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06/28/2017 03:21 PM
MS Power suspends use of lignite at Kemper Co. power plant
Mississippi Power is suspending the use of lignite coal at its Kemper County Energy Facility.

06/28/2017 02:31 PM
George County Animal Shelter asking for community help
With no more space for animals, and barely enough funds to cover their operating costs, George County Animal Shelter staff members are pleading for help. 

06/28/2017 02:02 PM
Good Samaritan honored for thwarting robbery
Wednesday morning, Sheriff Troy Peterson presented a Citizens Meritorious Award to a man for his actions helping to thwart a robbery back in December.

06/28/2017 01:53 PM
Repairs to delay traffic at Pass Rd. and Veterans Ave.
Drivers along Pass Road and Veterans should expect a delay due to upcoming repairs in the area. 

06/28/2017 01:13 PM
Gov. Ivey adds day to Alabama's list of paid state holidays
Gov. Kay Ivey is adding an additional day to Alabama's list of 2017 state holidays.

06/28/2017 12:39 PM
Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court
A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the Confederate-themed state flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/28/2017 12:30 PM
Harrison Co. residents to pay more, get less with new garbage contract
Harrison County households which receive garbage service from Waste Pro will have a new garbage company beginning October 1st. 

06/28/2017 12:24 PM
Bayside shooting victim, 17, in critical condition; suspect, 15, charged
A 15-year-old is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting an older teen in the back of the neck in a drive-by in the Bayside Park neighborhood Wednesday morning.

06/28/2017 11:34 AM
VIDEO: Argument erupts over state flag at McComb city council meeting
Earlier this month, the city joined a growing list of Mississippi cities and universities that no longer fly the state flag on their grounds. On Tuesday night, it was brought up again to discuss whether or not it should fly on city property.

06/28/2017 10:21 AM
Fort Bayou Bridge now open
The Fort Bayou Bridge on Washington Ave. in Ocean Springs has reopened to traffic after being stuck in the open position for a short time.

06/28/2017 10:21 AM
Video: Sharks thrash close to beach in FL
Stephanie Stevens Adcock, a tourist from Arkansas, posted video of the shark encounter on Facebook. As of Tuesday morning, it had 2.2 million views.

06/28/2017 10:04 AM
US demands more security on international flights to US
The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security for international flights bound to the United States.

06/28/2017 09:54 AM
Lawsuit: MS Power, yacht club liable for John Harrison Doucet accident
The family of John Harrison Doucet wants Mississippi Power and the Gulfport Yacht Club held responsible for his devastating accident.

06/28/2017 08:04 AM
Suspect took joyride on street sweeper, crashed and fled
Police in New Jersey are looking for a suspect who stole a street sweeper and went on a brief joyride before crashing it.

06/28/2017 06:32 AM
Former beauty queen dies 2 years after being set on fire by ex-boyfriend
Through pain, the woman fought to tell her story, advising others in abusive relationships to get help.

06/28/2017 06:17 AM
All suspects in French Quarter attack in custody
Rashaad Piper, 20, was booked into the Orleans Parish Jail around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

06/27/2017 10:31 PM
120-foot cross, topped with crown of thorns, goes up in Batesville
A massive cross now adorns the side of I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. 

06/27/2017 10:21 PM
New Moss Point administration takes oath of office
It was a packed house at Pelican's Landing on Tuesday evening with dozens of people eager to witness the swearing in of Moss Point's newest administration.

06/27/2017 09:21 PM
Crews clean up beaches ahead of holiday
Just a week after Tropical Storm Cindy passed through the coast, leaving debris and tons of dead animals on the shore, Hancock County is still working to get things back to normal before the upcoming holiday weekend.

06/27/2017 09:13 PM
George Regional Hospital breaks ground on expansion project
A much-needed expansion is happening at George Regional Hospital. Tuesday night, they broke ground on the 20,000 square foot two- story building that will house a brand new emergency room on the first floor.

06/27/2017 08:45 PM
Ark Encounter denies turning woman with service dog away
An Alabama woman claims her family and their service dog Gizzy were denied access to the Ark Encounter, a Noah's Ark exhibit in Williamstown.

06/27/2017 05:57 PM
Man dies after getting hit by unmarked police car
A man is dead after he was hit by an unmarked police car as he was trying to cross a busy Baton Rouge roadway Tuesday evening, according to investigators. The victim's name has not been released.

