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Library exhibiting works by Hancock County resident, photographer Ramsey

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:58:00 EDT

A unique exhibit, titled "Coastal Fascination," by photographer Mike Ramsey is currently on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus library in Long Beach.


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Waveland family closer to coming home 9+ years after Katrina

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:42:00 EDT

A Waveland woman who was forced to move to Birmingham, Alabama after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her family's home says a national television show is giving her family a chance to move back home. But some post Katrina rules and regulations could stand in the way of it all.


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Movie studio under construction in Waveland

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:09:00 EDT

The words "Lights, Cameras, Action" will soon be heard in the City of Waveland. A Hollywood film maker is in the process of opening a movie studio in the city. The hope is to lure Tinseltown to the Coast.


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Spotted: Matthew McConaughey at Fairview Inn

Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:06:00 EST

We don't know exactly what the Oscar-winning actor is doing in Jackson, however we do know that he is down south to star in the Civil War drama "The Free State of Jones". 


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Miss Mississippi sings for President and First Lady

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:20:00 EST

Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray was invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast to sing for President Obama and the First Lady, as well as 3,600 dignitaries.


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WATCH: American Idol contestant slow dances with Jennifer Lopez on Idol

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:00:00 EST

20-year-old Michael Simeon of Lumberton, MS got a chance to audition for American Idol. But something even more special happened right after his performance.


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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to Emory Hospital in Atlanta

Thu, 3 Mar 2016 11:55:00 EST

Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday after originally being taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell on Saturday, according to CNN.


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Witnesses talk about what happened before Afroman came unglued

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:51:00 EST

Kress Live was packed Mardi Gras day, and hundreds witnessed Afroman's punch that has caused so much outrage. WLOX News spoke with some of the folks who saw the shocking attack as it happened, and caught the entire thing on video. 


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Afroman apologizes to TMZ for hitting woman on stage

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:39:00 EST

Afroman is apologizing for hitting a woman on stage during a concert in Biloxi Tuesday. And he's telling TMZ that he's going to get help for his anxiety. In an interview with TMZ, Afroman gave a number of different reasons for his actions, saying the show was earlier than he normally plays, and he was out of his routine.


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Move over 'Wobble Cop,' there's a new NOPD parade dancer

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:58:00 EST

New Orleans police detective Winston Harbin took the internet by storm when he line danced his way into the hearts of Mardi Gras revelers while getting down to "Wobble" by V.I.C. Now, another NOPD officer's video is getting some online attention.


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Mardi Gras: 70 vintage photos of America's most famous party

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:34:00 EST

It's that time of year. Here are 70 vintage photos of the world famous Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans.


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Officials: Future of Gulfport Music Festival in jeopardy

Fri, 6 Feb 2015 18:31:00 EST

We have news that music fans in South Mississippi won't want to hear. WLOX News has confirmed the Gulfport Music Festival will not be held this May.


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'Seuss-ed' tree promotes art exhibition

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 20:43:00 EST

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art hopes a colorful display will catch your eye. Thursday, a museum representative did what's called a "yarn bomb" at Jones Park in Gulfport. He wrapped a palm tree with colorful felt. The purpose was to draw attention to an upcoming exhibition at the Ocean Springs museum to celebrate the 111th birthday of Dr. Seuss.


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Moss Point native's music selected for Spike Lee film

Mon, 2 Feb 2015 15:26:00 EST

In just a few weeks, a Moss Point native will be getting the silver screen treatment. You won't see his face, but his music will take a prominent role in a Spike Lee film coming to theaters.


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Police: No charges filed in dispute at R. Kelly event

Mon, 2 Feb 2015 23:18:00 EST

Rumors of a fight involving R&B star R. Kelly at a Gulfport nightclub have been swirling on the internet. But Gulfport Police say no charges were filed in the dispute. And the club owner says it's all about a business deal gone bad.


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Mid-South teen praised as blues legend in the making

Sun, 1 Feb 2015 20:57:00 EST

A 15-year-old guitar player is being called a blues legend in the making. Christone Ingram, or Kingfish, lives in Clarksdale, Mississippi--a town synonymous with the blues.


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VIRAL VIDEO: Teacher, students take over school with 'Uptown Funk' dance

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:03:00 EST

A Texas teacher's dance video with his students through the halls of their high school will make you want to get up and dance... or at least make you smile.


