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Recent Articles by WLOX
Two Coast casinos make masks mandatory for guests, visitors
Two Biloxi casinos will now require guests as well as employees to wear masks on property.
Published June 25, 2020 at 8:20 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
Miss. public university presidents respond to NCAA decision regarding state flag
The presidents of Mississippi’s public universities issued a joint statement Friday in response to a recent decision by the NCAA.
Published June 19, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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
‘No justice, no peace:’ Hundreds gather for Gulfport peaceful protest
People of all different races, all different walks of life, and families with members young and old came together with signs in support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd.
David Elliott and
Published June 7, 2020 at 2:25 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
Pascagoula Fire Dept. giving away free face masks Monday
If you need a face mask, but can’t find one, the Pascagoula Fire Department has you covered.
Published May 28, 2020 at 10:37 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
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
Gov. Reeves extends unemployment benefits to help workers impacted by COVID-19
Gov. Reeves signed a new executive order waiving the one-week waiting period to receive unemployment benefits for all claims filed from March 8, 2020 to December 26, 2020.
Published May 11, 2020 at 2:51 PM
IMMS, Gulfport Fire release rehabilitated sea turtle ‘Tiny Tom’
A sea turtle is back in its natural habitat thanks to a partnership between the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and the Gulfport Fire Department.
Published May 7, 2020 at 7:43 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.
WLOX Staff and
Published May 5, 2020 at 4:19 PM
Mississippi Legislature to reconvene Thursday
State lawmakers are being called back to Jackson earlier than anticipated. The 2020 Legislative Session will now reconvene at 1pm on Thursday, May 7.
Published May 5, 2020 at 2:16 PM
USM Psychology Clinic offers free telehealth sessions to health professionals and their families
As many around the state and nation are giving back to healthcare professionals, the University of Southern Mississippi Psychology Clinic is also joining in.
Published May 3, 2020 at 12:39 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
Boy Scouts of America hosts camp-in for children of all ages
On Saturday, kids of all ages are invited to participate in the Boy Scouts of America National Camp-In. The best part is you don’t have to worry about bears or even leave your house.
Published May 2, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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
USM preparing to welcome students back to campus this fall
The regular semester is currently scheduled to begin on August 24, 2020, but plans could change as guidance from public health officials continues to evolve.
Published April 29, 2020 at 11:21 AM
Dr. Dobbs encourages Mississippians to delay non-urgent medical procedures
“If you have a medical issue that is not urgently needing attention, please delay it if possible,” Dr. Dobbs said.
Published April 28, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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
Dr. Diaz released from federal prison amid coronavirus concerns
Longtime Biloxi doctor Albert Diaz was released from a federal prison in Alabama this week.
Published April 24, 2020 at 1:59 PM
Help scientists with research on insects from home with #BugsOutsideYourDoor
#BugsOutsideYourDoor is an online event is an opportunity for entomologists and others to collect insects in their backyard, deck, porch, or space where they can maintain social distancing.
Published April 24, 2020 at 12:19 PM
Pass Christian instates burn ban after statewide ban lifted
Less than a week after first instated, the statewide burn ban for Mississippi has now been lifted.
Published April 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM
Silver Alert issued for 84-year-old Crystal Springs man
Sen. Filliangane discusses bill allowing alcohol possession in Miss.
Tips for keeping pets safe and calm during fireworks
Legislature designates some CARES Act funding for distance learning improvements
Courtney Ann Jackson
Camp Shelby museum to complete reopening process on July 4