Hancock County

Fatal accident in Hancock County

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, at approximately 9:34 pm the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 603 in Hancock County. A 2019 Nissan Sentra driven by Kebian Lewis, 44, of Bogalusa, LA, was traveling south on…

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…

Sixth annual Pirate Day in the Bay

The sixth annual Pirate Day in the Bay is set for May 14th and May 15th in Old Town Bay St. Louis. On Friday, there will be a pub crawl and scavenger hunt in the local eateries. On Saturday,…

Louisiana man dead following police chase in Mississippi

A chase that started in Louisiana ended in Mississippi this afternoon. Thirty-year-old Eric Derell Smith drove off with a four-month-old after shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and her nephew this morning in Louisiana. A police chase ensued into Mississippi…

13th annual C&R’s Crawfish Cookoff

C&R’s Bar and Grill annual Crawfish Cookoff is back. On Saturday, the 13th annual Crawfish Cookoff will be co-hosted by Hancock Resource Center who is the beneficiary this year. Twenty teams will compete for the best crawfish. Trophies will…

Eighth annual Light of Hope Ceremony

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Youth Advocates gathered in Diamondhead tonight as they continue their mission to combat abuse. CASA of Hancock County recognized individuals who go above and beyond to protect children in their communities at…