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Stone County man missing for 3 weeks may be ‘in grave danger.’ Officials upgrade his case.
Stone County — The missing person case of a Perkinston man has been upgraded, with authorities believing he may be in danger, a Stone County sheriff’s detective said. Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward for information that helps find 37-year-old Robert “Bruce” Hariel, Stone Co
Investigation continues after 4 hostages killed in Mississippi standoff: report
The investigation continues into a standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday (Feb. 16) that resulted in the deaths of four hostages and the suspected gunman, WLBT reports. The standoff began early Saturday when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, a suspec
Police chase leads to shootout in Stone County
One person is dead and two more were sent to the hospital after a high-speed chase turned into a shooting. This chase initially started a little after 5 p.m. in Harrison County after a traffic stop for what was believed to be a car-jacking turned into a chase.
Manhunt Monday: Mississippi deputies search for gunman in double murder
MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Deputies and investigators say they’ve done all they can to try and solve a murder mystery in Marshall County, Mississippi. Deloris Bowen has had months of sleepless nights waiting for her son’s killer to be brought to justice.
Plans in works for Pine Hill Festival
The Stone County Economic Development Partnership-Chamber Division is looking ahead to an outstanding Pine Hill Festival 2019. Opening Ceremonies are set for 5 p.m. March 15. Enjoy an evening of Gospel Music performed by local churches, choirs, praise groups and individuals until 9 p.m.
Pine Burr CC faces foreclosure
Legal proceedings have begun to foreclose on Pine Burr Country Club in Wiggins. The 18-hole golf course had faced financial difficulties for some time and is slated to go to auction on the Stone County Courthouse steps Feb. 28.
Camille Cut is no more. A look at new changes to the barrier islands of the Mississippi Coast.
It’s time to order new signs and update the brochures, because for the first time in 50 years, there’s no longer a Camille Cut or an East and West Ship Island. Millions of dollars have been invested and millions of cubic yards of sand dredged to close the gap between the two parts of Ship Island. Th
McHenry center goes to bids
The Stone County Board of Supervisors was shown plans for the McHenry Community Center at its Monday meeting. County engineer Jon Bond unveiled the plans, drawn by Debra Purvis of DesignHouse, Inc. in Wiggins.
Gary Martin, accused of killing five people, has criminal record in Mississippi
An Illinois suspect-- accused of killing five people at a business-- has a criminal record in Mississippi. 45-year-old Gary Martin is accused of killing the victims at "The Henry Pratt" company-- after he was fired.
Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory
ECRU, Miss. — A northeast Mississippi man is charged with three counts of second-degree arson in a furniture factory fire. Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says 30-year-old Jason Lee Doss of Pontotoc is jailed awaiting a hearing on bail. It’s unclear if Doss has a lawyer to speak for him.
Mississippi offering drug addicts free help to get clean
JACKSON, Miss. — People addicted to narcotics in Mississippi can get free help to stop using the drugs through a statewide initiative. Angela Mallette, an outreach coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, said Stand Up Mississippi has received a $14 million grant to continue assi
Merging Mississippi school districts choose superintendent
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - An insider is being promoted to lead a soon-to-be-merged Mississippi Delta school district. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the combined Greenwood-Leflore school board voted 3-1 on Wednesday to hire Mary Brown as the district's first superintendent.
Inmates facing more charges after escaping Forrest Co. Jail
FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Twenty-six-year-old Carlos Sibley and 29-year-old Donaven Harris broke out of the Forrest County Jail around 7 o’clock Friday night. "They breached their cell window and then they also breached the fence,” explained Forrest County Chief Investigator Phillip Hendricks.
Mississippi National Guard promotes officer to general
The Mississippi National Guard has a new general, promoting Amos P. Parker from colonel. The guard promoted Parker on Friday. He is a Summit native who serves as the assistant adjutant general for the Army at Mississippi National Guard headquarters.
Dreary weather pattern continues this week; flooding rains possible in Northern Mississippi
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The year without sunshine continues this week for South Mississippi. A weather pattern will set-up that will bring more clouds, patchy fog, showers, and potentially flooding rains to areas in central and northern Mississippi.
Manhunt for two escaped Mississippi inmates
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) -- A manhunt is underway for two inmates who escaped from the Forrest County Jail in Mississippi Friday. Carlos Sibley and Donaven Harris are considered to be dangerous. Sibley recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and Harris has a previous armed robbery charge
Mississippi State alum remembered after Illinois shooting
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is mourning the loss of alumnus Josh T. Pinkard, who was killed on Friday [Feb. 15] in the Aurora, Illinois, shooting. A 2005 cum laude industrial engineering graduate of MSU’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, Pinkard also was a member of the
Analysis: Mississippi abortion bills invite more litigation
Mississippi lawmakers acknowledge they are inviting a new court fight over banning most abortions at about six weeks into pregnancy, even as the state remains enmeshed in a fight over a 15-week ban.
'Heartbeat' bills gaining momentum in several states, including Kentucky and Mississippi
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to sign a "heartbeat" abortion bill that was passed by state legislators last Wednesday. Kentucky passed a similar bill a day later. And Texas state lawmakers are also pushing to advance a similar bill in the coming weeks or months.
Mississippi Gulf Coast city considers $45M harbor expansion
A Mississippi Gulf Coast city is considering a $45 million expansion of its small craft harbor, aiming to better shelter it from storms. WLOX-TV reports Long Beach would like to expand its harbor 500 feet southward into the Mississippi Sound to provide better protection.