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Man charged with defrauding fund for slain Alabama officer

By Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man is charged with stealing from a memorial fund that was established to help the...

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Governor Reeves issues statewide mask mandate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he’s setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid...

COVID-19: 1,074 new cases, 42 new deaths statewide

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,074 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths. The statewide total now stands at 62,199 confirmed cases and...

Mississippi Republican Party Holds 2020 State Convention

JACKSON—Delegates to the Mississippi Republican State Convention, held August 1, elected Party leadership for the next four years. County conventions and precinct caucuses were...

Mississippi State Health Officer: If you have COVID-19, isolate at home or face penalty

JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — On Tuesday, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs issued a statewide order for the Isolation of Individuals Diagnosed with...

Mississippi inmate dies after days in hospital; autopsy set

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a Mississippi inmate who died after being hospitalized several days. The Mississippi Department of Corrections...

Over 2,700 new Mississippi state flag proposals submitted

From magnolias, stars, guitars, beer cans, a light house to Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog, state flag proposals have been pouring in. All these...

COVID-19: 572 new cases, eight new deaths statewide

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 572 new COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths. The statewide total now stands at 61,125 confirmed cases and...

Grant Me Hope: 13-year-old Lyric hoping to be adopted by family that will “accept her as their own”

Every Monday, WXXV features a child from Mississippi hoping to get adopted. 13-year-old Lyric has been in foster care for over two years. She would...

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COVID-19: 1,168 new cases, 52 new deaths statewide

The Mississippi State Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 numbers in our state. They have reported 1,168 new cases and 52 new...

Local News

Red Cross invites community to commemorate Hurricane Katrina

Urgent need for eligible donors to give blood Aug. 27 and 29 BILOXI, Miss. (Aug. 17, 2020) – Blood donors are encouraged to help save...
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Harrison County Fire Rescue to receive $620,000 from federal government to replace aging equipment

Harrison County Fire Rescue received exciting news this week. FEMA, through the U.S. Fire Administration, selected Harrison County Fire Rescue to receive over $620,000 to...
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Rally to support law enforcement in Ocean Springs

Jackson County residents and law enforcement leaders gathered this evening in Ocean Springs to show support for local police. The Salute to Jackson County Police...
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Pass Christian man arrested for touching a child for lustful purposes

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (WXXV) — A Pass Christian man is facing felony charges of touching a child for lustful purposes. Sheriff Troy Peterson says 49-year-old...