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Police investigating after body found on side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs | The Sun Herald

Authorities are investigating a body found on the side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs on Wednesday, Ocean Springs Police Capt. William Jackson said. He said police received a call of a body in the ditch on the north side of the highway near Rumours Lounge about 2:30 p.m. Jackson said police believe the

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 20:58:00

Hostage situation in Slidell ends in one arrested, no injuries

SLIDELL, La. - Police say one person is in custody and no one was hurt after a hostage situation at a Slidell hotel Wednesday morning. According to the Slidell Police Department, SWAT teams were dispatched to the American Best Value Inn & Suites on Gause Boulevard around 9 a.m. Police say hostage ne

WWL-TV - 2018-03-21 16:43:00

Complaints, checks lead to discovery of drugs

Pearl River County Sheriff's Department narcotics detectives arrested a number of people in relation to drug offenses in separate cases. On Feb. 17, the detectives conducted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck traveling on Terry Lane in the Ozona community due to a seatbelt violation. Sheriff David

PICAYUNE ITEM - 2018-03-21 12:04:08

Pardon Board denies clemency in Pearl River murder

The state Pardon Board has denied clemency for a Pearl River man serving a life sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder in 2001. Winston Jerald Craddock had been granted a hearing by the Pardon Board, but the board unanimously denied his request on Monday (March 19), said Ken Pastoric

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-21 21:45:53

He was delivering pizza and wings to a Gulfport apartment. It was a setup, cops say | The Sun Herald

A woman ordered pizza, chicken wings and other items delivered to an apartment and became part of an armed robbery, police said. It was a setup so two men she knows could rob the driver of the food and cash during the delivery Sunday night at Ashton Park Apartments on Cuandet Road, Police Sgt. Clay

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 14:47:00

Several arrested for drug offenses

Several people were arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department for drug related offenses in separate cases. On Feb 1, the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department narcotics detectives assisted Mississippi Department of Corrections officers with the inspection of a home where a person on

PICAYUNE ITEM - 2018-03-20 12:08:22

Trio accused of robbing delivery driver, taking all the pizza

Two men and one woman are accused of robbing a police delivery driver at gunpoint, but police say they only got away with the food. Austin Pennington, 18 (Source: Gulfport Police Dept) Connor Bradford, 18 (Source: Gulfport Police Dept) Hennessy Kerner, 21 (Source: Gulfport Police Dept) Two men and o

WLOX - 2018-03-21 15:11:02

Family says goodbye to Slidell twin

Sunday night WWL-TV introduced viewers to identical twins, Devin and Nick Coats. Both were battling stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. Devin was able to get a transplant, but by the time Nick had a chance to get a new liver it was too late. WWL-TV learned Tuesday that Nick passed away. His family tells

WWL-TV - 2018-03-21 01:36:00

'Good day for the cat': Watch as tabby is rescued from Slidell SUV

Police work and fire fighting isn't all about making arrests and dousing flames. Sometimes it's about making rescues. Of cats. Slidell police officers were recently involved in one such rescue, and viewers around the country got to watch it on live television. Slidell police posted a video clip on

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-21 16:41:04

Man driving truck hits two other vehicles while fleeing Biloxi police | The Sun Herald

What started as a typical traffic stop ended when a man driving a Ford F-150 collided with another vehicle after leading Biloxi police on a short chase. Maj. Chris DeBack said officers initially attempted to pull over Damian Donald for careless driving about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday near Veterans Avenue

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-21 23:55:00

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Gulfport

Three people are arrested after a pizza delivery driver says they were held at gunpoint while making a delivery in Gulfport. Police arrested 18-year-old Austin Pennington, along with 18-year-old Conner Bradford and 21-year-old Hennessy Kerner yesterday. The victim says the robbery happened Sunday

WXXV25.COM - 2018-03-21 19:14:15

2 shot dead in Holy Cross, New Orleans police say

Two people were shot dead in the Holy Cross neighborhood Monday evening (March 19), New Orleans police said. The double homicide was reported about 5 p.m. near the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Flood Street, according to the NOPD. Department spokeswoman Ambria Washington a man and woman were


Former Pearl River Mayor James Lavigne dies at 77

Former Pearl River Mayor James "Jimmy" Lavigne, who held public office in the eastern St. Tammany Parish town for 36 years, died Saturday (March 17), according to a post on the government's Facebook page. He was 78. Mr. Lavigne was first elected to the Pearl River Board of Aldermen in 1978 and serve

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-20 21:48:07

It's the second time in a month Victoria's Secret has been hit by shoplifters, Biloxi cops say. | The Sun Herald

Biloxi police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman accused of shoplifting from Edgewater Mall on March 1. Maj. Chris DeBack said a woman picked up several items at the Victoria's Secret and stuffed them into her mesh bag. He said she then left without paying. The woman was wearing


He was high when he committed sexual assault, officials say. 'Well, she didn't holler, 'No.'' | The Sun Herald

A plea in a sexual battery case fell through Tuesday when a judge refused to accept it because the defendant suggested the act was consensual. "I didn't mean to mislead you," Eric Daniel Stallone pleaded after Judge Dale Harkey said no to the plea and set a May trial date. Everything started going s

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-03-20 18:46:00

Watch dramatic fireworks as Slidell firefighters douse burning truck

When firefighters with St. Tammany Parish's 1st Fire District responded to a Slidell area truck fire in the early-morning hours of last Thursday (March 15) they knew one thing to expect: magnesium used in the construction of some vehicles can create quite the light show when it's hit with water. Thi


8,781 early ballots cast in St. Tammany for Saturday's election

Nearly 9,000 early votes were cast for Saturday's (March 24) election in St. Tammany Parish, where the ballot includes parishwide sales tax referendums and municipal elections in Slidell and Covington. Registrar of Voters Dwayne Wall said 8,781 ballots were cast during the early voting period from M

NOLA.COM - 2018-03-20 15:49:26

One person died in Monday morning crash on US 190

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - S/T Bryan Lee of the Louisiana State Police confirmed there was a fatal accident this morning around 7:30 a.m. on US 190 West. Lee said one person is confirmed dead, one westbound lane is open and eastbound traffic is currently diverted onto LA 978. Further up


Picayune lost both of their Winn-Dixie stories. Now they're losing a pharmacy. | The Sun Herald

Walgreens' purchase of Rite Aid stores is officially going to affect South Mississippi. The Picayune Item reported the city's Rite Aid store, located at 416 Memorial Boulevard, will close April 17. It's one of more than 625 Rite Aid and Walgreens stores across the country that are closing and having


Woman hits bicyclist, arrested for DUI

Thursday night, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Jackson Landing Rd., resulting in the victim being airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for treatment and the driver being arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Picayune Police Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said