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UPDATE: 3 arrested after chase, standoff on I-10 in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY -- A standoff between a man with a gun and officials with the Gulfport Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff's Office ended when the suspect was placed into…

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UPDATE: He's alive - Coast family searching for brother in Nepal gets text message confirming 23-year-old is safe

Kelly Hawkins' voice trembled slightly as she phoned the Sun Herald with great news she'd just learned about her brother-in-law: "He texted his mom to say he's alive and well."

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Small dogs race for a cause at Wag Fest 2015 in Biloxi

BILOXI -- Hard Rock Casino went to the dogs Saturday afternoon for the sixth annual Wag Fest, which featured a small-dog race and costume contest.

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11th annual Jolly weekend set to kick off Friday in South Mississippi

Spots for Saturday's Jolly Golf Tournament at Shell Landing Golf Club are already sold out but there is still time to get tickets to this year's Jolly McCarty Memorial gala,

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NAACP hosts mayoral forum days before Tuesday's election

BILOXI -- The NAACP offered mayoral candidates a chance to answer questions and offer thoughts Saturday evening at a forum at the Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building.

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Man jailed in attack on woman in Biloxi

BILOXI -- Police responded to a report of a kidnapping and domestic assault on Pass Road at 2:35 a.m. Saturday. They found a woman with her hands tied behind her…

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BREAKING: Coast Guard responding to reports of multiple capsized vessels in Mobile Bay

The Coast Guard is responding to the reports of missing people and capsized vessels from severe weather Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

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Jackson County deputies rescue nine kids and four adults from Petit Bois island after thunderstorm

JACKSON COUNTY -- Following the severe weather Saturday in South Mississippi, nine children and four adults had to be rescued from Petit Bois island, authorities said.

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Hancock County gets $55,000 grant to further tire recycling

HANCOCK COUNTY -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday it awarded the county a $55,000 waste-tire grant to continue collecting and recycling old tires.

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Holloway matriarch Iris Holloway 'was not afraid of anything'

When the community saluted former Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway at a retirement party Sunday, his mother, Iris Holloway, 95, attended with the rest of the family and even did a…

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First responders practice disaster search-and-rescue skills

First responders from South Mississippi were among about 500 statewide who gathered in Meridian recently for training with the Statewide Technical Advance Rescue teams.

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Contraband findings cancel visitation at Parchman, Central Mississippi prisons

JACKSON -- Visitation at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility and at the State Penitentiary at Parchman is canceled this weekend.

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Search warrants, traffic stops lead to 19 drug-related arrests in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY -- Several drug arrests have been made in Hancock County over the past few days, authorities said.

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New Mexico man accused in robbery of Gulfport pharmacy with fake gun

GULFPORT -- Police arrested a New Mexico man Thursday after he demanded medication from Walgreens Pharmacy while showing an Airsoft handgun, authorities said.

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Alabama DA, Mississippi police differ on who killed woman in 1973

BUTLER, Ala. -- An Alabama prosecutor disagreed Friday with investigators' conclusion that a Mississippi man killed his wife and left her body in a rural dump decades ago.

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Singing River Health System retirees credited with pushing through transparency law

PASCAGOULA -- Protesters received a chorus of support from honking motorists along U.S. 90 in front of Singing River Hospital on Friday afternoon, as they celebrated the signing of a…

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Hurley firefighter injured in fire truck wreck

JACKSON COUNTY -- A firefighter responding to a wreck near Hurley was hurt Thursday morning when he rolled the fire truck he was driving.

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Biloxi voters turn out to hear their next mayor

BILOXI -- All 10 candidates in Tuesday's special election for mayor took the stage at the Biloxi Civic Center Thursday to give their visions for the city.

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Biloxi man arrested in theft of truck

BILOXI -- Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday, accusing him of taking a truck from someone's home without permission.

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Gulfport police: Man killed 17-year-old wife, missing since 1973, day before anniversary

A 17-year-old who went missing in 1973 was killed by her husband, Gulfport police officials said Thursday.

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