Author: Andrew Scherer

Candlelight vigil for missing mariner

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that they’ve called off the search for the three missing mariners whose vessel sunk on Sunday near Louisiana. Friends and family gathered for a candlelight vigil tonight at the Washington Street Pier in Bay…

Appealed denied in aggravated assault case

A simple booking typo sparked a long legal battle between Merlin Williams and the state of Mississippi. Merlin Williams was found guilty of assault in Harrison County, but since his name was misspelled, Williams appealed and claimed he was the…

Candlelight vigil for missing mariner

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that they have called off the search for the three missing mariners whose vessel sunk on Saturday in Louisiana. A candlelight vigil is planned tonight for one missing mariner who is from Bay St.…

Coast teams remember NBA star Kobe Bryant

Regarded as one of the best to step on a court, Kobe Bryant’s legacy knows no bounds. The loss is being felt across the Coast today. During his 20 years in the NBA, Bryant was known for his incredible work…

Welcoming Biloxi’s new superintendent

Today marks one week since Marcus Boudreaux was named Biloxi School superintendent. The youngest superintendent in the past 60 years, Boudreaux sat down with News 25’s Andrew Scherer to explain his excitement in taking on the new role. It’s a…

Brennan Simolke has been missing since July

An anonymous video uploaded to YouTube claims to offer evidence into the case of a missing Hancock County man. According to Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Brennan Simolke fled from his vehicle into the woods during a July 24th traffic…

Disaster assistance now available for small businesses

Low interest disaster loans are now available to Mississippi’s small businesses and private non-profit organizations affected by the algae bloom. The U.S. Business Administration made the loans available following Governor Phil Bryant’s letter requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.…

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich asking for support

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich is seeking support for spillway legislation. During next Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Gilich will be asking the city council to approve four measures designed to help avoid last summer’s spillway opening. Recommended by the Mississippi…

IMMS learning from their sea turtles

Information is flooding into the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies from their three turtles that they released late last year. Following a lengthy rehab for most of 2019, IMMS released their turtles Fig Newton, Scar, and Shucker into the Mississippi…

Remembering Gary Hargrove

Leaders and officials around the Mississippi Gulf Coast are remembering the life of Gary Hargrove. The former Harrison County coroner passed away on Friday from an undisclosed illness at the age of 64. It’s one of the most difficult jobs…

Press Box Daiquiri Lounge now open in Gulfport

A new daiquiri shop in Gulfport is looking like the Coast’s newest hit. The Press Box Daiquiri Lounge celebrated its grand opening today in downtown Gulfport. Located on Fishbone Alley, the Press Box celebrates the great game of baseball. Former…

Trailer fire in Saucier

The Harrison County Fire Department responded to trailer fire tonight in Saucier. Shortly before 5 p.m. crews responded to a double-wide trailer fire off of Saucier-Lizana Road. According to Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan, no residents of the trailer…

Biloxi School District names new superintendent

The Biloxi School District has made their decision on a new superintendent. Former Biloxi High School Principal Marcus Boudreaux has been named superintendent of the Biloxi School District. Born and raised on the Coast, Boudreaux has been with the school…

Home Rule Rally 2020

The Mississippi Municipal League held their annual Home Rule Rally today at the state capitol. Over 100 mayors and city council members from all over the state held the rally to encourage legislature not to infringe on local authority to…

Third victims dies in deadly Moss Point shooting

A third victim has died as a result of a shooting in Moss Point last December. According to Jackson County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr., 37-year-old Lindsay Foster Hurr of Hurley died as a result of injuries sustained during the December…

Diamondhead home vandalized with satanic markings

Residents in Diamondhead are growing concerned due to a recent wave of vandalism. Satanic symbols and markings have appeared on a Diamondhead home that was involved in a house fire just last week. Diamondhead residents were concerned following a string…

Waveland ‘Food Truck Friday’

The City of Waveland wants to help you out with your Friday night dinner plans. Tomorrow night from 5 to 8 p.m. Coleman Avenue will be lined with food trucks for their monthly ‘Food Truck Friday.’ Trucks from as far…

Charged for murder in Bay St. Louis

Two people are dead and two more are injured following a shooting Wednesday night in Bay St. Louis. In a press conference today, Bay St. Louis Chief Gary Ponthieux updated the public on the shooting which left 19-year-old Cheyenne Schultz…