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08/18/2017 10:51 AM
'Hideous darkness:' Eclipses past caused fear, awe
In ancient times, people had very interesting ideas why eclipses happened, and it didn't have anything to do with the moon.

08/18/2017 10:40 AM
MBI to release findings from deputy-involved shooting
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. to release the findings of an MBI investigation of a deputy-involved shooting. 

08/18/2017 09:00 AM
Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
A driver in New Jersey had to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.

08/18/2017 07:49 AM
Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line
It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.

08/18/2017 04:03 AM
'Jenny Jones Show' killer to be released from prison
He was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison but has now been granted parole.

08/17/2017 10:33 PM
Salvation Army fundraiser benefits homeless and honors big supporter
Dozens of people gathered Thursday night at the IP Casino in Biloxi for an event that would help create a transitional housing facility for homeless people.

08/17/2017 09:48 PM
Ocean Springs resident heading to Barcelona despite terrorist attack
In Ocean Springs, a woman says she's excited to board a plane to Barcelona for her long-awaited family vacation, despite an act of terrorism. 

08/17/2017 08:50 PM
Moss Point wins $50,000 for healthy initiatives
The City of Moss Point received a big grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation for being named "Mississippi's Healthiest Hometown."

08/17/2017 07:41 PM
Police issue warrants for Goldin Sportsplex shooting suspects
Police are questioning a person of interest after a shooting in Gulfport Thursday evening.

08/17/2017 07:37 PM
Remembering Hurricane Camille 48 years later
August 17, 2017 marks 48 years since Hurricane Camille slammed into South Mississippi. 

08/17/2017 05:52 PM
Bye Bye Birdie opens at Gulfport Little Theatre
The 1960-61 Tony award winning musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' was inspired by Elvis Presley and the story surrounding his draft notice into the Army in 1957. 

08/17/2017 05:52 PM
HSSM facing overcrowding crisis
The Humane Society of South Mississippi is one of the shelters facing a crisis, and its particularly concerned about the number of cats at the shelter. Shelter leaders are encouraging people to adopt.

08/17/2017 04:58 PM
Beauvoir to America: Send us your unwanted Confederate statues
Confederate statues and monuments across the country are coming down. Officials at Beauvoir said the statues would be welcomed at the last home of Jefferson Davis with open arms.

08/17/2017 04:47 PM
Lion King makers reveal Scar, Mufasa aren't brothers
The director and a producer on the 1994 Disney classic animated movie explain how and why the two lions aren't related.

08/17/2017 04:40 PM
Meeting notes cast doubt on DEQ Secretary's GenX statements
The chemical, referred to as GenX, is manufactured by the company Chemours - a company spun off from Dupont - at a plant outside of Fayetteville, upstream from Wilmington on the Cape Fear River.

08/17/2017 04:34 PM
Veterans sound off about health care issues
In the past, some may have felt their concerns were met with apathy at town hall meetings. But, not on Thursday. 

08/17/2017 02:34 PM
Employees find card skimmer at Biloxi gas station
After employees noticed someone placing a credit card skimmer on a gas pump Thursday morning, police are searching for the man they believe is responsible. 

08/17/2017 02:11 PM
South MS schools fare well in state testing
The state department of education released Mississippi Academic Assessment Program results from the 2016-2017 school year Thursday.

08/17/2017 02:09 PM
NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked
The New York state court system's longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work.

08/17/2017 12:55 PM
Hurricane headed for the Yucatan next week
There have been big changes in the tropical outlook. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting a hurricane to strike the Yucatan Peninsula next week.

08/17/2017 12:36 PM
Over 15,000 marijuana plants found in 6-acre grow fields in Jeff Davis County
Multiple large marijuana growing fields were discovered in Jeff Davis County Thursday, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. 

08/17/2017 12:34 PM
Monster snake captured beneath New Orleans East home
A wildlife removal expert captured a monster rattle snake beneath a home near Six Flags. 

08/17/2017 12:16 PM
Experiment helps explain eclipse to students
Hands-on science experiments are an awesome way for students to learn about a particular science topic. Thursday, sixth grade students at Saucier Elementary School explored the upcoming solar eclipse.

08/17/2017 12:08 PM
IHL board approves USM academic reorganization plan
The University of Southern Mississippi is one step closer to implementing a reorganization plan.  

08/17/2017 11:41 AM
Man charged in Escatawpa convenience store holdup
The man accused of robbing an Escatawpa convenience store at gunpoint Monday is also a suspect in an armed robbery in Mobile, AL, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell.

08/17/2017 11:35 AM
Edgewater Mall to give away 2,000 pairs of eclipse glasses
If you're still looking for glasses to watch Monday's solar eclipse, Edgewater Mall is the place you want to be Friday.

08/17/2017 11:01 AM
Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery
A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery.

