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Mississippi shrimp season to open this week

Jun. 06, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 2021-2022 shrimp season opens this week. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources set the official shrimp season to open at 6 a.m. on Thursday in state territorial waters, WLOX-TV reported. The shrimp season...

Mississippi hotel that hosted Al Capone, Elvis gets new life

Jun. 05, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Two years ago, Al Capone’s Hideout and Elvis’ getaway in Ocean Springs was in danger of being demolished. But now Gulf Hills Hotel has new, local owners with plans for transforming the historic property. “We bought it Dec. 31,” said local...

Mississippi reckons with ending pay boost for the unemployed

May. 31, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Katrina Folks says she has tried everything she can think of to find work since losing her job in September because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 39-year-old mother from Hattiesburg used to do data entry at a law firm, and she has health issues...

Police won't say who fired shot that killed baby on I-10

May. 27, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department says that because its investigation continues, it will not now disclose who fired the bullet that killed a baby earlier this month as multiple law enforcement officers shot at the child's father. The Sun Herald filed...

Termites swarm in the South as their mating season begins

May. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

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. ...

NAACP calls for footage release after baby dies in shootout

May. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi NAACP chapter is demanding access to reports and videos that show how a 3-month-old baby died after his father was killed in a shootout with police on a highway on May 3. The request follows similar calls from activists with Black Lives Matter...

Activists demand answers after Black baby killed in shootout

May. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

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. Activists with Black Lives Matter Mississippi are calling for the...

Mississippi school maintenance workers arrested for fraud

May. 06, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Two former school maintenance workers in Mississippi were arrested on fraud and embezzlement charges for allegedly submitting falsified timesheets, according to the state auditor. Former Biloxi Public School District employees Michael Ludlow and...

Coroner: Gunshot killed baby at end of father's police chase

May. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

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. ...

Baby dies after father killed in barrage of police gunfire

May. 04, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

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. The...