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  • Parents get students ready for school with free immunizations

    Parents get students ready for school with free immunizations

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:17:11 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Biloxi Excel By 5 hosted its third annual immunization fair on Saturday at the Coastal Family Health Center as a way to help parents with the chaos of the back to school rush. 

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    Biloxi Excel By 5 hosted its third annual immunization fair on Saturday at the Coastal Family Health Center as a way to help parents with the chaos of the back to school rush. 

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  • Volunteers, veterans cleanup Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Volunteers, veterans cleanup Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:13:12 GMT

    The Vicksburg National Military Park held a volunteer cleanup Saturday at the national cemetery. 

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    The Vicksburg National Military Park held a volunteer cleanup Saturday at the national cemetery. 

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  • MBI cancels missing, endangered alert for 12-year-old girl

    MBI cancels missing, endangered alert for 12-year-old girl

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:53:15 GMT
    (Source: MBI)(Source: MBI)

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12 year-old Haylee Reney Matherson. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12 year-old Haylee Reney Matherson. 

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  • One man in custody in Bay park shooting; police still looking for second suspect

    One man in custody in Bay park shooting; police still looking for second suspect

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:49:30 GMT
    Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff)Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff)

    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

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    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

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  • Two hospitalized in one car accident in Clinton

    Two hospitalized in one car accident in Clinton

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:33:25 GMT

    Two adults and three children were in this car when it flipped on Church Street, in Clinton. 

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    Two adults and three children were in this car when it flipped on Church Street, in Clinton. 

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    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:25:37 GMT
    William Holley, III.....Source: MBIWilliam Holley, III.....Source: MBI

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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  • Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:27:55 GMT
    A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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  • MBI issues Missing/Endangered Child Alert for Clarksdale 4-year-old

    MBI issues Missing/Endangered Child Alert for Clarksdale 4-year-old

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:16:30 GMT
    William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)
    William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old William Holley III. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old William Holley III. 

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  • Search for shooting suspect happening in Biloxi

    Search for shooting suspect happening in Biloxi

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:07:53 GMT
    Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.
    Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.

    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

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    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

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  • Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:46:27 GMT

    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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  • Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-07-22 01:38:55 GMT
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...More >>
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...More >>
  • MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:33:45 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)

    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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  • Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:06:30 GMT
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue AngelsFamilies pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels

    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

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    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

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  • Inmate escapes Covington Co. jail, captured near sheriff's office

    Inmate escapes Covington Co. jail, captured near sheriff's office

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:53:59 GMT

    An escaped inmate is back behind bars after a two-hour manhunt in Covington County. According to officials, 50-year-old Terry Bernell Hall escaped the Covington County prison around 1:20 pm Sunday afternoon. 

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    An escaped inmate is back behind bars after a two-hour manhunt in Covington County. According to officials, 50-year-old Terry Bernell Hall escaped the Covington County prison around 1:20 pm Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Four people killed in head-on collision in Hwy 53 accident

    Four people killed in head-on collision in Hwy 53 accident

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:44:44 GMT
    According to Coroner Turnage, the deceased died from injuries suffered from the crash. (Photo source: WLOX)According to Coroner Turnage, the deceased died from injuries suffered from the crash. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage confirmed four people died in a 2-vehicle head-on collision just before midnight Friday night. Of that four, three were children aging from 6-12. 

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    Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage confirmed four people died in a 2-vehicle head-on collision just before midnight Friday night. Of that four, three were children aging from 6-12. 

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  • Sit-down with MGCCC's Jack Wright: Part one

    Sit-down with MGCCC's Jack Wright: Part one

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:39:09 GMT
    Gulf Coast head coach Jack Wright sits down with WLOX for an interview (WLOX Sports)Gulf Coast head coach Jack Wright sits down with WLOX for an interview (WLOX Sports)
    Gulf Coast head coach Jack Wright sits down with WLOX for an interview (WLOX Sports)Gulf Coast head coach Jack Wright sits down with WLOX for an interview (WLOX Sports)

    With just forty days to go until Mississippi Gulf Coast kicks off the 2018 season at home against Mississippi Delta, WLOX sports anchor Patrick Clay sits down with Jack Wright as he prepares for his first season as the Bulldogs' head coach.

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    With just forty days to go until Mississippi Gulf Coast kicks off the 2018 season at home against Mississippi Delta, WLOX sports anchor Patrick Clay sits down with Jack Wright as he prepares for his first season as the Bulldogs' head coach.

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  • WATCH NOW: Saturday's broadcast of the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show

    WATCH NOW: Saturday's broadcast of the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:55:03 GMT
    Dazzling and daring aerobatic displays take over the skies of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show. (Image source: WLOX)Dazzling and daring aerobatic displays take over the skies of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show. (Image source: WLOX)

    If you missed Saturday's Blues Over Biloxi Air Show, don't worry. The entire air show will take place again on Sunday starting at 1 p.m., and you can also watch WLOX's broadcast of Saturday's events posted online. 

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    If you missed Saturday's Blues Over Biloxi Air Show, don't worry. The entire air show will take place again on Sunday starting at 1 p.m., and you can also watch WLOX's broadcast of Saturday's events posted online. 

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic moving bumper to bumper 2 hours after Blues Over Biloxi

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic moving bumper to bumper 2 hours after Blues Over Biloxi

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:50:18 GMT
    The Blues Over Biloxi wrapped up around 3:30 p.m., and drivers are still stuck in some spots. (Photo source: WLOX)The Blues Over Biloxi wrapped up around 3:30 p.m., and drivers are still stuck in some spots. (Photo source: WLOX)

    People leaving the Blues Over Biloxi airshow are experiencing various traffic delays. 

