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Body found in ditch along U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs, cause of death unknown

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what killed a 33-year-old Ocean Springs man whose body was found in a drainage ditch alongside U.S. 90 Wednesday afternoon. Ocean Springs Police Capt. Chuck Jackson said officers were dispatched on a call

MISSISSIPPI PRESS - 2018-03-22 18:58:58

This Biloxi woman has been missing for more than a month. Her mother wants answers. | The Sun Herald

It's been about five weeks since Amber Rose Barnett was last seen at her mother's house in Biloxi. Police had asked for the public's help on March 2. They're asking again. The 21-year-old woman, last seen at her mother's home, Feb. 17, has not been found. Barnett normally talks to her mother at lea

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-22 19:49:00

Sam's Club worker pocketed thousands from bogus customer returns, Gulfport police say | The Sun Herald

Sam's Club worker pocketed thousands from bogus customer returns, Gulfport police say A Sam's Club employee who handled the return of merchandise in exchange for cash pocketed a little more than $2,300 in about two weeks, police say. A representative of the members-only warehouse chain reported sus

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-22 15:38:00

Man dies after single vehicle accident in Gulfport

The Gulfport Police Department responded to a fatal car accident Wednesday night around 7:00 p.m. on Highway 49 and Airport Road in Gulfport. Police report the accident involved a single vehicle. Police say a pickup left the roadway into a ditch. The adult male driver has not yet been identified. He

WLOX - 2018-03-22 02:07:05

Man driving truck hits two other vehicles while fleeing Biloxi police | The Sun Herald

What started as a typical traffic stop ended when a man driving a Ford F-150 collided with another vehicle after leading Biloxi police on a short chase. Maj. Chris DeBack said officers initially attempted to pull over Damian Donald for careless driving about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday near Veterans Avenue

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 23:55:00

Man dies after one-car accident in Gulfport

Gulfport Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 49 at Airport Road that ended in a fatality. Police tweeted that a man driving a pickup left the roadway and ran into a ditch about 7 p.m. The man was taken to Garden Park Hospital. He later died of his injuries. Accident reconstruc

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-22 02:11:00

3 friends tried to FedEx 11 pounds of pot from Colorado to St. Martin | The Sun Herald

An Ole Miss graduate said in court he and two friends ordered and arranged for the shipment of more than 11 pounds of pot to a home in the St. Martin community. But Kristopher Marcel Nguyen, 23, and his other two co-defendants never got a shot at trying the weed from Colorado, where recreational mar

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-22 10:00:00

Alanis Morissette will play a second show in Biloxi after selling out the first one in 30 minutes | The Sun Herald

Didn't get a ticket to see Alanis Morissette at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino? No worries. Neither did most people. The May 5 show sold out in less than an hour after more than 12,000 people expressed interest in the show on Facebook. The venue's capacity is about 1,600 people if the floor is seat

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 15:12:00

Police investigating after body found on side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs | The Sun Herald

Authorities are investigating a body found on the side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs on Wednesday, Ocean Springs Police Capt. William Jackson said. He said police received a call of a body in the ditch on the north side of the highway near Rumours Lounge about 2:30 p.m. Jackson said police believe the

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 20:58:00

He was delivering pizza and wings to a Gulfport apartment. It was a setup, cops say | The Sun Herald

A woman ordered pizza, chicken wings and other items delivered to an apartment and became part of an armed robbery, police said. It was a setup so two men she knows could rob the driver of the food and cash during the delivery Sunday night at Ashton Park Apartments on Cuandet Road, Police Sgt. Clay

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 14:47:00

He's tormented, she's dead and her parents are devastated after he drove drunk in Biloxi | The Sun Herald

Markey Johnny Tanner wept as he apologized in Circuit Court to the parents of a young woman he killed while driving drunk. The young woman's mother was crying, too, as were some of his family members and supporters, filling two benches on the opposite side of the courtroom. Up front sat Judge Chris

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 10:00:00

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Gulfport

Three people are arrested after a pizza delivery driver says they were held at gunpoint while making a delivery in Gulfport. Police arrested 18-year-old Austin Pennington, along with 18-year-old Conner Bradford and 21-year-old Hennessy Kerner yesterday. The victim says the robbery happened Sunday

WXXV25.COM - 2018-03-21 19:14:15

Two suspects at large after armed robbery in Ocean Springs

Two armed suspects are on the run after robbing a man and pointing a gun at a woman in Ocean Springs. Authorities say the armed robbery happened outside a house on Holly Street early this morning. An armed robbery on Holly Street has left Ocean Springs residents with an uneasy feeling. Fred Pike li

WXXV25.COM - 2018-03-20 22:45:13

Vancleave meth dealer to spend more than 23 years in prison

GULFPORT, Mississippi -- A 36-year-old Vancleave drug dealer was sentenced to more than 23 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Sharon Marie Stallone, who has used the aliases "Boss" and "Sharbear Boss", to


It's the second time in a month Victoria's Secret has been hit by shoplifters, Biloxi cops say. | The Sun Herald

Biloxi police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman accused of shoplifting from Edgewater Mall on March 1. Maj. Chris DeBack said a woman picked up several items at the Victoria's Secret and stuffed them into her mesh bag. He said she then left without paying. The woman was wearing


Will Biloxi get another grocery store to replace the closing Winn-Dixie? | The Sun Herald

When the Sun Herald posted Thursday that the Winn-Dixie store in Biloxi and 93 others in the region will be closing, people in South Mississippi immediately took to social media to share the news, post their comments. "I've been shopping at that location since it was Delchamps," said Renick Taylor,


He got drunk at a Mardi Gras parade and ran over a Gulfport woman. He's going to prison. | The Sun Herald

Markey Johnny Tanner, 26, of Hurley was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years to serve in prison for causing the death of a 22-year-old Gulfport woman while driving drunk. Tanner pleaded guilty March 1 to DUI causing death and admitted leaving the scene of the accident in February 2016 on Lamey Street in N


Biloxi Public School District board meeting

A Biloxi High School threat that happened last month and went unmentioned to parents has caused a divide between the school district and some Biloxi parents. That initial threat that took place on February 26th is what caused some uncertainty for a Biloxi mother about her child's safety and the lac

WXXV25.COM - 2018-03-21 03:16:04

Police searching for suspects who robbed Ocean Springs man at gunpoint

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Police are searching for a pair of suspects who they say robbed an Ocean Springs man at gunpoint outside his residence early Tuesday morning. At 5:13 a.m., Ocean Springs officers responded to a call from a residence on Holly Street. Upon arrival, they learned that two m


Woman found 'shackled' to bed; man charged with kidnapping

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a woman was found shackled to a bed and that a man has been arrested on a kidnapping charge in connection with the incident. Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles tells news outlets that deputies were called to an RV park around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Authorities say depu