South Mississippians watched Sun Herald's most-viewed videos of the week thousands of times. People were most interested in watching a video from December 2015 about Hancock High scholar Trevor Ladner's pursuit to challenge gender roles to land a scholarship at Tulane University -- a scholarship he later turned down for a Harvard University scholarship.
Radio traffic captured the fatal shooting of Army veteran Christian Bowman by a Jackson County deputy on Monday, May 9, 2016. Bowman is a lifelong resident of South Mississippi.
Christian Bowman's mother, Sherry Bowman, claims her son was "brutally" beaten before the deputy shot him. This video was published on Sunday and has already racked up more than 600 views.
Coastians are also very interested in keeping up with 3-year-old Zander Saucier, a Jackson County tot whose father is facing child abuse charges. Zander, who has made a significant recovery, had suspected cigarette burns and other injuries including an injury to his penis that produced blood, as well as bruising on his body, including his forehead, and he suffered from a lacerated liver.
At McCrory's initial court appearance, his family members went on camera to defend him. That video, from April 13, 2016, was viewed more than 1,200 times.
Pierson Feeney, 11, of D'Iberville, was diagnosed with ADHD, and his mother, Marsha Feeney, said his condition was so severe it was disrupting their family. Medicine did not really help, she said, but dancing has made him "a different child." Pierson's story is very inspirational, and it was picked up by Upworthy this week. The video, first published in March, was viewed about 1,100 times this week. The clip Upworthy published on their Facebook page had more than 3 million views on Sunday.
An angler who thought he had a state record bull shark learned he had a 220-pound federally protected ridgeback shark that is illegal to possess.
Do you love Bankhouse Coffee in Long Beach? Well, the Montellas are expanding their brand. Their signature coffee, Coast Roast, is opening a storefront in Gulfport.