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  • Leaders looking to boost eco-tourism along the Coast

    Leaders looking to boost eco-tourism along the Coast

    Thursday, September 6 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-09-06 18:58:28 GMT
    An effort is underway in South Mississippi to promote eco-tourism in the coastal cities. (Source: WLOX)An effort is underway in South Mississippi to promote eco-tourism in the coastal cities. (Source: WLOX)

    City and county leaders are hoping that a new program will help eco-tourism find its full potential in our state.

    City and county leaders are hoping that a new program will help eco-tourism find its full potential in our state.

  • Harrison County Fair kicks off Thursday with weekend of fun

    Harrison County Fair kicks off Thursday with weekend of fun

    Thursday, September 6 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-09-06 17:52:28 GMT
    Harrison County Fair is now open through Sunday at the county fairgrounds. (Source: Facebook/Harrison Co. Fairgrounds)Harrison County Fair is now open through Sunday at the county fairgrounds. (Source: Facebook/Harrison Co. Fairgrounds)
    Harrison County Fair is now open through Sunday at the county fairgrounds. (Source: Facebook/Harrison Co. Fairgrounds)Harrison County Fair is now open through Sunday at the county fairgrounds. (Source: Facebook/Harrison Co. Fairgrounds)

    Fair rides, carnival games, and a rodeo - the Harrison County Fair is kicking off Thursday at the county's fairgrounds. 

    Fair rides, carnival games, and a rodeo - the Harrison County Fair is kicking off Thursday at the county's fairgrounds. 

  • MS police dispatcher attacked at work

    MS police dispatcher attacked at work

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-09-06 13:39:16 GMT
    (Source: Clarksdale PD)(Source: Clarksdale PD)
    (Source: Clarksdale PD)(Source: Clarksdale PD)

    A Clarksdale, MS police dispatcher was attacked Wednesday morning at the Clarksdale Police Department.  

    A Clarksdale, MS police dispatcher was attacked Wednesday morning at the Clarksdale Police Department.  

  • UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after being hit by truck on I-10

    UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after being hit by truck on I-10

    Thursday, September 6 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-09-06 12:53:12 GMT
    A man is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck on I-10 in Harrison County Thursday morning. (File photo)A man is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck on I-10 in Harrison County Thursday morning. (File photo)

    A motorcyclist is dead after a wreck involving him and a pickup truck. It happened just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Harrison County on Interstate 10 at mile marker 24. 

    A motorcyclist is dead after a wreck involving him and a pickup truck. It happened just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Harrison County on Interstate 10 at mile marker 24. 

  • Thursday thunderstorms could cause very heavy rainfall

    Thursday thunderstorms could cause very heavy rainfall

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-09-06 11:44:35 GMT
    Raining on Thursday morning in South MississippiRaining on Thursday morning in South Mississippi
    Raining on Thursday morning in South MississippiRaining on Thursday morning in South Mississippi

    Wednesday brings scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially from late morning through the afternoon hours.

    Wednesday brings scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially from late morning through the afternoon hours.

  • Looking back on Tropical Storm Gordon and lessons learned

    Looking back on Tropical Storm Gordon and lessons learned

    Thursday, September 6 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-09-06 09:26:42 GMT
    t cost the state nearly $250 million to put people and equipment in place in case Gordon did significant damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)t cost the state nearly $250 million to put people and equipment in place in case Gordon did significant damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    t cost the state nearly $250 million to put people and equipment in place in case Gordon did significant damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)t cost the state nearly $250 million to put people and equipment in place in case Gordon did significant damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Tropical storm Gordon has come and gone, leaving very little impact on the Mississippi coast. 

    Tropical storm Gordon has come and gone, leaving very little impact on the Mississippi coast. 

  • Students return to school Thursday following Tropical Storm Gordon

    Students return to school Thursday following Tropical Storm Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-09-06 03:09:30 GMT
    Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following an unexpected two-day break. 

    Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following an unexpected two-day break. 

  • Bryant signs BP settlement bill into law in grand style

    Bryant signs BP settlement bill into law in grand style

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-09-06 03:01:07 GMT
    Gov. Phil Bryant signs the BP bill into law at a ceremony in Gulfport. (Photo Source: WLOX)Gov. Phil Bryant signs the BP bill into law at a ceremony in Gulfport. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Gov. Phil Bryant signs the BP bill into law at a ceremony in Gulfport.Gov. Phil Bryant signs the BP bill into law at a ceremony in Gulfport.

