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Man sentenced in health care fraud scheme

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A former pharmaceutical sales representative was sentenced on Tuesday for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud a health care program for military service members and their families.


Gulfport man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Scotty Peel, 33, was sentenced Monday to 15 years on one count of child exploitation. Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Peel to serve five years in prison and five year


Police: Walls, Mississippi officer found with drugs in car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An off-duty Walls, Mississippi police officer was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday after authorities say they found him unresponsive in a car. Horn Lake Police identified the man arrested as James Mote, an officer in nearby Walls.


New casino in the works in Biloxi

A group of developers are looking to breathe new life into the site of an old casino. It’s been vacant since 2014, but now the Margaritaville Casino site could become Biloxi’s ninth casino.


Get ready: Spring Break crowds, traffic coming up

It’s that time of year again: Spring Break, when tens of thousands of college-age visitors descend on Biloxi for a weekend of fun. And cruisin’ along U.S. 90, primarily in the area of the Coast Coliseum.


Prosecutors: Michael Avenatti defrauded Biloxi bank using fake tax returns

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump is being released from prison on a $300,000 bond Monday.


2 arrested in Mississippi suspected in crime spree, including murder, police say

BRANDON, Miss. — Two people were arrested in Warren County overnight in connection with a two-state crime spree that includes a killing in Georgia, police said. The McDonald's on Crossgates Boulevard in Brandon was robbed by two men around 9:30 p.m. Monday, police said. Tap here to listen to 911 dis


Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport economic impact on the Coast

When you think about the economy of the Gulf Coast entities like Stennis Space Center, the Port of Gulfport, and casinos may come to mind, but one you may forget is the airport.


Celebrity attorney accused of defrauding a Mississippi bank

BILOXI, Miss. The lawyer best known for representing Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump is facing multiple federal charges, including some linked to a Mississippi bank.


WATCH: LSU grad student performs stunning rendition of national anthem for Miss. lawmakers

BATON ROUGE - John Uzodinma, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and LSU graduate student wowed Mississippi legislators with his musical talents this past week. Currently a grad student at the LSU School of Music, Uzodinma rang in the day for the Mississippi House of Representatives last Tu


Little boy steals show at Mississippi adoption ceremony

JACKSON, Miss. — Little Jackson is sure he's found his family. Jackson Coleman and his parents were among 17 families who took part in a mass adoption ceremony Tuesday at Hinds County Chancery Court.


Tall Mississippi Tale Brought to the Big Screen

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) - A Mississippi artist is helping bring the past to life with a new movie. Travis Mills is a director, who has created several films on the history of Mississippi.His most recent film "Son of a Gun" has already been in theaters across the country. It will soon be on screens


Tech leaders of tomorrow at D’Iberville Elementary School

They aren’t even teenagers yet, but D’Iberville students are already being molded into the tech leaders of tomorrow. Robots programmed to do a multitude of things including playing the piano, driving on a course and even solving a rubik’s cube in minutes are all part of an initiative to motivate you


Phase One of Coast outfall project underway in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Crews are hard at work with the beginning stages of a project to beautify beaches along the Gulf Coast. Construction is underway for Phase One of the outfalls project in Harrison County.


Mayor asks for Highway 90 to be widened in Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson is fed up with the bumper to bumper traffic on Highway 90 during the evening hours. He took to social media, putting out a plea asking which candidates for governor or lieutenant governor would pledge to prioritize the widening of the strip of highway that runs throug


3rd annual Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Fest

If you’re headed out for a beer run this weekend, make sure you stop by MGM Park for the third annual Biloxi Chamber Craft Beer Fest. The Beer Fest takes place March 30th at MGM Park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Presale admission is $35 and ends March 29th. Gate admission is $45.


Biloxi House wants to build 300-room casino on coast

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Another casino may be in the cards for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Local media reported that Biloxi House LLC has filed an application with the Mississippi Gaming Commission to build an expanded casino resort at the same location as the Margaritaville Casino which has been close


Seafood museum to mark 50th anniversary of Camille

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum has unveiled the logo for “Camille at 50,” a six-month, multi-media exhibition that will mark the 50th anniversary this summer of what many call the original monster storm, Hurricane Camille.


Enjoy free Chick-fil-A while helping children in Harrison County

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Free chicken, pajamas, and helping out the community? Sign us up!. The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport will host pajama parties at two Chick-fil-A locations to collect pajamas for children in Harrison County. In exchange for the donation, you could be snacking on a juicy ch


Homeland Defense and Security Summit looks at ways to fight threats in cyberspace

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Keeping the country safe is proving to be more challenging as new technologies are developed. Governor Phil Bryant brought together cyber security experts from around the world for Tuesday’s Homeland Defense and Security Summit in Biloxi.