George County jail head of security talks in July 2016 about the prevalence of gangs in South Mississippi. The Mississippi Senate is taking up a bill that will increase sentences for gang-related crimes.
Howard Avenue, once a vibrant part of downtown Biloxi, has struggled to attract business and visitors over the decades. The city of Biloxi's goal is to revitalize the district, starting with the return of 2-way traffic for the first time since 1976 and the exterior restoration of Saenger Theater.
Ben Bennight of D’Iberville contacted the FBI about a comment on one of his YouTube videos in September. That comment was made by someone with the same name as the man accused in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida. Bennight, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, said “evil people will do evil things,” and guns are not to blame.
A 19-year-old suspected of killing at least 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a mass shooting on February 14 was arrested a short distance from the school on the same day. The suspect was named as Nikolas Cruz, and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. This video was shot by Mike Quaranta who said he was driving his kids home from school when he saw an arrest taking place. The footage was shot near Pelican Pointe in Wyndham, a little over a mile away from the school. Cruz was reported to have been caught at this location/The video shows a man in a maroon shirt being arrested and tallies with other footage and photos of the arrest, which show Cruz in a shirt of the same color as seen here.
To the disappointment of some of the city’s residents, Keith Davis resigned as Moss Point Police Chief in June 2014 to become Chief of Patrol for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. In February, 2018, Davis returned to Moss Point to take over a department that has had gone through three chiefs since he left.