    The lower six counties will now receive 75 percent of the $750 million in BP settlement money. 

    The lower six counties will now receive 75 percent of the $750 million in BP settlement money. 

  • Governor Bryant weighs in on Tropical Storm Gordon

    Governor Bryant weighs in on Tropical Storm Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-09-06 01:38:20 GMT
    Gov. Phil Bryant says Mississippi is blessed that Tropical Storm Gordon did not cause any major damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)Gov. Phil Bryant says Mississippi is blessed that Tropical Storm Gordon did not cause any major damage. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Gov. Phil Bryant says Mississippi is blessed that Tropical Storm Gordon did not cause any major damage.Gov. Phil Bryant says Mississippi is blessed that Tropical Storm Gordon did not cause any major damage.

    Tropical storm Gordon has come and gone, leaving our home unscathed for the most part.

    Tropical storm Gordon has come and gone, leaving our home unscathed for the most part.

  • Coast casinos bounce back quickly after Gordon

    Coast casinos bounce back quickly after Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:35:42 GMT
    Coast casinos were shut down yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)Coast casinos were shut down yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Coast casinos were shut down yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon, but they weren't shut out of business completely. 

    Coast casinos were shut down yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon, but they weren't shut out of business completely. 

  • Pascagoula secures funding to improve traffic flow

    Pascagoula secures funding to improve traffic flow

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:16:04 GMT
    A CSX train passes by in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)A CSX train passes by in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)
    A CSX train passes by in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)A CSX train passes by in Pascagoula (photo source: WLOX)

    The City of Pascagoula has secured $4 million to improve the traffic flow in city.

    The City of Pascagoula has secured $4 million to improve the traffic flow in city.

  • Scholar Athlete: Harrison Central's Azhani Ray sets goals high for senior year

    Scholar Athlete: Harrison Central's Azhani Ray sets goals high for senior year

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-09-05 21:09:04 GMT
    Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray is a star on and off the football field. (Photo Source: WLOX)Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray is a star on and off the football field. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray is a star on and off the football field. (Photo Source: WLOX)Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray is a star on and off the football field. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    On the surface, Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray looks like a normal student athlete, but his coaches and teammates see more than that.

    On the surface, Harrison Central senior defensive back Azhani Ray looks like a normal student athlete, but his coaches and teammates see more than that.

  • Not seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available

    Not seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-09-05 21:07:51 GMT
    Not seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available. Source: WLBTNot seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available. Source: WLBT
    Not seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available. Source: WLBTNot seeing updated news? There's a new version of the WLBT news app available. Source: WLBT

    Does the news you're seeing look a little old? We haven't stopped reporting the news, but we have updated our app.

    Does the news you're seeing look a little old? We haven't stopped reporting the news, but we have updated our app.

  • Coast harbors busy as boats return following evacuations

    Coast harbors busy as boats return following evacuations

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-09-05 20:42:33 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Boat owners were quick to return their vessels to Coast boat harbors following Tuesday's mandatory evacuations.

    Boat owners were quick to return their vessels to Coast boat harbors following Tuesday's mandatory evacuations.

  • Pascagoula Mayor: 3 jobs cut from police department

    Pascagoula Mayor: 3 jobs cut from police department

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-09-05 20:30:41 GMT
    Mayor Dane Maxwell confirm five jobs have been cut from the Pascagoula Police Department due to the $14 million deficit. (Source: WLOX)Mayor Dane Maxwell confirm five jobs have been cut from the Pascagoula Police Department due to the $14 million deficit. (Source: WLOX)

    Mayor Dane Maxwell confirms three people inside the Pascagoula Police Department lost their jobs last week.  

    Mayor Dane Maxwell confirms three people inside the Pascagoula Police Department lost their jobs last week.  

  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: Popp's Ferry bridge re-opened after accident

    TRAFFIC UPDATE: Popp's Ferry bridge re-opened after accident

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-09-05 19:30:53 GMT
    An accident on Popps Ferry Bridge is causing traffic delays in both directions. (File photo)An accident on Popps Ferry Bridge is causing traffic delays in both directions. (File photo)

    The Popp's Ferry Bridge is now re-opened for a regular flow of traffic after an accident this afternoon. 

