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Bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle near Mississippi coast

Oct. 14, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A bicyclist has been killed after being struck by a vehicle, authorities said. The cyclist was trying to cross U.S. 90 in Gautier on Wednesday night, WLOX-TV reported. The vehicle was traveling westbound on the highway near...

Court dismisses lawsuit blocking construction of Biloxi pier

Oct. 06, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi chancery court has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a public pier in Biloxi, ruling that the city is within its rights to build the pier without a state tidelands lease. The Secretary of State's office had sued...

Fighter dies weeks after knock out during Mississippi event

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has died more than a month after he was knocked out in the ring during a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Biloxi, Mississippi. Justin Ray Thornton died Monday, the Natchez Democrat reported. He...

Mississippi TV anchor leaves over corporate vaccine mandate

Oct. 05, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A TV news anchor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast says she left her job rather than follow a corporate mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Meggan Gray had worked at WLOX-TV for 18 years and has been co-host of “Good Morning Mississippi.” ...

Supervisor on Miss. ship abused multiple women, lawsuit says

Oct. 04, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A military manufacturer and a contracting company are being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly ignoring claims of sexual assault by staff members on ships being built in Mississippi for the U.S. Coast Guard, a news outlet reported. ...

Mississippi reports two more child deaths from COVID

Sep. 30, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials say two more children have died of COVID-19, raising the state's pediatric death toll from the virus to nine. Both of the latest victims were between the ages of 11 and 17, State Epidemiologist Paul Byers told the Biloxi...

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. ...