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10/21/2017 01:25 AM
Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 10 Recap
Region 8-4A will kickoff the 2017 high school football playoffs in two weeks, while Regions 4-6A, Region 4-5A and Region 4-1A begin the state playoffs in three weeks.  Week 10 of the Friday Night Football Showdown had a number of teams wrap up a playoff berth.

10/20/2017 05:12 PM
JCUA being investigated by FBI, county supervisor confirms
Jackson County Supervisor Randy Bosarge confirmed to WLOX News Now the Jackson County Utility Authority is being investigated by the FBI.

10/20/2017 04:31 PM
4 kids arrested after allegedly stealing guns and a car
Four kids were arrested Thursday after reportedly burglarizing a home in Bay St. Louis. 

10/20/2017 04:27 PM
Ocean Springs Blues Trail Marker honors Jaimoe Johnson
Ocean Springs has the blues. On Friday, it became the third Jackson County city to be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail Marker.

10/20/2017 03:48 PM
Gulfport begins setting up Harbor Lights display
The City of Gulfport is gearing up for Christmas. City workers spent part of Friday setting up lights for the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival.

10/20/2017 01:49 PM
MDOT to replace, not repair, Red Creek Bridge on Hwy 57
The Mississippi Department of Transportation will not repair the Red Creek Bridge on Hwy. 57. Instead, MDOT is expediting plans to replace the bridge with a concrete structure. 

10/20/2017 01:32 PM
KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet
A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account.

10/20/2017 01:12 PM
Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward
A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were coming to visit his newborn infant.

10/20/2017 12:37 PM
George Co. woman charged in domestic assault stabbing
A 56-year-old man was stabbed several times overnight by a 46-year-old woman, according to George County Sheriff Keith Havard. Investigators said the stabbing appears to be domestic related.

10/20/2017 11:52 AM
Police: Man accused of fake ID use found hiding in trash can
Police: Man accused of using fake ID runs from Delaware state trooper, caught after he is found hiding in trash can.

10/20/2017 11:29 AM
WATCH: Powerful video shows day in the life of a lineman
Being a lineman is not an easy job, and Southern Pine Electric recently showed just how taxing the position is in a new mini-documentary. 

10/20/2017 11:04 AM
Moss Point recognized as Mississippi's 'healthiest hometown'
Moss Point is celebrating its health prowess after being named as the healthy hometown in Mississippi.

10/20/2017 10:46 AM
Biloxi announces traffic plan for Halloween at Hiller Park
Biloxi police are working on a traffic plan ahead of popular Halloween event. Halloween at Hiller Park is tonight.

10/20/2017 07:49 AM
Stormy Sunday with a cold front
South Mississippi's stormiest weather should arrive around Sunday evening into early Monday with a squall line and possibly strong thunderstorms.

10/20/2017 06:42 AM
Police: Robbery suspect left wallet behind at crime scene
Police in New Jersey have arrested a robbery suspect who they say left his wallet behind at the scene of the crime.

10/20/2017 06:21 AM
Former Ole Miss, NBA star Justin Reed dies of cancer
35-year-old Reed, a native of Jackson, was battling angiosarcoma, a form of spinal cancer. He played for Provine High School before becoming a star player for the Ole Miss Rebels from 2000 to 2004, leading the SEC in scoring in his final season in Oxford. 

10/20/2017 05:21 AM
Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight, could have clouds
The month of October brings the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. And, unfortunately, South Mississippi's forecast is calling for a chance for a few clouds to possibly block part of the show.

10/20/2017 04:11 AM
Sophia Myers, 7, loses battle with DIPG
The South Mississippi community is coming to terms with the loss of a beloved little girl. Sophia Myers, 7, of Ocean Springs died October 20, 2017 after battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, also known as DIPG.

10/20/2017 01:00 AM
Teacher hit with brick after confiscating student's phone
The student’s mother is facing several charges, including aggravated assault, in connection to the incident.

10/19/2017 08:29 PM
1 escapes Harrison County house fire
Harrison County fire crews responded to a house fire on Seabiscuit Thursday, sometime around 8:30 p.m.

10/19/2017 08:21 PM
Public celebrates 'Making Fire and Rain' at Stennis
Getting to Mars by 2030 is the goal set by NASA as crews begin looking into deep space exploration.

