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Crime

Gulfport man evades capture 5 months, then walks into police station

A man who evaded Gulfport police for five months and was wanted on a murder charge surrendered to authorities in Bossier City, La., on Thursday. Jaquarius Jermon Shields, 20, is wanted in the April 9 shooting death of 27-year-old Dennis Bunch. For reasons unclear, Shields walked through the front doors of the Bossier City Police Department and turned himself in.

Jackson County

Ocean Springs exit sign is back up on I-110

In time for Cruisin’, the Ocean Springs exit sign is back up on Interstate 110, directing motorists to the loop if they want to go Ocean Springs and east when they get to U.S. 90. It’s been down for most of the year for repairs and city hasn’t been happy about it because that’s a major corridor to the Coast.

Local

These Coast attorneys were allies, but now they’re fighting

Chuck McRae and Oliver Diaz, former Mississippi Supreme Court judges, are suing disbarred attorney Paul Minor in U.S. District Court over legal fees they say Minor and his family owe from a Hurricane Katrina insurance case. McRae and Diaz claim in the federal lawsuit that the Minors reduced the amount owed after receiving $1.6 million from USAA insurance company.

Local

Freight train hits Mercedes in Biloxi

Two people escaped without major injuries when a freight train hit their car at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in East Biloxi. Biloxi police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes said the train hit a Mercedes at the Esters Avenue railroad crossing.

Local

Tweak of state law could boost Mississippi breweries

Craft breweries in Mississippi and the state’s beer distributors have an agreement that could clear the way for the small breweries to sell limited amounts of their wares in bars and stores. The brewers said that would make them more competitive with surrounding states that have laxer laws. Now a change in the law just has to make it through next year’s legislative session.

Videos

Renew Our Rivers returns to clean the Pascagoula shoreline

Mississippi Power volunteers clear debris from Pascagoula River.
TIM ISBELL SUN HERALD
Renew Our Rivers returns to clean the Pascagoula shoreline 1:18

Renew Our Rivers returns to clean the Pascagoula shoreline

The eyes don’t lie, she wasn’t Princess Di 1:31

The eyes don’t lie, she wasn’t Princess Di

Finding a body was 'pretty traumatizing,' fisherman says 1:19

Finding a body was 'pretty traumatizing,' fisherman says

Former stripper felt like 'a piece of meat,' but would he do it again? 2:09

Former stripper felt like 'a piece of meat,' but would he do it again?