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Mississippi remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Today marks 50 years since Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.  News 25’s Jaylon Morris spoke with local leaders along the Gulf Coast who recall that day 50 years ago. Most people can’t…

Porter Avenue infrastructure improvement project

Construction has been ongoing in Ocean Springs on Porter Avenue since December 2017. However, the $1.2 million infrastructure project is now paused after crews working on the street discovered an unmarked natural gas line. Work will be suspended to allow…

New flights coming to local airport

Good news for jetsetters in South Mississippi and just in time to plan your spring and summer travel arrangements. United, American, and Delta airlines are adding additional flights at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. These new flights will make it easier…

Wanted for credit card fraud

The Biloxi Police Department needs help identifying a suspect wanted for credit card fraud at the Biloxi Walmart on C.T. Switzer Road and Treasure Bay Casino. The suspect is described as white or Hispanic male, possibly in his late twenties.

Sexual assault of a child

A Pearlington man has been sentenced to 50 years for the sexual assault of a young girl. Twenty-seven year-old Curtis Wathen pled guilty to two counts of sexual battery and two counts of exploitation of a child at the Hancock…

White sheets sent to Ocean Springs mayor and aldermen

An unwanted package showed up at Ocean Springs City Hall this morning. All seven Ocean Springs Aldermen as well as Mayor Shea Dobson received a white sheet and a note which read “Hi mayor and aldermen, I wasn’t quite sure…

Construction affects health of community in East Biloxi

Tonight, the East Biloxi community attended the Biloxi Council Meeting to share their concerns about the way in which the $355 million infrastructure project being carried out by Oscar Renda Contractors has impacted their health and wealth. The infrastructure work…

Community Market officially opens season in Biloxi

The Biloxi Farmer’s Market is officially open for the season after the city held a grand opening this morning. Vendors selling all kinds of goodies ranging from homemade honey and jams, fresh fruit and veggies to plants and baked goods…

New businesses start construction in Gulfport

Since the beginning of the year Gulfport has continued to see development in multiple areas. The most recent construction began along Highway 90 near the Markum Building, where the future Patio 44 restaurant will sit. Now, many with the City…

School and work place safety

A man from the Mississippi Gulf Coast is helping make sure schools and businesses are prepared in case of an active shooter situation. Reports of school and mass shootings hit close to home for Gulfport native and Army veteran Brad…

Crack down on opioid overdose death investigations

In response to the National Opioid Epidemic, the state of Mississippi is strengthening death investigations stemming from drug overdoses. From now on, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics will be at the scene of every suspected overdose state-wide. After…

Wallet theft at Boomtown Casino

Biloxi police are asking for help identifying two suspects who allegedly stole a wallet at the Boomtown Casino. According to authorities, the unknown white male suspect found the wallet on the floor by slot machines then attempted to use cards…

All aboard the IMMS Express

With the recent expansions at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, employees and visitors needed a fun and fast way to get around and a brand new train was the obvious choice. The train, which came to the Gulf Coast…

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

This morning to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, commanders from the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport came together to sign a proclamation. The proclamation honors a pledge some of the top leadership on base make each…

Spring Break 2018 Gulfport Traffic Plan

On April 13th through April 15th, 2018 the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be hosting Spring Break 2018. In order to prepare for this event, the Gulfport Police Department wants to make sure that all of you are aware that we…

Diamondhead businessman runs for U.S. Senate

Today Richard Boyanton stopped by our studio to speak about the drive behind his campaign to become the next U.S. senator for the state of Mississippi. Since March 2nd, Boyanton has been campaigning all over the state of Mississippi visiting…

Grease pot causes kitchen fire in Pass Christian

Harrison County Fire Services responded to a house fire this afternoon on Meaut Road in Pass Christian. Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan says it started from grease left heating on the stove which led to the pot catching fire…

POW/MIA seat unveiled at MGM Park

There is now a black seat at MGM Park which will remain permanently unoccupied in recognition of those who have not returned home from serving their country. The seat is marked by a plaque recognizing the sacrifice of those soldiers…

Planting seeds for educational growth

Future leaders of tomorrow gathered in Biloxi today for this year’s 4H Spring Break Day camp at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. News 25’s Toni Miles takes us behind the scenes as Harrison County students use sodas, jump…

Possible Amtrak train to reopen on the Gulf Coast

We are now one step closer to seeing an Amtrak train come back to the Coast. A service which was discontinued before Katrina is once again sparking the interest of Mississippi senators. The new plan legislators are presenting is for…

Arrested for drug trafficking

Two Coast natives are facing life behind bars after being arrested by federal authorities on drug trafficking charges. Forty-six year-old Keith Brown of Moss Point and 35-year-old Jaycie Thomas of Ocean Springs have been charged in a three count federal…

Man and woman brutalized over the weekend in St. Martin

A man is behind bars after tying up and beating a man and a woman at an apartment in St. Martin. Thirty-year-old Andrew Williams is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and kidnapping as well as one count of…