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Mississippi Gaming Commission clears Coast casinos to reopen
The Mississippi Gaming Commission says all Coast casinos may reopen for business Wednesday at 1 p.m. following Monday’s emergency closure for Hurricane Sally.
Published September 16, 2020 at 10:08 AM
Gaming commission orders Coast casinos to close ahead of Hurricane Sally
The Mississippi Gaming Commission has ordered all Coast casinos to close by 4 p.m. Monday ahead of Hurricane Sally.
Published September 14, 2020 at 1:08 PM
Changes coming to driver’s license stations to reduce wait times
The Department of Public Safety is offering a new “Skip the Line" program at driver’s license stations statewide to reduce wait times.
Published September 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM
Stone County jail on lockdown as COVID-19 spreads in prisoners, guards
Stone County’s Regional Correctional Facility is now on lockdown as of Aug. 17.
Published August 18, 2020 at 6:20 PM
“Wear a dang mask.” State lawmaker talks about COVID-19 diagnosis
State Senator Joel Carter took to social media Sunday morning to talk about his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, saying, “This stuff is no joke.”
Published August 9, 2020 at 9:21 AM
Two arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in Pearl River County
Joe Davis, 31, and Thomas Alsobrooks Sr., 54, are in custody each facing a charge of second-degree murder after Gary Hill Breeland was found dead in his home just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Published August 7, 2020 at 3:45 PM
State superintendent discusses first days of school in Mississippi amid pandemic
State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright held a press conference just as school districts across the state were returning to in person-classes for some of the first times since March.
Published August 6, 2020 at 5:36 PM
Mississippi health officer issues immediate stay-at-home order for COVID-19 patients
Any Mississippian diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home, according to an order just issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
Published August 4, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Mississippi Power storm team departs for Georgia ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias
A Mississippi Power storm team of linemen and engineers headed east to Georgia early Sunday morning to support Georgia Power ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Published August 2, 2020 at 11:39 AM
Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer dies at 53
Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer died Friday following complications from surgery on July 21. He had been hospitalized in serious condition for the last 10 days.
WLOX Staff and
Published July 31, 2020 at 1:36 PM
Body found confirmed to be missing Picayune man Willie Jones
Officials have confirmed that the body found off of Texas Flat Road July 17 is that of a missing Picayune man.
Published July 30, 2020 at 5:23 PM
More than half of inmates at George Co. prison have COVID after hundreds of tests come back positive
"I kind of figured this bad news was coming when they tested seven inmates and six came back positive. That's never a good sign," said the George County Sheriff.
Sarah Liese and
Published July 29, 2020 at 5:20 PM
UPDATE: 3 more charged in connection to the murder of missing Picayune man
It is believed that Willie Jones was with the murder suspects on July 6th
Published July 21, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Suspect indicted in murder of missing Stone County man
A grand jury indicted Christopher Hendrix on a first-degree murder charge in the disappearance of Robert Bruce Hariel.
Published July 17, 2020 at 7:38 PM
Cruisin’ The Coast named Best Car Show in USA Today competition
Cruisin’ The Coast finished the competition last year in the runner-up spot but won the crown in 2018.
Published July 17, 2020 at 3:02 PM
Mississippi Aquarium will open August 29th
August 29, 2020 will mark a new beginning as the Mississippi Aquarium opens for business in Gulfport.
Published July 16, 2020 at 6:17 PM
Wife says ‘prognosis is good’ after Miss. representative admitted to ICU for COVID-19
Mississippi Rep. Manly Barton is in intensive care after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Published July 16, 2020 at 5:19 PM
Gov. Reeves, FEMA/MEMA leaders discuss 2020 hurricane season
Governor Tate Reeves and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor were in Hancock County Thursday visiting with emergency managers and discussing this year’s unique challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published July 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM
Persons of interest in case of missing Picayune man in custody, police say
Dustin and Erica Gray were taken into custody Wednesday night in Pueblo County, Colorado.
Published July 15, 2020 at 9:04 PM
MHSAA director Don Hinton talks return of high school sports
The MHSAA is meeting next week to work out what fall sports will look like when school resumes next month.
Published July 9, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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
Gametime - Week 3
‘Great American Duck Derby’ set for Saturday morning
USM food pantry at temporary location
One injured in accidental shooting outside Hattiesburg sporting goods store
Downtown Hattiesburg to launch ‘Get Out and Get Downtown’ campaign