Bishop Joseph Howze blessed a passing boat at the Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet on May 31, 1997.
Bishop Joseph Howze blessed a passing boat at the Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet on May 31, 1997. Sun Herald archive
Bishop Joseph Howze blessed a passing boat at the Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet on May 31, 1997. Sun Herald archive

Robin Fitzgerald covers real-time news, such as crime, public safety and trending stories. In nearly 40 years as a journalist, her highest honors include investigative awards for covering the aftermath of the fatal beating of a Harrison County jail inmate in 2006 and related civil rights violations. She is a Troy University graduate.