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BP legislation update: House Bill 1185

BP settlement legislation, House Bill 1185, heads to conference committee of the Mississippi House and Senate. Six business organizations like the Mississippi Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Coast Business Council approved a letter with the business community’s desired outcomes…

Rapiscan Systems

This year marks the first year Rapiscan Systems has been named the title sponsor for the golf tournament previously known as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Rapiscan has signed on to sponsor the event for at least the next three…

Arrests made in Harrison County card skimmers

On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of 29-year-old Luis Alberto Jiminez, 31-year-old Alejandro Lorene Martinez, and 28-year-old Yaudel Pina, all of Texas, on four felony counts of possession of a scanning device. On March 21,…

Former gang member sentenced to ten years

Today, former Simon City Royal 32-year-old John Wayne Clark of Biloxi was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised released for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On May 7th 2015, DEA…

Jackson County fatal accident victims identified

The two people that were killed following an accident on Highway 614 near Otis Cooper Road in Jackson County this morning have been identified. Fifty-four year-old Kevin Hyatt from Mobile was traveling west on Highway 614. His car crossed the…

Farewell statement of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran

The U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued his farewell statement to the Senate during time set aside by the Senate Majority Leader for Senators to recognize Cochran’s service. Cochran (R-Miss.) will retire from the Senate on Sunday, April. 1.…

Gautier family helps after Hurricane Maria

Yesterday marked six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. Although progress has been made, a local Gautier family that helped with hurricane relief efforts says there is still lots of work to be done. A Gautier family…

Are there enough police to help with Black Beach Weekend?

Black Beach Weekend is just around the corner and last year’s high turnout was record breaking. With vacancies at the Biloxi Police Department, is law enforcement equipped to handle the crowds? Spring break is in the air and out of…

Birdies for Charity

Going to the Rapiscan Systems Classic is not only a chance to watch some of the world’s best golfers, but it can also be a chance to give back. Birdies for Charity is a fundraising program designed in 1997 to…

Rapiscan Systems Classic day one

Today, the Pro-Am Tournament got underway at the Rapiscan Systems Classic at Fallen Oak Golf Club. Come Friday it will be the PGA Tour Champions time to shine. Back-to-back Rapiscan Systems Classic champion Miguel Angel Jimenez will tee off Friday…

West Harrison student makes false threat claim

A 16-year-old West Harrison High School student was arrested this morning and charged with the disturbance of a public school session after texting an alarming message to several other students. Around 10:30, the school’s main building experienced a power outage…

Body found in Ocean Springs

We have confirmed reports of a body found in Ocean Springs. Officials are currently investigating the death of 33-year-old Aaron Sullivan. Just after 2 o’clock today it was reported that a body was lying in the ditch between the service…

Teacher job search for Biloxi School District

Biloxi School District is set to host a job fair tomorrow. The event is for certified teachers and teacher candidates with pending certification. The job fair will be held tomorrow at Biloxi Junior High from 5:30 until 7:30. Administrators from…

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Gulfport

Three people are arrested after a pizza delivery driver says they were held at gunpoint while making a delivery in Gulfport. Police arrested 18-year-old Austin Pennington, along with 18-year-old Conner Bradford and 21-year-old Hennessy Kerner yesterday. The victim says the…

Biloxi Public School District board meeting

A Biloxi High School threat that happened last month and went unmentioned to parents has caused a divide between the school district and some Biloxi parents. That initial threat that took place on February 26th is what caused some uncertainty…

PGA Champions Tour presents $5,000 check

Just before the Rapiscan Systems Classic kicks off, one golfer is giving back to the Coast community in a big way. On behalf of the PGA Champions Tour, golfer Esteban Toledo presented a $5,000 check to the Bacot McCarty Foundation…

St. Martin North Elementary wins U.S. Apple Association grant

St. Martin North Elementary School has landed the top spot in a national competition, edging out 275 other schools across the nation for a $10,000 grant. Students at St. Martin North Elementary showed off some fancy footwork and they have…

Hoverboard catches fire while charging

The Harrison County and State Fire Marshals’ Office are investigating a fire in Saucier Tuesday morning that was caused by a hoverboard being charged. The quick actions of neighbors prevented major damage. The fire, which was reported around 10:40 a.m.,…

DUI death sentencing

A Hurley man has been sentenced to 25 years with 20 to serve in prison for a 2016 DUI death and leaving the scene. Twenty-five year-old Markey Tanner was found guilty for striking and killing 22-year-old Megan Dekleinhans in February…

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

Governor Phil Bryant is not happy about a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block a state law banning abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. Bryant signed the law Monday and it took effect…

Two suspects at large after armed robbery in Ocean Springs

Two armed suspects are on the run after robbing a man and pointing a gun at a woman in Ocean Springs. Authorities say the armed robbery happened outside a house on Holly Street early this morning. An armed robbery on…

Governer Bryant will name Hyde-Smith to Senate vacancy

Three Mississippi Republicans tell The Associated Press that the state's governor will appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the Senate vacancy that will soon be created when veteran Sen. Thad Cochran retires. Hyde-Smith is the state's agriculture commissioner. She will be…