10/19/2017 06:25 PM
Company estimates 672,000 gallons of oil spilled off LA coast
The U.S. Coast Guard and federal agencies continue to respond to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana that reportedly dumped 672,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

10/19/2017 06:09 PM
Moss Point HS improves state score
The stadium at Moss Point High was buzzing with excitement Friday afternoon, as Superintendent Dr. Shannon Vincent made an enthusiastic speech. 

10/19/2017 05:51 PM
Cracking the code: What parents need to know about their child's social media use
It’s no mystery that most teenagers live on social media, and by now, many parents are familiar with the common apps kids use like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

10/19/2017 05:50 PM
LA man sentenced for 2015 sexual assault in Biloxi
A 37-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility if early release for sexually assaulting a woman in October 2015.

10/19/2017 05:36 PM
Police: 'Extremely malnourished' child taken to hospital; parents charged
A couple was arrested by Long Beach police Thursday after their “extremely malnourished” 5-month-old child was taken to an area hospital.

10/19/2017 05:32 PM
Woman claims to be victim of debit card 'shimming' at KFCU
Keesler Federal Credit Union is investigating reports of ATM card “shimming” at its Long Beach location. 

10/19/2017 04:25 PM
Mississippi high court: School budget formula is not binding
The court ruled Thursday against 21 school districts that sued the state in 2015. They sought money to make up for years of shortfalls when lawmakers didn't fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

10/19/2017 04:07 PM
Unresolved complaints to cost Waste Pro $454,000
The Harrison County Utility Authority wants Waste Pro to pay up for what it calls sub-par service.

10/19/2017 03:22 PM
Student's yearbook photo rejected because he's holding gun
A Maine high school has rejected a student's submitted yearbook photo because it shows him holding a shotgun.

10/19/2017 02:46 PM
Friday Night Football Showdown: Week 10 Preview
The regular season is quickly coming to a close in the high school football ranks.  The Friday Night Football Showdown has a number of exciting game on tap and you can watch the highlights beginning 10:15 p.m. on WLOX ABC-CBS with A.J. Giardina and Patrick Clay.

10/19/2017 02:11 PM
Police video shows large bear peering into shop windows
A very large bear-about-town was spotted peering into shop windows in a California tourist community on Lake Tahoe.

10/19/2017 01:40 PM
Biloxi firefighters rescue 5 dogs from building
Every time firefighters slide on gear and hop onto their trucks, they head out with one primary goal: saving lives. 

10/19/2017 01:35 PM
Serial sex offender sentenced to 30 years
A Lucedale man already registered as a sex offender for three previous offenses is now going to prison for the next 30 years. 

10/19/2017 01:22 PM
Narcan delivered to Harrison County Sheriff's Department
Steps continue to be taken in the fight against opioid addition on the coast. A special delivery to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department made that fight even stronger Thursday morning.

10/19/2017 01:01 PM
Texas district alters homecoming queen's hair color in photo
Houston-area school district apologizes after altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo.

10/19/2017 12:58 PM
Check out Uranus with your naked eye
It will be a perfect night to get a good look at the icy blue seventh planet from the sun.

10/19/2017 12:54 PM
Performance grades mixed for coast schools
The Mississippi Department of Education has released performance grades for schools and school districts, and several from the coast scored near the top in the state. Others saw a backslide in the 2016-2017 school year.

10/19/2017 12:31 PM
2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit
A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up toy light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state.

10/19/2017 12:16 PM
School district grades released for 2016-2017 school year
The Mississippi Department of Education released the letter grades for schools and districts.

10/19/2017 12:12 PM
No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump
A Kentucky man dressed as a Pokemon character is accused of trying to jump the White House fence _ all in the name of making a buzzy YouTube video.

10/19/2017 11:33 AM
Mobile Police Sergeant killed in early morning crash identified
Officials have confirmed that Sergeant Jeremy Franks was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning on Tanner Williams Road near the Coast Guard Base. Franks was a 19 year veteran, was engaged to be married, and had one child.

10/19/2017 10:52 AM
Officials credit determined coast investigators with uncovering an international drug operation
"Extraordinary cooperation" between federal and local investigators and "good, old-fashioned police work" are being cited as the top reasons South Mississippi is at the center of an international drug trafficking investigation. 

