BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has quietly settled its lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. for allegedly minimizing its Hurricane Katrina payments to policyholders, leaving the state to compensate homeowners.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on a Mississippi woman who died after police shot her multiple times.
The shooting happened Monday night outside an apartment complex in Biloxi. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case, as it does with all shootings by or of law enforcement officers in the state.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels at the start of the Memorial Day weekend.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Gilbert Mason Jr., who grew up in the civil rights movement and became a physician and a Black and civil rights historian, has died at age 68.
Mason died Wednesday and funeral arrangements were not yet complete, according to Infinity Funeral Home in Biloxi.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast-based Hurricane Hunters have been disciplined after their plane made an unauthorized stop to pick up a crew member's personal motorcycle.
The five-member crew was spotted briefly stopping in Martha's Vineyard in March to load a vintage motorcycle, a 1970 BMW R75/5, onto their plane before continuing their assignment to California, The Sun Herald reported.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have designated right-handed pitcher José Ureña for assignment and activated infielder Luis Urías from the injured list.
Ureña, 30, signed with the Brewers before the season and went 0-0 with a 3.52 ERA in four relief appearances.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The possible suspect in the fatal shooting of the owner and two employees of a Mississippi Gulf Coast motel and subsequent death of a person shot during a carjacking was found dead after a standoff with police Wednesday, authorities said.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has found no criminal fault by law enforcement officers in the shooting deaths of a Black man and his baby after a low-speed highway chase nearly a year ago.
GULFPORT Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who posed as a doctor in Biloxi has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for health care fraud.
U.S. District Judge Taylor B. McNeel sentenced Douglas Christopher Gorman on Wednesday on a charge of providing false statements to illegally obtain health care payments, The Sun Herald reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Steven Alker cruised to his second victory on the PGA Tour Champions, shooting a 7-under 65 in the final round Sunday to win the Rapiscan Systems Classic by six shots.
Alker’s total of 18 under was a record at the event, which moved to Grand Bear Golf Club this year after 10 editions at Fallen Oak.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Steven Alker shot a tournament-record 10-under 62 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Bob Estes after the second round of the Rapiscan Systems Classic.
Alker had an 11-under 133 total at Grand Bear Golf Club, the first-year venue after the previous 10 editions were played at Fallen Oak.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Biloxi firefighters are getting new gear aimed at making their jobs safer.
Firefighters are being fitted the new equipment this week, WLOX-TV reported.
The Biloxi Fire Department purchased 82 new air packs with 183 masks.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A drug smuggling ring that included inmates at a county jail in Mississippi has been busted, authorities said.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A bridge in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, has a new name honoring the person who helped build it.
The Old Fort Bayou Bridge officially became the Mark M. Seymour Senior Memorial Bridge in a ceremony Thursday, WLOX-TV reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Three men were sentenced Monday for helping a 19-year-old accused of killing a Mississippi police officer get away after the officer was shot from behind in 2019.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — City officials in Biloxi have rejected a private developer’s proposal to replace a 43-year-old drawbridge with a $150 million span that would be funded by tolls.
City Hall announced Friday that Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich told the developer there was a lack of public support for a new Popp’s Ferry bridge financed by user tolls of $1 to $1.25 per crossing, The Sun Herald reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Ethel Rainey Clay was a high school junior when she and some classmates joined what they hoped would be a peaceful protest to integrate beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services are Monday for former Mississippi state Rep. Michael Janus, who died Tuesday. He was 55.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has unveiled a statute to honor an Apollo 13 astronaut who grew up there.
The Sun Herald reported a crowd turned out Sunday in Biloxi to cheer 88-year-old Fred Haise Jr.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man at a homeless camp in Mississippi, police said Friday.
The Biloxi Police Department, in a news release, said officers responded to a wooded area about 8 p.m.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An investigation into last year's shooting death of an infant and his father after a low-speed pursuit by law enforcement is now in the hands of a south Mississippi district attorney, police in Biloxi said Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Biloxi man has been arrested and is accused of carrying a gun on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus and attacking an officer.
The 49-year-old suspect was taken into custody Monday at the Jackson medical facility, WLBT-TV reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — John Russelman was getting ready for work before dawn when he saw a bright light through the window and realized a fire was raging at his Biloxi apartment building.
Russelman didn’t know it then, but he was the victim of an arson attack.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved.
Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported.
GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — An endangered sea turtle is back in the ocean after more than a year of rehabilitation at aquariums in Boston and Mississippi.
The Mississippi Aquarium released the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Typhoon on Thursday into the Mississippi Sound at Biloxi.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Plans are moving ahead to hold Mardi Gras parties and parades on the Mississippi coast despite a surge in COVID-19 cases linked to the highly contagious omicron variant.
Large gatherings are the surest way to transmit the illness, health officials say, so the area's upcoming slate of parades, balls and Mardi Gras celebrations are likely to spread the virus, the Sun-Herald reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Charges have been upgraded against the parents of a 2-year-old who died last month at a Mississippi hospital, authorities said.
Joseph David Heard, 38, and Hailey Leann Heard, 21, of Biloxi, the child's stepfather and mother, were arrested Wednesday on felony child abuse charges.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Forensics Laboratory has hired a new director.
Mary Dukes, who has worked in the private sector and at crime labs in Louisiana, will now join Mississippi's crime lab.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Travis Lunn, a veteran casino executive, was named Wednesday as the new president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino.
He most recently served as the southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, where he led Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A test project to raise tiny baby oysters on shells to add to oyster reefs has succeeded beyond expectations, says the head of Mississippi’s Department of Marine Resources.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Employees of a Mississippi shipyard donated gifts for immigrant children who got to visit with Spanish-speaking Santa Claus.
WLOX-TV reports the jolly old elf recently appeared at the Biloxi office of El Pueblo, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost legal services for immigrants.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three people during a robbery in the Jackson metro area in 2016.
Joshua Michael Garcia, 42, of Biloxi, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison for discharging a firearm that led to the deaths of three employees at Bill’s Coin & Jewelry in Hinds County on December 17, 2016, U.S.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A man shot in an encounter with police in a Mississippi Gulf Coast city over the weekend has died of his injuries.
The Sun Herald reports that 41-year-old Issac Bell, of Gloster, died of multiple gunshot wounds.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Students at a high school on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are seeing more security after three guns were found on school grounds in the past three weeks.
Superintendent Marcus Boudreaux notified parents of students at Biloxi High earlier this week that a third gun was found on a student.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Biloxi High School student was arrested Tuesday for bringing an unloaded gun to campus, according to school officials.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced 16 projects that will be funded by some of the money the state received after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
“One of my top priorities will always be ensuring that all funds meant for restoring our Gulf Coast, go strictly to our Gulf Coast,” Reeves, a Republican, said in a news release.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama man who had been celebrating his birthday at a Mississippi casino died late Friday after he fell from the top of a parking garage, authorities said.
Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified him as 45-year-old Joseph Baynes of Daphne, Alabama.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Veterans Day parade along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is set to return this year.
The Gulf Coast Veteran’s Day Parade is planned for 11 a.m. on Nov. 6 in Biloxi, WLOX-TV reported.
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A bicyclist has been killed after being struck by a vehicle, authorities said.
The cyclist was trying to cross U.S. 90 in Gautier on Wednesday night, WLOX-TV reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi chancery court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a public pier in Biloxi, ruling that the city is within its rights to build the pier without a state tidelands lease.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has died more than a month after he was knocked out in the ring during a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Biloxi, Mississippi.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A TV news anchor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast says she left her job rather than follow a corporate mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meggan Gray had worked at WLOX-TV for 18 years and has been co-host of “Good Morning Mississippi.”
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A military manufacturer and a contracting company are being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly ignoring claims of sexual assault by staff members on ships being built in Mississippi for the U.S.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials say two more children have died of COVID-19, raising the state's pediatric death toll from the virus to nine.
Both of the latest victims were between the ages of 11 and 17, State Epidemiologist Paul Byers told the Biloxi Sun Herald on Wednesday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana charter captains affected by Hurricane Ida will be able to operate from Mississippi ports through the end of the year.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced the decision Friday in the wake of impacts Ida had on Louisiana’s coast.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is in custody in the death of his father, who disappeared earlier this month.
Biloxi Police arrested Noble V. Marske, 41, of Biloxi, Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — People are raising money for the family of a Louisiana infant killed this year during police gunfire on a highway in Mississippi, and they still want answers about why officers shot so many times when they knew a baby was in the vehicle driven by his father.