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Federal attorneys say Mississippi must expand mental health services

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Department of Justice says a federal judge should order Mississippi to expand community-based mental health services. Department attorneys filed documents with an expansion plan as part of the long-running litigation between the federal government and…

Book store added to Mary C. in Ocean Springs

The MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the B.A.R. Arts Collective book store, a multicultural extension of the Black Authors Rock brand. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 10, at 12:30 p.m.…

Biloxi Police asking for help to find runaway teen

The Biloxi Police Department is  again asking the public’s help in helping to locate a reported runaway juvenile. Tyteeona C. Arrington, 16, is still missing. Arrington was reported to have run away on March 8, 2021 at about 6 am.…

Man, child shot at family gathering in Moss Point

Moss Point is investigating the shooting of a family while they were gathered in the yard. An adult male and an 8-year-old child were shot in the incident. Moss Point Police said the incident occurred in the 4000 block of…

Family escapes house fire on West Wortham

A family escaped a fire in their home Wednesday night off West Wortham Road. Twelve firefighters and seven trucks from Harrison County Fire Rescue and CRTC responded to a report of a house on fire on West Wortham. When firefighters…

Mississippi Lottery Corporation names next president

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeffrey L. Hewitt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, will serve as its next president. Hewitt was one of the first employees brought on to the corporation in June 2019.…

Biloxi man arrested in armed robbery case

A Biloxi man suspected of armed robbery has been arrested by Biloxi Police. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Biloxi Police officers responded to the 1600 block of Pass Road, in reference to an armed robbery. Witnesses reported a suspect allegedly…

Natural gas leak forces evacuation in Waveland

Waveland Police Department evacuated residents near the American Legion because of a 'major' natural gas leak. The evacuation lasted about 3 hours while repairs were made. The leak was reported just before noon on Wednesday and the all-clear to return…

Biloxi Police seek help locating a missing person

The Biloxi Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a reported missing person. Friends reported to Biloxi Police on Monday that Clarence Earl Ernest Cole, 61, was last seen on or about April 16, 2021 in the 2600…

Officials: Gunfire erupts at San Jose railyard, several hurt

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose, California says several people are receiving medical treatment after police and sheriff’s officials responded to reports of a shooting at a railyard. Mayor Sam Liccardo said Wednesday in a tweet…

Louisiana man convicted of sex crimes against girl, teen

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A 22-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager after her high school graduation party and to the sexual battery of a 12-year-old at his house. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news…

Gautier teen one of two Mississippians named National Cyber Scholars

Two Mississippi high school students -- including one from Gautier -- have earned the coveted title of “National Cyber Scholar” after winning a rigorous 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyber threats. The winning students are Bridget Foster…

Recreational, commercial harvests set to open, close

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday the openings and closings of recreational and commercial harvest in Mississippi territorial waters for Gag, Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish. The recreational fishing season for Gag will open on Tuesday,…

Termites swarm in the South as their mating season begins

BILOXI, Miss. — Thick swarms of termites are appearing nightly throughout South Mississippi, signaling that their mating season is underway. The Sun Herald reports that the winged insects - often called swarmers - are likely Formosan termites. The Mississippi State…

Reward increased for information on Kenneth Charlot death

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers and Pass Christian Police Department announce an increase in the reward for information about the death of Kenneth Charlot. Thanks to a Pass Christian resident, the reward has increased to up to $6,000 for information that…

Mississippi alligator hunting season to open in August

Alligator hunting in Mississippi will open in late August. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the 2021 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season will open at 12 p.m. on Aug. 27 and run through 12 p.m. on…

Low-flying chopper to follow rivers, mapping aquifers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People along rivers in seven states may see a low-flying helicopter towing a long cylinder, starting late this month and going into July. The 30-foot-long tube holds an electromagnetic instrument that the U.S. Geological Survey uses…

Inmate who was assaulted by fellow prisoners dies

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Mississippi inmate has died several days after he was assaulted by fellow prisoners. Torrie Ellis, 40, died Thursday at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, news outlets reported. Ellis had been serving a…