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  • Sales tax holiday begins in Mississippi

    Sales tax holiday begins in Mississippi

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:25:26 GMT
    (WMC) – One of the best times of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. Whether you are doing back-to-school shopping,
    One of the best times of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25.
  • Sheriff Brisolara says he's ready to retire

    Sheriff Brisolara says he's ready to retire

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:57:56 GMT
    Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara tells WLOX News he is ready to retire. Brisolara will not run for reelection in 2015.
    Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara tells WLOX News he is ready to retire. Brisolara will not run for reelection in 2015.
  • CVS purchase means Lovelace Drugs will close July 31

    CVS purchase means Lovelace Drugs will close July 31

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:09 GMT
    One of the most iconic businesses in downtown Ocean Springs is about to undergo a big change. Lovelace Drug Store, as it exists today, will close at the end of the month.
    One of the most iconic businesses in downtown Ocean Springs is about to undergo a big change. Lovelace Drug Store, as it exists today, will close at the end of the month.
  • 'Fearless 74' leaves a proud legacy at Gulfport Seabee base

    'Fearless 74' leaves a proud legacy at Gulfport Seabee base

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:09 GMT
    The battalion known as "Fearless 74" will be decommissioned at the Gulfport Seabee base on Friday morning. NMCB 74 is being dissolved as part of a larger naval reduction and restructuring.
    The battalion known as "Fearless 74" will be decommissioned at the Gulfport Seabee base on Friday morning. NMCB 74 is being dissolved as part of a larger naval reduction and restructuring. The battalion has a storied history and has left its mark all over the world. The men and women of NMCB 74 have been on wartime deployments, done humanitarian missions and disaster recovery work.
  • Biloxi pulling resources to finance additional ballpark costs

    Biloxi pulling resources to finance additional ballpark costs

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:08 GMT
    Now that the City of Biloxi has approved a bid for stadium construction to start, baseball officials are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    Now that the City of Biloxi has approved a bid for stadium construction to start, baseball officials are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The bid approved was for just under $30 million, but there are still some big-ticket items that bid doesn't cover.
  • Picayune baseball and softball field complex vandalized

    Picayune baseball and softball field complex vandalized

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:08 GMT
    Just one day after Harrison Central High School was vandalized, the Picayune Police Department is now investigating a couple of incidents at Picayune High School.
    Just one day after Harrison Central High School was vandalized, the Picayune Police Department is now investigating a couple of incidents at Picayune High School.
  • After the fire, what comes next for the Ocean Springs YMCA?

    After the fire, what comes next for the Ocean Springs YMCA?

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:08 GMT
    With the flames now extinguished, what comes next for the YMCA in Ocean Springs? A large fire destroyed a building on the campus Wednesday afternoon
    With the flames now extinguished, what comes next for the YMCA in Ocean Springs? A large fire destroyed a building on the campus Wednesday afternoon, and that has left many people wondering about the future of the facility. Doug Walker has some answers.
  • No takers: Pascagoula church decides to demolish free house

    No takers: Pascagoula church decides to demolish free house

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
    Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.
    A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.
  • Water line break causing damage to Northview Drive

    Water line break causing damage to Northview Drive

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:03:31 GMT
    There's a water line break that is causing some damage to a north Jackson road. The water line is on Northview Drive near Meadowbrook Road. The break has caused the pavement to buckle and water to gush
    The water line is on Northview Drive near Meadowbrook Road. The break has caused the pavement to buckle and water to gush into the road.
  • State of the City: Mayor Yarber ready to move city forward

    State of the City: Mayor Yarber ready to move city forward

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:15 GMT
    Tonight's State of the City address is over, and with it, some revelations about what Mayor Tony Yarber has planned for the Capital City. He spoke on several issues, including infrastructure, crime and
     
    He spoke on several issues, including infrastructure, crime and economic development. The overreaching theme tonight was unity.