08/17/2017 07:03 AM
Dangerous heat could lead to heat related illness
Thursday forecast temperatures are in the low to mid 90s. Not too unusual. But, the heat index will rise to dangerous levels for the first time this summer.

08/17/2017 06:29 AM
Are you for real? Police check out man looking for dentures
A wary woman in southern Germany has alerted police after a man buzzed on her door and asked for permission to search her balcony for his false teeth.

08/17/2017 06:25 AM
Long Beach man identified as I-10 crash victim
We now know the identity of a motorcyclist killed in Thursday morning's accident on Interstate 10 near the Ocean Springs exit. 

08/17/2017 06:05 AM
WLOX Editorial: Louisiana flood solution, not a good deal for South Mississippi
We are not strangers to flooding on the Mississippi Coast. Nor are our neighbors to the west in Louisiana. There are forever ongoing efforts, planning and discussions about how to mitigate flooding. But a recent study by the Rand Corporation is more than a little disturbing.

08/17/2017 05:49 AM
Bavarian black swan finds companion through lonely hearts ad
A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a companion thanks to a lonely hearts ad.

08/17/2017 05:25 AM
10-year-old La. boy delivers baby brother, saves his life
Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks. 

08/16/2017 11:19 PM
Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car
A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court.

08/16/2017 09:49 PM
Cyber Bully: Stranger defends fast food worker
A Gulfport fast food worker has found herself on the receiving end of cyber bullying. After dozens of comments and shares, one woman came to her rescue.

08/16/2017 09:34 PM
The will to live: How Lisa Theris survived in the woods for weeks
It sounds just like the plot line of a television show- a woman naked and afraid, lost in remote woods. But Lisa Theris’ journey back to civilization was real life and a real struggle that lasted a month in Bullock County.

08/16/2017 09:21 PM
Autism awareness: First responders learn interaction techniques
Wayne Williams with the Mississippi Center for Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities says his mission is to help officers understand more about the disorder before they need to.

08/16/2017 09:17 PM
Long Beach names new police chief
After 11 years as head of the Long Beach Police Department, Wayne McDowell is retiring as police chief effective Sept. 30. 

08/16/2017 06:28 PM
Moss Point Mayor's Youth Council elections aim to teach democratic process
Moss Point city leaders are revamping the mayor's youth council. The first step - picking who will serve in the council's leadership roles.

08/16/2017 06:22 PM
Friends remember teen killed in Hwy. 90 crash
A small bouquet of red, white, and blue flowers just north of Highway 90 mark the spot where 16-year-old Tyler Cooke lost his life.

08/16/2017 06:20 PM
The Stables will stay open; agrees to tone down
A rough first anniversary welcome for owners of The Stables on Seaman Road in Vancleave. But, the special events venue has a reprieve for another year.

08/16/2017 05:48 PM
The Elvis Presley-Biloxi connection
It's Elvis Week and tens of thousands of music fans are gathering in Memphis for the occasion. 

08/16/2017 05:45 PM
New website will help Mississippians finish their college degree requirements
The Complete 2 Compete initiative is targeting more than 130,000 former students, including more than 30,000 who have enough credits to earn a degree with no further coursework.

08/16/2017 05:25 PM
TSA uses technology and training to keep passengers safe
Born in the wake of 9/11, the TSA's top priority is safety. They accomplish that, through layers of ever-evolving security procedures.

08/16/2017 05:19 PM
Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring
A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.

08/16/2017 05:03 PM
5 in custody following multiple drug arrests in Hancock Co.
Multiple people in Hancock County are in jail following two separate drug arrests.

08/16/2017 05:01 PM
Biloxi police seek casino cooler captor
A man who visited the IP Casino Resort and went home with a free cooler is now wanted by police. He wasn't taking part in a promotional giveaway. Investigators say he was stealing from another guest. 

08/16/2017 04:46 PM
Stone Co. parents bond with newborn during 'Golden Hour'
New parents, Joshua and Abbye Sparks can't believe the coincidences of their first child birthday. They said their little one, Tyler Sparks, was the seventh baby born on July 17 2017 at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg. "So we were all laughing about how seven is his lucky number," Abbye said. But, both Joshua and Abbye say they truly believe luck had nothing to do with finally holding their first born. "He is our little miracle," Abbye said. The Sparks said ...

08/16/2017 04:40 PM
Police: Boy Scout camp burglarized, guns stolen
A dozen guns stolen from a Boy Scout camp in Hancock County are missing following a burglary that landed two men in jail. 

08/16/2017 04:26 PM
Case against man accused of killing 6-year-old bound over to grand jury
The 16 year old accused of fatally shooting his 6-year-old brother waived a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.  

08/16/2017 01:26 PM
How often do we get total solar eclipses?
Learn more about the last several total solar eclipses in the U.S., 2017's total solar eclipse, and the total solar eclipses in the years to come.

