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Apparent shooting in BSL on Sunday afternoon; at least two taken to hospital
Police were on the scene Sunday afternoon after a reported shooting incident in Bay St. Louis.

At least two people were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a reported shooting incident in Bay St. Louis near the corner of Sycamore and St. Francis streets.
Police from several local agencies were on the scene Sunday, investigating at least two different crime scenes, one on Sycamore and one on St. Francis, less than two blocks apart.
Witnesses said they heard what they believed were gunshots shortly before police arrived.
At the St. Francis Street scene, a van appears to have either crashed or been intentionally driven into the front yard of a residence.
Police blocked off three blocks Sunday afternoon, at St. Francis, Sycamore and Bookter streets, as they assessed the situation. Witnesses said ambulances from American Medical Response transported two people to area hospitals. The severity of their injuries was unavailable on Sunday afternoon.
The Sea Coast Echo will have more details on this story as they become available.

Dec 17, 2017, 16:59

UPDATE: Good Samaritan, Bay PD officers and Bay FD rescue man from vehicle
BSL firefighters on Tuesday rescue man from burning vehicle.

Quick thinking by a local woman and a quick response by the Bay St. Louis police and fire departments on Tuesday helped save a man who was trapped in a vehicle that was beginning to catch fire.
Tyra Lewis, an employee at Dunbar Village, said Tuesday that she had just gotten off of work and was driving home at about 11:30 p.m. when she noticed a black Toyota in the ditch near State Street on Old Spanish Trail.
The car had apparently just crashed and there was heavy damage to the front passenger side.
"I could not believe it," she said. "It looked bad and the car was smoking. There was nobody around, so I stopped to see if anyone was inside."
When Lewis approached the vehicle, she said she saw smoke and what appeared to be flames under the hood. Then, she said, she heard a man's voice inside.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:21

UPDATE: Bay FD works early morning fire
BSL firefighters on Friday extinguished a fire at a home in downtown Bay St. Louis.

The Bay St. Louis Fire Department on Friday worked an early morning fire at the home located at 406 N. Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis Fire Chief Monty Strong said the department received a call about 6 a.m. from Officer Paul Taylor with the Bay St. Louis Police Department.
Strong said Taylor was on patrol and smelled smoke coming from the home, which is currently under construction.
The officer backed up and observed smoke coming from the home, Strong said.
The first team went in and extinguished the fire on the main floor near the fireplace area, Strong said.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:20

UPDATE: Mother killed, two children injured when hit by car
Hancock County law enforcement officials at the scene of Tuesday’s accident.

A Christmas tree lighting at East Hancock Elementary Tuesday evening turned into a tragedy as a local mother was killed and her two children were injured when the were struck by a car,
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Wednesday that the HCSO received a report of an accident involving three pedestrians at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Adam, the school district was hosting its annual Christmas tree lighting.
"The tree was planted several years ago on the west side of the school campus," Adam said. "There was a pretty good crowd there and many folks parked across the street."
After the event, Laurie Jones, 47, and her two children, ages 11 and eight, were attempting to cross the road, when they were struck by a 2011 cadillac driven by 76-year-old Mary Dennis of Picayune.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:18

PRCC closes deal on Hancock County property for campus
Pearl River Community College officials took another giant step forward Thursday in planning to build a new college in Hancock County.
The school finalized the purchase of six acres of land at Stennis International Airport, located adjacent to Hancock High School. The funds came from the BP and Deepwater Horizon oil spill money.
PRCC’s long-range plan has been to build a new college in Hancock County in an effort to offer higher education opportunities that would aid local industry as well as the coastal workforce.
In November, that goal received a $2.5 million head start when the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced that PRCC was one of the 19 new projects that will benefit from BP and Deepwater Horizon oil spill money.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:17

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