     
  • Suspect unsuccessfully robs Little Caesar's, holds up Dollar General

    Suspect unsuccessfully robs Little Caesar's, holds up Dollar General

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:12:12 GMT
    Shortly before the mayor gave his State of the City address, witnesses say Little Caesar's Pizza on McDowell Road was the target of a thief. When the suspect didn't get any money, he robbed the Dollar
    When the suspect didn't get any money, he robbed the Dollar General Store next door of an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: St. John's Day School

    MAKING A DIFFERENCE: St. John's Day School

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:57:19 GMT
    St. John's Day School calls it their incredible edible schoolyard. And the idea is it will make a difference in the way the students think of food. St. John's Day School was organized in the 1950's, and
    St. John's Day School was organized in the 1950's, and is housed in a 100-year-old house in downtown Laurel. There is a playground out in the back yard. But there is also something new.
  • Hattiesburg hi-tech manufacturer expanding its facility

    Hattiesburg hi-tech manufacturer expanding its facility

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:56:37 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg nanotech manufacturer whose products are used in coatings, personal care and the oil and gas industry is expanding its facility and adding several new jobs. Hybrid
    A Hattiesburg nanotech manufacturer whose products are used in coatings, personal care and the oil and gas industry is expanding its facility and adding several new jobs.
  • Waiting to see a doctor in Mississippi

    Waiting to See a Doctor In Mississippi

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:41:49 GMT
    Mississippi is dead last in the U-S when it comes to the number of doctors available for patients. Advanced medical technology and other innovations are bridging that gap. However, the reality often means
    Mississippi is dead last in the US when it comes to the number of doctors available for patients. Advanced medical technology and other innovations are bridging that gap. However, the reality often means
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors hosts Back-to-School Donation

    Academy Sports + Outdoors hosts Back-to-School Donation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:39:20 GMT
    A local retailer is doing its part to help some deserving children get off to a good start this school year. Academy Sports + Outdoors hosted an annual back-to-school event for 30 selected kids and their
    Academy Sports + Outdoors hosted an annual back-to-school event for 30 selected kids and their families from the YMCA in Hattiesburg.
  • True the Vote suit still pending in federal court

    True the Vote suit still pending in federal court

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:02:36 GMT
    There were more than eight hours of federal court proceedings in the True the Vote case Thursday. But there's still no ruling. The Texas-based group True the Vote sued the Secretary of State, Republican
    There were more than eight hours of federal court proceedings in the True the Vote case Thursday. But there's still no ruling. The Texas-based group True the Vote sued the Secretary of State, Republican
  • Mayor Tony Yarber's State of the City speech

    Mayor Tony Yarber's State of the City speech

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:56:36 GMT
    Mayor Tony Yarber announced his plans for the Capital City at tonight's State of the City at Thalia Mara Hall. Below is the speech that Mayor Yarber gave to the City of Jackson: "Jackson, Mississippi,
    Jackson, Mississippi, I would be remiss if I did not thank you for the unwavering support you have shown this administration and its initiatives over the past few months. I stand before you humbly but confident that the Jackson we seek is already taking shape.
  • Surveillance video shows victim, police after gang rape at Jackson gas station

    Surveillance video after gang rape at Jackson gas station

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:29:10 GMT
    A 35-yea-old woman says she was gang raped at a Jackson gas station and employees did nothing to help her. WLBT has surveillance video from the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard, showing Jackson
    WLBT has surveillance video from the Shell station on Daniel Lake Boulevard, showing Jackson Police after they were called to the scene.
  • Interim agency taking over PACE Head Start in Forrest County

    Interim agency taking over PACE Head Start in Forrest County

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:49:40 GMT
    An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program.  Board of Directors Chairman Willie Sims said in a press release that these changes will take place immediately
    An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program.  Board of Directors Chairman Willie Sims said in a press release that these changes will take place immediately
  • Jackson Interim Police Chief Vance to seek job permanently

    Jackson Interim Police Chief Vance to seek job permanently

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:37:33 GMT
    Today in the department's weekly COMSTAT meeting, Interim Chief Lee Vance addressed the dozens of commanders and officers for the first time as acting chief. While he thanked former Chief Horton for his
    While there's no word on how long he'll be interim chief, Chief Vance said he'd like to take it one step further.
  • Laurel youths learn pillowcase preparedness

    Laurel youths learn pillowcase preparedness

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:36:41 GMT
    Several Laurel children are now more familiar and prepared for emergency situations thanks to the American Red Cross and the Laurel Housing Authority.A pillowcase project was held at the James A. Townley
    Several Laurel children are now more familiar and prepared for emergency situations thanks to the American Red Cross and the Laurel Housing Authority.
  • Vicksburg police looking for counterfeit money suspects

    Vicksburg police looking for counterfeit money suspects

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:17:55 GMT
    Vicksburg Police are asking the public for the help in identifying the suspects who are accused of using counterfeit money at a Wal Mart. Between July 5 and July 9, the suspects passed thirty-six $100
    Between July 5 and July 9, the suspects passed thirty-six $100 counterfeit bills at the Wal Mart in Vicksburg.
  • Barefoot Carriers expanding operations in Ripley, Miss.

