WLOX - Local News

02/24/2018 09:11 PM
Pedestrian hit in fatal Moss Point accident
WLOX just received reports of a fatal accident on Hwy 90 east in Moss Point. 

02/24/2018 09:00 PM
Coast dancers in the spotlight at regional competition
There was a dancing showcase Saturday as hundreds of young women put their talent in the spotlight. The Celebration Talent regional competition was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

02/24/2018 03:55 PM
At Flag Day ceremony, Mexico's 'tri-color' flies upside down
A Flag Day ceremony in Mexico has gone awry after troops flew the country's red, white and green "tri-color" upside down.

02/24/2018 03:44 PM
Teens say 'yes to the dress' at JABOS Prom Closet
Hundreds of teenage girls showed up to find the perfect dress at the JABOS Prom Closet on Saturday.

02/24/2018 02:28 PM
Runner discovers two dead dolphins on the Coast in Long Beach
Three dead dolphins were discovered on the Coast in two days. Two of them were found within a mile of each other in Long Beach Saturday. Officials tell WLOX this discovery tells a lot about what's going on in the water.

02/24/2018 12:52 PM
Pickleball in Biloxi! New storage shed built for supplies
Active duty and military veterans laced up their work boots Saturday to construct a storage shed for pickleball supplies at the Biloxi Sports Complex.

02/24/2018 12:49 PM
Biloxi law enforcement officials take the plunge; raise money for Special Olympics Mississippi
Law enforcement officials in Biloxi took the plunge Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Mississippi.

02/24/2018 11:50 AM
Sonic boom shakes Jackson County
Authorities believe a sonic boom is to blame for the loud boom heard throughout Jackson County Saturday morning.

02/24/2018 10:30 AM
Three dead dolphins found on the Coast
Marine officials were out in Long Beach Saturday morning after discovering two dead baby dolphins on the beach there. A third baby dolphin was found dead on Ship Island on Friday.

02/24/2018 10:28 AM
Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest
Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs.

02/24/2018 09:35 AM
Thirsty goalkeeper gifts opponents equalizer in Germany
A thirsty goalkeeper chose the wrong time to have a drink during a second-tier soccer game in Germany on Saturday.

02/23/2018 11:21 PM
Class 6A Girls Playoffs: Gulfport & St. Martin punch their ticket to Jackson
Only two of five local girls basketball teams posted victories Friday night.

02/23/2018 10:14 PM
Moss Point Mayor takes to FaceBook after appointed police chief backs out
Friday Moss Point's Mayor took to social media after residents and officials learned Keith Davis decided not to take the current chief police position

02/23/2018 09:52 PM
Keesler Medical Center wins prestigious award
In Biloxi, employers at Keesler Medical Center are celebrating a big win for the Air Force's Hospital of the Year award.

02/23/2018 09:41 PM
Suspects steal from multiple unlocked vehicles in Long Beach
The Long Beach Police Department is looking for suspects who attempted to break into more than a dozen vehicles. Long Beach police say in the early morning hours of Thursday burglars walked away with a variety of stolen items including guns and cell phones. 

02/23/2018 07:51 PM
Vancleave woman killed in head-on crash identified
A Vancleave woman was killed Friday when another vehicle hit her car head-on. 

02/23/2018 07:43 PM
Two victims identified in fatal Hwy 49 accident
A tragic accident in Harrison County Friday claimed the lives of two men. 

02/23/2018 06:05 PM
JABOS providing prom dresses at low cost
The Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs (JABOS) is hosting its annual Prom Closet at the Ocean Springs Senior Citizens Center Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

02/23/2018 06:04 PM
Seabee Base hosts high school students with a love for STEM
 "On a scale from 1 to 10, it was like 2,000." That is how one student described the STEM field trip to the Seabee Base in Gulfport. 

02/23/2018 05:24 PM
Pascagoula-Gautier campus officers ready to act in case of emergency
Like all schools in South Mississippi, the 19 schools in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District have officers on campus. All of them are equipped with the tools needed to help in the event of an emergency.

02/23/2018 05:20 PM
For one school district, two key words to handle social media: monitor and engage
Social media threats are now among the biggest security problems for school districts. Administrators are struggling to find a balance between controlling social media and using it to keep people safe.

02/23/2018 04:59 PM
How South MS schools protect students
School districts typically either have their own campus police forces or they rely on city or county law enforcement to help protect students. In South Mississippi, our schools rely on a mixture of both. But every school district in South Mississippi has one thing in common - they all have armed officers protecting schools in every district.