    The Popp's Ferry Bridge is now re-opened for a regular flow of traffic after an accident this afternoon. 

  • Appeal denied for former Hancock Co. coach convicted of touching a child

    Appeal denied for former Hancock Co. coach convicted of touching a child

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-09-05 18:26:33 GMT
    Leslie DeWitt is a former Hancock High basketball coach convicted of having an intimate relationship with a teenaged student. (Source: HCSO)Leslie DeWitt is a former Hancock High basketball coach convicted of having an intimate relationship with a teenaged student. (Source: HCSO)

    Former Hancock High basketball coach Leslie DeWitt will not get a new trial. That's according to the state's court of appeals, who denied DeWitt's motion for a new hearing.

    Former Hancock High basketball coach Leslie DeWitt will not get a new trial. That's according to the state's court of appeals, who denied DeWitt's motion for a new hearing.

  • FULL LIST: Coast school districts reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon

    FULL LIST: Coast school districts reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-09-05 18:25:08 GMT
    The Pascagoula-Gautier School District will dismiss students early on Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: Pixabay)The Pascagoula-Gautier School District will dismiss students early on Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    School districts along Mississippi's Gulf Coast are announcing schedule changes in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon.

    School districts along Mississippi's Gulf Coast are announcing schedule changes in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon.

  • Emergency officials survey Jackson County after Gordon

    Emergency officials survey Jackson County after Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:41:52 GMT
    Emergency officials held a press conference Wednesday in Pascagoula before going out to survey Jackson County following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)Emergency officials held a press conference Wednesday in Pascagoula before going out to survey Jackson County following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)

    Director of County Emergency Services Earl Etheridge held a briefing inside the emergency operations center before sending crews out to survey Jackson County.

    Director of County Emergency Services Earl Etheridge held a briefing inside the emergency operations center before sending crews out to survey Jackson County.

  • Gordon downgraded to a depression, South MS may still face impacts

    Gordon downgraded to a depression, South MS may still face impacts

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-09-05 16:48:20 GMT
    Gordon is steadily weakening on Wednesday morning with each update. Its center is sitting on top of the Mississippi state capitol with a huge feeder band still on top of Alabama & the Florida panhandle.Gordon is steadily weakening on Wednesday morning with each update. Its center is sitting on top of the Mississippi state capitol with a huge feeder band still on top of Alabama & the Florida panhandle.

    Conditions are improving somewhat into Wednesday, but a rain threat remains with flash flooding possible in our region.

    Conditions are improving somewhat into Wednesday, but a rain threat remains with flash flooding possible in our region.

  • WATCH: Gov. Bryant talks impact of Tropical Storm Gordon

    WATCH: Gov. Bryant talks impact of Tropical Storm Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-09-05 16:34:50 GMT
    Gov. Bryant and other emergency leaders talked about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon Wednesday morning. (Source: WLOX)Gov. Bryant and other emergency leaders talked about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon Wednesday morning. (Source: WLOX)
    Gov. Bryant and other emergency leaders talked about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon Wednesday morning. (Source: WLOX)Gov. Bryant and other emergency leaders talked about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon Wednesday morning. (Source: WLOX)

    Gov. Phil Bryant and other emergency leaders gathered Wednesday morning in Harrison County to talk about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon.

    Gov. Phil Bryant and other emergency leaders gathered Wednesday morning in Harrison County to talk about the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon.

  • Governor holds press conference to update Gordon response

    Governor holds press conference to update Gordon response

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-05 16:23:56 GMT
    Gov. Phil Bryant, MEMA Executive Director Gregory Michel, and other local and state officials are holding a news conference to update response and progress of Tropical Depression Gordon. Source: Twitter/PhilBryantGov. Phil Bryant, MEMA Executive Director Gregory Michel, and other local and state officials are holding a news conference to update response and progress of Tropical Depression Gordon. Source: Twitter/PhilBryant

    Gov. Phil Bryant, MEMA Executive Director Gregory Michel, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy, other local and state officials are holding a news conference to update response and progress of Tropical Depression Gordon. 

    Gov. Phil Bryant, MEMA Executive Director Gregory Michel, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy, other local and state officials are holding a news conference to update response and progress of Tropical Depression Gordon. 

