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Five injured in Bay crash
Bay St. Louis police and firefighters, along with American Medical Response, work Tuesday morning to help extricate and treat five people who were injured in a crash at Blue Meadow Road and Hollywood Boulevard in Bay St. Louis.

Five people were transported to Hancock Medical Center on Tuesday after a crash on Blue Meadow Road near Hollywood Blvd.
Witnesses said a white Suburban “t-boned” a small black four-door car in the intersection.
Four people were inside the Suburban, which was hauling a trailer full of work equipment.
The names of the victims were not released by press time Tuesday, but officials said they do not believe any of the injuries were life-threatening.

Jul 26, 2016, 18:46

Teen boys lured to 'party,' get robbed
Denzel Smith

Diamondhead police on Sunday arrested a man who allegedly orchestrated a scheme to lure three teens to his residence, where he and two other men robbed them.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Don Bass said Monday that Denzell Smith, 23, was arrested Monday morning and charged with armed robbery.
According to Bass, Smith used a 15-year-old girl to lure the three teen boys to his home on Lilinoe Way.
"The female called the boys and said she wanted to 'party' with them," Bass said. "She asked them to bring some marijuana with them and they would all have a good time."
The boys, whose names were not released because they are minors,

Jul 26, 2016, 18:45

Man shot with Taser after trying to buy 7 propane tanks
Forrest Vlahogeorge

Waveland Police on Sunday had to use a Taser to subdue a Texas man who was attempting to buy every propane tank in stock at the Keith's Superstore on Highway 603.
Waveland Police Chief David Allen said Tuesday that WPD and Hancock County sheriff's deputies on Sunday responded to Keith's at about 11:30 a.m. after the store clerk reported a suspicious customer.
Officers arrived and made contact with the man, who was later identified as Forrest Vlahogeorge, 40, of Richardson, Tex.
"Mr. Vlahogeorge went into the store and tried to purchase seven propane tanks," Allen said. "He told the clerk he wanted to buy every one they had."

Jul 26, 2016, 18:44

Effort to honor police with ‘silent salute’ keeps growing
Bay homeowner Samantha McRaney's grassroots effort to honor officers of the Bay St. Louis Police Department with a "Silent Salute" has already succeeded far beyond her expectations, McRaney said Tuesday.
"I talked to Chief (Mike) De Nardo this morning, and he said they've already received more than 900 gift cards and gift certificates," McRaney said Tuesday. "My original goal was 500."
McRaney started the effort here in Bay St. Louis last week after a touching encounter with Bay Police Officer Jaimie Blanton, inviting everyone in Bay St. Louis to buy $10 gift cards and certificates from local restaurants and merchants and give them to police officers in the wake of the police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Jul 26, 2016, 18:43

Mobile home burns in Kiln
No one was injured Tuesday when this mobile home at Kiln-DeLisle Rd. burned.

A mobile home in the Pecan trailer park in Kiln was almost destroyed by fire at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Hancock County Fire Marshal Brian Adam said Tuesday.
The Pecan trailer park is off of Road 528 and Kiln-DeLisle Road.
Adam said the Kiln and Post 58 fire departments responded to the blaze, but the trailer was "fully involved" by the time they arrived.
Nobody was home when the fire began.
"The person who was living there was out of town," Adam said. "The trailer suffered major damage, it is almost a total loss."
Adam said the cause of the fire is still unknown and a full investigation is under way.
No other homes in the trailer park were affected, Adam said.

Jul 26, 2016, 18:42

Chamber Education Committee to host Teacher Appreciation Dinner
More than 300 area educators are expected to attend the annual Hancock Chamber Education Committee Appreciation Dinner.

The Hancock Chamber Education Committee will award nearly $5,000 in classroom grants and recognize 300 educators with hundreds of door prizes donated by area businesses to “Celebrate and Honor Our Teaching Stars” during the 10th Annual Teacher Appreciation Dinner on Monday, Aug. 1 at Hancock High School.
“If you are an educator and you live or teach in Hancock County schools, whether private, parochial, public, career technical or at an institution of higher learning, this is your open invitation to attend this event,” said Raymunda Barnes, chairman of the Hancock Chamber Education Committee and Assistant Vice President of the Hancock Center of Pearl River Community College.
Teachers should arrive at 4:30 p.m. to visit exhibitor booths that offer information and services useful to teachers, students and classrooms.

Jul 26, 2016, 18:41

Help i.d. suspects in burglary at Kiln Pharmacy
Video surveillance stills from Kiln Pharmacy. Hancock County sheriff’s investigators say two men burglarized the pharmacy early on Monday morning.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify two men who allegedly burglarized the Kiln Pharmacy early Monday morning.
“On (Monday) at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Kiln Pharmacy on Hwy 603 south of Hwy 43 in the Kiln was burglarized by two Caucasian or light skinned Hispanic males,” Investigator Lynn Jones said in a press release. “The first male is approximately 6’2” – 6’4” weighing between 190-210 pounds, wearing a white/ light colored hoodie sweatshirt with the number 8 and 2 across the chest, blue jeans and dark tennis shoes with light colored shoe laces.
“The second male is approximately 5’8” – 5’10” weighing between 160-180 pounds, wearing blue jeans and white/ light colored sweatshirt, short dark hair and thick dark eye brows.”

Jul 26, 2016, 18:40

Waveland annexation bid won’t seek fire dept. or sheriff's gaming funds
Waveland Mayor Mike Smith said Tuesday that the city will not be seeking to acquire gaming funds associated with its potential annexation of parts of Clermont Harbor.
"There is a misconception that if awarded the annexation, we would take the volunteer fire department gaming funds as well as the sheriff's funds," Smith said. "The truth is that those funds are allocated through a local and private legislation and that would not change."
Waveland is attempting to annex an area along the beach and north to the railroad tracks from the city limits to Bayou Caddy, including the Silver Slipper Casino property.

Jul 26, 2016, 18:40

Silent Salute: Bay efforts to honor police officers go viral
Bay St. Louis homeowner Samantha McRaney’s grassroots effort to honor local police officers with a “Silent Salute” has been picked up and emulated in several different cities around the country in only a few days.

A Bay St. Louis homeowner's efforts to honor and support local police officers with a "silent salute" in the wake of cop shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge have echoed across the country.
"It's everywhere," Samantha McRaney said Friday. "NPR interviewed (my husband) Bob and I at our home, and it's played repeatedly. ... It's been picked up in areas all over the place."
Aside from National Public Radio, the story has also been picked up by media outlets in cities as diverse as Richmond, Va. and St. Louis, Mo.
Samantha started the effort here in Bay St. Louis earlier this week, inviting everyone in Bay St. Louis to buy $10 gift cards from local restaurants and merchants and give them to police officers.

Jul 22, 2016, 22:33

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