02/23/2018 04:47 PM
Accident on I-10 has traffic at a standstill
An accident on Interstate 10 in Harrison County has eastbound traffic at a standstill. 

02/23/2018 03:48 PM
Keith Davis turns down job as Moss Point police chief
Moss Point Police Department is once again searching for a police chief. Keith Davis announced Friday that he would not be accepting the position.

02/23/2018 03:24 PM
Gulfport man pleads guilty in Bay St. Louis bar shooting
Friday, Trey Hugh Tillery, 24, of Gulfport, pled guilty to two counts of Aggravated Assault at the Hancock County Courthouse. T

02/23/2018 03:23 PM
STEM scouts look at possible dangers at an intersection in Long Beach
When people think of Boy Scouts one of the first things that come to mind are outdoor activities, like camping or hiking.  For over four years now the Boys Scouts has been branching out offering a different program called STEM Scouts which is short for science, technology, engineering, and math. 

02/23/2018 02:40 PM
Vancleave man sentenced to 15 year for sexual abuse of teenager
A Vancleave man will spend the next 15 years in prison, day for day, after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year old.  

02/23/2018 12:53 PM
Gulfport man gets 30 years for sexually abusing teenager
A Gulfport man was sentenced to 30 years Friday for sexually abusing a 15-year-old family member. 

02/23/2018 11:36 AM
Police: Viral social media post is no threat to Biloxi
A social media post threatening violence at a high school is sparking fear in people throughout the country, including right here on the Coast but police say the post has no connection to South Mississippi.

02/23/2018 10:59 AM
Robin Roberts receives Lifetime Achievement Award
South Mississippi's own Robin Roberts can add another accolade to her list of achievements. The co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation.

02/23/2018 09:34 AM
French customs officials find stolen Degas in luggage on bus
French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

02/23/2018 08:54 AM
MS Dept. of Health confirms second pediatric flu death
The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the second confirmed flu death for the 2017-2018 season.  The death happened in someone from central Mississippi and the victim was younger than 18. 

02/23/2018 12:50 AM
MPHS girls get lesson on engineering from MS Power
Lip gloss, bath bombs, makeup - young women at Moss Point High now know what goes into creating the beauty products they love thanks to Mississippi Power's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day."

02/22/2018 10:32 PM
State Supreme Court will not reconsider appeals of two death row inmates
The State Supreme Court is refusing to reconsider appeals by two inmates on death row.

02/22/2018 09:49 PM
Passenger rail service proposed from New Orleans to Mobile with stops on the Coast
The Bay St. Louis City Council is showing support for a new proposal to bring back passenger rail service to the Coast.

02/22/2018 06:59 PM
Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic: Brett Favre said he knew when the writing was on the wall
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took the spotlight at the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic this morning at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.  So when did Favre know it was time to retire?

02/22/2018 06:35 PM
Theater revives the legendary Gus Stevens Supper Club
This weekend, the theater at the Mary C. in Ocean Springs will be turned into a legendary nightclub from another era in Biloxi.

02/22/2018 06:08 PM
Phone scams soliciting money for injured and fallen fire fighters
Scammers are calling Rankin County residents asking for donations to help fallen and injured firefighters like Noah Pate. The bogus efforts are especially heartbreaking after the Richland firefighter's tragic death in July.

02/22/2018 05:41 PM
Five South Mississippi teens arrested for separate school threats
Five teenagers in four different school districts are now facing charges of making threats to their classmates. 

02/22/2018 05:14 PM
Shoppers Value Foods buys out Picayune Winn-Dixie stores
Shoppers Value Foods is set to acquire two Winn-Dixie stores in Picayune. 

02/22/2018 04:50 PM
Brett Favre was a guest speaker at the Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic
Between 500 to 600 high school football coaches from throughout the Deep South have converged at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for the 55th annual Gulf Coast Coaching Clinic, which concludes on Friday.  Brett Favre had the high school coaches laughing when he took the podium Thursday morning.

02/22/2018 03:19 PM
Ohio River to reach 60 feet by Sunday morning, NWS predicts
Heavy rain returns through early Sunday, setting the Ohio River up for its highest level since 1997.

02/22/2018 03:17 PM
Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence
The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

02/22/2018 03:15 PM
Suspects wanted for attempted ATM theft
Harrison County Sheriff's Office is looking for the suspects involved with an attempted ATM theft in Saucier. 

02/22/2018 02:09 PM
Waveland man sentenced to 10 years after domestic violence arrest
George Trotter, 28, of Waveland, Mississippi has been sentence to 10 years in prison for multiple charges.  

