go through the gates of Keesler each day. Tight security measures only allow authorized personnel in, helping to make those who live and work on base feel safe.
  • Southern Miss coach and former Miss Mississippi join USM School of Music's Showstoppers cast

    Southern Miss coach and former Miss Mississippi join USM School of Music's Showstoppers cast

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:30:01 GMT
    This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music's production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise
    The highly anticipated University of Southern Mississippi School of Music's production of Showbiz Showstoppers has announced a few surprise guests set to join the cast during its performance on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Terrace Convention Center.
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  • Grieving mother accused by cemetery of stealing figurines

    Grieving mother accused by cemetery of stealing figurines

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-04-07 08:34:05 GMT
    A woman tells News Leader Nine a Phenix City cemetery is being insensitive to the feelings of grieving families.   Melinda Nixon said she wanted to help return missing items to their rightful owners and
    A woman tells News Leader Nine a Phenix City cemetery is being insensitive to the feelings of grieving families. Melinda Nixon said she wanted to help return missing items to their rightful owners and
  • Phenix City gears up for month long walking history tours

    Phenix City gears up for month long walking history tours

    Sunday, April 6 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-06 16:54:04 GMT
    The Phenix City Chamber of Commerce is taking part in the state-wide initiative to give tours of the city on foot-- offering walkers a reminder, city councilman Jim Cannon says, of the city's history for
    Phenix City is one of 33 cities in the state of Alabama taking part in a walking tour throughout the month of April. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy talked with the tour guide today about the tour's historical significance before folks go on the first tour.
  • 2 injured in Barbour Co. plane crash

    2 injured in Barbour Co. plane crash

    Sunday, April 6 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-04-06 09:19:07 GMT
    Two men are recovering after their small plane crashed in Barbour County. Investigators say the single engine aircraft was headed to Valdosta, Ga. from Tuscaloosa when it went down Thursday April 3.
    Two men are recovering after their small plane crashed in Barbour County. Investigators say the single engine aircraft was headed to Valdosta, Ga. from Tuscaloosa when it went down Thursday April 3.
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