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Coroner identifies body found in Moss Point as missing man from Pascagoula

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County deputy coroner Ann Fagan confirmed the body discovered in a wooded area in Moss Point is Shawn Martin. The body was discovered on April 13.


Highlighting legislative successes in Pascagoula

The City of Pascagoula is celebrating a number of legislative successes. Some of these will hopefully boost the city’s economy and tourism. Senate Bill 3049 will provide the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority with $650,000 to continue its work to offer assistance and incentives to attract businesses


Mississippi measles-free because of vaccinations, doctor says

JACKSON, Miss. — The number of measles cases is on the rise in the U.S., but so far, not in Mississippi. A Jackson pediatrician said the nationwide outbreak makes him worry about his patients who are younger than 12 months old because they haven’t been able to have the measles vaccination and are mo


Dad shoots 2-year-old in the face

JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) - UPDATE: The Jackson County prosecutor has released the name of the suspect in the shotgun shooting of a 2-year-old boy last week week. Michael Glance, 32, who is the father of the boy, was arrested and is being charged with.


Kelly Miller Circus heads to three Coast cities this week

The Kelly Miller Circus is on the Gulf Coast for the first time! You can catch shows in Lucedale on April 23, in Pascagoula on April 24-25, and in Bay St. Louis April 26-27. For more details about each show, visit www.kellymillercircus.com.


Police: Louisiana man took Mississippi girl he met online

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say they will bring charges against a 24-year-old man who met a 13-year-old Mississippi girl online and then picked her up and took her to Louisiana.


Coast Guard: Oil tanker runs aground near Petit Bois Island

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The U.S. Coast Guard continued efforts Monday morning to remove an oil tanker that ran aground near Petit Bois Island on Sunday. Coast Guard officials say the vessel ran aground Sunday at 11:52 a.m., just minutes before it was set to arrive at the Port of Pascagoula.


Agriculture Commissioner Announces Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Tuesday, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the planned framework and first meeting of the Mississippi Hemp Cultivation Task Force. House Bill 1547 was enacted during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. Cultivation of industrial hemp w


2019 One Coast winners announced

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2019 One Coast awards. The awards are handed out each year to leaders in the community who further the One Coast ideal that our common interests outweigh any differences and that what benefits one, ul


Mississippi Attorney General Defends Heartbeat Law

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s attorney general is defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It’s one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Governor Phil Bryant signed it last month, and it is set to take eff


Person shot while driving in north Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. - A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly shot at another individual who was driving in northern Mississippi. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Oxford. Police were called to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi around 3:45 p.m. after the victim reported being


Mississippi, the only state with a Confederate symbol in its flag, is offering a new flag design on license plates

(CNN) — Mississippians who'd like to display their state flag minus its Confederate imagery can rejoice in a newly approved specialty license plate. The state's flag has long contained an image of the Confederate battle flag, also known as the Southern Cross. Mississippi is the only one of the Unite


Which of the Coast counties is the healthiest in Mississippi? Here’s a breakdown.

Good news for the Coast, y’all. The cities in the three Coastal counties are ranked as some of the healthiest places to live in Mississippi, according to a county-by-county breakdown of health data published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health In


Biloxi Police looks to New Orleans nonprofit for help with crime prevention cameras

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi Police Department is looking to partner with a New Orleans based nonprofit to monitor and prevent crime. The department wants to put up 10 cameras from Project NOLA throughout the city.


South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair

This morning over 30 local businesses came together at the Biloxi Civic Center to take part in the South Mississippi EmployAbility Job Fair. This job fair is designed for individuals with disabilities and is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Governor’s Job Fair Net


Seven Days in Solitary [4/22/19]

• KSBY reported that the family of Russell Hammer, a 62-year old man who died in the custody of California’s San Luis Obispo Jail in 2017, filed a lawsuit claiming Hammer “was placed in solitary confinement, neglected and left to eat his own feces.” The lawsuit asserts the jail has historically deni


Here are the winners of the One Coast Leaders and Top 10 under 40 awards

It’s one of the ultimate business achievements in South Mississippi to be introduced and standing among the year’s Top Community Leaders and Top 10 Under 40. The 2019 winners announced Tuesday at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino represented the three Coast counties. The awards breakfast was presented


Short term rental workshop in Biloxi

The City of Biloxi will host a short term rental workshop at City Hall on Tuesday that is open to the public. The Biloxi Planning Commission conducted a public hearing to consider some changes to the current short term rental ordinance.


Ocean Springs Greyhounds fighting to keep wrestling alive in Mississippi

Many people don't realize Mississippi remains the only state in the country without high school sanctioned wrestling. Athletes in Ocean Springs are working to change that.


Mississippi Visitor May Have Brought Measles

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — An out-of-state visitor passing through south Mississippi may have infected people with measles. Since the contagious traveler visited two restaurants in Hattiesburg on April 9th and 10th health officials haven’t reported any cases of measles despite a nationwide outbreak.