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5 in custody following multiple drug arrests in Hancock Co.

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Multiple people in Hancock County are in jail following two separate drug arrests. On Aug. 11, four people were arrested after police found 3 ounces of meth and distribution paraphernalia at a home in the 3000 block of Road 371. Annette Davis, Alex Green, Michael …Read More

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Long Beach names new police chief

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) – After 11 years as head of the Long Beach Police Department, Wayne McDowell is retiring as police chief effective Sept. 30. Mayor George Bass and the Board of aldermen are turning to Billy Seal to take over for McDowell. The board approved Bass’ nomination of Seal …Read More

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BREAKING: Man Killed in Early Morning Fire

Escambia County, FL (WKRG)- An early morning house fire has claimed the life of a man in Northwest Florida. Escambia County Emergency Communications received the call around 3:06 A.M. Thursday morning  that a mobile home located on the 7100 block of Lillian Highway had visible smoke and flames. When Escambia County …Read More

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Oyster aquaculture farm moving ahead in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – The Mississippi Sound near Round Island off Pascagoula may soon be home to a new oyster aquaculture off bottom farm, where oysters grow in baskets suspended in the water. The Commission on Marine Resources voted Tuesday to move forward with the project, but a lot …Read More

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Threatened species thrive in restored longleaf pine habitat

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Several hundred years ago, longleaf pine trees covered 97 million acres across the South. Today, that number has dwindled to just four million acres. But there’s an ongoing public-private partnership, that’s working to restore that important eco-system. New growth of longleaf pine trees covers a …Read More

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Pascagoula eyesore could be demolished

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) – It’s considered an eyesore in Pascagoula. An old apartment complex on Catalpa Avenue that has been sitting vacant for some time. City Planner Donovan Scruggs said the building has been riddled with issues and the owner has been given several opportunities to make them right. Now the city is …Read More

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Study: LA coastal plan could increase MS flood risk

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – A new study has been published, outlining the potential flood risk that could be imposed on Mississippi when new flood walls go up to protect the Louisiana coast. The Rand Corporation, a company that says it “offers an objective analysis with effective solutions,” recently published …Read More

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WANTED: JCSO is Searching for an Armed Robbery Suspect

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) — Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators are working to solve the second armed robbery to occur within 24 hours, according to a release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say that around 3 p.m. Tuesday, a white, heavyset man, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, walked …Read More