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12/10/2017 05:21 PM
Runners accomplish major goals in the 2017 Gulf Coast Marathon
As the sun rose over the Mississippi Sound, running experts and beginners were bolting down Highway 90, competing in the second Gulf Coast Marathon. 

12/10/2017 03:48 PM
Christening of newest Cutter caps off busy year for Ingalls
This weekend, Ingalls Shipbuilding capped off a big year with its fifth christening at the shipyard. 

12/10/2017 03:05 PM
Gulf Coast Marathon participants "Soak up the Run"
Thousands of runners raced along the picturesque coast this weekend during the 2nd annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon.

12/10/2017 03:04 PM
WLOX Editorial: Our congratulations to Ingalls and its employees
The future appears bright for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula and that is good news for South Mississippi. The Union Ship workers just passed a four year contract extension. With years of Navy and coast guard shipbuilding contracts in the pipeline, this keeps Jackson County's economy on solid footing. Ingalls is the largest industrial employer in the state with more than eleven thousand people on the payroll. 

12/10/2017 02:04 PM
Man arrested for shooting, killing pregnant girlfriend
Memphis police have identified the woman shot and killed Saturday night in Whitehaven.  

12/10/2017 10:27 AM
Look up! The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this week
South Mississippi could be treated to a dazzling display of shooting stars as the annual Geminid Meteor Shower comes to a peak this week.

12/09/2017 09:45 PM
Woolmarket hosts inaugural Christmas parade
About a dozen floats made up the inaugural Woolmarket Christmas parade.

12/09/2017 08:52 PM
Christmas on the Bayou lights up the back waters in Gulfport
The annual Christmas on the Bayou sailed through and lit up the backwaters in Gulfport with a taste of the holidays.

12/09/2017 08:51 PM
Snowfall causes major power outages in Hattiesburg
More than 50 power outages were reported after yesterday's snow fall in Hattiesburg.

12/09/2017 08:06 PM
Former Mississippi Phosphates Corp. facility on list of EPA Superfund Sites
The former Mississippi Phosphates Corporation Site in Pascagoula has been included on a list of Superfund sites across the United States. 

12/09/2017 07:32 PM
Excel by 5 hosts 7th annual 'Learn With Santa' event
Dozens of children received a surprise visit from Santa Claus as they participated in a day of fun and learning. 

12/09/2017 05:52 PM
Wisconsin man fleeing police crashed while checking phone
Milwaukee prosecutors say a man who led police on a high-speed chased told arresting officers he crashed his minivan because he became distracted checking his cellphone for directions.

12/09/2017 05:50 PM
6-year-old YouTube star makes $11 million a year
This week Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid YouTubers, a prodigious sampling of channels, and the people associated with them, making ungodly sums of money doing impressively mundane things.

12/09/2017 05:42 PM
Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly
A dog is on the mend after an Oklahoma veterinarian recently removed 21 pacifiers from its stomach.

12/09/2017 02:35 PM
Minor struck by train in Biloxi
A minor has been transported to the hospital after being struck by a train in Biloxi. 

12/09/2017 01:27 PM
Lifetime Christmas movie featuring Gulfport airs tonight
A movie filmed in Gulfport earlier this year will debut tonight on Lifetime. "Christmas in Mississippi" airs December 9 at 7pm, and again on Christmas Day. 

12/09/2017 12:19 PM
Fire pit explosion severely burns Harrison Co. man, 80
An 80-year-old man Harrison County man was seriously burned Saturday morning while starting a fire in a fire pit outside his home. 

12/09/2017 10:45 AM
Downed power pole closes Pass Road near Eisenhower
A portion of Pass Road is expected to be closed for several hours Saturday afternoon because of a downed power pole. Traffic is being rerouted at Debuys Road and near Eisenhower. 

12/09/2017 10:25 AM
Take caution: South MS roads clear, but ice remains
Small patches of ice remain on some roads, and officials are still cautioning drivers to slow down and use extra caution on the road. 

12/09/2017 09:37 AM
Mississippi celebrates bicentennial with polarizing visit from President Trump
WLBT's live coverage of the event kicks off 10 a.m. from the Jackson airport where Air Force One will arrive with President Donald Trump. 

12/09/2017 08:52 AM
Mayor Lumumba speaks ahead of museum openings and Trump visit
The press conference will begin at 9 a.m. at the Smith Robertson Museum.

