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Mississippi: reading test almost at pre-pandemic pass rate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A preliminary snapshot of 3rd graders’ literacy proficiency in Mississippi shows a passing rate nearly the same as before the COVID-19 pandemic, the state education superintendent said Thursday. “The hard work of teachers, students and parents…

Wanted man captured by Picayune PD

Marc Rice, who was wanted by Picayune Police Department, has been captured. He was considered to be armed and dangerous prior to his capture. Rice was wanted for resisting arrest, eluding law enforcement in a car, trafficking a controlled substance,…

Young investors program awards local students

The Gulfport School District celebrated students who completed the Wake Forest Young Investors Program. Students participated in the First Generation Investors, which is a nonprofit organization founded by students at…

Shrimp season opens today

Mississippi’s shrimp season is now open. Despite the weather, the dock at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor was looking rather empty this morning. That’s because shrimpers eager to be back out on…

Click It or Ticket campaign under way this week

Coast law enforcement agencies are joining the Department of Transportation's national Click It or Ticket campaign this week to remind drivers to buckle up. The seat belt campaign started Monday and runs through June 5, a period that encompasses the…

Harrison County, Biloxi chase suspect on I-10 out of Mobile

Motorists on Interstate 10 in Harrison County saw several law enforcement agencies chasing a vehicle eastbound this morning. Biloxi Police say a vehicle tied to a suspect out of Mobile with outstanding warrants fled from Harrison County deputies, which led…

Biloxi graduates walked across the stage

Biloxi Class of 2022 walked across the stage into adulthood. 389 graduates dressed in red caps and gowns received their diplomas. Diplomas for distinguished academics, academics, and career technical endorsements were awarded during the…