MLK Park used to be the center of the African-American community in Bay St. Louis MS in a place called Backatown, in between downtown and U.S. 90. It's been taken over by drug dealers. NAACP leader Gregory Barabino wants to take back the park.
New Orleans LA developer Jim MacPhaille scrapped plans to turn historic Second Street School in Bay St. Louis MS into a hotel. Several neighbors opposed the plan. MacPhaille's business ventures have been controversial on the Gulf Coast.
Ronald Ladner, a Kiln MS man, is accused of shooting his son multiple times during an argument, Hancock County deputies say. The son was flown to New Orleans, LA, and underwent surgery at a Gulf Coast hopsital. He's expected to recover.
Premnathan "Prem" Naidoo has been identified by family as the pilot who died in an airplane crash Friday in Diamondhead MS. Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said it's believed to be Naidoo. An autopsy is needed for a positive identification.
Bay St. Louis Police MS Chief Gary Ponthieux said officers fatally shot an at-large German Shepherd Saturday night. Residents had made 911 calls of two dogs displaying aggressive behavior. The second dog was secured in a patrol vehicle.
Two Hancock County Deputies received minor injuries during an attempt to make an arrest on drug charges. One received a bite to his finger. The other twisted his ankle. The person went for a gun. The deputies were treated.
Waveland MS police arrested Michael Darnell Warren, 29, early Saturday morning after responding to a report of a domestic assault. Police say Warren strangled a woman and then assaulted two neighbors, taking one of their cellphones.
Rose Luciano and Waveland Police Chief David Allen held a press conference on Friday, June 15, 2018, to ask the public's help in any information concerning the death of Shelby Luciano. Luciano was killed on June 18, 2015, in Waveland.
A Bay St. Louis MS councilmen sent an email to the mayor and 4 other councilmen with a plan to do away with the Historic Preservation Commission because of developers' complaints. The council balked but it did bounce one HPC member.
Twanna Washington is grieving the loss of her son D'Ante Washington, 23, who Bay St. Louis MS police say died as a result of being shot at a local park. Police are still looking for suspects. Twanna hopes her son's legacy lives on as he's an organ donor.
A man who was shot at Martin Luther King Jr Park in Bay St. Louis on June 6 has died, the Hancock County coroner said. The victim was at a New Orleans area hospital. He is 23-year-old D'Ante Washington.
A man was critically wounded and another had less serious wounds after a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis MS. Shortly afterward, shots were fired into a home on Watts Street. It's unclear if the shootings were related.