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VIDEO: Official trailer released for 'Fantastic Four,' filmed in Baton Rouge

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:02:00 EST

A movie filmed in Baton Rouge last year is set to be released in North America on August 7, 2015, but the official trailer of Fantastic Four was released Tuesday.


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Laurel woman lands major plus size modeling contract

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:49:00 EST

 A Laurel woman has landed a major modeling contract, making history as the first plus size model of her size to sign with a major agency. 


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Carnival goes to the canines in Diamondhead

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:00:00 EST

Carnival got a kick start with a puppy parade this weekend. The Mystic Krewe of Pupseidon led the first Mardi Gras parade on the Coast Saturday in Diamondhead. It was also the first year for the krewe, and organizers say it won't be the last.


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Forging and fibs: Mississippi man tells story of art forging career

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:45:00 EST

A new documentary called “Art and Craft” tells the story of prolific art forger Mark Landis and the museum registrar who spent years tracking him down.


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Jim Cantore to lead Biloxi's Krewe of Neptune parade

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:52:00 EST

If you see Jim Cantore in Biloxi around Mardi Gras, don't get worried that a storm is on the way. The Weather Channel meteorologist will be leading the Krewe of Neptune's first night parade as Grand Marshal. Hopefully, that means only beads will rain down on the revelers.


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2015 Jazz Fest lineup announced

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:30:00 EST

The lineup for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been announced.


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Fans bid on pieces of Elvis history

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:06:00 EST

The 2nd annual Elvis Authenticated Auction hosted at Graceland left many fans in awe after Elvis' first recording went for $300,000.


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Elvis' birthday celebration features 'hunka hunka frozen cake'

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:59:00 EST

If Elvis was still alive to celebrate his 80th birthday, he would have seen a celebration fit for a king.


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Twelfth Night celebrations kick-off Carnival Season in Biloxi

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:20:00 EST

The city of Biloxi said goodbye to the Christmas season and hello to the Carnival Season Monday at the the Gulf Coast Carnival Association's third annual Twelfth Night celebration.


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VIRAL VIDEO: Disney tourist challenges Gaston to push-ups

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 12:26:00 EST

Cell phone video recently uploaded to YouTube shows what happens when you challenge a Disney villain to a push-up contest.


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MLK Coastwide Celebration inviting all races, faiths to see new 'Selma' movie

Fri, 2 Jan 2015 18:52:00 EST

A major motion picture will play a central role this year in South Mississippi's celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Next Friday, the MLK Coastwide Celebration will host a special screening of the movie "Selma." The film chronicles the historic march led by King in support of voting rights. Organizers said they're encouraging everyone of all races and religions to come watch this picture together.


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Donna Douglas, aka Elly May Clampett, passes away at age 82

Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:12:00 EST

Family members say Donna Douglas passed away Thursday morning at the age of 82. Douglas was an actress, best known for her role as Elly May Clampett, the only daughter of Jed Clampett, in the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies.


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Page 13: South Mississippi goes to Hollywood

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:09:00 EST

It's award season in the movie industry. Oscars will be handed out next month and the Golden Globe awards will be given next week. All the stars receive a gift bag stuffed with goodies and Marina Cottage Soap Co. in Ocean Springs has sent some of their skin products to show organizers.


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Elvis Presley's planes, 'Lisa Marie' and 'Hound Dog II,' on the auction block

Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:04:00 EST

Elvis Presley's planes are on the auction block. The "Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II," which were both purchased by Elvis in 1975, will be up for auction until February 2.


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Flappy Bird cheats top google searches for Mississippi in 2014

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:07:00 EST

According to BGR.com, cheating was on the brain for Mississippians in 2014.Cheating at the game Flappy Bird, that is.


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Oscar winner Luise Rainer dies at age 104

Mon, 19 May 2014 16:08:00 EDT

First consecutive Oscar winner Luise Rainer, also known as the oldest surviving actor of Hollywood's golden age, has died.


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Coast moviegoers react to pulling 'The Interview' amid threats

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:54:00 EST

The film 'The Interview' starring Seth Rogan and James Franco has raised a bit of controversy because of its story line where the comedic duo are hired to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Although this is a fictional production, Sony Pictures executives say their decision to cancel the movie release is to ensure the safety and comfort of their patrons.


