COVID-19

Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

By DAVID PITT and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges in Texas, Alabama and Ohio have temporarily blocked efforts to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. The rulings Monday were handed down as providers…

Biloxi Police Department working to keep the community safe

While families are battling COVID-19, the Biloxi Police Department is working around the clock to keep communities safe. The department is running several different details including a burglary watch to keep property safe while many businesses are closed due to…

Petition for Mississippi to shelter-in-place circulating

As many states around the country are under shelter-in-place orders, many residents in Mississippi want to take the same measures. A shelter-in-place petition is circulating with the goal of reaching 10,000 signatures to officially issue a state-wide shelter in place…

Pascagoula Mayor Dr. Steven Demetropoulos speaks on COVID-19

As of today, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 39 cases of Coronavirus in Jackson County, including that of a Singing River Health System physician. Healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are continuously working to…

Two employees at VA test positive for COVID-19

Two Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System employees at the Biloxi VA tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. The individuals are currently in home isolation mitigating further risk of transmission to other patients and staff. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health…

Three Biloxi firefighters test positive for COVID-19

Three Biloxi firefighters have tested positive for Coronavirus. The first two employees to receive positive tests are in their mid-40s to mid-50s and received the positive results Friday. A third firefighter learned he had positive results Saturday. Biloxi Fire Chief…

Seven total cases of COVID-19 at Ingalls

Three more employees tested positive for the Coronavirus at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, making the total there now at seven. The first case of COVID-19 at Ingalls was announced March 22nd. All shipbuilders who worked near these individuals or those…

Mrs. Louvenia McDonald turns 100 years old

Biloxi, Miss.(WXXV)-Mrs. Louvenia McDonald turns 100 years old. But in light of the Coronavirus outbreak her celebration had to be a little different. News 25's Victoria Bailey explains. The lady you see before you is because of miss Lou. Mrs.…

Local brewery sells hand sanitizer during crisis

Kiln, Miss.(WXXV)-With the store shelves bare of cleaners, sprays and sanitizers the lazy magnolia brewery is lending a helping hand. As the Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the magnolia state the brewery is making hand sanitizer. The sanitizer is…

Edgewater Mall to close Sunday due to COVID-19 concerns

Edgewater Mall announced Friday that due to COVID-19, the mall will close at the end of business Sunday, March 29.  The mall will tentatively reopen April 13. Some stores will remain open for business, but there will be no access…