02/22/2018 01:18 PM
North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown
North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

02/22/2018 12:34 PM
Officials: Trolley driver paid man $2K to attack him on job
Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man in a Halloween mask $2,000 to attack him on the job so the driver could fraudulently collect workers' compensation and disability insurance.

02/22/2018 12:24 PM
Oklahoma City receives rare lake effect snow from storm
Oklahoma City, meet the Great Lakes. A weather event known as lake effect snow that's common in the upper Midwest and northeastern U.S., made a rare appearance at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner on Wednesday.

02/22/2018 12:00 PM
Jackson Co. man charged with child's death appears in court
A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old son made his first court appearance Thursday. Michael Harris, 27, was charged with capital murder Thursday after Tanner Cowart died at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

02/22/2018 11:41 AM
RECALL: 58,000 gas fire pits sold at Home Depot recalled after reports of burns
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 58,000 gas fire pits sold exclusively at Home Depot are being recalled after several reports of burns. 

02/22/2018 10:09 AM
Hancock County student facing charges after school shooting threat
According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, one student is now facing charges after a threat was made toward Hancock Middle School.

02/22/2018 07:01 AM
Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking
A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

02/22/2018 06:04 AM
WLOX Editorial: Swift action needed
In the days since the shootings that killed 17 people in a Florida school, tensions have been high among students and parents across the nation. In our area, possible threats and rumors of threats yielded quick action to find and arrest those making these threats. That is how it should be.   

02/22/2018 06:03 AM
Student calls 911 from school, says he was sleepwalking
Pennsylvania middle school cancels classes after a sleepwalking student was found inside the building.

02/22/2018 01:06 AM
South Mississippi Strong: Jackson Co. woman dedicates her time to giving back
If you’ve ever been to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, you probably have seen Mercede Williams.

02/21/2018 11:53 PM
Police Chief: No threat found at North Gulfport Middle School
Gulfport's police chief is wanting to ease concerns for parents with children that attend North Gulfport Middle School after rumors started spreading about a potential school threat.

02/21/2018 07:22 PM
Gulfport man pleads guilty to selling heroin
Alexander Archie Jr., 41, of Gulfport pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin Tuesday before a U.S. District Court judge.

02/21/2018 06:08 PM
Harrison County Court declares remains of condo project as “blighted”
Henderson Point residents frustrated by the remains of a stalled condo project are excited by news that the property may finally come down.

02/21/2018 05:27 PM
Shooting tragedy response inspires classroom lesson at Gulfport High
Gulfport High School students are learning about the law-making process by writing bills that would address gun laws.

02/21/2018 05:05 PM
Man charged with capital murder after Jackson Co. infant death
An Ocean Springs baby is dead and his mom's boyfriend has been charged with capital murder. 

02/21/2018 04:45 PM
Housing employee files federal sexual harassment lawsuit
An employee of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII has filed a federal sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit. Philana Harrell accuses executive director Jessie Billups of making unwanted sexual advances.

02/21/2018 04:42 PM
Billy Graham's casket was hand built by inmates at Angola
Inmates at one of the country's most well-known prisons will have a hand in laying Reverend Billy Graham to rest. At his request, Angola inmates built his casket back in 2006.

02/21/2018 04:34 PM
Trooper school prepares cadets for active shooters
Cadets at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy are just weeks away from graduating, but what they are training for this week is something instructors say they didn't have to practice 20 years ago.

02/21/2018 03:59 PM
School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security
On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

02/21/2018 03:05 PM
Supplemental feeding ban extended after disease found in white-tailed deer
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has amended the supplemental feeding ban in the six counties within the Chronic Wasting Disease management zone.  It is now unlawful to establish new mineral sites, mineral blocks, salt blocks or licks and to add supplements to existing mineral sites. READ MORE: Dept. of Health warns against eating deer meat in counties affected by CWD The intent of the supplemental feeding ban is to minimize the conce...

02/21/2018 03:04 PM
Ben Bennight on impact of media attention after FL shooting
A D'Iberville bail bond company owner was unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight in the wake of the Florida school shooting. 

02/21/2018 02:59 PM
Biloxi police looking for man they say connected to shoplifting incident
The Biloxi Police Department needs help in identifying an unknown male suspected of being connected to a shoplifting incident that happened Monday, February 12 after 7 p.m.

02/21/2018 02:55 PM
Suspects wanted after Yeti cooler snatched from Hard Rock
Biloxi Police hope to identify two men for allegedly stealing valuable property from the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. 

02/21/2018 02:43 PM
Skimmer at D'Iberville ATM leads to guilty pleas for Florida trio
Three Florida residents are now facing up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to placing a skimmer inside an ATM in D'Iberville.  

