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  • Is Hinds County taking the brunt of detention center expenses?

    Is Hinds County taking the brunt of detention center expenses?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:57:56 GMT
    Our Three On Your Side investigation continues Wednesday night into problems at the Hinds County Detention Center. Funding problems surface regarding the City of Jackson using the Hinds County DetentionMore >>
    Hinds County is paying millions of dollars to house detainees at the Hinds County Detention Center; taking the brunt of the expenses while figures show the City of Jackson is paying only a fraction of the costs.More >>
  • Diamondhead leaders say city manager had work performance issues

    Diamondhead leaders say city manager had work performance issues

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:56:20 GMT
    The City of Diamondhead's City Manager Richard Rose is off the job, suspended by city leaders. After an executive session late Wednesday the city council voted four to two to suspend Richard Rose. WLOXMore >>
    The City of Diamondhead's City Manager Richard Rose is off the job, suspended by city leaders. After an executive session late Wednesday the city council voted four to two to suspend Richard Rose. WLOX News was there as city leaders talked about why they made that decision.More >>
  • Pearl police need help identifying check fraud suspect

    Pearl police need help identifying check fraud suspect

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:44:28 GMT
    On Monday at around 12:30 pm a white newer model Infinity sedan entered the Colortyme Rentals parking lot in Pearl. Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake OhioMore >>
    Pearl police say a woman came in the Thrifty Check Advance and presented a fake Ohio Driver License and two fraudulent checks totaling $17,605.50.More >>
  • Long Beach Lady Bearcats go undefeated in district play to make playoffs

    Long Beach Lady Bearcats go undefeated in district play to make playoffs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:36:36 GMT
    LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - The Long Beach Lady Bearcats worked hard to earn a practice having to just wear athletic shorts, instead of softball pants, even though the season hasn't ended. Long Beach (15-9,More >>
    LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - The Long Beach Lady Bearcats worked hard to earn a practice having to just wear athletic shorts, instead of softball pants, even though the season hasn't ended. Long Beach (15-9,More >>
  • Police looking for healthplex thief

    Police looking for healthplex thief

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:35:19 GMT
    Police have surveillance photos of a man who is wanted for stealing from healthplex facilities in the metro area. They believe he stole a Rolex watch at a health and workout facility in Jackson Monday.TuesdayMore >>
    Police have surveillance photos of a man who is wanted for stealing from healthplex facilities in the metro area. They believe he stole a Rolex watch at a health and workout facility in Jackson Monday.More >>
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    AMBER ALERT: Georgia officials believe suspects in Lenox area

    AMBER ALERT issued for missing Columbus toddler

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:42:24 GMT
    According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
    Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
  • Demo crew hits sprinkler system, floods parking lot

    Demo crew hits sprinkler system, floods parking lot

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:12:14 GMT
    Demolition crews hit a snag Wednesday while tearing down an old vacant building in D'Iberville. City Manager Bobby Eleuterius said crews hit the sprinkler system in the old Kroger building.
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    Demolition crews hit a snag Wednesday while tearing down an old vacant building in D'Iberville. City Manager Bobby Eleuterius said crews hit the sprinkler system in the old Kroger building on D'Iberville Blvd.
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  • Mississippi's top educators honored

    State's top educators honored

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:52:27 GMT
    Educators usually on the other side of handing out awards were the recipients of honors Wednesday. School districts from across the state select a teacher and administrator of the year. "The importantMore >>
    Educators usually on the other side of handing out awards were the recipients of honors Wednesday. School districts from across the state selected a teacher and administrator of the year.More >>
  • Smokin' the Sound raising purse size to attract racers

    Smokin' the Sound raising purse size to attract racers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:38:00 GMT
    The first boat has arrived in Biloxi for this weekend's Smokin' the Sound. Between 15 and 20 boats are expected to race in various classes.More >>
    The first boat has arrived in Biloxi for this weekend's Smokin' the Sound. Between 15 and 20 boats are expected to race in various classes.More >>
  • D'Iberville repairs underway thanks to new funding system

    D'Iberville repairs underway thanks to new funding system

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:21:31 GMT
    A plan to fix the drainage problems in Forest Cove has been in the works for almost 15 years, but the missing factor was funding. Now, a new administration has given the city what it needs to move forward.More >>
    One of D'Iberville's oldest neighborhoods is getting a drainage system overhaul. It's something residents say has been needed since the neighborhood was built. A plan to fix the drainage problems in Forest Cove has been in the works for almost 15 years, but the missing factor was funding. Now, a new administration has given the city what it needs to move forward.More >>
  • Moss Point fights back against litter bugs with city cleanup

    Moss Point fights back against litter bugs with city cleanup

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:12:38 GMT
    Moss Point is fighting back against litter bugs that are trashing the city. The city is holding a city-wide clean up day Saturday to help keep Moss Point beautiful.More >>
    Moss Point is fighting back against litter bugs that are trashing the city. The city is holding a city-wide clean up day Saturday to help keep Moss Point beautiful.More >>
  • Broken elevators trap seniors in apartments