06/27/2017 05:57 PM
New boutique hotel opening in Pass Christian
You're not going to see huge hotel towers opening in a small, quaint town like Pass Christian. Investors there are betting on more intimate, boutique hotels to draw visitors to the Pass.

06/27/2017 05:51 PM
DOJ lifts no spending order on Bay PD drug forfeiture funds
We have an update on the Department of Justice audit into drug forfeiture funds in Bay St. Louis. The DOJ recently lifted a do not spend order on the police program.

06/27/2017 05:49 PM
Flint Creek gears up for summer fun
It is a family-oriented attraction, that is synonymous with summertime.  Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins has kicked-off another busy season.

06/27/2017 05:38 PM
Appeals court upholds life sentence for convicted killer
A Mississippi appeals court has upheld the life sentence for a convicted killer in a crime that shocked the coast.

06/27/2017 05:11 PM
Ingalls to build destroyer featuring upgraded radar technology
Ingalls has been awarded a contract modification to build a warship for the Navy featuring technology new to the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers.

06/27/2017 04:43 PM
Prison inmates remove statehouse furniture before renovation
New Jersey prison inmates are moving desks and other items out of the statehouse ahead of a $300 million renovation.

06/27/2017 03:16 PM
Part of St. Martin neighborhood under boil water notice
Since the work started in February, several boil water notices have been issued in the area, including four in the past two and a half weeks.

06/27/2017 03:13 PM
Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting
Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state.

06/27/2017 01:56 PM
WHAT TO DO: Faced with an attacking dog
The pit bull attack of a jogger in Vancleave Monday may bring a few questions to mind. For instance, what would you do if you were in a similar situation?

06/27/2017 01:05 PM
Big delivery: South Carolina mom gives birth to 14-pound son
A South Carolina couple is looking for some bigger baby clothes after their son was born at a whopping 14.4 pounds.

06/27/2017 12:55 PM
Falling fuel prices good news for Fourth of July travelers
If you're heading out of town for Fourth of July fun, you'll be glad to know the average price for a gallon of gas in Mississippi is below $2 a gallon. AAA says prices on the coast Tuesday average $1.99 a gallon.

06/27/2017 12:13 PM
80-year-old woman attacked, mauled by rabid bobcat in garden
An 80-year-old New Hampshire woman fought off a rabid bobcat with the help of her two dogs and her gardening sickle.

06/27/2017 11:04 AM
Garden at Biloxi VA pays tribute to women veterans
There's a new garden planted on the grounds of the Biloxi VA that has special meaning. It represents a tribute to all the women who have served their country in the military. 

06/27/2017 10:43 AM
'Embarrassing' Berlin police removed from G20 security duty
A group of Berlin police officers sent to Hamburg to help with security ahead of next week's Group of 20 summit has been sent home after some reportedly partied excessively at the barracks where they were staying.

06/27/2017 10:38 AM
Second arrest made, two more suspects identified in French Quarter beating
Joshua Simmons, 18, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with second-degree robbery.

06/27/2017 10:03 AM
Alabama man accused of stealing Atlanta Braves golf cart
Police say an Alabama man is accused of stealing a golf cart at SunTrust Park in suburban Atlanta before crashing it and attempting to flee from officers.

06/27/2017 09:33 AM
BORN TO FLY: Woman gives birth on plane that lands in New Orleans
A mother gave birth to a baby on a flight that was diverted to New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport on Saturday. 

06/27/2017 08:43 AM
Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine
A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine.

06/27/2017 07:19 AM
2 French Quarter attack suspects held without bond, 2 remain at large
A court hearing was held Tuesday for two suspects now in custody in connection with a brutal French Quarter beating that sent two tourists to the hospital.

06/27/2017 07:14 AM
Mississippi lawmaker defends his controversial "lynching" Facebook post
A state lawmaker cites 24 defenses in response to the federal lawsuit filed over his Facebook post calling for Louisiana leaders to be lynched for removing Confederate statues.

06/26/2017 10:49 PM
Dubon, Derby promoted from Shuckers to AAA Colorado Springs
The Shuckers say goodbye to one of their Southern League All-Stars, infielder Mauricio Dubon, as the team makes a flurry of roster moves Monday. 

06/26/2017 09:52 PM
Pascagoula Police interview possible shooting suspect as victim recovers
Pascagoula Police say they're interviewing a possible suspect in Monday night's shooting at Azalea Creek Apartments on Eden St.

