Matt Issman sat down and talked to the Sun Herald about his new role as acting police chief in Bay St. Louis. Issman has been named the acting police chief in Bay St. Louis during the search for a permanent replacement for Daren Freeman, who submitted his resignation earlier this week. Issman has 44 years of experience in the local, state and federal government.
A wrangler who was trying to move an alligator that was in the road on Mississippi 603 apparently liked where he was and turned on the wrangler, biting him in the chest. The wrangler was not seriously injured.
Drivers stopped on the Bay St. Louis bridge on Wednesday when sheets of paper were covering their windshield. It turns out someone dumped a bag of thousands of sensitive documents, including birth certificates, onto the roadway.
Video by Wesley Muller/Sun Herald
A small fire in one of the classrooms at Hancock Middle School early Monday morning triggered a sprinkler that ran for around four hours, flooding the hallways and many of the classrooms. Hancock County School District Assistant Superintendent gives an update on the cleanup.
Numerous community members attended a public hearing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, concerning the option of consolidating the police department with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. Watch an exchange between Mayor Les Fillingame and the city council about naming a new police chief.