CRIME & SAFETY
Ex-NFL draft prospect stalked, executed man at Mississippi Coast casino, authorities say
“This defendant ... chased Randy Johnson .. and shot him 10 times in the middle of the casino floor,” Assistant District Attorney George Huffman said.
UPDATE: Ocean Springs man identified as I-10 crash victim
JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - An Ocean Springs man lost his life Tuesday morning in one of two crashes on I-10. According to Jackson County Deputy Coroner James Prisock, the victim was Kurt Cassity, 32. He was a driver in one of the vehicles. Two separate wrecks caused all eastbound...
HAPPENING NOW: Last night fire causes I-110 Southbound closure
Drivers are being directed off the interstate at Bayview Avenue to get into Biloxi.
Dying child rushed to hospital by ER nurse, police sparks concerns over AMR response time
D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (WLOX) - After a dying child was rushed to the hospital by D’Iberville police, more questions are being raised about AMR response time after city officials say an AMR ambulance was not available to respond. 12-year-old Tristan Smith was critically injured by a Jeep while crossing...
‘As bad as it gets.’ Man sentenced for luring & killing Coast woman through a Facebook ad
Daniel Tenner lured the woman to Louisiana with an advertisement to sell a smartphone.
‘A terrible tragedy’: 12-year-old dead after being hit by vehicle in D’Iberville
D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (WLOX) - A Biloxi family is grieving after the loss of 12-year-old Tristan Smith Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the Biloxi Junior High 7th grader was hit by a Jeep while trying to cross Lamey Bridge Road, just north of Sangani Boulevard in D’Iberville. Chief Nobles says...
MS Coast teen dies in early morning crash on I-10, one passenger life-flighted
Four teens were in the speeding vehicle that crashed in Gulfport. Here’s more.
Eastbound lanes of I-10 reopen after Tuesday morning fatal crash
Multiple crashes blocked all eastbound lanes for more than three hours.
Cyberattack spurs Mississippi health system to 'beef up' security measures
Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's CEO, Laurin St. Pe, said he's looking to "beef up" its security measures as the organization continues to grapple with a cyberattack that started Aug. 21, WLOX reported Sept. 19. "We're waiting on forensic information to come back that will help us further...
CEO of SRHS addresses cyberattack at Ocean Springs-Gautier area council meeting
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Singing River Health System is looking ahead with optimism following the recent cyberattack. SRHS CEO Laurin St. Pe is pushing forward following the incident, which cause widespread disruption. “So, this is something we are all going to have to deal with, and again, they’re terrorists,...
’Service before self.’ How a Keesler-trained airman helped save a commercial airline passenger
The airman stepped up to help a passenger who had lost consciousness. Here’s more.
One hospitalized after shooting on Sylvania Ave. Monday night
One person was hospitalized Monday night after being shot on Sylvania Ave.
Local Crime Update: Multiple Incidents Reported Across Our Community on September 14, 2023
On September 14, 2023, several incidents occurred in various locations. Richard Leroy Kline Jr. reported a court order violation at a Gulf Park Estates address. Harley Damon Whaley reported a burglary at another Gulf Park Estates address. A commercial burglary was reported by Jackson County recreational personnel at a Vancleave location.
Weekly Safety Report: Road Rage Shooting, Facebook Marketplace Murder, Bullying, and Witnessing 9/11 in Jackson County, Mississippi
Two men were hospitalized after a road rage shooting and crash on Interstate 10 in Moss Point, Mississippi. The incident occurred when the victims' vehicle was shot by individuals in another vehicle while both were traveling westbound on I-10. Both cars crashed into each other, and three men fled the scene. In another incident, Daniel Tenner was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Mississippi woman during a Facebook Marketplace transaction. Additionally, the death of a student at Ocean Springs Middle School resurfaced painful memories of bullying. Lastly, a Pascagoula woman recalled witnessing the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Have you seen her? Mississippi police asking for help finding teen reported to have gotten into unknown vehicle
The Biloxi Police Department has requested the public’s help in finding a missing teen. The female is Paitlyn Hogle, 17. Hogle left her residence Sept. 13 sometime during the night in the 1900 block of Popps Ferry Road. Hogle is 4’11” tall, 120 lbs. with brown eyes and blonde...
Cyber attacks threaten businesses, schools, government agencies
Beau Rivage Casino and its parent company, MGM Resorts International, are just the latest company dealing with a cyber breach. Technology and Data Security Expert Andrew Sternke is here to talk about the issue.
Mississippi man accused of striking victim with his vehicle in Calhoun; charged with Attempted Murder
Investigators of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed on September 10, 2023, around 8 PM, Johnny Lagrone Franks Jr. of Biloxi, Miss. was arrested and charged with two counts of Attempted Second-Degree Murder and two counts of Reckless Operation after a victim was struck by a vehicle in Calhoun, La.
CAPTURED: Fugitives wanted for murder, assault returned to Vicksburg
A suspect sought for the 2020 murder of a Vicksburg man returned to Warren County this week. Investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department Wednesday traveled to Houston, Texas, to pick up Michael Jones, 28, of Pascagoula, who was wanted on charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the […]
Activist walks across county in wedding dress to raise awareness of domestic violence
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - An activist looking to raise awareness to domestic violence made a stop in Biloxi on Friday. Josie Ashton visits different women’s shelters in different cities. She would also walk around the cities in a wedding dress. She wears the dress to remember a woman who was killed on her wedding day by her husband in a domestic violence dispute.
Meet the Author: Nathaniel Glover with "Striving for Justice: A Black Sheriff in the Deep South"
Nathaniel Glover recounts his history-making years in police reformation, and outlines the next steps he believes will move America forward.