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Southern Gaming Summit

The Southern Gaming Summit is taking place at the Beau Rivage. The hot topic centers around bringing sports betting to the state of Mississippi. What seemed like a dream could become reality soon. Imagine walking into a Coast casino and…

Representative Jay Hughes announces run for Lt. Governor

A first-term Democrat in the Mississippi House says he is running for lieutenant governor in 2019. Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford said Thursday that the state needs to improve public education, highways, and mental health services. The 54-year-old attorney and…

Man found dead in car in St. Martin

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus has confirmed the cause of death of 27-year-old Darryl Richardson Jr. is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At around 3:30 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of the Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin…

Gautier Rotary Club Student Scholarship Golf Tournament

What better way to spend your weekend than swinging the golf clubs to raise money for student scholarships along the Coast? The Gautier Rotary Club is set to host their 31st annual Student Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Shell Landing…

‘R U Ready?’ Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

Hurricane season is around the corner and today the City of Biloxi took precautionary steps to ensure their community's safety. Biloxi resident Jermaine Hines said “You know, disaster strikes like Hurricane Katrina, we don’t want anything like that to happen…

Plans to rebuild FunTime USA amusement park

Plans to rebuild the old FunTime USA Amusement Park are now in the making. The longtime Gulfport amusement park could possibly call the land off Highway 90 behind IHOP in Biloxi home. News 25’s Caroline Eaker was on hand this…

Hot Air balloon visits Vancleave Lower Elementary

Something you don’t see every day is a hot air balloon in South Mississippi, but students at Vancleave Lower Elementary had the chance today to see one in action. Hundreds of students at Vancleave Lower Elementary took learning outside the…

Possession of child pornography

A Biloxi man pled guilty yesterday to one count of knowingly possessing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Forty-five-year-old Christopher Smith’s phone possessed pictures of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct under the age of 12. He…

Walmart robbery in Waveland

Waveland police are on the lookout for a suspect who stole a backpack from Walmart and then proceeded to rob the Woodforest Bank located inside the store. According to Chief David Allen, around 2:50 this afternoon, a small white sedan…

State adds new troopers to make Coast roads safer

Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Troop K works to keep the roads safe in all six coastal counties. Just like any job in law enforcement, the role of a state trooper comes with putting their own safety at risk. Today, News 25’s…

Charged with marijuana cultivation

A Gulfport couple was arrested for allegedly growing marijuana at their home. Police arrested 37-year-old Merrill Potter and 38-year-old Sarah Bowers after responding to a call of a domestic dispute. While at the residence, officers discovered several marijuana plants growing…

Arrested for aggravated assault

A Gulfport man is behind bars for reportedly choking a juvenile. Thirty-year-old Emmanuel McClendon was arrested after the juvenile arrived at Memorial Hospital with injuries from being choked on Sunday. McClendon was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault…

Firefighters honored for boat rescue

A special recognition took place at tonight’s Biloxi City Council meeting, honoring the three Biloxi firefighters that responded to the scene of the boating accident that took place on Friday at the Biloxi Bay Bridge. Mayor FoFo Gilich presented Captain…

Planning for Prayer

Prayer: desperate words uttered as disaster strikes, a quiet tearful appeal at the bedside of a sick loved one. Does prayer work? We put this question to Coast leaders who believe so and they are walking out their faith, lending…

FCC Chairman talks internet access on the Coast

As part of a continued mission in closing the digital divide, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is on a week-long tour of the Southern Gulf States. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson caught up with him to get his take…

Rollover accident on I-10

A woman was taken to the hospital by life-flight around 1:15 this afternoon on I-10 westbound. According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the driver of the 2006 Ford Explorer was traveling on I-10 eastbound when the vehicle rolled over…

Body discovered in Gulfport identified

The body found yesterday in Gulfport has been identified as 29-year-old Gulfport native Kevin Schroeder. Schoeder’s body was discovered on 34th Street near A Avenue yesterday morning. The investigation is still ongoing pending an autopsy.

Hancock Bank rebrands

This morning, crews scrubbed off all signs on Hancock Bank in downtown Gulfport and put up new ones. The bank, owned by Mississippi parent Hancock Holding Company, announced it is rebranding and will now be called Hancock Whitney. Hancock Bank…

Island View Casino construction update

It’s been one year since Island View Casino officials broke ground on a $75 million expansion project. Since then, crews have been hard at work on the land south of Highway 90 working to build the 43,000 square foot beach…

Missing Hattiesburg teen may be with former teacher

Hattiesburg police say a teenage boy is missing and may be with a former teacher who is accused of sexual battery. Sixteen-year-old Oscar O’Neal II was last seen at his home early Monday. According to Hattiesburg Police Spokesman Ryan Moore,…

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visits Port of Pascagoula

United States Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith says the needs of local industry leaders are high on her agenda after a visit to the Port of Pascagoula today. The recently appointed senator was touring the Port of Pascagoula and attending meetings at…

Lt. Governor speaks out

The upcoming U.S. Senate Race is just one topic Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves addressed at a meeting held by the Harrison County Republican Women’s Group. “You got to have measurements. If you’re not measuring you’re not really calculating whether you’re…

Biloxi police need help identifying shoplifter

Biloxi police are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman they say stole more than $200 worth of clothing from Belk at Edgewater Mall. The woman is described as a white female about 5’6” and 180 to 200 pounds.…