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Remembering Officer Robert McKeithen

A year ago today, the Coast and City of Biloxi lost Officer Robert McKeithen in the line of duty. Today, the Biloxi Police Department as well as the community are coming together to celebrate Officer McKeithen’s life and honor his…

Scarlet Pearl employees to assist with unemployment claims

Employees of the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort have returned from furlough to assist the Mississippi Department of Employment Security in processing unemployment claims and helping Mississippians access their benefits. Staffed by 30 employees from the hotel reservation and casino host…

Remembering Officer Robert McKeithen

The entire Gulf Coast is honoring and remembering fallen Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen, who was killed in the line of duty a year ago today. News 25’s Victoria Bailey catches up with the Biloxi Police Department to see how…

Harrison County burn ban extended

As South Mississippi continues to experience drought conditions, Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan has extended the burn ban for the county until Tuesday, May 12th. Sullivan has the authority to extend or cancel the burn ban on a week…

Edgewater Mall opens for business

Edgewater Mall opened back up for business today. The mall opened its doors at 11 this morning. Around 30 stores are open today and more stores will continue to open throughout the upcoming weeks. Most of the locally owned shops…

Venezuela: 2 US 'mercenaries' among those nabbed after raid

By SCOTT SMITH and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” trying to kill him. The Monday arrests come a day after a deadly…

Fowl play: Louisiana police search for 'aggressive chicken'

WALKER, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say officers are searching for an “aggressive chicken” accused of engaging in fowl play at a bank. The Walker Police Department posted on social media over the weekend that officers responded to a…

Nearly entire Louisiana prison dorm tests positive for virus

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly every woman in a Louisiana prison dormitory has tested positive for COVID-19, and two-thirds of them showed no symptoms, state figures show. The women at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St.…

COVID-19 impacting job search for class of 2020 college graduates

It takes the average college graduate three to six months to secure a job after graduation and that’s without a pandemic. Monday is Britney Morris’ last day of classes which completes her undergraduate experience at the University of Southern Mississippi.…

Southern Rail Commission matches grant for the City of Biloxi

The Southern Rail Commission matched funding for the City of Biloxi’s rail station platform at the CTA. A $270,000 grant from the SRC will help construct the platform with canopy lighting and a pedestrian crossing platform. This comes after members…

Staying connected through doorstep drinks

Bringing the community together during the coronavirus outbreak one bottle at a time: that’s the goal of a new local Facebook group called “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere.” The group was started by a local woman named Jessica Knapp, who wanted…

Pets and COVID-19: What to do if you own animals

The CDC reports there is a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This mostly comes after close contact with humans with COVID-19. Based on the limited information available,…

Arson suspected in large Harrison County woods fire

The Harrison County woods fire is suspected to be arson. After days of battling a blaze that burned nearly 2,000 acres in Harrison County last week, evidence is starting to point to arson, according to Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat…