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Armed robbery of Gulfport business an inside job, police allege

Gulfport – The Gulfport Police Department says an employee set up an armed robbery of the business where he worked. Police have arrested the man, Giovanni Rasheed Smith, along with Cobie Demetrick Rupert, on charges of armed robbery. Both 18-year-olds are from Gulfport. Investigators are still trying to identify a …Read More

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Coast baseball teams confident heading into Round 2

There was good news and bad news that came with the Ocean Springs baseball team clinching the Region 7-6A title. The good news: OSHS earned a first-round bye in the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs last weekend and instead played what amounted to an exhibition game against Hattiesburg. The bad news: …Read More

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Byrd may pay deputy $260,000 in harassment penalties

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) – Former Jackson County sheriff Mike Byrd may have to pay a deputy $260,000 because of harassment allegations argued during a 2015 trial. Court papers say in August, 2013, Kristan Seibert testified in front of the grand jury investigating the former Jackson County sheriff. After that grand …Read More