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  • 'Fly the flag'? Mississippi city split on Confederate emblem

    May 23, 2017 12:12 PM

    BILOXI - A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the latest front line in the debate over the public display of Confederate symbols in the American South. The mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi, ordered the state flag removed from city buildings in late April because it includes the Confederate battle... more »
  • Another Mississippi city lowers Confederate-themed flag

    April 25, 2017 7:45 AM

    JACKSON - A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gillich has ordered the state flag pulled from display at all municipal buildings. City spokesman Vincent Creel says Monday... more »
  • Arrests up in Biloxi as spring break attendance nearly doubles

    April 12, 2017 11:51 AM

    BILOXI - This year's record attendance of Biloxi Black Beach Weekend has yielded a small uptick in arrests and citations. The Sun Herald reports more than 60,000 attended the gathering held from April 7 to April 9, up from 35,000 last year. Biloxi police arrested 46 people, including nine on... more »
  • Man gets life in murder-for-hire case in Stone County

    March 11, 2017 12:40 PM

    WIGGINS, Miss. - A Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a murder-for-hire case. Jody Parks pleaded guilty to capital murder Friday in the January 2015 beating and stabbing death of Stone County businessman Timothy "Timmy" Garrison. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Parks has... more »
  • Witness: 'Body pieces were thrown everywhere' in Biloxi charter bus crash

    March 7, 2017 4:19 PM

    BILOXI - A witness says the conductor of a freight train was slowing down and trying to stop before colliding with a charter bus, but still slammed into it. Four people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the Tuesday afternoon collision in Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi native Mark... more »
  • Biloxi 'blanket lady' honored for work with veterans

    March 5, 2017 12:26 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - At the Biloxi Veterans Administration, Lillian Thornton is often called the "blanket lady" but that's a term of affection. WLOX reports that Thornton has crocheted more than 200 lap blankets over the past six years. She donates them to the VA where they are distributed to veteran... more »
  • Parade-watcher dies after fall from pickup; impaled on rebar

    February 28, 2017 9:45 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A man watching a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, died after falling from the back of a pickup truck onto a piece of exposed rebar. Biloxi officials told Gulf Coast media that Tuesday's accident happened at an Interstate 110 underpass. Fire Chief Joe Boney said the... more »
  • Mississippi city renames 'Great Americans Day' to honor MLK

    January 16, 2017 3:35 PM

    BILOXI - A Mississippi city has decided to ditch "Great Americans Day" and rename it to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The Biloxi City Council voted 6-0 to make the change Monday. The Sun Herald reports the vote came moments before the beginning of an annual parade honoring the slain... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • 1st court appearance in shooting over Waffle House smoking

    November 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A 45-year-old Biloxi man accused in the shooting death of a Waffle House server after she told him not to smoke made his first court appearance and asked about the death penalty. The Sun Herald reports Johnny Mount asked Judge Albert Fountain on Monday whether the... more »
  • Police say man in Mississippi Waffle House kills employee

    November 27, 2015 1:10 PM

    BILOXI - Police in Biloxi say they have arrested a man who shot and killed a woman at a Waffle House restaurant after she asked him not to smoke. Sgt. Donnie Dobbs says police received a call about the shooting at 1:11 a.m. Friday. He said the customer, Johnny Max... more »
  • Cruisin' the Coast begins today

    October 4, 2015 12:45 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - The Mississippi Gulf Coast's annual celebration of hotrods and classic cars is getting under way. Cruisin' the Coast runs Oct. 4-11 this year. The festival has been growing since its start in 1996, when 374 vehicles were registered. Cruisin' the Coast officials are hoping good weather and... more »
  • The chips didn't stack up

    July 21, 2014 7:49 PM

    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI- The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Biloxi is closing on or before Sept. 19 and workers will be paid up to then. Managers says the casino couldn't overcome and out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. The owners had planned to invest $64 million to build... more »
  • Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing in September

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said Monday it will pay its 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers of the casino say it couldn't overcome an out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. Owners of... more »

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