10/19/2017 09:51 AM
Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub
It was an odd day earlier for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub.

10/18/2017 09:55 PM
Mom pens book series to inspire those living with Down syndrome
Brandi struggled to find books geared for her son and other parents like her. After giving birth, she knew she wanted to reach out and inspire others with down syndrome and their loved ones.

10/18/2017 08:57 PM
Effort underway to recognize Miss. Gold Star families
With more than 1,100 family members of fallen service men and women living in Mississippi, an effort is underway to recognize and honor the Gold Star families.  

10/18/2017 07:37 PM
Trailer catches fire on Hwy. 49, 1 lane open
Highway 49 Southbound is shut down following a vehicle fire around 7 p.m.

10/18/2017 07:07 PM
A year later, results not in for Moss Point state audit
It's been exactly one year since Moss Point first announced allegations of internal illegal financial activity in its utilities and police department. 

10/18/2017 07:04 PM
ACLU responds to protest punishments
The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a statement in defense of Mississippi student athletes who faced suspension for "taking a knee" during the National Anthem.  

10/18/2017 06:04 PM
Seniors walk to raise awareness about breast cancer
Senior power prevails. On Wednesday, residents of Cadet Point Senior Village in East Biloxi took to the streets in East Biloxi to support breast cancer research. 

10/18/2017 05:51 PM
Arborists removing damaged limb from Friendship Oak
Chainsaws are nibbling away at the beloved Friendship Oak. The majestic Live Oak tree is a centerpiece of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

10/18/2017 05:47 PM
Ocean Springs working on annexation plan
Ocean Springs is committed to expanding its boundaries. City leaders believe annexation is a key component in growing tax revenue. 

10/18/2017 04:32 PM
Biloxi-based doctor charged in pharmacy fraud scheme
A Biloxi-based doctor is charged in a 16-count federal indictment for his alleged role in a multi-million scheme to defraud TRICARE.

10/18/2017 01:17 PM
Dyslexia possibly caused by treatable eye deformity
The eyes of dyslexic subjects were different from the eyes of non-dyslexic subjects, which could be the cause of the disorder. There may also be a treatment.

10/18/2017 01:07 PM
Barrier islands reopen following Nate; West Ship Island still closed
Nearly all of Mississippi’s barrier islands have been reopened to the public 10 days after Hurricane Nate made landfall in South Mississippi.

10/18/2017 12:53 PM
MS elementary school named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after President Obama
While some say it's a great idea, others say the change is trivial.

10/18/2017 12:35 PM
Songwriters Alliance donates guitars to St. Martin Middle
Thanks to a generous donation, the next big musician could be coming from a coast school.

10/18/2017 12:22 PM
Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees
Scientists say some flowers produce a blue halo, apparently to catch the attention of foraging bees.

10/18/2017 11:59 AM
Man sentenced for 2016 sexual abuse of a 6-year-old
A 6-year-old girl's testimony about being sexually abused convinced a jury to convict a 32-year-old man this week of unlawful touching of a child for lustful purposes.

10/18/2017 10:42 AM
D'Iberville High students take a stand against violence
Several members of S. A. V. E., Students Against Violence Everywhere, set up shop in the main lobby of D'Iberville High as the bell rang to open the day.

10/18/2017 06:59 AM
Fire aboard Coast Guard vessel under investigation
Flames shot out of a Coast Guard vessel docked at the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor on Wednesday morning before sunrise. Gulfport fire trucks rushed to the harbor and quickly poured water on the burning boat.

10/18/2017 06:30 AM
Deadline for Governor to respond to state flag lawsuit is today
Attorneys for Governor Phil Bryant must reply today to the lawsuit that challenges the confederate emblem on the state flag  

10/17/2017 09:56 PM
Parent discusses concern over To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is no longer required reading for 8th graders in the Biloxi school system.

10/17/2017 09:29 PM
Domino's High School Football Player of the Week: Gulfport quarterback T.Q. Newsome
T.Q. Newsome has made a big difference since his return to the starting lineup after suffering an injury in early September.

10/17/2017 08:15 PM
Ingalls to deepen channel for improved ship access
Work will soon begin to deepen the channel that leads into Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula.

