Harrison County

Second Citizen’s Police Academy being hosted

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-09-28 20:37:22

After the success of the first Citizens Academy, the Police Department has decided to host another one.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will give 25 residents — 21 and older — an inside look at how the department serves the community.

The academy begins October 12 and will be held on Wednesday evenings once a week for two hours.

Members of Biloxi PD will teach classes on topics ranging from investigations to special teams to de-escalation training.

This time, the department decided to add a course on firearm safety.

“Pretty much it’s…

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The Blood Center holds blood drive to help increase supply

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www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-09-21 17:16:48

The Blood Center hosted a in their mobile center in front of the Courthouse as the Coast continues to face a critical shortage.

Before the blood drive even began, people were lined up willing to give. The Blood Center’s goal for the day was to collect 15 to 20 pints of blood. Before 2 p.m. it already surpassed its goal.

As a way to say thank you, donors had the option to choose from a mystery envelope containing gift cards and food vouchers or a t-shirt and prize of the month, Halloween socks.

The Blood Center is a primary blood supplier…

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House fire in Gulfport leaves one injured- WXXV 25

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-09-13 17:24:20

This afternoon a house fire in left one woman injured and the structure burned.

According to Fire Chief Pat Sullivan, he received a call around 2:30 p.m. about a structure fire on Robin Oaks Drive.

When the team arrived to the scene, they found a house burning along with a burn victim who was able to escape.

Rescue 5 was called in and took the victim to a nearby hospital. Chief Sullivan said, “Right now it’s just under investigation. The Harrison County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and state fire…

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Mississippi Power employee rescues cat from under car

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www.wxxv25.com – Rick Gogreve – 2022-09-01 17:30:20

A employee went to help with what he thought was a broken-down car only to end up on a rescue mission for one frightened furry friend.

Mississippi Power Engineer Nate Burse says he was on his way to an assignment when he saw what he believed to be a woman next to her broken down car. Nate decided to help the woman and when he reached her, he was told that a kitten had made its way into one of the wheel wells of the car.

With the help of sheriff deputies and EMS directing traffic, Nate crawled under the car to retrieve the little fluff…

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Four arrested on felony counts of burglary of an occupied dwelling in Gulfport

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-08-30 15:15:23

Burglary

On Tuesday, August 30th, Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of 21-year-old Brennan Kyle Moran, 21-year-old Brennan De Juan Moran, 20-year-old Chance Blackmon, and 18-year-old Ashton Moran, who all reside in , on felony count each of burglary of an occupied dwelling.

According to Sheriff Peterson, on August 30th at 2 a.m., Harrison County deputies responded to Canal Road on a report of a burglary of an occupied dwelling.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victims who stated several individuals came into their home with guns and…

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Ring in the holidays with “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage” at MGCCC’s Immersive Media Performing Arts Center

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by OurMShome Events, Our Mississippi Home

Peanuts’ timelessholiday television special comes to life on stage with the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage (https://www.acharliebrownchristmaslive.com/), skating into at the Immersive Media Performing Arts Center (iMPAC) at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Campus.

The critically acclaimed  celebration the whole family can enjoy brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang together live on stage as they uncover the true meaning of Christmas and perform songs from the unforgettable musical score in a to the legendary composer Vince Guaraldi. The Broadway-style production, complete with all-new immersive sets, lighting, choreography, and colorful costumes, has sold more than…

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Biloxi man faces molestation, felony eluding charges after police chase

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-08-19 12:04:59

A man wanted in on molestation charges now also faces felony eluding charges after leading law enforcement on a chase through the county Thursday.

John Pierre, 42, of Biloxi was charged with one count of molestation. He is being held without bond on that charge. He also faces a felony eluding charge from . He has a bond of $100,000 on that charge, set by Judge Albert Fountain.

On Thursday, Biloxi notified Harrison County that Pierre fled when police tried to arrest him on the molestation charge. Harrison County joined the pursuit near the…

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Little People’s Academy in Harrison County alters bus runs

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www.wxxv25.com – Rick Gogreve – 2022-08-18 17:15:46

A transportation decision made by West Wortham Elementary and Middle School has left parents of several students frustrated and confused.

For several years now, Little People’s Christian Academy owner Lori Rolison has had a steady bus routine with West Wortham School for her aftercare kids.

The Little People’s bus has made two runs to West Wortham to pick up students. First to pick up the elementary students and next up are the middle school students.

However, on the afternoon of August 17th, West Wortham Principal Dr. William Bentz allegedly told Rolison that…

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Harrison Co. Board President Kent Jones under investigation

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-08-17 17:53:53

WXXV has learned that District 4 Supervisor and Board President Kent Jones is under investigation by the state Auditor’s Office.

confirmed they were asked to be on standby for auditors on Monday afternoon at the ballfields next to the Isaiah Fredericks Head Start Center.

WXXV spoke with the state Auditor’s Office this afternoon and was told they do not comment on ongoing investigations.

A source tells 25 that the investigation centers around Jones’ personal use of the room above the concession stand at the ballfields.

WXXV called…

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Gulfport holds ceremony on 53rd anniversary of Hurricane Camille

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-08-17 15:05:47

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Hurricane Camille. The category five storm killed 143 people when it slammed into .

Every year, those victims are honored during a small ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery in . That’s where three unidentified women were buried. They are referred to as ‘faith, hope, and charity.’

This morning, just as in year’s past, fresh flowers were placed on their graves and there was a moment of silence.

The annual ceremony is a powerful reminder about how dangerous hurricanes can be. Former EMA…

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