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- - - the biloxi police department is- asking for help identifying a - criminal suspected of a - vehicular burglary- on may 3rd an unknown person- driving, what's believed to be - - - - 2001-2004 black sedan, with a - red and white drive out tag,- reportedly burglarized three- seperate location in the- woolmarket area.- the suspect was wearing blue- jeans, a dark colored hooded- long sleeve pullover, and a - white hat.
The suspect used an- unknown object to break the,- locks taking money and items- from within.- when the suspect left he was- seen driving south on - shriners blvd north of i-10.- if you or someone you know have- any information - regarding the incident contact- the biloxi police department- criminal investigations divisio- at 228-435-6112.- - the mississippi state departmen- of health reported- 404 new cases of covid-19 in th- state and 13 new deaths...3 of- - - - those deaths are from prior - weeks.- the state total stands at 9,090- and 409 deaths.
- and here's a look at the cases- - - - by county in our area.- hancock county still has 72 - cases & 9 deaths, harrison- county- has 193 cases & 6 deaths, stone- county still has 23 cases & no- deaths, while jackson county ha- 273 total cases & 11- deaths.
- on the other side of the coast,- pearl river county has- 189 cases & 24 deaths.- meanwhile, hinds county still - has the most cases in the state- with- 657.- - governor tate reeves announced- at his daily briefing - today that his safer at home- order has been extended by two- weeks and now allows for the- reopening of barbershops, - salons, and gyms this coming- monday at 8am.- under the extended order, these- places of business must - follow a set of guidelines- before reopening.
- salons and barbershops must be- deep-cleaned before - reopening and on a daily basis- afterwards, additionally, - face coverings must be provided- - - - to all employees and daily- screenings of workers will be - implemented among other - orders.
- for gyms, they must close by 10- p.m.
Daily, and equipment must- be rearranged to allow six feet- of social distance- between those working out.- governor reeves says that while- the fight against covid-19- is still not over, it's time to- get more small business owners- back to work.
- - "i know that these actions that- i have- taken to reopen certain - industries will draw harsh- criticism...i'm not - worried about that.
I cannot as- mississippians to burn down - their life's work - and put their family at risk of- starvation because i'm afraid o- some national media,- or because i'm afraid of my - reputation.
We're reaching the- point where the - damage to these families is as- disastrous as any of ours."
- - - - the original safer-at-home orde- was set to expire this- coming monday, may 11th at 8- a.m.- - more local restaurants are- talking about their - experiences after reopening - their dining rooms for the- first time since the coronaviru- outbreak started.
- resturants opened their doors t- the public for the- first time in weeks here in - south mississippi and just in - time- for what some say is one of the- busiest days of the year for- restaurants, mothers day.
- one coast staple that is back - open for business is mcelroys.- yesterday they opened their - ocean springs location and- they are hoping to get their- biloxi resturant up and running- by mothers day.
- the owner of mcelroys tells us- their first day back was- "average" and not a huge rush o people showed up to - dine in.- - "it probably killed a lot of th- businesses that - wont come back, and it killed - our business.
Two key months in- the summer thats when - - - - we make our money.
Five or six- months out of the year, so take- two of the better - months out its a tough mix.
" - - - - mcelroys will be following the- guidelines set by the governmen- to keep customers safe.
- - now, here's meteorologist ryan- mahan, with a quick look at - your weather.
- - complex series of linear- convective complexes will - continue to - move through the central gulf - coast region today.
Synoptic- down- to meso/convective allowing - models have struggled - showing the - lines of thunderstorms moving - into the northern - portions of our - area and have repeatedly been - too far north with each run.- thus- far, thunderstorms have remaine- well below- severe criteria.- regarding the severe potential,- this faster movement- and the - stabilizing impact of repeat- rain has diminished the threat- over- southwest/south central - mississippi and some bordering- upper - southeast louisiana parishes, - however notable - destabilization has - occurred along and south of the- i-12 to coastal mississippi - corridor where temperatures hav- warmed near to above 80 - and - dewpoint temperatures have rise- to the mid 60s.
