Latest Biloxi News

Police: Boy, 13, playing with gun fatally shoots child

Aug. 10, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested and accused of playing with a gun and fatally shooting another boy, authorities in Mississippi said. Biloxi police said the teen shooter was charged Sunday with manslaughter in the death of a “male under the age of 18,” news outlets...

Louisiana inshore shrimp season starts Monday in most areas

Aug. 6, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The fall inshore shrimp season will open Monday across most of Louisiana, but the Biloxi Marsh and part of the Mermentau River won’t open for another two weeks. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries posted a map and a detailed description of those areas and a map on...

Mississippi coast casino looking to hire

Jul. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Harrah’s Gulf Coast is looking for people to help run the resort and the casino. The company wants to fill 50 positions at the resort in Biloxi, WLOX-TV reported. “This is an opportunity for people to find work, find careers in a time of uncertainty,” said...

Troopers: Mississippi man killed Florida man in hit-and-run

Jul. 21, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was arrested and accused of killing a Florida man after striking him with a car and fleeing the scene, authorities said. John David Cole, 46, of Biloxi, was charged Sunday with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident causing death, news outlets...

New Orleans man arrested after Mississippi motel shooting

Jul. 11, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 29-year-old New Orleans man is in custody for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man dead at a Mississippi motel. Eddie Charles Brown faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and aggravated assault for a July 3 shooting at a Super 8 Motel in Biloxi, WLOX-TV...

COVID conversion: Mississippi ballpark becomes golf venue

Jul. 6, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A baseball park in Mississippi has been re-purposed as a small golf course during the COVID-19 outbreak. WLOX-TV reports that MGM Park in Biloxi made the conversion after the local minor league team, the Shuckers, shut down for the season because of the new coronavirus. For now, the...

Jackson councilman suggests buying masks for residents

Jul. 4, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after the city of Jackson passed a new rule requiring people to wear masks in public, City Councilman Kenneth Stokes is proposing the city purchase 100,000 masks to distribute to residents. Speaking with WJTV, Stokes said “the poor, sick and elderly must have...

Mississippi man remembers protest against Confederate flag

Jul. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — It was prayer that led Jason Whitfield to the beach 18 years ago, and prayer that led him to stay there for 77 days, sleeping on the sand and vowing not to leave until the Confederate battle flag waving high above him had come down. His protest did not immediately bring change. The...

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Hobbs expresses his gratitude that the Neshoba County Fair and the Choctaw Indian Fair officials understood the seriousness of the current pandemic by canceling their fairs for July, thus lessening the possibility for spreading the virus among the hundreds of people that attend these summer favorite gatherings, during the daily COVID-19 news update in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi sees drastic one-day uptick in new COVID cases

Jun. 25, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health announced 1,092 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, the highest numbers seen in the state since the pandemic began. The highest single-day increase prior to Thursday was reported on Tuesday, when the state notched 611 new cases. State Health...

Man pleads guilty to selling over 55 grams of fentanyl

Jun. 24, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty to selling over 55 grams of fentanyl, which could have killed over 28,000 people, officials said. Carter Tranh Tran, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press...