WLOX - Local News

04/28/2017 08:27 PM
Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital
China's foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

04/28/2017 07:30 PM
SeaWorld San Diego gets a furry surprise: a baby sea lion
SeaWorld San Diego is caring for a sea lion that was unexpectedly born to a sick mother that was rescued from a beach.

04/28/2017 07:30 PM
Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon
The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp.

04/28/2017 06:46 PM
Police: Missing pregnant SC teen may be headed to Mexico with boyfriend
The Aiken Department of Public Safety needs your help locating a pregnant runaway teen who may be on her way to Mexico with her boyfriend.

04/28/2017 06:04 PM
Third suspect in Suzuki City burglary arrested
A third suspect accused of stealing motorcycles from a Biloxi business in February is behind bars.

04/28/2017 05:40 PM
New fire station to be built in Woolmarket
Biloxi City leaders voted to spend $100,000 to buy 3 acres of land for a new fire station for the annexed Woolmarket community. 

04/28/2017 05:15 PM
No quorum at Diamondhead meeting over political email blast
Hundreds of Diamondhead residents were surprised this week when they received an anonymous email the mayor describes as "a political smear campaign."

04/28/2017 04:48 PM
Man accused of stealing from Jackson Co. animal shelter
A Gautier man is behind bars after being accused of stealing from the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

04/28/2017 04:24 PM
Judge releases convicted child rapist to care for sick mother
A Baton Rouge judge has allowed a man just convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl to be released from jail to care for his sick mother.

04/28/2017 03:59 PM
Winn-Dixie closing Gulfport store
The Winn-Dixie grocery store at 1444 East Pass Rd. will close its doors for the last time in June.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art
In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom complete with fresh flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun
Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son's hair.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Llama on the lam: Trooper lassoes llama loose on roadway
Massachusetts State Police are praising the cowboy skills of one their troopers after he lassoed a llama loose on a state highway and led it to safety.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing
Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to sit naked in ice baths.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award
A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy has received an "Outstanding Citizen Award" for turning in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Flower shop owner accused of stealing plants from cemetery
Police have accused a flower shop owner of stealing plants and other items for months from graves at a New Jersey cemetery.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
Mystery in Virginia: Someone is shaving other people's cats
Someone has been shaving other people's cats in Waynesboro, Virginia _ seven of them since December _ and police are calling on the mysterious cat-clipper to stop the feline barbering spree.

04/28/2017 03:50 PM
500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1
A state official says human error is to blame for 500 Rhode Island residents receiving two tax-refund checks.

04/28/2017 03:21 PM
Moss Point School District settles suit over 2014 death of student
The Moss Point School District has settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of Lorel Ka’heim Malone, a seventh grader who died in March 2014 after a fight at school.

04/28/2017 03:03 PM
Harrison County schools receive $3.13M FEMA grant
With hurricane season on the horizon, U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss) and Congressman Steven Palazzo are ensuring that students in the Harrison County School District stay safe.

04/28/2017 02:32 PM
Sheriff: Body of missing 2-year-old girl found, search continues for missing brother
Authorities with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are expected to hold a news conference Friday afternoon about the two missing children whose mother was found dead Thursday. 

04/28/2017 02:08 PM
Field day brings students of all abilities out to play
It was all games and a great time on Friday at the Harrison County Child Development Center.

04/28/2017 12:37 PM
Police: Man found smuggling 15 packages of meat in his pants
A Laurel man has been charged with a misdemeanor after he was caught smuggling 15 packages of meat in his pants from a grocery store, according to Laurel police.

04/28/2017 11:38 AM
Forrest County death row inmate to get new trial
A death row inmate from Forrest county will be getting a new trail after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals finds issues with the jury that convicted her.  

04/28/2017 11:12 AM
Port of Gulfport signs lease agreement with largest tenant ever
Officials with the state port at Gulfport have signed a lease with the biggest tenant to ever call the port home.

04/28/2017 10:39 AM
Police: Pizza Hut robbery was inside job
The armed robbery of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Gulfport was set up by an employee, police said.

04/28/2017 10:32 AM
Jimmy John's to offer $1 subs for Customer Appreciation Day
Some Jimmy John's sandwich shops will be offering a special price Tuesday for the company's Customer Appreciation Day.

04/28/2017 10:16 AM
Sheriff: Retired MS cop charged with DUI after hitting 5 kids
Deputies in Polk County, FL arrested an impaired driver on Thursday night for hitting five students at their bus stop. Two of the five students were critically injured. The suspect, John Camfield, is a retired police office from Water Valley, MS. 

04/28/2017 09:58 AM
Woman held captive: 'Don't let him put me back in the hole'
Police records released Friday detail the frantic and heartbreaking moments Blanchester police found a woman being held captive in a pit in her neighbor's backyard shed. 

04/28/2017 08:21 AM
'I got 2 clips!' Impatient mom pulls out gun, threatens barber cutting son's hair
Police are looking for a woman who pointed a gun at a barber all because her son's haircut was taking too long.

04/28/2017 08:19 AM
Byrd may pay deputy $260,000 in harassment penalties
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals just intervened in a Mike Byrd case. It determined “the district court erred in ‘decoupling’ the evidence” and ordered the case be sent back to district court so the jury’s verdict can be reinstated. The former sheriff may have to pay a deputy $260,000 because of harassment allegations argued during a 2015 trial.

04/27/2017 07:01 PM
Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path
One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

04/27/2017 06:10 PM
Pascagoula - Election preview
Pascagoula’s next mayor will be elected June 6. Neither republican Dane Maxwell, democrat Jenafer Gurley or independent candidate Lazaro Rovira have opposition in the May 2 primary. The winner of the general election replaces retiring mayor Jim Blevins.

