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07/19/2018 12:25 PM
Armed robbery suspect accused of taking officer's weapon, trying to escape
A suspect being held in Ocean Springs' jail has facing more charges after taking a weapon from an officer and trying to escape.

07/19/2018 12:19 PM
Husbands and wives both lie (about her income)
According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate theirs by about 1.5 percent.

07/19/2018 11:29 AM
2 dead following 4-vehicle accident in I-20 near East Loop 338
Two people are dead following a four-vehicle accident in Ector County Wednesday morning.

07/19/2018 11:24 AM
WANTED: Pascagoula Police looking for suspect in drive-by shooting
Police are looking for a man suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting that happened earlier this month in Pascagoula.

07/19/2018 10:29 AM
Gautier pride tags available for pre-order
Anyone wanting to show their Gautier pride to the world can now do so while driving around Mississippi. A Gautier Gators pride tag will soon be available throughout the Magnolia State. On Thursday, the tags became available for pre-sale.

07/19/2018 10:23 AM
Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin together
This is the second time in a month that Trump has been on the Time cover.

07/19/2018 09:48 AM
Gynecologist accused by 52 women of sexual misconduct targeted Chinese students, lawsuit says
Three former students allege in a lawsuit that Tyndall specifically targeted Chinese students because the students didn't know what standards are typical for gynecologists in the U.S.

07/19/2018 09:48 AM
2 officers shot, suspect in custody after standoff in Poplar Bluff, MO
What started as a warrant arrest turned into a shooting where an officer was injured on Thursday, July 19 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

07/19/2018 08:11 AM
William Carey opens coast's first pharmacy school
The Gulf Coast's first pharmacy school is now open at William Carey University's Tradition campus.

07/19/2018 07:43 AM
American Idol auditions kick off Friday in the Big Easy
Are YOU the next American Idol? If you're hoping to try your luck and get on the popular singing show, here is your chance!

07/19/2018 06:15 AM
Recall: Great Value rolls among bread products possibly tainted with Salmonella
The recalled rolls are under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square and Great Value.

07/19/2018 06:09 AM
Fatal mistake? Toddler's care delayed after drunken car crash; father charged in death
First responders reportedly believed the 3-year-old was sleeping after the accident, but he needed medical attention.

07/19/2018 06:03 AM
WLOX Editorial: Join the effort to save lives
Our neighbors in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and two other southern states; Georgia and South Carolina are getting together in an effort to save lives. Doing their part to stop the annual repeat of 10,000 people dying. Dying on American roads because of speeding. Speeding accounts for more than a quarter of the traffic deaths. 

07/18/2018 10:05 PM
Business owners voice frustrations after flooding on Highway 49
Within minutes, rising waters on Highway 49 forced several business to close their doors early Wednesday, and in some cases, trapped employees inside.

07/18/2018 09:05 PM
Police: Motorcyclist hospitalized after falling off I-110 bridge in Biloxi
Police say a motorcyclist is being treated at the hospital after falling off the I-110 bridge. 

07/18/2018 08:36 PM
Gulfport coaches called heroes after helping accident victim
When a group of Gulfport High School coaches found themselves in the middle of an emergency situation, without hesitation, they went to work.

07/18/2018 07:23 PM
Shrimpers say season is 'mediocre' so far
It’s typical to see shrimp boats either leaving harbor or working out over the Mississippi Sound

07/18/2018 06:26 PM
Family, friends of Pascagoula teens killed in crash push for memorial bench
For the first time, friends of two Pascagoula teens killed in a car crash back in June are speaking out.

07/18/2018 05:49 PM
CAUTION: Heavy downpours cause severe flooding in Harrison County
Downpours caused heavy flooding throughout Harrison County Wednesday. 

07/18/2018 05:37 PM
WATCH THIS: Video of soldier reuniting with daughter after 250 days goes viral
One military family reunion from Fort Hood is taking over the internet.

07/18/2018 05:34 PM
Hancock storm drainage idea lets nature clean up the mess
With heavy rainstorms come nasty drainage. The water coming through a culvert in Bay St. Louis may not be raw sewage, but it’s close. But a pilot project idea in Hancock County could let nature clean up the mess.

07/18/2018 04:17 PM
Hard Rock Biloxi regular hits a $1.3M jackpot
One man sat down at a high limits machine in the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi Wednesday morning and walked away about $1.3 million richer. It's the highest jackpot in South Mississippi in almost a decade.

07/18/2018 04:16 PM
Drivers agree traffic light has improved safety at Gulfport intersection
For years the intersection at Cowan Road and East Taylor road has been a traffic nightmare for many residents. Now, a year after the installation of a new traffic light, people are praising the effort to improve safety and ease of use.

07/18/2018 03:45 PM
Biloxi police chief on air show: Leave early
Prepare to come early and stay late, and stay hydrated. That's the message Biloxi Police Chief John Miller has for everyone planning to enjoy this weekend's Blues Over Biloxi Air Show. 

