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.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has named a longtime firefighter to be its new fire chief.
The Biloxi City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to promote Nicholaus Geiser from captain to chief, the Sun Herald reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A civilian contractor working on a U.S. Air Force base in Mississippi was charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday after he drove his vehicle into four airmen walking on a track, killing one of them, the FBI said.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A clerk who works for an Alabama sheriff on trial on corruption charges testified she sent him $1,000 after he claimed to have lost money gambling at a casino when he was supposed to be at a law enforcement conference.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is not rehiring the man who has been fire chief the past eight years.
Biloxi City Council members voted 4-3 Tuesday against keeping Joe Boney on the job, news outlets reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Security camera video shows a Mississippi sheriff's deputy running backward and tripping before he fatally shot a man authorities say was charging him with a knife outside a courthouse.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The reward for information leading to the arrests of suspects involved in arsons at multiple Walmart stores in Mississippi and Alabama has gone up.
Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is offering $10,000 for the arrests of the arsonists who set the fires in Walmart stores in Gulfport and Biloxi and Mobile, Alabama.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains could soon be in store of parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a tropical system off the coast of Mexico begins moving north ahead of the weekend.
Heavy rains should start to affect parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, The Federal Emergency Management Agency said its daily operational briefing.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Thick swarms of termites are appearing nightly throughout south Mississippi, signaling that their mating season is underway.
The winged insects — often called swarmers — are likely Formosan termites, The Sun Herald reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials have not yet said who is responsible for the shot that killed a 3-month-old baby when his father died in a shootout with police on a highway last week in Mississippi...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A single gunshot killed an infant who was with his father as the Louisiana man died in a barrage of gunfire after Mississippi police chased the man because he was suspected of killing the baby's mother and another person, a coroner said Wednesday...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A baby boy taken by his father from the scene of a double homicide in Louisiana died at a hospital on Tuesday, hours after the man was killed by Mississippi law enforcement officers who fired a barrage of bullets at the car, authorities said...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted in two killings in Louisiana died during a shootout with police Monday in Mississippi after officers from multiple law enforcement agencies chased his car in the two states...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi coast's Crawfish Music Festival is back after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in south Mississippi says he will challenge U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the 2022 Republican primary...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Repairs are nearly complete at one of the resorts that was heavily damaged when Hurricane Zeta struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says volunteers will remove unused crab traps from state waters early next year...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A proposed casino site on the Mississippi Gulf Coast does not meet state standards for where casinos are allowed to locate, the state Supreme Court ruled...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Recycling programs on Mississippi's Gulf Coast are facing disruptions after Hurricane Sally damaged a Florida recycling center...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Developers have announced plans for a $1.2 billion redevelopment of a once-popular tourist spot on the Mississippi Gulf Coast...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Replicas of Christopher Columbus' Niña and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators aimed their phones out to the horizon...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 12-year-old-girl received a black doll with beads forming a noose around its neck at a Mississippi Gulf Coast Mardi Gras parade, and officials said Monday that police were investigating the incident as a hate crime...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A vote by the Mobile City Council on Tuesday moved the northern Gulf Coast one step closer to a resumption of regular Amtrak service for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
Members voted 6-1 to approve a grant application for restoring passenger train service to the city, news outlets reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi lawmakers are retiring as of Monday, when the new state budget year begins...
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old man accused of killing a Mississippi police officer walked up behind him in the police station parking lot and shot him several times in the back, according to a sworn statement filed by a sheriff's investigator...