Author: Kristen Durand

Health is Golden at USM Gulf Park Campus

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus launched their “Health is Golden” campaign today, thanks to a grant of nearly $200,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. The campaign seeks to create a culture of wellness…

Minor Rescued from Hotel

Three people are now behind bars, charged with human trafficking, after Biloxi police began investigating reports of a missing minor. News 25’s Kristen Durand has details on the victim’s rescue and more about human trafficking on the Coast. It’s a…

14th Annual Fat Tuesday Challenge

It is Mardi Gras and while many people spent the day catching beads and watching floats pass by, others opted to spend the day watching drag races. Today, the Gulfport Dragway held their 14th annual Fat Tuesday Challenge as a fun,…

Strangest Parade Throws

Doubloons, cups, stuffed animals and beads are all things we normally catch from the floats at Mardi Gras parade. What about some of the strange items you wouldn’t expect to catch? Pregnancy tests, travel-sized shampoo bottles and even drug testing…

State of NASA

President Barack Obama unveiled his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year today, including a $19 billion request for NASA. $156 million of those dollars will be put to work at Stennis. Today, a gathering at Stennis Space Center in…

One Thousand New Jobs to the Port of Gulfport

One thousand new full-time jobs, average salaries of $40,000 a year, that was part of a major announcement by Governor Phil Bryant today for the Port of Gulfport. This is all thanks to a $68 million investment by Edison Chouest…

Hit and Run Investigation Continues

An investigation continues as a Moss Point man sits behind bars in connection to a fatal hit and run accident in D’iberville Saturday. Police arrested 24-year-old Markey Tanner on the charge of hit and run causing death. The victim, 22-year-old…

Mardi Gras Mambo

We all know Mardi Gras isn’t until next week. For some seniors, the party started earlier today. Often times the Mardi Gras parades that roll here on the Coast can get quite crowded and loud, with not many places to…

Stallions in Stilettos

Whether you’re a football fan or not, chances are you will be one of millions of other Americans watching the Super Bowl this weekend. Did you know that Super Bowl weekend is also a busy weekend for human traffickers? A…

Harrison Central High School Signing Day

Four high school athletes at Harrison Central signed on to play football at colleges around the state. Michael Boyce and Jordan Beaton signed with Jones County Community College. Davon White will play for North Western Community College. Charles Moffett is…

Thousands Face Losing SNAP Benefits

One in five people in Mississippi currently relies on SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, to put dinner on the table. In less than two months, 13 percent of these people could lose this extra help. News 25’s Kristen Durand…

Barq’s brings the Bite to Mardi Gras

Parades, costumes, beads and more, it all marks the iconic coastal celebration Mardi Gras. This year, Barq’s Root Beer is excited to “bring home the bite” through “Mardi Barq’s”, the title of original artwork by New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne.…

Tree Planting at Three Rivers Elementary

For 15 years, the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain has dedicated their time to protect, promote and preserve green spaces in Mississippi’s six coastal counties. As News 25’s Kristen Durand shows us, they celebrated those 15 years today…

Biloxi Garbage Rates to Increase

Biloxi residents will soon see their garbage rates go up by $2.50 a month beginning in April. City leaders say they’ve been providing services and not collecting enough money to actually cover the costs of these services, something required by…

State of Jackson County Address

Flooding issues, road improvements, dredging problems: these are all issues Jackson County Board President Melton Harris touched on as he delivered his State of the County address. News 25’s Kristen Durand has more on what 2016 has in store. Drainage…

App on the Way for Shrimp Signs

You’ve seen the shrimp signs at each intersection along Highway 90, now there’s an app in the works to go with them. Just over a year ago, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast placed the signs at intersections across all 26 miles…

Grand Bay N.E.R.R Receives Grant

Fourth graders of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast and Jackson County now have an opportunity to have a fun filled “estuary adventure to remember” this summer, thanks to a grant from the National Park Foundation. The…

Super Bowl 50 Matchup

It’s all been decided. The Carolina Panthers will play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The Broncos beat the reigning Super Bowl champs New England on Sunday. Quarterback Peyton Manning will be playing in his fourth Super Bowl. He’ll…

Many Could Face Losing SNAP Benefits

Thousands of people in South Mississippi could face losing their monthly food benefits of up to $190 before summer. Starting this year, people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, between the ages of 18 and 49, who have…