  • With Gordon gone, coast casinos get permission to reopen

    With Gordon gone, coast casinos get permission to reopen

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-09-05 15:42:59 GMT
    Eager gamblers wait for the Beau Rivage to open its casino floor Wednesday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)Eager gamblers wait for the Beau Rivage to open its casino floor Wednesday morning following Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)

    Casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are opening their doors once again following Tropical Storm Gordon.

    Casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are opening their doors once again following Tropical Storm Gordon.

  • Gordon leaves downed trees, power outages but no major damage

    Gordon leaves downed trees, power outages but no major damage

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-09-05 15:08:56 GMT
    A street sweeper runs along Pascagoula Beach, cleaning up branches and debris left behind from Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)A street sweeper runs along Pascagoula Beach, cleaning up branches and debris left behind from Tropical Storm Gordon. (Source: WLOX)

    Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall last night around 10 p.m. near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, just east of Pascagoula. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to have left too much damage in its wake. 

    Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall last night around 10 p.m. near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, just east of Pascagoula. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to have left too much damage in its wake. 

  • LIST: Closings announced ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

    LIST: Closings announced ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-09-05 14:15:41 GMT
    The WLBT First Alert Weather Team is keeping track of the storm as it makes its way toward South Mississippi. This story will be updated with details on school scheduling and closures as more details become available. Source: WLBTThe WLBT First Alert Weather Team is keeping track of the storm as it makes its way toward South Mississippi. This story will be updated with details on school scheduling and closures as more details become available. Source: WLBT

    The WLBT First Alert Weather Team is keeping track of the storm as it makes its way toward South Mississippi. This story will be updated with details on school scheduling and closures as more details become available. 

    The WLBT First Alert Weather Team is keeping track of the storm as it makes its way toward South Mississippi. This story will be updated with details on school scheduling and closures as more details become available. 

  • TRAFFIC: Heavy back up on I-55 ramp to Woodrow Wilson

    TRAFFIC: Heavy back up on I-55 ramp to Woodrow Wilson

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-09-05 12:45:00 GMT
    Heavy back up on Woodrow Wilson ramp; Source: MDOTHeavy back up on Woodrow Wilson ramp; Source: MDOT
    Heavy back up on Woodrow Wilson ramp; Source: MDOTHeavy back up on Woodrow Wilson ramp; Source: MDOT

    The I-55 ramp to Woodrow Wilson has heavy back-up Wednesday morning. 

    The I-55 ramp to Woodrow Wilson has heavy back-up Wednesday morning. 

  • All SB lanes blocked on US 49 at Old US 49

    All SB lanes blocked on US 49 at Old US 49

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-09-05 11:54:31 GMT
    Wreck on 49 causing delays; Source: MDOTWreck on 49 causing delays; Source: MDOT

    A wreck on US 49 at Old US 49 is causing delays. 

    A wreck on US 49 at Old US 49 is causing delays. 

  • Here's when you can put out your trash this week

    Here's when you can put out your trash this week

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:06 AM EDT2018-09-05 11:06:03 GMT
    The only Waste Management crews on the road Wednesday will be for commercial and roll-off customers, although the pick-up times may be delayed.  (Photo source: Waste Management)The only Waste Management crews on the road Wednesday will be for commercial and roll-off customers, although the pick-up times may be delayed. (Photo source: Waste Management)
    The only Waste Management crews on the road Wednesday will be for commercial and roll-off customers, although the pick-up times may be delayed.  (Photo source: Waste Management)The only Waste Management crews on the road Wednesday will be for commercial and roll-off customers, although the pick-up times may be delayed. (Photo source: Waste Management)

    If you're hoping to get rid of your garbage Wednesday, just hold on. Because of possible flooding and road hazards, residential trash collection all across South Mississippi is being delayed one day. 

    If you're hoping to get rid of your garbage Wednesday, just hold on. Because of possible flooding and road hazards, residential trash collection all across South Mississippi is being delayed one day. 

  • Memphis Hustle host open tryouts for local players

    Memphis Hustle host open tryouts for local players

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-08-16 10:56:55 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The Memphis Hustle is looking for local players to fill out their roster.

    The Memphis Hustle is looking for local players to fill out their roster.

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