06/26/2017 09:19 PM
Group questions 'religious event' at Moss Point school
A message from a pastor and children compelled to pray. Those actions at a youth summit in Moss Point are being called into question by the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

06/26/2017 07:16 PM
Laurel shooting victim lives on through organ donation
The mother of a woman shot earlier this month in the Windermere Subdivision is still looking for answers about what led to her daughter's death, but find comfort knowing she lives on in others.   

06/26/2017 06:47 PM
Mississippi asking feds to hand over $155 million worth of unclaimed savings bonds
Folks often find savings bonds tucked away in boxes in the attic, but those slips of paper are worth cold hard cash.

06/26/2017 06:27 PM
Masked capers rob Dollar General
Gulfport police need your help finding two suspected armed robbers. Two men wearing masks allegedly robbed a Dollar General on Oneal Rd. around 9 p.m. Saturday.

06/26/2017 06:22 PM
Phil Torjusen prepares to take seat as Gautier's mayor
The new Mayor of Gautier will be sworn into office during a ceremony Thursday.

06/26/2017 06:20 PM
Final wish: Vietnam vet granted motorcycle escort
A terminally ill Vietnam veteran received his final request Monday, as dozens of bikers from all over the Southeast escorted him to the Biloxi VA hospital from Gulfport Memorial.

06/26/2017 06:06 PM
Camp Able kickoff means big smiles in Gulfport
There was a big turnout Monday at Jones Park in Gulfport as a very special week-long summer camp got underway. Camp Able gives children with special needs a fun way to make new friends.

06/26/2017 05:22 PM
Save a life by giving blood this week
This week, you can help save a life. The American Red Cross is holding its annual Media for Red Cross Blood Drive through Wednesday.

06/26/2017 04:11 PM
Skimming device found at Gulfport gas station
Several reports of credit card fraud led to the recent discovery of a skimming device at a Gulfport gas station. Biloxi police are now working to identify two suspects in the case.

06/26/2017 04:11 PM
Attorney General issues warning as more elders targeted in "Grandparent Scam"
General Hood is issuing a reminder to Mississippians to remain vigilant of these scammers and to know how to protect yourself—or your loved ones—in these situations.

06/26/2017 03:53 PM
Oyster garden program underway in Mississippi
The Mississippi oyster gardening program is up and running. Baby oysters were delivered last week to several sites along the coast, where residents will watch over their growth until this fall, when they will be used to help restore existing reefs.

06/26/2017 03:14 PM
Pascagoula River leaves George County waterlogged
Combine more than 15 inches of rain and a large river that drains hundreds of miles, and the results usually aren't good. That's the situation in George County, where the Pascagoula River is well above flood stage.

06/26/2017 02:41 PM
Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi
A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized.

06/26/2017 02:23 PM
20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport
The Transportation Security Administration says a roughly 20-pound live lobster was spotted in a person's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

06/26/2017 01:46 PM
A good night's rest can help with weight loss
A little extra sleep can help lose a few extra pounds.

06/26/2017 12:25 PM
UPDATE: Power restored at Edgewater Mall
Food vendors at Edgewater Mall had a bit of a panic Monday in the middle of the lunch rush. A power outage to the mall's west side shut down business for less than an hour. 

06/26/2017 11:32 AM
Three-vehicle accident blocking traffic on Highway 49 north
A three vehicle accident is causing major traffic delays on Highway 49 north.  

06/26/2017 10:05 AM
3 sentenced in murders of HPD officers Deen and Tate
Three people charged in connection to the 2015 shooting deaths of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were sentenced on Monday.  

06/26/2017 10:01 AM
Jogger recalls dog attack: 'I thought I was going to die'
Justin McMillian was on his morning jog near Paige Bayou Road in Vancleave when things took a sudden, violent turn. Officials say three pit bulls broke out of the fence where they were being kept and attacked him.

06/26/2017 09:36 AM
Supreme Court to review Trump travel ban, allows part to go into effect
Trump's travel bans have been blocked by the courts, at least in part, based on his campaign pledge to block all Muslims from entering the country.

06/26/2017 08:37 AM
Officials: No evidence of 'missing' driver in I-10 crash
When a vehicle crashed into the woods off I-10 Monday morning, the two people inside told investigators the driver took off into the woods. But it turns out nothing was as it first appeared.

06/25/2017 10:35 PM
Peralta strikes out nine in debut, Shuckers fall 7-3 in extras
The Biloxi Shuckers had late-inning opportunities but fell 7-3 to the Mississippi Braves in 10 innings on Sunday night. The Shuckers loss sets up a rubber game in the series finale on Monday night. Freddy Peralta started for the Shuckers in his Double-A debut, and showed why he earned a promotion from Carolina out of the All-Star break.

