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People enjoy the Ocean Springs Christmas Festival
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Jingle bells rang over store tops, cinnamon wisped through the air and lights were strung from trees and poles. The streets of downtown Ocean Springs are beginning to look, smell and sound a lot like Christmas.
Community event brings Ocean Springs residents together
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The Caffeine & Community event gives members of the Ocean Springs community a chance to meet and greet the first responders who served their area. The event is Saturday, December 15 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Finest Grind Coffee House at 2961 Bienville Blvd in Ocean Spri
LIST: Christmas parades roll through the Coast
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI, MS (WLOX) - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Gulf Coast! As December 25th quickly approaches, holiday festivities are in full swing. Here’s a look at what’s happening Saturday.
Court of appeals upholds sentence of Ocean Springs rapist Cameron May
JACKSON, Mississippi -- Although the justices reversed one conviction, the 50-year sentence imposed on Ocean Springs rapist Cameron D. May last year will stand, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled this week.
Two from Mississippi arrested on drug charges
Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a vehicle on Moss Hill Road near State Road 77 on December 6. The driver, Richard Gann, age 39, of Ocean Springs, MS, did not have a valid driver license, and passenger Maggan Braddock, age 27, of Gulfport, MS, was wanted on an active warrant out o
State superintendent lauds Ocean Springs schools during 'Celebration of Excellence' tour
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- For the third year in a row, Mississippi state superintendent Carey Wright visited Ocean Springs as part of her annual "Celebration of Excellence" tour, which honors those public school districts which have earned an A rating from the state for that year.
Man who placed skimmers on Ocean Springs ATMs sentenced
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A man found guilty of setting up skimmers and cameras at an Ocean Springs credit union will spend the next three years in federal prison. Ricardo Arcanjo Ramos was also ordered to pay $25,087.50 in restitution to his victim.
It's Christmas Parade Time Throughout Mississippi
The streets of Pearl will be packed Saturday evening (12/15/2018) as people gather for the Pearl Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "It's a Candy Land Christmas." The parade lineup will be at the Clyde Muse Center at Hinds Community College and will travel to Highway 80, down College Drive and b
2019 HoopsFest lineup and schedule released
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Coast’s premiere annual basketball showcase returns for a 25th anniversary. The 2019 edition of HoopsFest takes place Saturday, January 19 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. On Friday, December 14, event organizers revealed the lineup and schedule, featuring seven varsity gam
Accident on I-10 near Exit 57 in Jackson County
Wet weather may have been to blame for an accident on I-10 near Exit 57 in Jackson County. The accident occurred around 10:30 this morning on Interstate 10 between Exit 57 and Gautier-Vancleave Road. Traffic was backed up, but is moving again.
Ocean Springs' first Christmas parade an overwhelming success
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Heather Eason is, by nature, a very upbeat, optimistic person. But even her wildest expectations were exceeded by Ocean Springs' first Christmas Parade, held this past Sunday in the downtown area.
Mississippi Parents Are Outraged After Their Toddler Son Is Brutally Attacked at Daycare
The state closed down in-home daycare “Pooh and Crew” in Pascagoula, MS on Dec. 11 after an 18-month-old boy was reportedly assaulted by another child. Dakota Hudson, 1, suffered several scratches and cuts on his face, head, eyes and chest after he was attacked by a 4-year-old once in an unsupervise
Fill the Boot: Firefighter Challenge
They ring the bell, you fill the boot! Come out and meet local firemen while supporting the Salvation Army this weekend. They’ll be out ringing the bell Saturday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmarts in Biloxi, D’Iberville, and Gulfport.
‘Doting’ Mississippi man murders wife of 40 years after ‘paralyzing’ stroke
Thomas Ballenger, Mississippi husband shoots dead wife of 40 years in possible mercy killing after she suffered a debilitating stroke last month. A Mississippi man has been charged with murdering his wife of more than 40 years after shooting her dead at a nursing home where she’d been staying after
Police: Horse dead after dog attack in Gauiter
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County authorities are searching for a dog after a horse died in Gautier. Gautier Police along with animal control officers responded to a residence off of Graveline Road near Granhurst Drive Wednesday. The caller said a horse was attacked by a dog, and the horse did not
1 Mississippian sick from nationwide ground beef recall
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - At least one person in Mississippi has been sickened from ground beef linked to a nationwide recall for possible salmonella contamination. The recall was first issued in October.
Train collides with car at Biloxi rail crossing
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - One man is injured after a train collided with his vehicle at Gill Avenue in Biloxi Wednesday. Maj. Chris De Back with Biloxi Police said the victim is a man in his 80s who failed to stop for the train. De Back said he was taken to an area hospital for his injures.
Mississippi couple now charged with abuse in child’s death
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi couple has now been charged with felony child abuse in the death of a 1-year-old child earlier this month. The Sun Herald reported that 27-year-old Thomas Cannette and 27-year-old Cassandra Lopresto of Biloxi had been charged with three counts of felony child negle
Celebration of Excellence at Ocean Springs High
The Ocean Springs School District is ranked number one on the Coast and number three in the state. Today, the school district gathered at Ocean Springs High School to celebrate their academic excellence. Teachers were recognized, but also students for achievements like 30 plus ACT scores and interna
SILVER ALERT: 64-year-old with dementia missing in Biloxi
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Police are looking for a 64-year-old man with dementia who walked off from the bus station Wednesday morning. Daniel Plata was at the Greyhound station on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 7 a.m. when he was last seen. Police describe him as being a white male with gray hai