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Picayune man arrested after accidentally firing gun in parking lot

Reports of gunshots being fired at the Walmart in Picayune turned out to be the result of a gun accidentally discharging as an individual attempted to put a gun in his waistband before entering the store.


Historic St. Charles Ave. home survived 2007 fire: Read the story

A 5-alarm fired that ravaged a historic St. Charles Avenue house in New Orleans on Wednesday morning (Feb. 20) is the second large fire at the home in 11 years. A three-alarm fire caused by lightning in 2007 also left heavy damage.


This Mississippi mom hit by an 18-wheeler on I-10 just won a big jury verdict

Gulfport — Greenwood Motor Lines Inc. must pay almost $3 million to a single mother of three badly injured when an 18-wheeler rear-ended her on Interstate 10 near Gautier. A jury in U.S. District Court in Gulfport originally awarded more than $4 million to Ylonda Woullard of State Line over the acci


How to avoid a parking ticket or getting towed over Mardi Gras

Over 1,100 women of the Krewe of Muses roll down the Uptown parade route with a 26-float parade on Thursday, February 8, 2018. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)


King Cake of the Day: Paul’s Pastry Shop

Picayune, Ms. - King cake of the day is here. Today we're heading to Paul's Pastry Shop located in Picayune!. Sherri, the owner of Paul's Pastry shop make their dough from scratch. Once it's cut up and made into thin sheets, they cakes are filled before they're baked. Their new flavors this year are


Heavy rainfall leads to flooding, rescue in north Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Most of north Mississippi is seeing torrential rainfall and flooding has been an issue Wednesday morning. At 9:26 a.m., Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan posted a video to his social media accounts of a flood rescue on County Road 210. He said this road is closed until furthe


Suspect identified, 3 victims released from hospital: What we know about Sunday’s deadly shootout

Ronald Bursey, 32, police sources said. Three of the five bystanders struck by gunfire at the bus stop where the shooting started have been released from the hospital, according to NOPD. Two people – a 17-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man – remain hospitalized after having surgery.


Road rage incident ends in stabbing, deadly shooting outside north Mississippi store

HORN LAKE, Miss. - An apparent road rage incident ended in a stabbing and deadly shooting outside a store in Mississippi. According to Horn Lake police, two men were involved in an apparent road rage incident near Hurt Road and Goodman Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Large police presence outside Mississippi Walgreens

HORN LAKE, Miss. - There is a large police presence at a Walgreens in Mississippi as investigators are working what appears to be a large crime scene. Officers are currently investigating an incident that happened outside the Walgreens on Goodman Road in Horn Lake.


Police: Woman in custody after abducting 10-month-old, taking her to Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 10-month-old child is safe after police say she was abducted from Whitehaven Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 1 p.m. at S&W Coin-Op Laundry in the 4000 block of Horn Lake Road. Police say Sariah Newson was in a car with her mom and an acquaintance of her mom.


Pro-Confederate groups to march in support of Mississippi monuments

Two pro-Confederate groups are reportedly preparing to march on Saturday in support of monuments on the University of Mississippi campus and in opposition to the school's decision to remove its former mascot, Colonel Reb.


Police: Man dies 5 days after being shot in the leg in Covington

COVINGTON, La. (WVUE) - A 25-year-old man died Tuesday (Feb. 19), five days after he was shot in the leg on the North Shore, according to Covington Police. When police arrived on the scene around 11:45 p.m. Valentines Day, officers were told a masked man walked up to the home and started shooting. H


Lawsuit: Mississippi man beaten by jail guards before death

​​​​​​​RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Relatives of a man who died in a Mississippi jail last May filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday, saying witnesses saw jail guards beat the man before his death.


Deer chronic wasting disease found in 2 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Cases of debilitating deer disease have been confirmed in two more Mississippi counties, making it present in five counties. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks said Tuesday that tests confirm deer in Panola and Tallahatchie counties had chronic wasting


Winter storm takes aim at states east of Mississippi

A massive storm is set to sweep across the country, targeting every state east of the Mississippi. Major cities are bracing for snow and heavy rain. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports, and TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer has the forecast.


Police: Illinois gunman lied about Mississippi conviction to get firearm card

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police say a man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse lied about his criminal history in 2014 to obtain a card from the agency that allowed him to purchase a handgun.


PHOTOS: Neighbors stand in dismay as they watch historic home burn

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -As a historic St. Charles Avenue home burns, neighbors in the Garden District have gathered in dismay as they watch flames erupt from the home. Photos captured from the scene show the massive 6-alarm fire destroying the Montgomery-Grace home.


What led to the CBD police shootout: ‘Good police work’ or a risky stop?

Two New Orleans Police Department detectives involved in a robbery investigation didn’t know the man they were looking for had open warrants in Texas or that police there believed he was linked to a Houston-area gang when they spotted him Sunday evening (Feb. 17) on Canal Street, said Donovan Livacc


Rain causes flooding across Mississippi

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - RANKIN COUNTY: According to the Rankin County EOC, there are reports of water on the roadway on Highway 18 between Highway 13 and Highway 43. The road is passable for now, but more rain is expected and it may close soon.


Hancock County horse raises questions about animal cruelty laws

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A critically injured horse in Hancock County raises several questions about Animal Cruelty Laws. What started out as a dog call to Hancock County Animal Control last Friday turned into concern over a critically injured horse. The horse was put down Tuesday, but not before