12/09/2017 08:12 AM
Woman trying to kill bed bugs accidentally sets multi-family home ablaze
A woman trying to kill bed bugs accidentally set a multi-family home ablaze in Avondale overnight, Cincinnati fire officials said. 

12/09/2017 02:11 AM
Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record
President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

12/08/2017 11:01 PM
Woman who robbed banks while pregnant sentenced to prison
A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison.

12/08/2017 10:36 PM
Power pole falls, power knocked out in Gulf Park Estates
People who live near Hamill Farm Road and Fountainbleau Road in Jackson County had a chilly night. A power pole at that intersection toppled over. That knocked out power to people who live in Gulf Park Estates.

12/08/2017 08:00 PM
Saturday ACT test canceled at schools across Gulf Coast
Freezing temperatures across the Gulf Coast have prompted schools to postpone previously scheduled ACT testing.

12/08/2017 07:25 PM
Hancock Co. places road advisory starting at 8pm
The cities of Bay St. Louis, Diamondhead, and Waveland have issued a Road Advisory in place of a previously issued curfew. 

12/08/2017 03:44 PM
Curfew announced for George County
Law enforcement and emergency resources are stretched thin throughout South Mississippi as first responders work crashes caused by slick driving conditions.

12/08/2017 03:42 PM
People are excited about snow day on the Gulf Coast
It's snowing in South Mississippi!

12/08/2017 03:31 PM
Jackson County braces for overnight freeze
In Jackson County, emergency management officials say they're preparing for the potential freeze overnight and its impact on roadways. 

12/08/2017 02:39 PM
Poplarville winter wonderland comes with joy and concern
Poplarville saw its first significant snowfall in years Friday. For some children, it was the first time ever seeing snow in their lives. 

12/08/2017 02:12 PM
Rare winter weather brings both hazard and fun to South Mississippi
It was a winter wonderland in parts of South Mississippi Friday morning, especially in Stone and Forrest counties.

12/08/2017 01:22 PM
Flag travels around the world, finishes journey at D'Iberville High School
It has flown in countries around the world, and now, a special American Flag will reside inside D'Iberville High School. 

12/08/2017 12:18 PM
ALERT: Pipe-bursting freeze coming Friday night
Below-freezing temperatures ranging from the lower 30s to the mid 20s are expected on Friday night overnight into Saturday morning across all of South Mississippi, including coastal locations.

12/08/2017 10:46 AM
VIDEO: Guys chill by pool, take a dip in the snow
These guys take “chilling by the pool” to a whole new level.

12/08/2017 06:51 AM
Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many fear overnight freeze
The season's first snow and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast around the South, cauing alarm among people who are not accustomed to the white stuff.

12/08/2017 05:53 AM
ALERT DAY: Wintry mix this morning; freeze very likely tonight in South MS
Meteorologist Wesley Williams says an Alert Day is in effect for the potential for wintry mix of snow, sleet, and cold rain this morning. Expect rain showers this morning that will eventually transition to sleet or snow across parts of our area.

12/07/2017 09:57 PM
Sand placed on Hwy. 90 bridge to Pascagoula
Sand placed on the Highway 90 bridge over the Pascagoula River is causing problems for drivers tonight.

12/07/2017 09:20 PM
"How Mississippi Changed America": A panel discusses the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
The panel held their discussion in the Old Capitol Museum, which is a good spot for it, since they're discussing the history of Mississippi and how we got to where we are.

12/07/2017 08:22 PM
Order of Events released for museum openings and President Trump's visit
The order of events for the ceremonial opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday:

12/07/2017 08:19 PM
Airport cancellations due to winter weather advisory
With the onset of freezing temperatures and a potential for snow this weekend, flights to and from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have been impacted. 

12/07/2017 07:21 PM
Man who streaked at Buffalo Bills game pleads guilty, fined
Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across field during blowout loss to Saints, earning praise from other fans for rushing better than the players, pleads guilty to exposure.

12/07/2017 06:57 PM
Biloxi woman delivers crocheted caps to those in need
An 81-year-old Biloxi woman's work is in high demand this week as temperatures tumble across the coast.

12/07/2017 06:40 PM
Repair crew battles frigid temperatures in Gulfport
Most people are trying to keep warm in South Mississippi this week.  

12/07/2017 05:57 PM
WATCH: Santa singing to sick MS girl will melt your heart
The holiday season is a time for giving and wonder, and sometimes the smallest gifts mean the most. Today, a coast man dressed as Santa Claus gave a family something they will never forget.