07/18/2018 02:51 PM
Police: man arrested after assaulting victim with machete-type weapon
Biloxi police arrested Bernard Matheny, 55, Wednesday for Aggravated Assault after police say he assaulted a victim with a machete-type weapon. 

07/18/2018 02:09 PM
Suspects wanted for stealing $6k in jewelry from Edgewater Mall
Biloxi police are looking for two people suspected of stealing jewelry worth thousands of dollars from Edgewater Mall. 

07/18/2018 01:48 PM
Watching the Blues Over Biloxi from Ocean Springs
Officers with the Ocean Springs Police Department are gearing up for a busy weekend as extra feet hit their city for the Blues Over Biloxi event July 21-22.

07/18/2018 01:24 PM
Man dies from eating flesh-eating bacteria on oysters
Health officials also urge people with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and other shellfish. Flesh-eating bacteria does not change the appearance, odor or taste of an oyster.

07/18/2018 12:57 PM
Dr. Ben Carson announced as keynote speaker for upcoming healthcare summit
Governor Phil Bryant announced that Ben Carson will attend the Governor's Healthcare Economic Development Summit.

07/18/2018 12:37 PM
Gulfport hotel robbery caught on camera. Do you recognize the suspect?
Gulfport Police need your help identifying a man they say was caught on tape robbing the Sleep Inn on Old Highway 49 just before 3am Monday. 

07/18/2018 12:12 PM
Ocean Springs mayor addresses downtown parking, beach erosion, retail development
It was all about Ocean Springs Wednesday morning at the Love Shack Bar and Grill downtown. The restaurant hosted the quarterly Breakfast with the Mayor meeting, sponsored by city’s Chamber of Commerce. 

07/18/2018 11:53 AM
'God's church, not your church': Pastor revokes memberships, angers churchgoers
The letters were sent to members who hadn't attended in more than a year. 

07/18/2018 11:49 AM
37th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival poster unveiled
The Biloxi Seafood Festival poster was unveiled Wednesday morning during the Breakfast with the Mayor event at the Hard Rock Casino. Biloxi seafood committee chairs unveiled the winning poster that will represent the festival this Fall. 

07/18/2018 10:40 AM
Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois
Authorities say fire damaged a giant pyramid tourist attraction in northern Illinois.

07/18/2018 10:22 AM
Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs
An invasive species of plant in Vermont left an Essex woman with severe burns and blisters.

07/18/2018 08:55 AM
Restaurant shames teen for paying with coins, he starts campaign to give back
Cohen Naulty turned a shameful experience at a restaurant into a noble cause. The restaurant's owner has apologized.

07/17/2018 10:24 PM
Ocean Springs recruiting businesses with help of The Retail Coach
Ocean Springs is three months into a 12-month agreement with The Retail Coach. The firm has been analyzing the Ocean Springs market to determine what opportunities are out there for the city.

07/17/2018 09:29 PM
Boat capsizes in Pascagoula; rescue boat captain recalls the mission
When a passenger boat capsized in Pascagoula on Sunday, JP Rutland, a Sea Tow boat captain, sprang into action. 

07/17/2018 09:19 PM
Police: Moss Point woman arrested after fabricating crime
Pascagoula police arrested Meaghan Gates, 35, of Moss Point Tuesday for False Reporting of a Crime. 

07/17/2018 07:22 PM
Manhunt continues for fourth Leake Co. inmate who escaped jail Monday night
The manhunt continues for an inmate in Leake County after four men escaped jail Monday night. 31-year-old Zorro Clayton is the only inmate still on the loose. He is charged with aggravated  assault.

07/17/2018 05:09 PM
Wisconsin family proves it's always a good time to give back
The Gartmans' are a family of five from Wisconsin.

07/17/2018 04:43 PM
Gulfport man arrested on human trafficking charges
A Gulfport man was taken into custody in connection with a Harrison County human trafficking investigation.

07/17/2018 04:32 PM
New police department on the way in D'Iberville
In D'Iberville, it's out with the old and in with the new- a new police station that is. The new station will be built on Lamey Bridge Road just south of Interstate 10 next to the main fire station. 

07/17/2018 04:24 PM
Domino's to fill potholes in Jackson through $5,000 'Paving for Pizza' grant
Domino's has funded pothole repair across the nation and now they are setting their sights on Jackson.

07/17/2018 04:17 PM
Newspaper publisher writes about giving ride to escaped murderer
We're learning more about the first few hours of freedom for Michael Floyd Wilson following his prison escape almost two weeks ago. He hitchhiked his first ride from a local newspaper publisher.

07/17/2018 04:13 PM
Gulfport city council gets Centennial Plaza update
Imagine a large pool with a lazy river near the planned Holiday Inn, a Vegas style water fountain, apartments and another boutique style hotel. Those are just some of the amenities being kicked around for the old VA property on the beach in Gulfport. 