    Broken elevators trap seniors in apartments

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:47:28 GMT
    For about a month now, the elevators have been out at a senior living apartment complex in Bay St. Louis. Some residents say they have been unable to go anywhere because they cannot walk the stairs.More >>
    For about a month now, the elevators have been out at a senior living apartment complex in Bay St. Louis. Some residents say they have been unable to go anywhere because they cannot walk the stairs.More >>
  • Federal regulation on e-cigs expected

    Federal regulation on e-cigs expected

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:39:37 GMT
    Electronic cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, but they could soon be federally regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. As of now, "e-cigs" are not regulated, which means the packages doMore >>
    Electronic cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, but they could soon be federally regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.More >>
  • Camelot coming to the William Carey stage

    Camelot coming to the William Carey stage

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:38:22 GMT
    Friday and Saturday the story of Camelot will come alive at the Dumas Smith Auditorium on the campus of William Carey University. The production is being put on by the University's School of Music andMore >>
    Friday and Saturday the story of Camelot will come alive at the Dumas Smith Auditorium on the campus of William Carey University. More >>
  • Diamondhead City Council suspends City Manager Rose

    Diamondhead City Council suspends City Manager Rose

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:10 GMT
    The Diamondhead City Council has voted to suspend City Manager Richard Rose. The council went into executive session Wednesday before making a decision.More >>
    The Diamondhead City Council has voted to suspend City Manager Richard Rose. The council went into executive session Wednesday before making a decision. Public Works Director Richard Sullivan has been named the acting city manager for Diamondhead.More >>
  • Mayor-elect Yarber will be sworn in Thursday

    Mayor Elect Yarber: Day 1

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:28:48 GMT
    Voters in the capitol city have spoken, electing City Councilman Tony Yarber as their new Mayor. Yesterday a special runoff election was held to replace the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Yarber won withMore >>
    Mayor-elect Tony Yarber will be sworn in at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning at city hall. He won a special election Tuesday to replace late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.More >>
  • Casino revenue rise good news for local governments

    Casino revenue rise good news for local governments

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:19:08 GMT
    As we first told you last night, casino revenues on the coast are finally rising after years of decline or stagnation brought on by Hurricane Katrina, the recession and the BP oil spill.More >>
    As we first told you last night, casino revenues on the coast are finally rising after years of decline or stagnation brought on by Hurricane Katrina, the recession and the BP oil spill. While the numbers are good for the industry, the increase is even better news for the cities the casinos are based in. More >>
  • Old Atmos building destroyed by intense fire

    Old Atmos building destroyed by intense fire

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:37:03 GMT
    Daytime Skycopter images reveal the extent of the damage at the old Atmos Energy building on West Capitol Street. The entire roof collapsed into the structure, and while the shell of the building appearsMore >>
    It's unclear how the fire started, but a window and possibly a door were found open by firefighters.More >>
  • Palazzo: Taylor debate would "make mockery" of primary process

    Palazzo: Taylor debate would "make mockery" of primary process

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:18:14 GMT
    Republican 4th Dist. Rep. Steven Palazzo was in Hattiesburg Wednesday morning, speaking to members of the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg-Sunrise. He answered questions about the economy, immigration reform,More >>
    Taylor recently challenged Palazzo to a debate, saying among other things, Palazzo needed to explain his votes on defense cuts.More >>
  • Sandersville alderman wins run off election for mayor

    Sandersville alderman wins run off election for mayor

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:00:54 GMT
    Long time Alderman Bob White was elected to mayor Tuesday. In a run off election White defeated Darlene Hill, the widow of former Mayor Jimmy Hill who died in February. White has been acting mayor sinceMore >>
    Long time Alderman Bob White was elected to mayor Tuesday. In a run off election White defeated Darlene Hill, the widow of former Mayor Jimmy Hill who died in February.More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Checkpoint runner leads police to apparent drug house

    EXCLUSIVE: Checkpoint runner leads police to apparent drug house

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:59:46 GMT
    Jackson Police followed up on a person who ran away from a check point Wednesday morning and ended up arresting seven people and confiscated guns, drugs and cash.Police had the check point set up in westMore >>
    Police say a driver turned to avoid a checkpoint they had set up in Jackson. They later found an abandoned car on Nimitz Street.
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  • Hattiesburg Arts Council presents Mad Hatter's Tea

    Hattiesburg Arts Council presents Mad Hatter's Tea

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:52:38 GMT
    This is a news release from the Hattiesburg Arts Council The Hattiesburg Arts Council presents Mad Hatter's exhibit and High Tea! For children and for adults who are young at heart. An exquisite displayMore >>
    The Hattiesburg Arts Council presents Mad Hatter's exhibit and High Tea! For children and for adults who are young at heart. An exquisite display of teapots, textiles, drawings and beads will transform the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.More >>
  • Page 13: Ohr museum approaching milestone