02/21/2018 01:38 PM
Students learn importance of farming at Mississippi State exhibit
It was an unusual day of learning for students at North Bay Elementary School in Biloxi Wednesday. Instead of a classroom, the students spent a day on the farm. 

02/21/2018 12:31 PM
Deputies search for home burglary suspects in Vancleave
Authorities in Jackson County are searching for two men accused of trying to break into a home early Wednesday. Numerous sheriff's deputies and canine officers are in Vancleave near Morning Glory Road searching for the suspects. 

02/21/2018 12:18 PM
George Co. nurse charged with manslaughter files defamation lawsuit
The former nurse charged in the death of an inmate is suing a woman who posted comments on social media. Carmon Sue Brannan filed the lawsuit on Feb. 13, 2018, one month after a mistrial was declared. Brannan - a former nurse at George County Correctional Facility - is accused of denying medical care to Joel Dixon, who was an inmate there when he died.

02/21/2018 11:23 AM
Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb
Authorities: Man burns down home trying to use smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks.

02/21/2018 09:38 AM
Police: Man found in woods likely died of natural causes
A man found dead in the woods of Gulfport Wednesday morning appears to have died of natural causes. 

02/21/2018 08:57 AM
Victim shot after barbecue in East Biloxi
Police are looking for information about a shooting that left a person injured Tuesday night in Biloxi. 

02/21/2018 07:25 AM
Threats made against Pearl River Co. school
The Pearl River County Sheriff's Department is investigating threats made against schools in the district. According to a Facebook post from the school district, investigators have identified the student that made the alleged threat.

02/21/2018 12:13 AM
Mobile Police officer shot and killed
A Mobile Police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in Toulminville. 

02/20/2018 09:54 PM
City's prolonged drainage project frustrates Gulfport residents
Drainage work on a ditch behind the homes of several Gulfport residents was expected only take a few months, but a year later, the project still isn't finished.

02/20/2018 09:26 PM
Black history month celebration showcases the past and present for African Americans
A program to honor Black History Month was held Tuesday at Gautier Convention Center to reflect on those people who helped pave the way for equality for African Americans. It was also a good opportunity to for those attending to discuss ways to move forward.

02/20/2018 05:12 PM
APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo
APNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.

02/20/2018 03:26 PM
Gautier resident says sinkholes are the city's fault
A Gautier resident is frustrated with the city for sinkholes that keep popping up on his property.

02/20/2018 03:25 PM
Escatawpa Elementary clear of asbestos claims, construction resumes
Moss Point School District officials confirm that no asbestos was found at Escatawpa Upper Elementary. 

02/20/2018 11:47 AM
$10M development coming to life in Ocean Springs
The Inlet is taking shape in Ocean Springs. The $10 million mixed-use development is being built on the North side of Highway 90 in the eastern part of the city. 

02/20/2018 09:42 AM
Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway
It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.

02/19/2018 02:53 PM
Doctors who flood the country with opioids face little scrutiny, repercussions
Doctors who over-prescribe pills can easily move from state-to-state while avoiding punishments from state medical boards, who are slow to punish them.

02/18/2018 08:30 AM
Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair
Washington snipped here? New York college says it has discovered a lock of George Washington's hair pressed in the pages of an old book.

02/16/2018 02:11 PM
WLOX tower repairs may affect signal
While you watch WLOX over the next few weeks, you’ll likely see our picture periodically freeze or break up. We want to explain why. 

07/26/2017 04:05 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. 

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.

03/21/2016 05:19 PM
Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish
Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish With inferior fish from other countries invading local food markets, be sure to read the label to make sure you are getting Mississippi Farm Raised Catfish. Only U.S. Farm Raised Catfish are grown using high quality standards and safe practices.   Mississippi has 40,000 acres of catfish ponds in production.  In 2015, that was $185 million in production value to our state’s economy.   Check out our website at www.growingm...

03/14/2016 03:50 PM
Farm Families: Cooking With Mississippi Corn
Most of the corn you see growing in the fields across Mississippi is field corn that is used for feeding animals and in ethanol production.  Sweet corn harvested by Mississippi Farm Families is mostly consumed as fresh corn ears. In 2015, the value of corn production to our state was $343 million. Mississippi corn provides good nutrition for our Mississippi families. Corn is cholesterol free.  It’s a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, thiamine, fiber and ...

03/07/2016 05:09 PM
Sweet Potato Caramel Praline Cake
Sweet Potato Caramel Praline Cake