12/07/2017 05:39 PM
AL man found guilty of murder, sentenced to life
Peter Julius Henderson has been found guilty of first degree murder in the 2016 death of Chandler Pugh, according to District Attorney Joel Smith. 

12/07/2017 05:37 PM
Winter weather already creating dangerous driving conditions
Freezing temperatures and winter precipitation are creating dangerous road conditions for drivers in South Mississippi. Emergency crews are responding to multiple crashes on roadways across the coast.

12/07/2017 04:22 PM
Nativity BVM parish plans big celebration for cathedral's 175th anniversary
The heartbeat of the Biloxi Diocese is about to get loud. Beginning Jan. 1, parishioners throughout the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish and the Biloxi Diocese will be celebrating the Cathedral’s 175th anniversary.

12/07/2017 04:10 PM
Lawsuit filed against City of Biloxi over parade death
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the City of Biloxi. The suit was filed Nov. 13 by the mother of Braydon Hester’s son.

12/07/2017 03:29 PM
Coast WWII veterans remember Pearl Harbor
On the anniversary of an American tragedy, residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport held a ceremony in commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

12/07/2017 02:26 PM
LIST: Schools schedule changes for winter weather
Due to the declining weather conditions, all schools in the Harrison County School District will be releasing one hour early Friday. And all schools in the Jackson County School District will dismiss 30 minutes early. 

12/07/2017 02:08 PM
How to drive in freezing conditions
With freezing temps on the way, South Mississippians are preparing for some conditions we may not be accustomed to.

12/07/2017 01:46 PM
Real-life 'Grinch' arrested in Jackson County
Jackson County sheriff's investigators have arrested a man they claim to have been a real-life "Grinch." 

12/07/2017 01:27 PM
MGCCC names new head football coach
Jack Wright is taking over the football program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. School officials announced their choice Thursday following approval by the Board of Trustees. 

12/07/2017 12:51 PM
Ice cream shop's cow derriere logo gets icy reception
A New Jersey ice cream shop is changing its logo of a cartoon cow with a pronounced derriere after the play on words drew complaints that it was sexist.

12/07/2017 12:50 PM
GOOD NEWS: Hattiesburg native awarded patent for DNA vaccine
When we have outbreaks like Ebola or Zika, there are scientists in research labs working day in and day out to find answers, treatments, or vaccines to protect us. Now, a Hattiesburg High School graduate and her team have a patent on a vaccine that will do just that.  

12/07/2017 12:21 PM
Tinder swindler who made false cancer claims gets prison
A man who swindled his Tinder dates out of $49,000 has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.

12/07/2017 11:19 AM
Ocean Springs teen reported missing
Ocean Springs police are asking for help finding a 16-year-old girl who was last seen Nov. 20. Police say Nova Clark has been reported missing.

12/07/2017 09:40 AM
Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks
An obese squirrel has been caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a New Jersey family leaves out every year as a holiday treat for delivery people.

12/07/2017 09:21 AM
Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call
Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape led to dog's barking, 911 call.

12/07/2017 07:30 AM
Woman claims surgeon talked on cellphone during operation
A suburban New York City woman sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.

12/07/2017 05:47 AM
UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory expanded to entire coast
WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams says the Winter Weather Advisory area has been expanded to include all of the WLOX viewing area. The advisory time goes into effect at 9 p.m. Thursday for parts of our area and will end at noon tomorrow for all of our area.

12/07/2017 05:03 AM
WLOX Editorial: Consider shopping locally this holiday season
There is optimism for retailers as always in the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation believes holiday sales for the 2017 holiday season will increase 3.6% to 4% over 2016 sales.   

12/06/2017 10:22 PM
Woman says copper vases missing from cemetery in Long Beach
Candy Dubuisson said she was visiting her niece's grave when she noticed the flowers weren't in the vase. And her's wasn't the only grave disturbed. Now she's hoping whoever did the shameful act will rethink their decision and return the vases.  

12/06/2017 10:07 PM
Salvation Army expresses doubt on declining homeless numbers
There are fewer people homeless Mississippi than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

12/06/2017 06:34 PM
Harrison Co. officials prepare roads for possible freeze
Freezing temperatures and wet weather could be a dangerous combination for drivers in South Mississippi this weekend. 

12/06/2017 06:04 PM
Hancock Co. preparing for wet winter weather
Hancock County officials are preparing for the worst as the potential for wet winter weather draws near.