    Page 13: Ohr museum approaching milestone

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:29:20 GMT
    Everything from Hurricane Katrina to funding issues has delayed completion of the four metal pods at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi.More >>
    Everything from Hurricane Katrina to funding issues has delayed completion of the four metal pods at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi.More >>
  • SpaceX opens doors at Stennis

    SpaceX opens doors at Stennis

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:00:17 GMT
    Monday afternoon the ribbon was cut for a new program to test rocket components for SpaceX, a commercial space flight company. The test program is an important step towards the future of space travel.More >>
    It was an event in Hancock County that could one day send men further into space than ever before. Monday afternoon the ribbon was cut for a new program to test rocket components for SpaceX, a commercial space flight company. The test program is an important step towards the future of space travel.More >>
  • Gulfport High principal wins MS Administrator of the Year

    Gulfport High principal wins MS Administrator of the Year

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:34 GMT
    A South Mississippi educator received a great honor Wednesday afternoon. Gulfport High School Principal Michael Lindsey has been named Mississippi Administrator of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Education.More >>
    A South Mississippi educator received a great honor Wednesday afternoon. Gulfport High School Principal Michael Lindsey has been named Mississippi Administrator of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Education.More >>
  • Police: Public assistance needed to locate man

    Police: Public assistance needed to locate man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:27:44 GMT
    Gulfport Police are asking for your help to locate a man who is wanted in connection with multiple burglary and theft investigationsMore >>
    Gulfport Police are asking for your help to locate a man who is wanted in connection with multiple burglary and theft investigations. Police Chief Leonard Papania said 35-year-old Antonio "Tony' Jenkins, of Gulfport, is the man police are looking for.More >>
  • House Majority Whip says keep C-130 J's at Keesler

    House Majority Whip says keep C-130 J's at Keesler

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:47:33 GMT
    An influential member of Congress was at Keesler Air Force Base on Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is the Majority Whip. That means he has a lot of power and influence on the hill.More >>
    An influential member of Congress was at Keesler Air Force Base on Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is the Majority Whip. That means he has a lot of power and influence on the hill.More >>
  • Cash, guns and drugs: Operation Bunny Hop success

    Operation Bunny Hop: Just in time for Easter

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:43:51 GMT
    Depending on where you're traveling tonight, you may come across a safety checkpoint. It's called "Operation Bunnyhop" and officers will be checking driver's licenses and insurance information.   ThoseMore >>
    There were a total of 52 felony arrests and 22 drug arrests over the weekend operation.
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  • Grant Hedgepeth running for Jones County Circuit Judge

    Grant Hedgepeth running for Jones County Circuit Judge

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:14:51 GMT
    Attorney Grant Hedgepeth announced his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge of the 18th District Wednesday. Hedgepeth made the announcement at his law office located in Ellisville. For the past 27 years,More >>
    Attorney Grant Hedgepeth announced his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge of the 18th District Wednesday. Hedgepeth made the announcement at his law office located in Ellisville.More >>
  • Colonial Estates water woes may be coming to an end

    Colonial Estates water woes may be coming to an end

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:53:07 GMT
    A plan to tie the Colonial Estates area of Jackson County into the city's water system is welcome news to many people who live there.More >>
    A plan to tie the Colonial Estates area of Jackson County into the city's water system is welcome news to many people who live there. More than 30 homes would be impacted, and the project would be funded with a $600,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority.
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  • Spring plants cause allergy woes for Pine Belt citizens

    Spring plants cause allergy woes for Pine Belt citizens

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:16:53 GMT
    Spring can be a colorful season, but it is often the colorful plants and trees that cause people to suffer. "With the moving to spring it's quite natural to have those allergies related to the pollens.More >>
    Spring can be a colorful season, but it is often the colorful plants and trees that cause people to suffer. More >>
  • Hwy 57 paving project now underway

    Hwy 57 paving project now underway

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:50:08 GMT
    Work to resurface a section of Hwy 57 in Jackson County is underway this week. The project involves three miles of Hwy 57 from Hwy 90 to I-10.More >>
    Work to resurface a section of Highway 57 in Jackson County is underway this week. MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King said the project involves three miles of roadway along Highway 57 from Highway 90 to Interstate 10 in Jackson County.More >>
  • Gulfport man killed in I-10 rollover accident

    Gulfport man killed in I-10 rollover accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:53:08 GMT
    A Gulfport man who was thrown from his vehicle in a rollover accident Sunday night, died on the side of Interstate 10 as a result of his injuries. The accident happened near mile marker 36.More >>
    A Gulfport man who was thrown from his vehicle in a rollover accident Sunday night, died on the side of Interstate 10 as a result of his injuries. The accident happened just before 7pm near mile marker 36.More >>
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