WLOX - Local News
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 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.
02/23/2018 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
02/21/2018 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 04:34 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 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 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.
02/16/2018 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.
04/04/2016 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 ...