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Floodwaters force some Mississippi residents to evacuate

BRUCE, MS (WMC) - Parts of Central Mississippi have received anywhere from two to five inches of rain in the last several days, and it is causing some major flash flooding. Flood waters are almost reaching Interstate 55 in Grenada County, Mississippi.


Burned body found in car in south Mississippi

COLUMBIA (AP) — Law enforcement agents are investigating after a burned body was found in a car in south Mississippi. WDAM-TV reports the body was found Friday morning in the Kokomo community of Marion County.


MDA voids deal with shipbuilder at Gulfport port

A Louisiana-based shipbuilder failed to meet a Dec. 31 deadline on investments and hiring at the Port of Gulfport and thus Mississippi officials voided an incentive deal. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Melissa Scallan told the Biloxi Sun Herald that the agency never paid any of the $3


Gulfport property owner has big plans for shuttered bowling alley and beyond

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - If you’ve been down Courthouse Road in Gulfport, chances are you’ve seen a long-time blighted property on the east side of the street. It is a former bowling alley that was built in 1960, and it’s been shuttered since taking a beating from Hurricane Katrina, but that bowling al


Gulfport baseball notches first win of 2019

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - After having to suspend their game due to heavy fog Thursday, the Gulfport Admirals and West Harrison Hurricanes resumed action Friday afternoon. Admirals led 13-12 in the bottom of the fifth with one man on base and two outs, but were not able to bring in another run to close


Prep Roundup: Two South Mississippi girl squads remain in state playoff hunt

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The journey to Jackson (MS) continued for several girls basketball teams on the coast, but as teams continue to advance, the matchups will only get tougher.


Seabee base testing for harmful chemicals in water wells

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Seabee base in Gulfport is continuing to test drinking water wells for contamination. An informational meeting was held Thursday night in Gulfport to answer any questions the public may have.


"Major water issue" reported in Mississippi town, crews working to find cause

OXFORD, Miss. - Major water issues have been reported in Mississippi. Crews are working to restore water services in the southern part of Oxford. Investigators with Oxford Utilities are working to find out what caused the problem.


Two arrested after drugs, guns seized from Pass Christian home

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in Pass Christian after finding drugs and weapons in the home. David Gage Necaise, 23, and Brittany Lauren Paine, 30, who both reside on Edwin Ladner Road, were arrested on felony charges of possession of controlled


Court documents reveal new details in Gulfport armed robberies

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Rickardo Warren Ambrose, 22, has been accused and charged with 3 counts of armed robbery by Gulfport police. Official court documents provide more details on what officials are saying happened the day of the robberies.


Port of Gulfport faces challenge to create jobs

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - When 1,000 jobs were lost after the Port of Gulfport’s deal with Edison Chouest fell apart, it raised new concerns about the port’s ability to meet a federal requirement to create jobs. Some are asking questions about the timing of the original deal with Edison Chouest.


Counties across Mississippi preparing for flooding as storms move through

MISSISSIPPI - Heavy downpours are causing flash flooding in Grenada County, Mississippi. Those Floodwaters are putting roads and homes in water. FOX13 travelled to both DeSoto and Grenada counties, where some areas are already seeing floodwaters and others are preparing.


German Company Stepping Across Border into Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (Ben Caxton) — A German agricultural implement company is moving its North American headquarters from Memphis to Olive Branch. Krone is investing $1.5 million to move its 45-employee headquarters and distribution facility to Mississippi, consolidating two warehouses into one locatio


New veterans care facility planned at Tradition

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - More jobs, and better care of veterans may be coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the form of a planned VA care facility. That announcement came Friday during the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Morning Call gathering at St. Patrick High School.


Multiple car accidents cause heavy traffic delays on I-10 in Jackson Co.

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Three separate car accidents has caused a heavy traffic delay on I-10 Saturday morning in Jackson County. The accidents happened past Gautier Exit 61 going eastbound. MDOT reported all lanes were blocked.


Emergency Management: Mississippi, Pearl Rivers flooding

WARREN AND RANKIN COUNTIES, Miss. (WJTV) - In the midst of the severe weather, heavy rainfall is causing the Mississippi River to flood in Warren County and the Pearl River to rise in Rankin County, officials said Saturday.


‘Inspire our Children to Believe, Achieve, and Succeed’ event

The Gulfport branch of the NAACP decided to inspire our children to believe, achieve, and succeed at their annual Black History program. The youth headlined this year’s event with songs, readings, speeches, and expressing the importance of African-American history. Moss Point High School band perfor


USM Gulf Park hosts unique art exhibit

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - Artist Milton Williams is known for both his traditional paintings and his artwork with a twist. The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus is hosting an exhibit of some of his more interesting pieces. The exhibit includes landscapes, historical sites, imaginativ


Former Palace chef serves up Mississippi-raised catfish at rural restaurant ‘worth the drive’

Deano’s Family Restaurant hasn’t been open long, but it has already earned a loyal following. I was a bit dubious about driving so far for a place that specializes in catfish, but I changed my mind pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, I love good catfish, but the quality of catfish varies quite a bit.


Kids join in on the Mardi Gras fun in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - As the Coast continues to celebrate the Mardi Gras season, children are making sure they’re also included in the fun as they participate in the annual Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade.