Author: Veronica Bayona

Health and Fitness Expo

The wintry mix isn’t stopping runners from preparing for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon this weekend. “Uh, I prepared a little bit, not a whole lot, but um, I’m ready for the run.” Ready or not, the Mississippi Gulf Coast…

Wintry mix impact on flights

The wintery mix could also potentially be impacting flights. Today, News 25 visited the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to get an update on what passengers can expect during these low temperatures. Although there are no current flight cancelations, Teckie Hinkebein, the…

Removal of historical Lovers Lane trees

Yesterday, the Ocean Springs Board of Alderman voted to cut down a very popular tree on Lovers Lane. “We put a lot of consideration into this. We tried to save the tree.” It wasn’t an easy decision for the board…

Early Childhood Academy Resource Library

Today the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held an open house for the Early Childhood Academy Resource Library. The resource library is located at the college’s Jefferson Davis campus and is a joint project of MGCCC and the Mississippi Community…

The future of sports betting nationwide

New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports gambling. If the Supreme Court strikes down the law, dozens of states could quickly move to offer it. Biloxi resident Wicked Williams said, “I’m a really big…

Run, Run Rudolph 5K and Fun Run

The sixth annual Run, Run Rudolph 5K and Fun Run also coincided with tonight’s Downtown for the Holidays event. About 300 people showed up to today’s run sponsored by the Singing River Health System. The money raised through registrations goes…

40th annual Christmas tree lighting in Pascagoula

Today, Downtown for the Holidays kicked off with the 40th annual City of Pascagoula Christmas Tree Lighting. Hundreds of people gathered around as the mayor of the city brought the Christmas spirit into downtown Pascagoula. After the Christmas tree lighting,…

Jan and Pieper Niolen Teacher of the Year

Today, the Ocean Springs Education Foundation presented the Jan and Pieper Niolen Teacher of the Year award. Students and staff filled the Ocean Springs Middle School auditorium for what they thought would be a winter pep rally. A few minutes…

Make-A-Wish guests at Gulfport Harbor Lights

Today, the Harbor Lights Winter Festival lit up Jones Park once again, but this time it was a bit more special. The City of Gulfport partnered up with Make-A-Wish Foundation and had two of their children continue the tradition of…

Resident hit and killed in Gulfport

A 44-year-old man is pronounced dead on scene after being hit by a pick-up truck. The accident took place on Lorraine and Seaway Road. The driver of the truck was headed northbound on Lorraine when he hit the pedestrian. The…

Marine Mammals Wish list

Kids aren’t the only ones with wish lists this Christmas. The marine mammals and birds at IMMS have a wish list of their own this holiday season. Apollo is one of the dolphins at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies…

Whale makes remarkable recovery at IMMS

After almost three months, a melon-headed whale being treated at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is finally ready to be released back into the Ocean. The three hundred pound whale washed ashore on an Alabama beach in early September…

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Get ready to feel the Christmas spirit! Today marked the grand opening of the third annual Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival. The festival fills Jones Park with lighted displays, live music, a huge ferris wheel, a Santa village, and food…

Heating equipment fire safety

With the drop in temperatures, many South Mississippians will be cranking up their space heaters and lighting fire places to keep warm. With heating equipment being one of the leading causes of home fire death, it is important to practice…

Car rollover in Gulfport Thursday

A car flipped over Thanksgiving evening in Gulfport. The man involved, Joshua Ellzey, tells News 25 that what started as road rage landed him without a vehicle. “There was a car being arrogant and had cut me off. I was…

Early holiday shopping at Best Buy

Some choose Turkey on Thanksgiving Day while others opt out for some shopping. Many people were already camping out Thursday to make sure they’ll be in on the sweet deals. At about 2 p.m. yesterday, a line wrapped around Best…

Safe driving during the holidays

With a high amount of traffic expected during the upcoming holiday weekend, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. News 25’s Veronica Bayona hits the streets to talk to holiday travelers on safe driving techniques. Linda Hillman is getting…

Biker struck by car in Biloxi

Today officers responded to a call involving a woman on a bike who was struck by a car in Biloxi. The incident took place at about 3:30 p.m. on the corner of Cedar Lake and Popp’s Ferry Road. According to…

Thanksgiving road trip preparation

With Thanksgiving Day just a few days away, many families are getting ready to hit the roads to visit relatives. News 25’s Veronica Bayona has a full report on how to prepare your vehicle before taking off on your holiday…

AMR safety tips for Thanksgiving

As we get ready to enjoy delicious Thanksgiving meals, AMR shares with us safety tips on how to prevent fires while cooking fried turkeys. News 25’s Veronica Bayona also gives us a closer look at AMR’s 27th annual Home for…

Bilingual Library grand opening in Pascagoula

Today, the Bilingual Lending Library in Pascagoula opened up its doors for the first time to the public. The main goal for the library is to provide a more inclusive space to support the Hispanic population in the district. It…

Feeding the homeless

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi and Back Bay Mission joined forces today to provide the homeless on the Gulf Coast a warm Thanksgiving meal. Men and women lined up outside Back Bay Mission as they eagerly waited for the…