04/27/2017 05:50 PM
Moss Point - Election preview
Moss Point Mayor Billy Broomfield wants to keep his job. By qualifying as an independent for the 2017 municipal election, he avoids a crowded field in the May 2 primary, and immediately enters the June 6 general election.

04/27/2017 05:37 PM
Ocean Springs - Election preview
Ocean Springs residents must wait until June to vote for their next mayor. Incumbent democrat Connie Moran and republican challenger Shea Dobson are on June 6 ballots. The “city of discovery” will have at least three new aldermen.

04/27/2017 05:29 PM
Gautier mayoral candidates talk issues
Since there are only two candidates - both Republican - the Gautier mayoral race will be decided in the primary.

04/27/2017 05:20 PM
Diamondhead - Election preview
Fifteen republicans are on Diamondhead ballots May 2. Three of those GOP candidates want to become Diamondhead’s next mayor.

04/27/2017 05:15 PM
Tourism officials get low down on big 2016 numbers
Big tourism numbers for South Mississippi. 2016 was a very good year.

04/27/2017 04:59 PM
Long Beach - Election preview
When Billy Skellie decided to walk away from city hall, five republicans stepped forward and said they wanted to become “the friendly city’s” next mayor.

04/27/2017 04:57 PM
4 proposals submitted for skate park
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors are taking another look the plans to lease the the skate park on Debuys Road.

04/27/2017 04:37 PM
Disability Connection celebrates playground
Five years ago, Disability Connection celebrated the building of a special needs playground at Bruce Ladner Memorial Park in Gulfport. 

04/27/2017 04:31 PM
Bishop-elect looks forward to installation
Friday will be a historic day for the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi. The diocese will ordain and install Monsignor Louis Kihneman as the next bishop of the diocese.

04/27/2017 04:12 PM
What to know before you head to the polls Tuesday
South Mississippi voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast votes in municipal primary elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

04/27/2017 02:37 PM
Protesters waving MS state flags outside Biloxi City Hall
For the second time this week, protesters are waving the Mississippi state flag in front of Biloxi City Hall.

04/27/2017 02:20 PM
Biloxi High School second in state in national poll
A recent national poll on USNews.com ranked Mississippi schools, and several Coast schools ended up with high marks.

04/27/2017 12:25 PM
Pass Christian - Election preview
One city. One race. One winner. That’s it. That’s all you’ll find in Pass Christian during the 2017 municipal elections.

04/27/2017 12:20 PM
D'Iberville - Election preview
D’Iberville has one of the quietest election seasons in South Mississippi. Incumbent mayor Rusty Quave faces no opposition, and there are just three council races in the May 2 primary.

04/27/2017 12:12 PM
Gulfport - Election preview
Three Gulfport council seats will be decided on May 2.

04/27/2017 11:39 AM
Tonight only: Free admission to Crawfish Music Fest with 2 canned goods
Thursday night, the Crawfish Music Festival returns to the Coast Coliseum for its second weekend.

04/27/2017 10:23 AM
Man wanted for 1976 Texas murder arrested in Wayne County
A man wanted for a 1976 murder in South Texas was taken into custody in Wayne County Thursday morning. 

04/26/2017 11:17 PM
'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson
William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

04/26/2017 10:50 PM
R&B Star R. Kelly sued for alleged affair with Mississippi Deputy's wife
Kenny Bryant is suing the superstar singer and his companies over the alleged romance. Robert Sylvester Kelly, the self-proclaimed King of R &B known for his timely hits and sexual lyrics, is now embroiled in a real life romantic drama. 

04/26/2017 08:38 PM
Hancock County to do battle over nesting areas
Homeowners may face a battle over property rights in an upcoming meeting with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.

04/26/2017 06:40 PM
Contract disagreement leaves baseball league without scoreboard
Youth baseball is in full swing across the coast, but for the Dixie league in Pascagoula, a contract disagreement between league officials and Pepsi, is leaving the teams without scoreboards. 

04/26/2017 05:57 PM
Doctors handle rising number of cases of tick bite that causes meat allergy
Reaction to the insect's bite is quickly becoming one of the top cases handled by local allergy specialists.

04/26/2017 04:59 PM
Study brings economics of Gulfport aquarium into focus
New information uncovered by WLOX News Now tweaks the expected impact of Gulfport’s Mississippi Aquarium project.

04/26/2017 04:59 PM
Netflix series about suicide sparks controversy, expert weighs in
The Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, is causing controversy.

04/26/2017 04:56 PM
Coast man to be inducted as Saints Superfan
During football season, Bill Campbell's house transforms into "Who Dat Drive". 

04/26/2017 04:34 PM
Pascagoula leaders host municipal office forum
With elections right around the corner, business leaders in Pascagoula getting a chance to see who's running. 

04/26/2017 03:10 PM
5 Republicans vying for LB mayor's seat
Five Republican candidates are running for mayor of Long Beach in Tuesday's primary election.

04/26/2017 03:05 PM
Retiring bishop reflects on leading Catholic Diocese of Biloxi
On Friday, the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi will turn the page for a new chapter in the hierarchy of the Catholic community in South Mississippi.

04/26/2017 02:04 PM
MGM Park hosts thousands of students for Education Day
Education and entertainment combined at MGM Park, making Wednesday a day to remember for thousands of students.

04/26/2017 10:50 AM
WLOX Editorial: MS Department of Education needs checks and balances
We recently learned that the Mississippi Department of Education misspent tens of millions of dollars.The department had to cut after school grants to repay federal money that was spent on programs for which they were not approved. Audits revealed the problem. 

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.

03/17/2017 01:24 PM
VA hosts annual National Veterans Golden Age Games
With spring just around the corner and good weather ahead, veterans ready to hit the field are in luck.

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.