06/25/2017 08:43 PM
TNT recovery ranch opens doors to new facility
Bible verses and words of affirmation line the walls of the brand new TNT Recovery Ranch dormitory.

06/25/2017 07:44 PM
Mississippi's largest community college warned by accreditor
Mississippi's largest community college has been put on warning by its accrediting body, which cited financial and other issues. Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it's violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base and stability, as well as the effectiveness of its educational programs. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges made the decision earlier this month and announced it Friday. Warning is the lowest public level o...

06/25/2017 07:36 PM
Vibrio patient thanks Hancock Medical staff for saving his life
Dick Empson is standing tall again - all 6 feet, four inches of him. And he’s back to thank Hancock Medical Center staff that got him back on two legs. “I told them that I was not coming back by to visit until I could walk in,” he said. He and his family have been vacationing in Pass Christian for 25 years. Last year, was one that won’t soon be forgotten. That's when he contracted vibrio. He lost his leg and nearly lost his life.

06/25/2017 06:59 PM
Jackson County father son duo reunite woman with hot rod
A father son street racing duo from Jackson County are completing the car restoration of a lifetime. 

06/25/2017 04:31 PM
Residents thankful to see dry roads in Bay St. Louis
After days of dealing with flooded roads, the Central Ave. area of Bay St. Louis is beginning to dry out. 

06/25/2017 03:53 PM
Car hit by train in Biloxi
Police are on the scene at White Avenue in Biloxi where a car has been hit by a train.

06/25/2017 03:03 PM
WLOX Editorial: The secret is out
The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention from a national fashion and lifestyle magazine. Vogue paints a positive picture of cities along the coast from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs.  

06/25/2017 12:01 PM
Gulfport youth hangout vandalized with hate speech
Some people in Gulfport are working on cleaning up vandalism and hate speech at a vacant property that is frequently populated by local youth.

06/25/2017 11:33 AM
Higher utility bills part of long-term city improvement plan
Water and sewer rates are going up in Biloxi, but it's all part of a long-term plan that officials say will help all of the city's residents in the end.

06/24/2017 09:41 PM
Ham radio operators use field day event to hone skills
Ham radio operators are able to communicate with other operators all over the world, as long as they find the right signal. 

06/24/2017 09:10 PM
Youth baseball players recreate team photograph 50 years later
It’s been 50 years since the players of Long Beach’s Dixie Youth All Star team last go together. 

06/24/2017 05:54 PM
Local activist encourages mental health discussion
Hundreds of people in Mississippi die from suicide each year, something Theresa Danko knows all too well. 

06/24/2017 05:34 PM
Inaugural MS Gulf Coast Pride draws hundreds to Biloxi
The first ever south Mississippi Pride celebration welcomed a diverse crowd to Point Cadet plaza in Biloxi on Saturday.

06/24/2017 05:15 PM
Scrapin' The Coast goes strong despite rain
It's that time again: Car enthusiast from all over the country are in town for the annual Scrapin' the Coast.

06/24/2017 04:43 PM
Parts of Lamey Bridge Rd. to close for repairs
Southbound lanes of Lamey Bridge Road from Sangani Boulevard in D'Iberville will be closed until Sunday afternoon. 

06/24/2017 04:09 PM
Arrest made in attempted robbery of D'Iberville bank
Police have arrested the man suspected of trying to rob a bank in D'Iberville Saturday.

06/24/2017 03:28 PM
Fire destroys home on Sunflower Rd.
An afternoon fire destroyed the only home on Sunflower Rd. Saturday.

06/23/2017 11:21 PM
Correction: Gangster Auction story
A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

06/23/2017 10:00 AM
Vets receive free dental care
One National Dental Service devoted the day to giving free oral services to veterans.

06/21/2017 03:43 PM
CBS 5 Investigates The Phantom Killer
A sleepy Arizona town was shaken into a state of fear after two little girls vanished only to be found murdered. Their killer, The Phantom, taunted police. While the case was seemingly closed decades ago, there is a new chapter emerging.

06/20/2017 01:35 PM
RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions
Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

05/22/2017 10:45 AM
Suspects bound over to grand jury, denied bond in killing of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier
Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said the three will be charged with auto theft and kidnapping in Hinds County.

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.