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Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

Jan. 15, 2021 7:01 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Friday at a county courthouse, a Mississippi coroner said. Coroner Brian Switzer told the Sun Herald that one person died after the shooting at the Harrison County Courthouse in Biloxi. WLOX-TV reported that a security guard...

Biloxi seafood icon and football legend George Sekul dies

Jan. 10, 2021 12:01 AM EST

BILOXI, MISS. (AP) — He quarterbacked a national championship team, coached two national championship teams, and in Biloxi George Sekul was just as well-known for his involvement in the Mississippi Coast seafood industry. “He kind of lived in both worlds,” said Robin Krohn David, executive...

Mississippi set to clean up and recycle unused crab traps

Dec. 26, 2020 11:34 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says volunteers will remove unused crab traps from state waters early next year. The department says the cleanup is for waters within a half mile (.8 kilometer) of Deer Island and the mainland shoreline from the Alabama/Mississippi border...

Mississippi Mardi Gras celebrations dwindle amid virus surge

Dec. 25, 2020 11:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Several Mardi Gras parades in Mississippi have already been cancelled because of a surge in coronavirus cases, and one more is likely to be added to that list soon. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fofo” Gilich told WLOX-TV this week that he’s “about 80%” sure...

Gulf Coast at risk of severe storms ahead of holidays

Dec. 23, 2020 3:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 4 million people near the U.S. Gulf Coast will be at risk of severe storms just ahead of the holidays, forecasters said. Damaging winds will be one of the main threats, along with the possibility of a few tornadoes, according to the national Storm Prediction Center. The storms...

State health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs explains how a person might react to a COVID-19 vaccination, during Gov. Tate Reeves' covid news briefing, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

COVID cases in Mississippi surpass 200,000 before Christmas

Dec. 23, 2020 12:07 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The total number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi surpassed 200,000 Wednesday, two days before the Christmas holiday when health officials said they expect a spike due to social gatherings. During a virtual briefing with the news media Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi's state...

Mississippi rejects casino site by former NBA team owner

Dec. 12, 2020 9:13 AM EST

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. Mississippi law specifies that state-regulated casinos can only locate along the Mississippi River or on the Gulf Coast. The...

Mississippi Coast TV anchor to retire after 32 years on air

Dec. 10, 2020 4:02 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A longtime news anchor is set to retire after more than three decades on air for a south Mississippi television station. Rhonda Weidner of “Good Morning Mississippi” is set to end her 32-year run in morning television Friday, WLOX-TV reported. “I’m like...

Mississippi coast cities cancel or alter holiday events

Dec. 5, 2020 10:58 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The uptick in coronavirus cases is causing many cities across the Mississippi Gulf Coast to cancel or alter their holiday celebrations. WLOX reports that Pascagoula on Wednesday canceled its annual Downtown for the Holidays event. Other events that have been canceled include the...

Confederate president's name to disappear from Biloxi school

Dec. 1, 2020 2:08 PM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi district is removing Confederate President Jefferson Davis' name from an elementary school and has chosen a new name that highlights geography rather than history. Back Bay Elementary will be the new name of the school in Biloxi. The local school board approved the...