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Waveland Lighthouse Project

The city of Waveland is decked out with lights this holiday season, but a popular stretch of beach nestled close to the downtown business district, will soon be aglow - a beacon of light year round. News 25's Toni Miles…

Incumbent Mike Smith wins Waveland mayoral election

The results are in for the Waveland mayoral election. Incumbent Mike Smith is re-elected as the Waveland mayor. He led the race with 738 votes. Jay Trapani had 472 votes and Tommy Longo won 99 votes. Mayor Smith tells News…

Waveland City Election

Today, Waveland residents cast their votes for mayor and alderman seats. Voters were out in full force for the mayoral and alderman election in Waveland. Every voter had their own opinion on who to vote for, though most could agree…

Waveland votes for mayor today

Election season may be over for most of South Mississippi, but one very important vote is on the ballot for Waveland today. Waveland residents have three choices for mayor: incumbent Mike Smith, Jay Trapani, and Tommy Longo. Current Waveland Mayor…

Waveland Mayoral Election

Election season may be over for most of South Mississippi, but one very important vote is still on the ballot for tomorrow in Waveland. On December 4th, Waveland residents will have three choices for mayor: incumbent Mike Smith, Jay Trapani,…

Armed robbery suspect wanted

Waveland police are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred today. Just before 4 o’clock, Advance Loan, between McLaurin Street and Highway 90, was robbed. The suspect walked into the business, displayed a silver revolver and…

Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Today marks 13 years since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Coast, devastating the lives of many Mississippians. This morning, community members gathered at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum to pay tribute to those who were lost in Hurricane Katrina’s path…

Power lines down near Waveland Elementary

Emergency crews are on scene on Tiffany Street and St. Joseph Street for power lines down in the area. A semi-truck pulled down power lines causing multiple transformers to blow.  There are power lines down and emergency crews are asking…

Pedestrian struck and killed on Hwy 90 in Waveland

On August 3, 2018 officers from the Waveland Police Department were dispatched to the area of Highway 90 east bound and Waveland Avenue for a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. When officers arrived they spoke to the driver of 2003 Chevy…

Waveland community on the lookout

Police in Waveland are warning residents after an incident in the area of Waveland Avenue and Sears, south of the track. Two men stopped at the house of an elderly lady who was home alone, talking their way into her…

Walmart robbery in Waveland

Waveland police are on the lookout for a suspect who stole a backpack from Walmart and then proceeded to rob the Woodforest Bank located inside the store. According to Chief David Allen, around 2:50 this afternoon, a small white sedan…

Post-Katrina eyesore in Waveland to be demolished

An old Waveland eyesore is coming down in Hancock County, but not everyone is happy about it. The old animal feed store has been sitting vacant on Highway 90 since Hurricane Katrina. Workers began demoing the building today after city…

Lighthouse bathroom and new developments in Waveland

There are a lot of new developments coming soon to the City of Waveland. Plans are now waiting for approval on an elevated boardwalk on Coleman Avenue. If the project gets the go-ahead, hotels, businesses, and restaurants can build downtown…

Boil water notice for the City of Waveland

If you plan on drinking water anywhere in Waveland you’ll need to boil it first. The City of Waveland has issued a citywide boil water advisory until further notice. The extreme cold weather caused the city to lose pressure in…

Wanted for counterfeit in Waveland

Make sure you’re holding your money up to the light and verifying it’s not fake because someone in Waveland is using some funny money! The Waveland Police Department is asking for help identifying a white female who passed thirteen counterfeit…

Woman passes phony money in Waveland

The Waveland Police Department would like the public’s help in identifying a white female who passed thirteen counterfeit $20 bills at Wal-Mart on August 9th, 2017 at approximately 7:30 PM. She appeared to have bought groceries. Her vehicle appears to…

Katrina anniversary and Harvey prayer memorial

It was an emotional remembrance of Hurricane Katrina plus a prayer of hope and faith for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. That was the mission of this morning’s gathering at the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland. Hancock County first…

Wanted by Waveland police

The Waveland Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying this man. He is being sought in reference to several thefts from Walmart. If you have any information regarding this case or the identity of the person pictured please…

Touch a Truck Waveland

Waveland kids have a better understanding of real heavy duty equipment after an education event Sunday. They got up close and personal at the Touch a Truck event on Coleman Avenue. Kids got a chance to hear many sirens sounding…

Waveland man arrested on multiple charges

Eighteen-year-old William Vinson Smith Belcher of Waveland has been arrested on the charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, and kidnapping. According to Chief David Allen, Waveland police officers responded to Belcher’s residence in reference to a domestic violence incident. Upon…

Hurricane preparedness exercise in Waveland

The Waveland Police Department hosted a hurricane preparedness exercise with City Hall employees. The courtroom at the station is set up as an emergency operations center. Officials have been using a generator to test the power and also checking the…

Vehicle burglary spike in Waveland

The Waveland Police Department is investigating a spike in vehicle burglaries in the city. Officials say these are crimes of opportunity, each vehicle was left unlocked. Police officers urge citizens to lock their cars as well as hide any personal…

Alleged Kidnapping Waveland

Waveland police say it is an unclear whether or not a child was abducted near the woods line of the Walmart parking lot off of Highway 90. A witness told police they saw a man grab a female child who…

Possible child abduction in Waveland

Law enforcement are investigating a possible child abduction near a Waveland Walmart. News 25’s Hank Davis is at the scene and has the latest.