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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:46:00 EST

 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced for 2015.


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Funeral services held Monday for Mary Ann Mobley

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:03:00 EST

Family and friends paid their final respects Monday to Mary Ann Mobley, Mississippi's First Miss America. Funeral services were held at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Mobley died at her home in California last Tuesday.


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2014 is best year for Mississippi film industry

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:54:00 EST

Mississippi Film Industry leaders are calling 2014 the best year ever in film for the Magnolia State. Tuesday afternoon, a large group of people met in Gulfport to discuss how to keep this momentum going in 2015.


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Watch: Anticipated 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' teaser trailer released

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:37:00 EST

The much anticipated teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been released.


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Coast photographer releases new coffee table book focusing on Jackson

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:34:00 EST

Ken Murphy's latest photographic journey turns the spotlight on Jackson, Mississippi. The Bay St. Louis resident's desire is to boost the state's image through the lens of his camera.


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VIDEO: 2nd grade kids react to 'Normal Barbie'

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:38:00 EST

A group of second grade students, mostly girls, at the St. Edmund's Academy in Pittsburgh were asked what they thought about the "Normal Barbie," a doll that represents the actual measurements and body types of a real woman.


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Video: Aquarium of the Americas welcomes 'Caroline' the sand tiger shark

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:10:00 EST

The 3-year-old sand tiger shark moved to New Orleans on November 5 from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.


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Actor John C. Reilly to reign as Bacchus XLVI

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:00:00 EST

The theme of the 2015 parade is "Children's Stories That Live Forever."


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New Orleans 'twerks' into the record books

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:18:00 EST

The City of New Orleans holds a new world record. It is now home to the world's largest group “twerk.”


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JZ 94.5 celebrates 20 years of success

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:22:00 EST

In 1994, Rip Daniels brought JZ 94.5 to the FM dial. The radio station has been successful and has branched out because of Daniel's vision. To help celebrate, nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner even brought his show to the station Monday morning.


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'Titanic the Musical' brings survivors' stories to the stage

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 18:43:00 EST

We all know the tragic story of the Titanic; the ship wreck in 1912 that took more than 1,500 lives. Now you can see the stories of those lost lives and the survivors in "Titanic the Musical," presented by Gulf Coast Musical Theatre this weekend.


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Matthew McConaughey considering Free State of Jones movie role

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:56:00 EST

Empireonline.comconfirmed Thursday morning that actor Matthew McConaughey is eyeing a role for Gary Ross's new project, The Free State of Jones.The director, most famously noted for his work on The Hunger Games, has entered talks with the star for the Civil War saga.The movie will take a new spin on the life of Newton Knight, who led one of the most famous rebellions in the American Civil War.Knight, a Mississippian and confederate recruit, created the Free State of Jones. He and his group of...


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TEDx Jackson to feature Mississippi's fertile ground of ideas

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 13:27:00 EST

Have you ever watched a TED talk online? The videos feature some of the world's leading thinkers and doers sharing what they are most passionate about. Thursday, TEDx Jackson will take over the Capri Theatre in Jackson, Mississippi to feature some of the Magnolia State's brightest minds.


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Lance Bass to be honored at Mississippi Film Festival

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 19:57:00 EST

Mississippi native Lance Bass is coming home to the Magnolia State....  


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Page 13: Art down on the farm

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:00 EDT

Makana Art Studio and Farm in Woolmarket might be one of the most unique operations in South Mississippi. It's a co-op with a wide variety of artists sharing the studio. There's everything from pottery to painting, fused glass, jewelry making and weaving.


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Halloween-themed convertible turns heads in South Mississippi

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:00 EDT

A Gulfport family has taken the Halloween spirit to a scary new level. If you happen to see their strange vehicle coming down the road, don't be afraid. Al Magnusen calls his 1973 Mercury Monterey the "Halloween Machine."


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Trending: Viral-video family returns with Snoop Dogg Halloween parody

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:43:00 EDT

They're back. The Holderness family returns with a new Halloween video.


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Rocker goes on tirade to stop molestation of girl at concert

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:44:00 EDT

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis interrupted his own performance on Saturday to reprimand a group of fans who crossed the line with an adolescent girl.


