Mississippi Power will close all but three of its customer service offices in South MS by October, located in Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Meridian. People can still pay in person at Authorized Payment Locations.
Historic 100 Men Hall in Old Town Bay St. Louis on the MS Gulf Coast has new owners. The new owners of the entertainment venue will focus on live music. 100 Men Hall is a stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Robert Lanclos, 42, has been identified as the man who was struck by an SUV on U.S. 90 in Waveland MS and died. The driver tried to avoid hitting him, Waveland MS Assistant Police Chief Michael Prendergast said.
Terry Smith and son Carl Smith of Kiln on the MS Gulf Coast sentenced to prison in the fatal shooting of cousin-in-law Philip Whitaker of Diamondhead. Whitaker’s body was found wrapped in carpet off I-10 in New Orleans.
An increased reward totaling $11,500 is offered in the case of a pregnant dolphin who was killed by a gunshot off the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Coast. Her body and unborn calf washed ashore on the beach in Waveland MS.
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.