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Jackson County man arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. -- Jackson County deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on Friday after he led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, according to Sheriff Mike Ezell. Deputies received a call close to 9 a.m. Friday morning regarding a suspicious vehicle on Hans Road, in the Helena community

MISSISSIPPI PRESS - 2018-03-18 19:00:52

Hurley man commits suicide after his release from SRHS, family sues for medical negligence

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- The family of a man who committed suicide filed a lawsuit against Singing River Health System and Emergency Room Group, Ltd., claiming both the health system and group are liable for the wrongful death of Randy Vermilyea. Vermilyea's initial suicide attempt was unsuccessful as J

MISSISSIPPI PRESS - 2018-03-18 22:20:02

Man arrested for breaking into Sharkheads

A man is facing felony charges after breaking into a popular souvenir shop in Biloxi earlier this month. Fred Eugene Hoops Jr. of Bay St. Louis is accused of breaking into Sharkheads on Beach Boulevard on March 2. Police say he was taken into custody around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Hoops is charged with fe

WLOX - 2018-03-18 11:11:17

When the hospital released a suicidal Hurley man, he went straight to a bridge and jumped | The Sun Herald

Randy Vermilyea of Hurley was determined to die. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies spent 90 minutes talking him off the ledge of the Pascagoula River Bridge in the predawn hours of Oct. 12, 2014. They took him to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, where doctors and a nurse assessed and released h

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-17 10:00:00

Moss Point offered nearly $100K to hire a police chief. Here's how much past chiefs have made. | The Sun Herald

The city of Moss Point is still searching for a police chief, though it's not because officials haven't been willing to invest more in the city's top cop job. Just weeks ago, the city agreed to fork over $95,000 a year to Keith Davis if he agreed to return to head up the police department. At firs


Biloxi woman hopes near death experience will help others

Skyla Luckey bears a tattoo to memorialize the day she nearly died in a car accident. BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Skyla Luckey has lived up to her name. She considers herself Biloxi's Miracle Child. Twenty-six years ago, she nearly died when she was hit by a car while she was riding her bike. Back on the C

WLOX - 2018-03-19 02:05:12

Gas leak repairs underway after early morning crash on Menge Avenue

Electrical workers are in Harrison County working to repair a gas leak after a car accident early Saturday morning. Center Point Energy and Gulf South Pipelines both have crews at the intersection of Menge Avenue and Meadow Lark Drive working to replace the damaged pipeline. That's south of I-10 in

WLOX - 2018-03-17 14:21:30

Irvington Family recovering after fire destroys home

Irvington, AL (WKRG) - A house fire on March 7th lit up the night along Murray Heights Drive. Greg Willis said it started with a popping noise out back. They've been told a space heater blew a fuse in a breaker box and started the blaze at the rear of the home, leaving them seconds to get out alive.

WKRG - 2018-03-18 16:28:42

Ocean Springs beach sand disappearing: what is being done?

The sand keeps wearing away at the beaches in Ocean Springs and on rainy days it's making matters worse. Studies have shown the amount of sand along the beaches in Ocean Springs has decreased significantly over the past couple years. Now, the City of Ocean Springs and Jackson County officials are t


Court dismisses case against Moss Point mayor; residents react

Moss Point residents say they are hoping the city can move forward now that the domestic violence charges against Mayor Mario King and his wife have been dismissed. King and his wife Natasha appeared side-by-side in the Jackson County Justice Court Thursday afternoon. Each faced a charge of domestic


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Moss Point mayor, wife are set for Thursday domestic violence trial. They have the same lawyer. | The Sun Herald

Mayor Mario King and his wife, Natasha King, are set to go to trial on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Jackson County Court Justice Court Thursday afternoon. Attorney Keith Miller, who is also the city's judge, is representing the mayor and his wife, though both are accused of assaulting


Hancock Narcotics agents arrest four people, find meth, pot, semi-automatic weapons and silencer

Officers of the Hancock County Sheriff's Narcotics Division this week arrested four people after searching for an ex-con wanted for drug trafficking, leading to a cache of meth, stolen firearms and an illegal silencer in a Bay St. Louis home. Narcotics Division Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner said in a press r


Police looking for man who damaged Gulfport church

Gulfport Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who broke into a church earlier this month. Authorities say it happened March 3 at Handsboro Baptist Church, located at 1421 E. Pass Road. Once inside, the suspect damaged the church. It's unclear exactly how much damage or what spe


His 68-year-old dad had something he wanted so he beat him for it, Biloxi cops say | The Sun Herald

Mitchell Ryan Johnson is facing a felony robbery charge after police say he assaulted his 68-year-old father Wednesday and stole prescription medication. Maj. Christopher DeBack said the assault happened on the 300 block of Porter Avenue. According to the Harrison County jail docket, Johnson, 27, wa