Trial argument: Coroner sent no white bodies to black homes

April 17, 2018 in News

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Attorneys for funeral homes suing a Mississippi coroner say he has acknowledged that he can’t remember ever sending a white person’s body to one of the […]

Man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit goods in Harrison County

October 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — Federal court records say a man has pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit purses, wallets and other items in Harrison County.

Ousainou Mahanera pleaded guilty last Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Sentencing is set for Jan. 27. He was indicted Aug. 20, but the case was sealed until his arrest in New Orleans in September…

14-year-old held in restaurant robbery

March 15, 2013 in Statewide News

Police in Gulfport say a 14-year-old boy is being charged as an adult after he allegedly robbed a Mexican restaurant at gunpoint.

The robbery happened last week. Investigators say the teen had dinner at Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant, but before he left, he pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

Gulfport man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of girls

November 19, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 40-year-old Gulfport man will spend 20 years in prison – day for day – for the sexual abuse of two girls, ages 7 and 9. Roosevelt Jones was sentenced in Harrison County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count each of sexual battery and touching of a child for lustful purposes.

Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Jones to 25 years and suspended five years, leaving 20 to serve, followed by five years of probation.

Woman killed in train accident identified

October 8, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Melanie Suzanne Clements Nestle, 40, of Gulfport is the woman, who was killed after she was hit by a train in her vehicle on Sunday, Sept. 30 shortly before 8 p.m.

Hargrove said she was located only a block away from her home at the tracks on 33rd Avenue in Gulfport.

Gulfport FB coach hospitalized after game

September 18, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

The football coach at Gulfport High School was hospitalized after a heart attack that may have started during a game. Mike Justice remained hospitalized Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.

Justice complained of chest pains at halftime Friday, when Gulfport led Oak Grove 14-13, and went to the emergency room early Saturday, assistant athletic director Donny Fuller told The Sun Herald.

Flooding main concern as recovery starts

September 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.

In Jackson County, Emergency Management Director Donald Langham said local officials will being documenting Isaac’s damage.

Mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts dies in Gulfport

September 4, 2012 in Education, Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, the mother of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday.