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Picayune man charged with possession of child porn

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Attorney General Jim Hood’s office announced Tuesday the arrest of Picayune man charged with two counts of child exploitation for possession of child pornography.


Prostitution operation uncovered during Slidell-area home invasion investigation: sheriff

St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies discovered a prostitution operation while investigating a recent home invasion in the Slidell area, authorities said Tuesday (April 23).


#Alcohol Free For 40 challenge: Real-life results from New Orleanians

Writing a nutrition column for the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune is rewarding on so many levels. I love it when people let me know that they’ve tried new things as a result of my column, incorporating more wellness-focused products and habits into their lifestyle.


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


21 essential Jazz Fest dishes for the 8-day feast

The 2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest added a day for its 50th anniversary, giving us the opportunity enjoy eight lunches and eight dinners over the full fest. With more than 60 vendors on the Fair Grounds Thursday (April 25) through Sunday (April 28) and May 2-5, we still have tough choices to make. That’


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.


Man leads police on lunchtime chase Monday

Shortly before noon today (Monday, April 22, 2019), a man led Slidell Police on a chase through the city, ending with the suspect crashing his vehicle and feeling on foot. Around 11:40 a.m., a Slidell Police officer attempted a traffic stop on a man driving a green Honda Accord for a traffic violati


Human hares risk Easter hangovers: Bunarchy and Bunny Hops

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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


1 arrested, 1 wanted after Northshore bust uncovers drugs, rifles, body armor and more

SLIDELL, La. — Six ounces of cocaine, three handguns, two rifles and ballistic body armor — those are some of the items STPSO and Mandeville PD detectives found after an anonymous tip led them to a Slidell home and the arrest of one man last Wednesday.


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.


Pearl River flooding closes Old Highway 11 in St. Tammany

Pearl River---The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Old Highway 11 in the northern portion of Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in St. Tammany Parish on Tuesday (April 23) due to flooding.


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


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


Anonymous tip leads to large drug bust at Slidell home

SLIDELL, LA – An anonymous tip led officers to a massive drug bust in a residential neighborhood. Members of the STPSO Narcotics Task Force made one arrest, and a suspect suspect is being sought.


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


Mississippi city approves free beer samples for shoppers

OXFORD, Miss. — Free beer tomorrow, the old joke goes, but it’s coming true in one Mississippi city. The Oxford Eagle reports city aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to allow stores that specialize in selling beer to offer free 1-ounce samples to shoppers.


Deputies seize stash of illegal drugs, guns inside St. Tammany Parish home

SLIDELL - Deputies are looking for a second suspect after a man was arrested inside a home full of illegal drugs and firearms this past week. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says it obtained a search warrant for the home on DeSoto Street in Slidell after it received an anonymous tip. Officia


Harrison Co. sheriff asks for public's help to i.d. suspects in burglaries near Hancock line

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office needs your help in identifying a suspect or suspects after a wide spread string of vehicle burglaries occurred in late March. According to Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson, on March 21, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office responded to three burglaries which