    Barefoot Carriers expanding operations in Ripley, Miss.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:05:50 GMT
    (WMC) - Family-owned and operated trucking company Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley, Miss. The project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. The
    Family-owned and operated trucking company Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley, Miss. The project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs.
  • Mayor of Petal fake-arrested for charity event

    Mayor of Petal fake-arrested for charity event

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:53:17 GMT
    The mayor of Petal was arrested today and put in jail, but it's not what you think. Hal Marx was one of many area government officials along with business leaders and residents participating in the MDA
    The mayor of Petal was arrested today and put in jail, but it's not what you think.
  • Pine Belt gearing up for sales tax holiday

    Pine Belt gearing up for sales tax holiday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:48:12 GMT
    The annual Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, and ends 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 26, 2014.  The items exempt from sales tax during the Sales Tax Holiday are identical to those
    The annual Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, and ends 12:00 midnight Saturday, July 26, 2014. 
  • 15 letters ask judge for leniency in sentencing Scott Walker

    15 letters ask judge for leniency in sentencing Scott Walker

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:27:01 GMT
    More than a dozen letters written to U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett asked for leniency when sentencing Scott Walker on fraud and conspiracy charges this week.
    More than a dozen letters written to U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett asked for leniency when sentencing Scott Walker on fraud and conspiracy charges this week. They were written by relatives, and people who have done business, political, and charitable work with Walker. One letter that stood out came from former Gulfport mayor Brent Warr.
  • Gautier woman sentenced to prison for third DUI conviction

    Gautier woman sentenced to prison for third DUI conviction

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:02:18 GMT
    A Gautier woman will serve more than five years in prison after a Harrison County jury found her guilty of felony driving under the influence third offense on Wednesday.
    A Gautier woman will serve more than five years in prison after a Harrison County jury found her guilty of felony driving under the influence third offense on Wednesday. District Attorney Joel Smith said a state toxicologist confirmed Marlene Zernee McCoy, 37, had nine different prescription drugs, along with marijuana and alcohol, in her system when she was arrested for DUI on October 3, 2012.
  • Police arrest mom accused of abusing 12-year-old son

    Police arrest mom accused of abusing 12-year-old son

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:42:33 GMT
    Jennifer Robertson in attached photo. She is wanted for Domestic Simple Assault which was performed on her twelve year old son. She drives a 1987 Toyota, red in color pickup truck which bears an antique
    The woman was wanted for domestic simple assault against her 12-year-old son.
  • Red Cross honors Pine Belt military members

    Red Cross honors Pine Belt military members

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:31:46 GMT
    The American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter is hosting its second annual Stars and Stripes: Salute to the Military event on Thursday, July 24 from 6-10 p.m. at the University of Southern Mississippi
    The American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter is hosting its second annual Stars and Stripes: Salute to the Military event on Thursday, July 24 from 6-10 p.m. at the University of Southern Mississippi Thad Cochran Center Ballroom located at 118 College Drive in Hattiesburg.
  • Major retail center development under consideration in Biloxi

    Major retail center development under consideration in Biloxi

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:11:22 GMT
    There is a new commercial development under consideration in north Biloxi that could bring people from all along the Gulf Coast to South Mississippi for food, shopping and entertainment.
    There is a new commercial development under consideration in north Biloxi that could bring people from all along the Gulf Coast to South Mississippi for food, shopping and entertainment.
  • First on the Scene: Law enforcement

    First on the Scene: Law enforcement

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:42:03 GMT
    Law enforcement officers are on the front lines everyday putting their lives at risk to protect and serve our community. "It weighs on my mind every day, will this be my last day, will this be my last
    Law enforcement officers are on the front lines everyday putting their lives at risk to protect and serve our community.