10/17/2017 06:49 PM
Lil Boosie suing Biloxi PD, Dillard's over spring break incident
Rapper Lil Boosie is suing Dillard’s Inc. and the Biloxi Police Department over an altercation that happened inside Edgewater Mall during spring break back in April.

10/17/2017 06:31 PM
Coast couple hopes surgery will help their little girl walk
Watching your baby take their first step is something all parents look forward to. However, one D'Iberville couple knows that for their little girl, walking won't be possible without major surgery.

10/17/2017 05:53 PM
Mississippi startups compete for chance to get business off the ground
This week, thirty Mississippi Startup companies are competing for cash prizes in Innovate Mississippi's New Venture Challenge.

10/17/2017 04:02 PM
Two Louisiana residents plead guilty to smuggling live white-tailed deer into Mississippi
This is the third such case brought by federal authorities against South Mississippi landowners caught importing white-tailed deer since February of 2014.

10/17/2017 01:27 PM
Special election for MS Senate District 49 set for Dec. 19
Gov. Phil Bryant has set Dec. 19 as the special election date to fill the Mississippi senate seat vacated by Sean Tindell, who was recently appointed to the state court of appeals.

10/17/2017 10:33 AM
Mississippi grand jury indicts alleged Chinese drug manufacturer
An investigation with ties to South Mississippi could bring down a major manufacturer of fentanyl and other opiate substances.

10/17/2017 09:55 AM
Students learn about careers in energy
It was a packed house this morning at the Pelican Landing Conference Center in Moss Point. That’s because more than 400 middle school students from school districts across South Mississippi attended a job and career fair hosted by Chevron.

10/16/2017 09:49 PM
Jackson Co. teachers pushing for more pay
Teachers in the Jackson County School District are fighting for fair compensation. The district touts an "A" rating from the Mississippi Department of Education, but the last pay raise for educators was $500 in 2008.

10/16/2017 04:38 PM
NCAC questioning district's removal of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
The National Coalition Against Censorship is questioning the decision by the Biloxi School District's sudden decision to remove “To Kill A Mockingbird” from eighth-grade reading assignments.

10/12/2017 04:05 PM
LIST: Sections of beach declared safe by MDEQ
Sections of the Mississippi beachfront closed after Hurricane Nate are reopening.

07/26/2017 05:05 PM
Hard Rock Cafe's Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
If you're looking for a rich dessert to fulfill your sweet tooth, then we encourage you to try Hard Rock Cafe's Mini Chocolate Lave Cakes. You can't get the sweet treat at the restaurant any more, but it is offered on their catering menu. Chef Bob Rufin joined us on the show with the secret recipe and we have it here, just for you. 

05/19/2017 04:50 PM
Magnolia House shrimp and grits recipe
Chef Kelly English joined us on the 4 O'clock Show to demonstrate how to make his famous shrimp and grits. This is his recipe from The Magnolia House in Harrah's Casino Biloxi.

05/10/2017 04:57 PM
Gooey chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese
May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day! Jennifer Gladden, owner of Lola Fleur Catering and Market in Ocean Springs joined us on the 4 O'clock Show to show us how to make Gooey chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese. 

04/17/2017 04:51 PM
Pumpkin honey bread recipe
Eating locally produced honey has many health benefits. Nancy Freeman from Farm Families of Mississippi joined us on the 4 O'clock Show to demonstrate how to cook with honey. This is the recipe for pumpkin honey bread. 

04/03/2017 04:59 PM
Recipe: French onion rice
Mississippi Farm Families consultant Nancy Freeman cooked French Onion Rice on Monday on the Four O'clock Show.  Here is that recipe.

04/19/2016 11:07 AM
Farm Families: Cooking With Honey
Did you know eating locally produced honey has health benefits including reducing allergies to local plants. 

04/04/2016 05:17 PM
Brown Rice Waldorf Salad
Rice is nutritious, economical, blends well with any food pairings and is easy to make.  Best of all, rice is cholesterol-free, sodium-free and has no trans or saturated fat. Rice is also gluten-free and is the least allergenic of all grains.

03/28/2016 04:45 PM
Slow cooked boiled peanuts
Peanuts Peanuts are not only good for family food plans but they brought in $29 million dollars to our state’s economy in 2015.  Mississippi farm families grew peanuts on 42,000 acres last year.