Author: Veronica Bayona

First Responders Annual Appreciation

Tonight, Keesler Federal Credit Union held its fourth annual First Responder Appreciation Dinner, but this time it was bigger than ever. For the first time, the event was hosted for first responders in all three coastal counties. More than one…

First Responders Appreciation Dinner

Tonight, Coast area first responders will be honored at the First Responders Annual Appreciation Dinner held by Keesler Federal Credit Union. This year, the bank has partnered with the Beau Rivage to host the big event. News 25’s Veronica Bayona…

Meet the Candidate: Chris McDaniel

With the general elections quickly approaching, the Harrison County Republican Women are making sure the community is informed before casting their votes. Tonight, the group held a political forum introducing one of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the…

Meet the Candidate: Chris McDaniel

With the general elections quickly approaching, the Harrison County Republican Women are making sure the community is informed before casting their votes. News 25’s Veronica Bayona is at the MGCCC Hospitality and Resort Management Center where the Harrison County Republican…

Ribbon cutting at MGCCC West Harrison County Center

Today the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the West Harrison County Center, the home for the MGCCC Industry Training Programs funded by the BP Restore Act. A near $4 million BP Restore Act grant presented…

Local expert discusses vibrio bacteria

Vibrio bacteria, occasionally mislabeled as the ‘flesh eating bacteria,’ is in its peak season. Vibrio naturally lives in certain coastal waters like the Gulf of Mexico and is present in higher concentrations between May and October when water temperatures are…

Remembering a fallen Gulfport police officer

Today, the Gulfport Police Department is remembering and celebrating the life of one of their own. It has now been ten years since Gulfport Lt. Rob Curry was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty. His police motorcycle collided…

Coca-Cola Strike Day 5

Five days later, the strike continues for Coca-Cola employees in Jackson County who say they are taking a stand against low wages and poor labor practices. “We work very hard for our money and we deserve to be compensated for…

Long Beach Harbor Market update

If you’re looking forward to Cruisin’ the Coast, there will now be a new spot to hit up while cruising through Long Beach. Today, News 25 spoke to Quentin Denny, the general manager of the Long Beach Harbor Market, who…

Long Beach community pep rally

Bearcat pride was running high this evening at the Long Beach community pep rally. The event held at the Long Beach Town Green was the first of its kind and was organized in order to get the community ready for…

Thieves target Finley Cemetery

A Gulfport woman says her mother’s grave at Finley Cemetery in Saucier was targeted by thieves. Now, she wants to spread the word and make sure the community does their part in helping catch the criminal. “People are using the…

24th annual Carl Legett Fishing Tournament

Hundreds of anglers are currently in Biloxi putting their skills to the test in hopes of cashing in at the 24th annual Carl Legett Memorial Fishing Tournament. The free event, sponsored by the Home Builders Association of the Mississippi Gulf…

24th annual Carl Legett Fishing Tournament

Hundreds of anglers are currently in Biloxi putting their skills to the test in hopes of cashing in at the 24th annual Carl Legett Memorial Tournament. News 25’s Veronica Bayona is at the Point Cadet Pavilion where the Home Builders…

City of Biloxi seeks input for plans on CSX

Today, the City of Biloxi hosted a community engagement meeting to discuss the proposed federally funded construction of an east-west roadway north of the CSX railway in East Biloxi. The two-lane roadway, which would be immediately north of the CSX…

Alleged murder suspect surrenders in Pascagoula

This afternoon an alleged murder suspect surrendered to authorities after barricading himself inside a home in Pascagoula. U.S. Marshals along with the Pascagoula Police Department and Jackson and George County sheriff negotiated with a California murder suspect for nearly three…

Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge

The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort partnered with Anytime Fitness in D’Iberville for five weeks to provide their staff with the chance to challenge their fitness and health with the Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge. Yesterday, after lots of long and…

New push for medical marijuana

Today an initiative was filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office asking to make medical marijuana accessible to Mississippian’s suffering from debilitating medical conditions. ‘Medical Marijuana 2020’ was filed by a mother whose child suffers from a debilitating disease…

27th annual Steak and Stake

Tonight, the Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast held their biggest fundraiser of the year at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi. This year, the theme of the 27th annual Steak and Stake was ‘Blues and Bling.’…