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    People leaving the Blues Over Biloxi airshow are experiencing various traffic delays. 

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  • All lanes of lower Spillway Road open

    All lanes of lower Spillway Road open

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:02:11 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Repairs have been completed and all lanes of Eastbound Bob Anthony Parkway (Spillway Road) have been reopened.   

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    Repairs have been completed and all lanes of Eastbound Bob Anthony Parkway (Spillway Road) have been reopened.   

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  • Saturday cleanup set for Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Saturday cleanup set for Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:52:23 GMT
    Overgrown grass and weeds at the Vicksburg National Cemetery has encouraged a military veteran to host a cleanup day Source: WLBTOvergrown grass and weeds at the Vicksburg National Cemetery has encouraged a military veteran to host a cleanup day Source: WLBT

    The cleanup day is Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Everyone is invited to participate.

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    The cleanup day is Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Everyone is invited to participate.

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  • Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the coast's best air show

    Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the coast's best air show

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:36:47 GMT
    The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)

    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

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    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

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  • Students receive college scholarships through 'Celebrate Sisters'

    Students receive college scholarships through 'Celebrate Sisters'

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:23:06 GMT
    Celebrate Sisters founders Dr. Ja'Larna Grant and Dr. Ja'Wanda Grant stand with 2017 scholarship recipient Jade Perdue. (Photo source: WLOX)Celebrate Sisters founders Dr. Ja'Larna Grant and Dr. Ja'Wanda Grant stand with 2017 scholarship recipient Jade Perdue. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Celebrate Sisters founders Dr. Ja'Larna Grant and Dr. Ja'Wanda Grant stand with 2017 scholarship recipient Jade Perdue. (photo source: WLOX)Celebrate Sisters founders Dr. Ja'Larna Grant and Dr. Ja'Wanda Grant stand with 2017 scholarship recipient Jade Perdue. (photo source: WLOX)

    Two coast high school graduates were honored Saturday by a foundation created by two sisters.

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    Two coast high school graduates were honored Saturday by a foundation created by two sisters.

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  • Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-yr-old girl canceled

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-yr-old girl canceled

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:00:36 GMT
    12-yr-old Haylee Reney Matherson. Source: MBI12-yr-old Haylee Reney Matherson. Source: MBI

    The Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-year-old Haylee Reney Matherson of Louisville has been canceled. She has been located and is safe.

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    The Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12-year-old Haylee Reney Matherson of Louisville has been canceled. She has been located and is safe.

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  • 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Covington County

    2 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Covington County

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:17:19 GMT
    According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

    At least two people are injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Covington County.  According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

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    At least two people are injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Covington County.  According to MDOT, the crash happened near the Kay Lane exit on US 49, 2 miles south of Mt. Olive.

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  • BLUES OVER BILOXI: Traffic picking up on Hwy. 90

    BLUES OVER BILOXI: Traffic picking up Hwy. 90

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:58:36 GMT
    Police are trying to clean it up right now, and that’s why lanes are blocked. (Photo source: WLOX)Police are trying to clean it up right now, and that’s why lanes are blocked. (Photo source: WLOX)

    If you’re going to Blues Over Biloxi, you’re going to want to get an early start.  Traffic is becoming heavily congested on Highway 90. According to a text alert from the City of Biloxi, vehicle and pedestrian traffic is picking up on US 90. Authorities are advising people to expect delays, be cautious while driving, and watch for crossing pedestrians.  Biloxi officers are set up at intersections helping people cross the highway.  For more information on ...

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    If you’re going to Blues Over Biloxi, you’re going to want to get an early start.  Traffic is becoming heavily congested on Highway 90. According to a text alert from the City of Biloxi, vehicle and pedestrian traffic is picking up on US 90. Authorities are advising people to expect delays, be cautious while driving, and watch for crossing pedestrians.  Biloxi officers are set up at intersections helping people cross the highway.  For more information on ...

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  • Gautier pride tags available for pre-order

    Gautier pride tags available for pre-order

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:32:36 GMT
    Gautier Gator pride tags are now available for pre-sale throughout Mississippi.Gautier Gator pride tags are now available for pre-sale throughout Mississippi.

    Anyone wanting to show their Gautier pride to the world can now do so while driving around Mississippi. A Gautier Gators pride tag will soon be available throughout the Magnolia State. On Thursday, the tags became available for pre-sale.

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    Anyone wanting to show their Gautier pride to the world can now do so while driving around Mississippi. A Gautier Gators pride tag will soon be available throughout the Magnolia State. On Thursday, the tags became available for pre-sale.

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  • Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:58:52 GMT
    Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

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    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

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  • Man arrested in 2016 Waveland murder extradited back to Hancock Co.

    Man arrested in 2016 Waveland murder extradited back to Hancock Co.

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:58:20 GMT
    Bourgeois was in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) serving a sentence on an unrelated charge.  (Photo Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)Bourgeois was in the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) serving a sentence on an unrelated charge. (Photo Source: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)

    The man charged in the 2016 murder of Jeremy Fountain was back before a judge in South Mississippi Friday.

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    The man charged in the 2016 murder of Jeremy Fountain was back before a judge in South Mississippi Friday.

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  • Officers learn more about mental health when responding to calls

    Officers learn more about mental health when responding to calls

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:26:36 GMT
    Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)
    Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)

    Emergency personnel from several South Mississippi law enforcement agencies attended a seminar Tuesday on responding to calls that involve mental health issues.

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    Emergency personnel from several South Mississippi law enforcement agencies attended a seminar Tuesday on responding to calls that involve mental health issues.

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