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Alabama man arrested in fatal shooting at Mississippi casino

Sep. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An early Saturday shooting at a Mississippi casino has left one person dead and another in custody, Biloxi Police said. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside the Golden Nugget Casino. Police said they received a number of 911 calls about a man...

Louisiana charter boats now can launch from Mississippi

Sep. 12, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana charter captains affected by Hurricane Ida will be able to operate from Mississippi ports through the end of the year. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced the decision Friday in the wake of impacts Ida had on...

Mississippi man arrested in connection to father's death

Sep. 11, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is in custody in the death of his father, who disappeared earlier this month. Biloxi Police arrested Noble V. Marske, 41, of Biloxi, Saturday on a charge of first-degree murder. The body of Marske's father, 66-year-old Van L....

Mississippi groups demand info about infant shot on highway

Sep. 09, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Protesters are demanding justice for a baby who died in May after Mississippi law enforcement officers unleashed a torrent of gunfire into a car driven by his father, who was wanted in the killing of the baby's mother and another person in Louisiana. ...

Fundraiser aids family of infant shot on Mississippi highway

Sep. 07, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — People are raising money for the family of a Louisiana infant killed this year during police gunfire on a highway in Mississippi, and they still want answers about why officers shot so many times when they knew a baby was in the vehicle driven by his father. ...

How Spanish-speaking Gulf Coast journalists covered Ida

Sep. 05, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — As Hurricane Ida neared landfall in Louisiana last Sunday, WLOX reporter Andrés Fuentes was tweeting updates in two languages. “La tormenta se está acelerando muy rápidamente,” he wrote. “Ha llegado el momento de volver a casa.” ...

Interim head appointed for Mississippi Development Authority

Aug. 31, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed an interim executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Laura Hipp, the head of marketing and a senior advisor at the agency, will be stepping into the role, Reeves announced Tuesday on Twitter. ...

Trial in officer's killing to be heard by Rankin County jury

Aug. 25, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The case of a then-teenager accused of killing a police officer on the Mississippi coast will be tried in front of a central Mississippi jury, a judge ruled this week. Judge Christopher Schmidt ordered that Darian Atkinson's trial go before a Rankin...

Mississippi woman sentenced for embezzling $300K-plus

Aug. 24, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman who supported a shopping addiction by embezzling $303,000 from her employer will serve five years on probation for her crime. Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Elizabeth Rose O’Neil, 37, to 20 years in prison, but...

Vietnamese community is among Mississippi’s most vaccinated

Aug. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Before mass on a recent Tuesday afternoon, about 50 people knelt and said the rosary in the sanctuary of Biloxi’s Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Biloxi. Looking out over the crowd, the Rev. John Thang Pham said all of the worshipers had been...