08/16/2017 12:35 PM
Pascagoula begins major anti-litter campaign
The initiative has a simple name: Pitch in Pascagoula. But it comes with a serious message.

08/16/2017 12:28 PM
Escape artist llama makes bid for freedom on golf course
Golfers in New Hampshire say they were joined by a llama on the green, after he escaped from his pen to the sixth fairway at Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson.

08/16/2017 12:09 PM
Tracking tropical waves that could develop this weekend
The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is tracking three tropical waves, each with the potential to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm by this weekend.

08/16/2017 12:05 PM
UPDATE: Long Beach police release additional photos of suspected bank robbers
Long Beach police have released two surveillance photos showing the men they say robbed The First bank at the corner of Klondyke and Pineville roads.

08/16/2017 10:48 AM
Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role
An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits _ the song is completely silent.

08/16/2017 10:32 AM
Make a pinhole camera to watch eclipse safely
Building a pinhole camera is cheap, quick and easy.

08/16/2017 10:16 AM
Free iced coffee all day Wednesday at Dunkin' Donuts
Need a little caffeine kick? Like free stuff? Then head over the Dunkin’ Donuts in Biloxi today for a free Medium Iced Coffee. 

08/16/2017 10:00 AM
Biloxi teen killed, 2 stable after violent Hwy 90 crash
The victim in a Hwy 90 car crash has been identified as a Biloxi teen.

08/16/2017 09:08 AM
Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis
Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police.".

08/15/2017 11:19 PM
OLA defeated Ocean Springs 3 sets to 1 in high school volleyball
The high school volleyball season is in the early stages, but once again the OLA Crescents are proving they will be a contender.

08/15/2017 10:48 PM
Stone Tomcats ready to make a run at the Region 4-5A title
Head coach John Feaster is starting his second season at Stone.  He has the Tomcats off and running, capable of making another run at the Region 4-5A title.

08/15/2017 10:44 PM
Pascagoula eyesore could be demolished
It's considered an eyesore in Pascagoula. An old, apartment complex on Catalpa Avenue has sat vacant for some time. Now the city is taking action.

08/15/2017 10:34 PM
EPA holds first public meeting on old MS Phosphates plant
It was the first public meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency explaining the process of getting the site on the Superfund National Priorities List to ultimately fund its clean up.

08/15/2017 09:56 PM
Opinions mixed on Confederate statue in Gulfport
The words ‘Lest We Forget’ are embossed at the foot of a Confederate statue on the grounds of the Harrison County Courthouse. It's been there for decades, and some residents don't seem bothered by it.

08/15/2017 06:15 PM
Study: LA coastal plan could increase MS flood risk
A new study has been published, outlining the potential flood risk that could be imposed on Mississippi when new flood walls go up to protect the Louisiana coast.

08/15/2017 05:56 PM
First responders train for disaster on the tracks
AMR officials aren't the only ones taking part in the three-day training session. Firefighters from Pass Christian and Biloxi fire departments were right up front to learn the different techniques used to save lives.

08/15/2017 05:54 PM
Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus calls on Governor Bryant to call special session to change state flag
The Black Caucus said that the deaths and acts of terror in Charlottesville are the latest evidence of a rising tide of white nationalism and hatred in America and are further proof that the Mississippi state flag should change.

08/15/2017 05:43 PM
Jackson Co. deputies investigating second robbery in 24 hours
Authorities in Jackson County are investigating a second armed robbery in 24 hours. This robbery happened Tuesday in the Big Point community.

08/15/2017 05:06 PM
AG says Biloxi council could vote to fly MS flag outside city buildings
The Mississippi state flag should fly outside city facilities if the Biloxi City Council passes a resolution to do so, according to an opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

08/15/2017 01:33 PM
Congressman Palazzo reacts to Charlottesville riots
Congressman Steven Palazzo has reacted to the weekend violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Palazzo was in Oak Grove Tuesday to present a legislative update to a meeting of Forrest-Lamar Republican Women. "There are a lot of ignorant people in the world who don't take their citizenship in America very seriously," Palazzo said. "For Americ

08/15/2017 12:42 PM
Threatened species thrive in restored longleaf pine habitat
In the shadow of the Tradition housing development, a project is underway to restore nearly 300 acres of longleaf pine habitat.

08/15/2017 10:24 AM
Ingalls to repay millions amid allegations of overcharging US government
Huntington Ingalls Industries will pay $9.2 million to the Department of Defense to settle a lawsuit alleging the company overbilled the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard for ships built in Pascagoula.

08/14/2017 10:01 AM
Availability for eclipse glasses around the TN Valley
With the solar eclipse just six days away, people all over the country have been trying to figure out where to buy the special glasses to watch the eclipse on August 21.

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.