CRIME & SAFETY
South Mississippi man convicted of murder in domestic violence attack of Coast woman
The 23-year-old man had attacked his girlfriend, Nina Cumbest, at least twice in the past before running her over in May 2021. She died months later. Here’s what happened.
Gautier man sentenced to 40 years in fatal hit-and-run
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Following a three-day trial, a Jackson County jury found Terrance “Fred” McNaughton, 23, guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday. During the trial, the state presented testimony and evidence that McNaughton ran over his ex-girlfriend Nina Cumbest while driving a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. Cumbest...
Supreme Court denies second appeal in Gulfport child rape/murder case
JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - For the second time, the State Supreme Court has denied post-conviction relief to Alberto Garcia, the Gulfport man convicted of raping and murdering 5-year-old Ja’Naya Thompson. The child’s brutal death in 2014 rocked the Orange Grove neighborhood where it happened, and the entire coast community....
Man shoots himself during traffic stop; includes Biloxi Bomb assistance
By Picayune Police Department During the afternoon of May 31, Picayune Police encounter a chaotic situation during a routine traffic stop. Said in the Picayune Police Department report by Chief Joe Quave. “At about 4:39 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on a tan, Chevrolet Malibu for a traffic violation. The driver pulled into a […] The post Man shoots himself during traffic stop; includes Biloxi Bomb assistance appeared first on Picayune Item.
Main Street post office dedicated to Officer Robert McKeithen
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The U.S. Postal Service building in downtown Biloxi will now honor a fallen police officer. It was an emotional yet uplifting dedication at city hall. Police Chief John Miller said this is the best way they could honor fallen Office Robert McKeithen because this isn’t just a small sign on the side of the road.
Moss Point taxi driver helps deliver boy’s lost hat out of state
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - A Moss Point man went out of his way to help a boy who lost his favorite hat. On Sunday, Marcus Chambers, owner of Trinity Taxi Service, received a phone call with an unusual request from a woman named Lilli Pacher. She shared that her...
Pascagoula man identified as pilot in fatal Louisiana crash
A Pascagoula man has been identified as the pilot in a fatal crash off the coast of Grand Isle, La., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Jonthan C. George, 33, was a spotter pilot for Westbank Fishing and was flying for the company May 24 when the plane went down east of Grand Isle, according to the Associated Press.
Mississippi police seek public’s help after masked man robs gas station at gunpoint
Mississippi investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a masked man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint on Monday. Moss Point Police are actively investigating an Armed Robbery of the Raceway gas station, located at 7315 Highway63, Moss Poin. On Monday, May 29, at approximately 3...
Reward money offered for tips on Ozell Addison, Jr.’s death
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A grieving family is demanding answers months after a teenager was found dead in Gulfport. They want to know who is responsible for killing him. Family and police hope new reward money can finally lead to closure. ”Two kids walking down the alley there, the neighbor...
3 sentenced in Gulf Coast Walmart arsons
UPDATE (7 p.m.): Jeffery Sikes’ attorney, Tom Walsh, said “The government and the defendant had entered into an agreement for 15 years or the heightened of the guidelines whichever is lower, the lower part of that agreement was nine years that’s what the government asked for however the judge did not see it that way.” […]
Man charged with DUI for fatal Hwy 90 wreck in Biloxi
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A Louisiana man is charged with aggravated DUI causing death after a wreck Saturday morning at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Veterans Ave. in Biloxi. It happened around 5:20 a.m. and involved only one vehicle. A witnesses who drove past the scene told WLOX News a truck with two people inside had crashed into a street light or power pole.
Ocean Springs business owners working to create “culture of safety” following mass shooting
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Leading into Memorial Day weekend, downtown Ocean Springs bars and restaurants are gearing up for busy nights ahead. Those businesses are doing so with an extra focus on keeping their customers safe, less than a month after the mass shooting at The Scratch Kitchen. “I...
Long Beach PD asking for assistance in locating 17-year-old runaway
LONG BEACH, Miss. (WLOX) - On Friday, the Long Beach Police Department sent out a press release asking the public to be on the lookout for Timothy Schexnayder, a 17-year-old who reportedly ran away from a residence on 28th Street. Schexnayder is around 6′0″ tall and weighs 140 lbs. He...
Biloxi Man Sentenced to over 11 Years in Prison for Conspiracy
Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no extra cost to you. Biloxi Man Sentenced to over 11 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl. Friday, May 26,...
Sonic in downtown Gulfport evacuated as firefighters respond to apparent kitchen fire
Firefighters were seen climbing onto the roof of the restaurant off, where smoke was billowing. Here’s what we know.
Gulfport man sentenced for 2021 Spring Break murder
GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - A Gulfport man has been sentenced for killing a man during Spring Break in 2021. Thursday morning, District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced that 21-year-old Jacquez Rashad McCormick pled guilty earlier this week to the shooting and killing of 20-year-old Jamad Ahkee Quin April 11. After...
Post office in Biloxi to be dedicated in honor of Officer Robert McKeithen
Leaders will gather to dedicate a Biloxi post office in honor of a fallen Biloxi police officer tomorrow. The post office at 140 Lameuse St. will be dedicated as the ‘Robert S. McKeithen Post Office Building’ at 2 tomorrow afternoon. President Biden signed House Bill 3175 into law...
Man sentenced for access device fraud in Gulfport
Investigators said various items were recovered from the man's vehicle, including a credit card scanner, thumb drives, credit card skimmers, a computer, a hard drive, fraudulent credit cards and gas pump skimming devices.
Gulfport PD working accident near Gould Road, Lorraine Road
GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Monday, eastbound and westbound lanes of Lorraine Road were left closed following an accident near the Gould Road intersection in Gulfport. Officials say there are no deaths at this time. However, they are asking the public to avoid the area and use an alternate route until further notice as they continue cleaning efforts.
Pascagoula 911 dispatch receives new camera gear
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - Danielle Price is approaching five years as a 911 dispatcher for the Pascagoula Police Department. She knows what it takes to do this very difficult job. And when something comes along that makes it a little easier, it’s hard to hide her excitement. “It’s there,...
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