Mississippi Politicians Request Removal of LGBTQ Pride Flag at Biloxi National CemeteryMatt O'HernNewsBreak Contributor
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Harrison County Law Enforcement Officer Fatally Shoots Individual Following Assault on Biloxi HighwayFrederick EmersonNewsBreak Contributor
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Suspect arrested in connection to Moss Point armed robbery
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in a Memorial Day armed robbery. Austin Blake Butler was arrested by Lucedale police officers after a traffic stop on Sunday, June 5. Butler had an unrelated felony warrant out of George County, but Moss Point had previously received a...
Developing RV park concerns Gulf Park Estates neighbors
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A new RV Park in development in Gulf Park Estates has some neighbors concerned that it will worsen the headaches faced by homeowners. In March, developers purchased the abandoned Pine Island Golf Course located off Beachview Drive. The 400-acre property is surrounded by Simmons, Davis, Stark and Ramsey bayous. The property will be transformed into a luxury park that can accommodate 500 RVs.
Construction development for The Sound Amphitheater continues
GAUTIER, Miss. (WLOX) - In Jackson County, there’s a new update on a major construction project in Gautier. A small town with big dreams — that’s how Nathan Baugh described the development of the new state-of-the-art Sound Amphitheater in Gautier. “The city really believes in an elevated...
Mississippi trans teen finally gets to walk across stage in her graduation dress and heels
A transgender teen who skipped her Mississippi Coast high school graduation over the school’s dress code got to walk across a stage in her cap and gown after all. The Harrison Central High graduate, identified as L.B., sued the Harrison County School District after being told shortly before graduation she would have to adhere to the boys’ graduation dress code policy. L.B., who is 17, has identified as trans and has worn girls’ clothing and dresses to school for her entire high school career.
Man killed in Gulf Park Estates housefire identified
JACKSON COUNTY Miss. (WLOX) - Stanley Kopszywa, 79, has been identified by officials as the victim of a fatal housefire early Sunday morning. According to deputy coroner James Prisock, officials first received reports of the fire just after 3 a.m. A cause of the fire is still under investigation. We...
More than 200 pounds of suspected cocaine found in vehicle, law enforcement says
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA/Gray News) - The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol, arrested two women suspected of cocaine trafficking. Melissa Dufour of Florida and Racquelle Anteola of California were arrested Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate 10 in Mobile County. The sheriff’s office said...
Former Mobile Police officer accused of strangling girlfriend waives right to preliminary hearing
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Former Mobile Police officer Jacob Matthews is charged with one count of domestic violence for allegedly strangling his girlfriend in November of last year. He appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning, but waived his right to one, now the case will be sent to a grand jury. According […]
Locals protest LGBTQ+ flag hanging outside Biloxi VA Medical Center
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Protesters joined forces in front of the Biloxi VA Medical Center on Monday to speak up against an LGBTQ+ flag that hangs outside the front gate. The VA put the two rainbow flags on display alongside American flags on June 1 to commemorate Pride Month. A letter from Mississippi’s Congressional leaders is asking the Veterans Affairs secretary to take down the flags, saying they promote a political statement.
Supreme Court won’t review Heather Leavell-Keaton’s case: Alabama woman awaits execution for torturing, killing 2 children
The nation’s highest court won’t review the case of an Alabama woman awaiting execution for killing two children over a decade ago. Heather Leavell-Keaton, 35, is on death row at Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka. She has been there for the past seven years after being convicted of capital murder in 2015.
Steps Coalition looking to build housing units in East Biloxi
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The property along Holley Street in Biloxi could be the site of new housing units. Steps Coalition is awaiting approval from the Biloxi City Council to build 36 residential units trying to develop underserved communities. “Our goal is to really make sure that any development on...
Singing River Health System stays secure with internal police department
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) - Here’s a diagnosis you might not be familiar with...The Singing River Health System has its own police department. It’s been in place since 2011, as 36 officers patrol the hospitals and clinics throughout the system. “It gives us the ability to focus more and...
Ingalls Lays Keel for Future USS Pittsburgh Landing Transport Dock
Huntington Ingalls Industries has laid the keel for the future USS Pittsburgh landing transport dock (LPD 31) in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The San Antonio-class vessel is the fifth US Navy vessel to bear the city’s name, following the SSN 720 Los Angeles-class submarine that served from December 1984 to August 2019.
Activist claims rights violations after encounters with police at city halls in Waveland, Ocean Springs
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Videos showing a self-proclaimed civil rights investigator having tense interactions with police officers in Waveland and Ocean Springs last week are causing a stir online. WLOX News caught up with Florida resident and Army veteran Jeffrey Gray, the man behind Honor Your Oath Civil Rights Investigations.
These are the 50 best restaurants in Biloxi, Mississippi
From classics like Mary Mahoney’s to gas stations with great sandwiches, here’s the Sun Herald’s guide to the best dining in Biloxi.
Man arrested for arson following large brushfire in Jackson Co.
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Gulf Park Estates resident Branson Causey, 29, is in custody and charged with arson following a brushfire on Sunday. The fire, which officials said was still active as of 10 p.m. Sunday, began in the area of Plymouth Road, Old CCC Camp Road, Lexington Street and Richmond Street. Multiple agencies were on the scene throughout the afternoon protecting structures in close proximity.
Water advisories in effect at two popular Mississippi Coast beaches. What to know.
You shouldn’t get in the water at these beach spots in Gulfport and Biloxi after bacteria was found. Here’s what to know.
Ocean Springs business owners present safety report to city leaders
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Ocean Springs leaders are looking for solutions after a deadly mass shooting downtown. It’s been one month since gunfire broke out at The Scratch Kitchen. Leaders are looking at some big changes in the area. Tuesday night, downtown business owners presented a safety report...
Smokin’ on the River drag boat competition hits Moss Point riverfront
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - Sunday, drag boats ripped through Moss Point’s riverfront for Smokin’ on the River. It was the second stop for the Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) 2023 competition. “This is one of our best venues,” said PJ Johnson, a drag boat racer from Louisiana....
Protests over pride flag flying at Mississippi VA clinic, cemetery
Republican officials have asked for the removal of a Pride flag flying at the Biloxi, Mississippi, Veterans Affairs health clinic and protesters are calling the flag a division. But a spokesperson for the VA says LGBTQ veterans should be welcomed at the VA. WXXV’s Ansley Brant reports.
Bayou La Batre couple loses everything in Memorial Day fire
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WALA) - A Bayou La Batre couple lost everything in a house fire last week. They say they lived in the home for over 10 years and raised grandchildren there. Now, they have little to spare and need help rebuilding their lives. Fortunately, the couple is...
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