The Mississippi Forestry Commission will deploy a 20 person crew to Montana to battle wildfires for the next two weeks.  The crew will assist state and federal partners with suppression efforts. "We are extremely proud of our employees who are taking...
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OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Ocean Springs aldermen gave Mayor Shea Dobson the go-ahead Tuesday night to begin discussions over the possible purchase of three acres for a new city park. The property lies on the north side of Davidson Road,...
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Dr. Dan Jones, Director of Clinical and Population Sciences at UMMC’s Mississippi Center for Obesity Research talks about obesity with MPB’s Karen Brown.
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The excitement of high school football jumps full speed ahead tonight with a full-slate of games and WLOX will be there bringing you highlights and scores.
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When Bucky Stewart started law school he weighed about a hundred eighty pounds. Under the stress of law school and the early years of his legal career, the pounds started to add up. Stewart tells MPB's Alexis Ware how committing to physical fitness...
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More Mississippi schools could receive A-ratings following a change in the state's grading scale. As MPB's Alexis Ware reports, the change could also increase the number of F-rated districts.
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The Humane Society of South Mississippi is one of the shelters facing a crisis, and its particularly concerned about the number of cats at the shelter. Shelter leaders are encouraging people to adopt.
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8/17/2017
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- One person was killed in an accident involving multiple vehicles near the western Ocean Springs exit off Interstate 10 Thursday morning. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just before 6 a.m....
8/17/2017
The rate of obesity in adults has more than doubled since 1990. In this slideshow, MPB News looks at some of the statistics behind one of the state's most pressing health concerns.
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8/17/2017
There have been big changes in the tropical outlook. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting a hurricane to strike the Yucatan Peninsula next week.
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8/17/2017
Hands-on science experiments are an awesome way for students to learn about a particular science topic. Thursday, sixth grade students at Saucier Elementary School explored the upcoming solar eclipse.
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8/17/2017
The man accused of robbing an Escatawpa convenience store at gunpoint Monday is also a suspect in an armed robbery in Mobile, AL, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell.
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8/17/2017
Mississippi's Black Legislators are calling on the governor to hold a special session to change the state flag. The move comes as the nation reacts to violence in Virginia over a confederate monument.
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8/17/2017
The Center for Violence Prevention says a new shelter will provide rehabilitation for human trafficking victims across the state. MPB's Alexis Ware reports.
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8/17/2017
A Gulfport fast food worker has found herself on the receiving end of cyber bullying. After dozens of comments and shares, one woman came to her rescue.
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8/16/2017
Too much Comfort foods, lack of exercise, and Mississippi's poverty rate put the state at number two on the Obesity scale nationwide. In "State of Obesity," we take a look at some of the issues making and keeping Mississippians fat.
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8/16/2017
On today's show: Hundreds of jobs could be at risk now that the controversial clean coal portion of a Mississippi power plant has been shuttered. Hear a successful weight-loss story from our State of Obesity series. How one woman got down over 100...
8/15/2017
A new report says more Mississippi students may want jobs in science, technology, engineering or math if they learn their friends are also interested in those subjects. MPB's Alexis Ware reports.
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8/14/2017
Obesity remains one of the most pressing health concerns facing Mississippi. Victor Sutton is Director of Preventive Health at the Mississippi State Department of Health. He tells At Issue host, Wilson Stribling, why Mississippi is always a contender for...
8/14/2017