  • Hattiesburg, Laurel Regional Airport gets new provider

    Hattiesburg, Laurel Regional Airport gets new provider

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:56:40 GMT
    A new service provider is coming to the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport. Sky West has signed on to be the new provider starting in November. They will replace silver Airways. Weekdays, American Eagle
    A new service provider is coming to the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport. Sky West has signed on to be the new provider starting in November. 
  • Sheriff's badge, ID card taken from business man charged with rape

    Sheriff's badge, ID card taken from business man charged with rape

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:33:29 GMT
    WMC Action News 5 investigators have learned real sheriff badges could be in the hands of imposters.
    WMC Action News 5 investigators have learned real sheriff badges could be in the hands of imposters.
  • Gulfport AD comments on MHSAA moving title football games to MSU & Ole Miss

    Gulfport AD comments on MHSAA moving title football games to MSU & Ole Miss

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:29:56 GMT
    MHSAA executive director Don Hinton made the announcement at a news conference in Jackson this morning. The state football championship games will no longer be played at Jackson's Veterans Memorial Stadium.
    The Mississippi High School Activities Association has announced several venue changes to its postseason football championships, the Mississippi-Alabama Football Classic and the quarterfinals of the State basketball tournament.  As far as football is concerned, Gulf port Athletic Director Bryan Caldwell has mixed feelings.
  • Woman and 12-month-old baby killed in Walthall Co fatal crash

    Woman and 12-month-old baby killed in Walthall Co fatal crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:50:20 GMT
    A woman and her 12-month-old baby were killed in a car crash on Sunday afternoon. At around 2:30 pm, Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the two vehicle fatal collision. The crash happened on MS
    The Impala, driven by Smith, crossed into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with Bailey's pickup.
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  • Region 8 News Investigates: Bacteria in the water

    Region 8 News Investigates: Bacteria in the water

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:26:48 GMT
    An abundance of lakes and rivers means no shortage of swimmers in Region 8 but not every body of water is one you want to swim in.
    An abundance of lakes and rivers means no shortage of swimmers in Region 8 but not every body of water is one you want to swim in.

  • Family, sheriff fight for return of diabetes service dog

    Family, sheriff fight for return of diabetes service dog

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:43:40 GMT
    (WMC) - The St. Francis County, Ark. Sheriff is in the process of issuing a governor warrant to extradite a woman accused of stealing a diabetes service dog. The family has been fighting to get the dog
    The St. Francis County, Ark. sheriff is in the process of issuing a governor warrant to extradite a woman accused of stealing a diabetes service dog.
  • Central Baptist Church goes 'To-The-Block' to party

    Central Baptist Church goes 'To-The-Block' to party

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:51:41 GMT
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 church is taking its message to the streets.Members of Central Baptist Church’s Word Campus hosted a “To-The-Block Party” at Cedar Manor Apartments Thursday evening. The church has hosted a block party in a North Jonesboro neighborhood for three consecutive weeks in an effort to build relationships with each community."Instead of always trying to ask them to come to us we felt like it was important that we just picked up our lives and brought our lives to mee...
    JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 church is taking its message to the streets.Members of Central Baptist Church’s Word Campus hosted a “To-The-Block Party” at Cedar Manor Apartments Thursday evening. The church has hosted a block party in a North Jonesboro neighborhood for three consecutive weeks in an effort to build relationships with each community."Instead of always trying to ask them to come to us we felt like it was important that we just picked up our lives and brought our lives to mee...
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  • Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

    Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:51:49 GMT
    A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods all over the country. It's called Nextdoor and it's a private social network for neighbors. We've heard it before, the best way to keep
    A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods all over the country. It's called Nextdoor and it's a private social network for neighbors.
  • A local Subway scored a perfect 100

    Kitchen Cops: three low performers

    Kitchen Cops: three low performers

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:40:59 GMT
    Kitchen cops found three restaurants in the area that didn't score so well. (Source: MGNOnline)Kitchen cops found three restaurants in the area that didn't score so well. (Source: MGNOnline)
    There were three restaurants around Huntsville that didn't score so well in this week's Kitchen Cops.
    There were three restaurants around Huntsville that didn't score so well in this week's Kitchen Cops.
  • Southeastern Raptor Center to release birds of prey at Storybook Farm

    Southeastern Raptor Center to release birds of prey at Storybook Farm

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:32:00 GMT
    Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center will release birds of prey back into their native habitat on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Storybook Farm in Opelika.
    Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center will release birds of prey back into their native habitat on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Storybook Farm in Opelika. The release will coincide with Storybook Bash, a program to honor the program's volunteers and donors in the Lee County and surrounding communities.
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