07/17/2018 03:00 PM
D'Iberville police host 100 kids in D.A.R.E camp
Youngsters in D'Iberville are daring to be great. They're learning the do's and don’ts of drugs, alcohol and the basics in safety. And it's all thanks to volunteer officers of the D'Iberville Police Department, as well as, a bus driver and art teacher from the Harrison County School District. 

07/17/2018 02:53 PM
Michigan twins run for county seats as political opponents
Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

07/17/2018 02:03 PM
UPDATE: Humane Society of South MS closed after heavy rainfall compromises shelter
The Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport is closing the shelter after thunderstorms and heavy rainfall caused several issues within the shelter. 

07/17/2018 01:27 PM
Teens charged with murder of 75-year-old man
Two teens are charged with murder in the death of a 75-year-old man in Covington County.

07/17/2018 12:18 PM
Probe criticizes Montana justice for absences, tardiness
An investigation into the operation of one of the Missoula County justice courts found the judge was frequently absent, had employees walk her dog, put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch and offered no training to new hires.

07/17/2018 12:00 PM
Officials identify veteran killed in Gulfport fire
We now know the identity of the Marine Corp veteran killed in a mobile home fire Sunday in Gulfport.

07/17/2018 11:08 AM
MS National Guard's 155th take charge of Operation Spartan Shield
The Mississippi National Guard's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team is now in charge of Operation Spartan Shield at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. And they're making history as the first National Guard BCT to ever have this mission. 

07/17/2018 10:37 AM
Seabee Base security training sounds, feels like a real emergency
Gulfport Seabee Base security forces were put into a situation only being told that it was going to be training. Then they had to respond as if it were the real deal.

07/17/2018 07:58 AM
Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?
Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

07/17/2018 06:12 AM
Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies
A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

07/17/2018 05:35 AM
Audubon Zoo confirms jaguar damaged enclosure roof to escape
The Audubon Zoo is expected to update the public Tuesday on the on-going investigation into how one of its jaguars escaped.

07/16/2018 11:52 PM
3 of 4 inmates who escaped Leake Co. jail back in custody
Four inmates escaped from the Leake County Jail Monday night. According to,  Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

07/16/2018 08:58 PM
Sheriff: Stricter animal cruelty laws needed in MS
Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge stressed the need for stronger animal cruelty laws during a Monday press release after almost 100 animals were seized from a private property where they lived in deplorable conditions.  David and Mary Ellen Senne were arrested and made their initial court appearance Monday. Each is charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to a dog or cat. "This has probably been one of the most eye-opening cases for me personally and tho...

07/16/2018 06:24 PM
Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues
The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping.

07/16/2018 04:44 PM
More questions than answers about Greene County prison escape
Many Greene County residents are still on edge after a convicted double murderer escaped from the Southern Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville almost two weeks ago. Michael Floyd Wilson spent three days on the run before being captured on the coast. Residents want to know how it happened and why, and if it could happen again.

07/16/2018 02:58 PM
Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know
The Department of Marine Resources is expecting a big turnout on the water for those wanting to watch the Blue Angels this week in Biloxi. The air show is Saturday and Sunday, but the practice rounds take place Thursday and Friday. 

07/16/2018 09:28 AM
Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish
A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond.

07/16/2018 09:15 AM
"Horrific scene": Son stabs mother to death and assaults father, officials say
Major Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department called the scene "horrific". 

07/14/2018 03:31 PM
Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit
Finnish brewery pays humorous tribute to U.S. Russian summit in Helsinki with a limited-edition beer, urges Trump, Putin to settle things "like adults".

07/14/2018 01:51 PM
Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the Coast's best air show
Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

07/14/2018 11:02 AM
Rhode Island governor to hold office hours at the beach
Rhode Island's governor says she's holding summer office hours at the beach.

07/13/2018 06:40 AM
Tours and tattoos mark Friday the 13th
There's nothing superstitious about Friday the 13th as two towns celebrate the day with tours or tattoos.

07/11/2018 02:19 PM
South Mississippi Strong: Biloxi historian shines light on city's rich history
Preserving that history and teaching about it is the job of Biloxi historical administrator Bill Raymond. He's just another example of the many people that help make south Mississippi strong. 

05/09/2018 06:40 PM
Celebrate National Shrimp Day with Sausage & Shrimp Pastalaya
National Shrimp Day is Thursday, May 10. Shrimp cooks quickly and can be prepared in endless ways. Zatarain's visited WLOX Studios on Wednesday to celebrate early and make Shrimp and Sausage Pastalaya - featuring the flavors of a New Orleans Jambalaya served up with pasta. The home chef can create this one-pot meal in just 30 minutes with the following recipe: INGREDIENTS (10 Servings) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium y...

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.