12/06/2017 05:03 PM
Residents stirred after home invasion
Residents of Artes Street are shaken following a home invasion on Tuesday night.

12/06/2017 04:53 PM
Pascagoula mayor to ask President for $1.1 Billion in aid
Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell is preparing for a trip to the state capitol this weekend, where he'll meet with President Trump to request financial aid for infrastructure.

12/06/2017 03:47 PM
Governor Bryant reacts to planned visit from President Trump
Governor Phil Bryant reacted to the planned visit of President Donald Trump for the opening of the long-awaited Mississippi Civil Right Museum and Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson.  "Mississippi should be proud that @POTUS has agreed to speak at the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum," Bryant tweeted on Wednesday. "The world will be watching our Bicentennial celebration. Let us come together as on...

12/06/2017 02:56 PM
Meals on Wheels delivers nutrition and goodwill
Hundreds of homebound Ocean Springs residents enjoy hot meals, courtesy of The Lord is my Help's Meals on Wheels program. Those people might go hungry if not for the efforts of volunteers. And they donate their time all year long, not just during the holidays. Doug Walker introduces to one of these dedicated good Samaritans.

12/06/2017 02:54 PM
Gov. Bryant appoints new DMR executive director
The man who led recovery efforts in Harrison County after Hurricane Katrina will soon take over as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

12/06/2017 02:45 PM
Gulfport mayor's song to be featured in movie debut
Billy Hewes is no stranger to music.

12/06/2017 01:49 PM
Cold weather shelters open in South MS
Several cold weather shelters are opening across South Mississippi. 

12/06/2017 01:17 PM
Spanked children more likely to be violent partners, study says
Parents who spank their children may be setting them up to be violent toward future partners, a new study suggests.

12/06/2017 01:06 PM
Coast men hope state adopts magnolia design for flag
One of the first things you may notice on Jeremy England's Jackson County home is the flag flying on his front porch. 

12/06/2017 10:33 AM
OS flag protesters say ‘take it down’
About 100 protesters rallied against the Mississippi state flag in Ocean Springs before Tuesday night’s board of aldermen meeting. The group marched from Marshall Park to city hall carrying signs and chanting "take it down."

12/06/2017 09:10 AM
Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car
Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car.

12/05/2017 11:00 PM
Chris White is the latest member of the Mississippi Bowl Hall of Fame
Chris White enjoyed plenty of success on the football field from his high school days at Vancleave, at Mississippi Gulf Coast and later at Mississippi State.  He would play four years in the NFL.  On Sunday he received a big honor at halftime of the Mississippi Bowl.

12/05/2017 10:03 PM
Security will be tight at Pascagoula High after bomb threat
Additional security will be on the Pascagoula High School campus Wednesday after a bomb threat at the school.

12/05/2017 09:45 PM
Political figures react to President Trump's planned visit to Jackson
Local leaders are reacting further to the news of President Trump's visit after the White House confirmed the trip Tuesday. What started Monday with mostly just surprise has now turned to more staunch, defined statements on the matter.

12/05/2017 09:32 PM
Man killed in Gulfport home invasion identified
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has identified the man who was shot to death during a home invasion Tuesday night.

12/05/2017 08:54 PM
Pascagoula mayor to meet with President Trump this weekend
Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell will meet with President Donald Trump when he visits Mississippi this weekend.

12/05/2017 06:25 PM
City of Gulfport working to clean blight
In Gulfport, city leaders are taking steps to clear the community of blighted and overgrown properties as they forge ahead with beautification projects.

12/05/2017 05:35 PM
Moss Point PD inching closer to moving in new HQ
Moss Point Police Department is inching closer to finally relocating to the new public safety complex. A few new challenges arose pushing back plans to move in Dec. 4.

12/05/2017 05:22 PM
Picayune woman shot to death; suspect behind bars
A woman is dead following a shooting Tuesday morning in Picayune. According to Picayune police, the shooting happened at the corner of Beech St. and Bender St. 

12/05/2017 11:46 AM
Google is hiring 10,000 content reviewers to clean up YouTube
Google-owned YouTube has had a rough patch in late 2017, as advertisers have been pulling away from the platform.

12/05/2017 10:21 AM
'Big as my head': Hawaii woman seeks record for huge avocado
A Big Island woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound avocado she snagged is the world's largest.

12/01/2017 04:36 AM
Gulfport shooting suspect charged with aggravated assault
Gulfport police have arrested the suspect in connection to a shooting on 300 block of 31st St. 

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.

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