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The dead come alive for annual Old Biloxi Cemetery tour

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:19:00 EDT

Folks got a chance to relive Biloxi's history at this year's Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour. The theme: Biloxi Families, legends, and lore.


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Burt Reynolds walks the red carpet in South Mississippi

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:56:00 EDT

Legendary actor Burt Reynolds walked the red carpet, right here in South Mississippi, Wednesday. He's in town for the Sun and Sand Film Festival, where his movie, Category 5, premiered. An excited crowd filled the lobby of the Island View Casino in Gulfport, hoping to snag a picture of Smokey and the Bandit star.


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Scenes from new ABC drama to be shot in downtown Gulfport

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:18:00 EDT

The Gulfport City Council learned Tuesday that parts of a new ABC series called "The Astronaut Wives Club" will be shot downtown. Sunday, we've been told cameras will be at three downtown locations, including the Depot area.


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Robin Roberts honored for her TV career

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:03:00 EDT

Good Morning America Anchor and South Mississippi's own Robin Roberts has a new honor. She is now in the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. 


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Jackson County Fair still going strong after 93 years

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:55:00 EDT

A coast tradition made it's way back to Pascagoula this weekend, and is now set up for the week. The 93rd annual Jackson County Fair is underway. Hundreds were out Monday night enjoying the festivities.


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Casting underway in Jackson for extras in upcoming film

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:58:00 EDT

Hollywood comes calling again offering chances for you to appear in a movie being filmed here in the Jackson area.


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Mississippi native Gerald McRaney talks movie business

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:42:00 EDT

The Sun and Sand Film Festival is in full swing, and celebrity guest Gerald McRaney spoke to a group of fans at the Mary C. O'Keefe Museum on Saturday afternoon.


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Fans flock to Widespread Panic Experience at coliseum

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:39:00 EDT

The Coast Coliseum grounds looked much different Sunday. Instead of classic cars there were tents, vendors and bands playing ahead of the Widespread Panic concert.


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Best boyfriend ever becomes best fiance ever with #1Dproposal

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:21:00 EDT

Christine Kozlowski's boyfriend already gets "nice guy points" for taking her to a One Direction concert. But the stunt he pulled off Wednesday night may make him the best fiance ever!


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It's that time again! Mississippi State Fair kicks off Wednesday

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:37:00 EDT

The 155th Mississippi State Fair kicks off this week and the whole state is anxiously waiting to set foot on the fairgrounds. The fair will last from October 1 - 12.  Gates open to the public beginning


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Cole Brothers Circus raises tent in Biloxi

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:36:00 EDT

The big top is back in Biloxi. The Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars raised the tent Monday morning in preparation for four shows over the two-day run on the grounds of the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.


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Chefs of the Coast keeps on cooking

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:08:00 EDT

The Chefs of the Coast has found a recipe that keeps its flavor. And, just like a good chef, organizers try to add a little something new each year. It's been going for 32 years and there's no slowing down what arguably can be called one of the most successful and long-running galas on the Coast.


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VIDEO: Dancing Dad surprises daughter with wedding party flash mob

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:02:00 EDT

Proud parents have been known to stand up in a restaurant to toast a son or daughter's special occasion. But what happens when you're a bride on your wedding cruise and your dad is a 610 Stomper? Well, you might just get a choreographed flash mob dance in your honor.


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Miss Mississippi makes Top 10 at Miss America Pageant

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:50:00 EDT

Tonight Mississippians were glued to their TV's for the Miss America pageant, where Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray made a proud showing.


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Legendary recording studio owner Cosimo Matassa dies at 88

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:41:00 EDT

Cosimo Matassa, a legendary New Orleans recording studio owner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, died Thursday, according to his family. He was 88.


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Preliminary competition begins at Miss America Pageant

Mon, 8 Sep 2014 20:34:00 EDT

It was a busy weekend for the Miss America contestants in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Monday competition began with judges interviews for two groups of contestants.


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Dancing With The Stars reveals newest cast member

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:27:00 EDT

Fans of Dancing With The Stars have been waiting for this moment.  Which celebrities will compete for the mirror ball trophy? This season's cast of celebrity dancers includes a fashion icon, a YouTube sensation, a NASCAR legend, and a movie star.  Dancing With The Stars debuts September 15 on WLOX.


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Miss Mississippi leaves for Atlantic City

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:50:00 EDT

Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray, flew out early Monday morning headed to Atlantic City to represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant.


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Artwalk in Ocean Springs draws 5,000 to 6,000

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:44:00 EDT

Despite the occasional shower that sent artisans and visitors scurrying for cover, organizers of the Ocean Springs Artwalk are happy with the turnout, estimated between 5,000 and 6,000.


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SMAA Exhibition reception held at WCU Lucile Parker Gallery

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:57:00 EDT

The Lucile Parker Gallery at William Carey University hosted an opening reception for the South Mississippi Art Association's "Juried Exhibition of Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics" on August 28.


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Actor Scott Bakula portraying South MS man

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:35:00 EDT

A South Mississippi man is being portrayed by actor Scott Bakula in a new NCIS spin-off being filmed in New Orleans right now. D'Wayne Swear was a Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent. He ran the New Orleans office for many years.


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Suge Knight shot at pre-VMA party

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:43:00 EDT

The lead up to this year's VMAs has proven particularly dangerous. Suge Knight was shot, Iggy Azalea fell off stage and a snake bit a Nicki Minaj back-up dancer.


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Actor Scott Bakula shares behind the scenes of "NCIS-New Orleans'

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:12:00 EDT

The crime drama "NCIS" on CBS is one of the longest running and successful shows in TV history. Different versions of the show have been set in various cities. Coming this fall to WLOX CBS, "NCIS-New Orleans." The show stars Scott Bakula as special agent Dwayne Pride. Pride's character is based on D'Wayne Swear who actually worked for the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.


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Incentives fuel Mississippi film boom

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 21:36:00 EDT

Mississippi is becoming a go-to state when it comes to movie making. Thursday scenes for the movie The Hollars were shot in downtown Jackson.


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Viral Video: Katy Perry song thrills crying baby

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:27:00 EDT

Katy Perry stops babies from crying. A baby's love for KP is the newest viral sensation.


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Gulfport looks at policy for closing streets to shoot movies

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:22:00 EDT

Some Gulfport leaders believe the city needs to develop a set of rules for turning city streets into movie sets. On Tuesday, the city council received a request from a production company to shut down part of 23rd Avenue in less than a week. The city approved it on a conditional basis, but city leaders said Gulfport needs a policy on how much notice movie makers need to give when wanting to film on public streets.


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WLOX studio turns into a movie set for 'Impact Earth'

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 17:12:00 EDT

The WLOX News studio got a little taste of Hollywood on Sunday. For a few hours, the news set was transformed into a movie sound stage. Cables, humming sound equipment and about a dozen crew members buzzed about all trying to accomplish one thing; making a movie.


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WATCH: 5-year-old steals show during live TV interview

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:12:00 EDT

Apparently, this 5-year-old cutie has never been on live television before.


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Selfie, hashtag included in 5,000 new words added to Scrabble dictionary

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:46:00 EDT

The new edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" has added more than 5,000 words. Bromance, hashtag, chillax and frenemy are some of the words that will help you rack up points.


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Thousands raised for Mission Mississippi during 'Get On Up' screening

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:39:00 EDT

The James Brown biopic was shown at the Malco Grandview Theatre in Madison.


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'60 years of Elvis' exhibit opens at Graceland

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:41:00 EDT

A brand new exhibit opened at Graceland, giving visitors and up close and personal view of The King and his lifetime of music.


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Page 13: Beauvoir takes visitors back in time

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:15:00 EDT

Beauvoir has brought in animals and a mule drawn carriage to help transport visitors back to the 19th century, when Jefferson Davis called the Biloxi property home.


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Wynette's home town excited she made US stamp list

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:33:00 EDT

Folks in Tammy Wynette's home town of Tremont are excited that she's been approved as a subject for a U.S. stamp.


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Miss Mississippi 2014 speaks on her journey for the crown

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EDT

The third time was the charm for 22-year-old Jasmine Murray. She is crediting her persistence with helping her win the title.


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Video shows why Mississippians are so happy

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:27:00 EDT

Mississippians are used to being the butt of jokes. When all the states are ranked, we're often at the bottom of the good lists and at the top of the bad lists. Yet, many Mississippians would tell you the Magnolia State is the best place in America to live. Now a video set to that hit Pharrell Williams song (you know the one) is showing exactly why Mississippians are so happy.


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