Will- continue to - monitor convective trends and - coordinate the- necessity of a severe - thunderstorm watch with storm - prediction center over the- - - - they're rallying the troops-- calling on all citizens from al- walks of life here in south - mississippi - to unite tomorrow- to celebrate freedom - and- rights-rights event - organizers say have been pushed- aside in the wake of covid-19.- news 25's toni miles unravels - the details for saturday's- freedom rally scheduled to take- place in biloxi.- - a picture perfect scene - here friday at the biloxi - lighthouse pavilion as- organizers set the stage for a- wave of residents,- business owners and even- politicians from throughout - south mississippi - to gather - - - - here saturday at noon for the - mississippi freedom rally.- e.
Brian rose, mississippi- freedom rally organizer: " the- mississippi freedom - rally is a celebration of - freedom and liberty that- sometimes you just don't really- appreciate unless it's taken- from you, which has happened- - - - over the last couple of weeks."- the focus-citizens' rights, - something event organizers e.
- brian rose and dan carr say hav- - - - been violated recently as they- point to what they call - overreaching- lockdown orders handed down by- government- - - - officials throughout our nation- e.
Brian rose, mississippi- freedom rally organizer: "all - across the nation,- politicans have been unlaterall- and unconstitutionally locking- - - - people in their houses.
This is- not a situation where they are- quaranting sick people.
They're- quarantining everybody, and - that's not what we do.
That's - not what the- constitution says we do."
- <splice> "we have to protect- - - - the vulnerable, but you do it i- ways that doesn't punish those- who don't fall into that- demographic."
- organizers say they are looking- forward to a sea of red, white- and - blue - democrats, republicans,- - - - those who don't care about- politics but who do want to - stand up for their rights - wit- the - assurance of not being fined or- doing jail time.- e.
Brian rose, mississippi- freedom rally organizer: " we - have been granted a - permit from the city of biloxi,- so we don't expect any problems- with the city of biloxi.- they've been coorperative."
- dan carr, mississippi freedom - rally organizer: z' i think it'- safe to say all - democrats and republicans alike- they have to feed their - families.
They want to- go to work.
I believe that's a- common demonitor for all- mississippians."- <nats: " we will not comply!
We- will not shut up!"> - as people throughout america- take to the streets to- protest what they also call an- overreach of government-- including a texas judge jailing- and fining a texas hair salon - owner and mother of two - these- two rally behind what they- call better decision-making her- on the local and state- level.- dan carr, mississippi freedom - rally organizer: "if we were in- china, or if we were- in north korea, we wouldn't be- having this freedom rally on- saturday, but because - we are americans and- mississippians, we're allowed t- have this rally on saturday."
- in biloxi, toni miles, news 25.- - high school seniors will- definitely be a part of history- as some end of the school year- celebrations were canceled- due to covid-19...- but that didn't stop harrison - central high school!- today they honored the class of- 2020 with a car - parade, sign distribution and a- time capsule!
- things kicked off at crosspoint- church and ended on the h-- c-h-s campus, as seniors- received yard signs and other - things- they'll cherish forever.- the seniors are appreciative of- everything the faculty and staf- put together, and looks at thei- current situation as- inspiration for when times get- tough down the road.- - payton, "this is a troubling- time you- know with the virus and - everything but the class of 202- is forever going to be- strong.
We're probably going to- be the strongest class out of - high school.
We are - ready for our graduation may- 30th.
Even though its not - traditional, we are still - excited!"
- erin, "this is like phenonmenal- that our teachers would go out- this far and make sure- we could still come together- even though we are social - distancing and all.
It- means a lot to me that i get to- finish my senior year with some- things you know?"
- - - - after graduation, payton will b- headed to u-s-m - to major in biological sciences- and then onto - medical school.
- and erin will be attending the- university of south alabama.- - we'll have a full look at the - forecast with ryan after the- break, plus.... - as mother's day approaches... - its time to think about what to- prepare for to make this year's- holiday a memorable - moment.
We'll have a better loo- when news 25 returns..... - - - let's raise a cup.
To the first among us - who put themselves last.
To the risk takers.
The mask makers.
The heroes on the front line.
To the ones keeping shelves full.
And keeping us hopeful.
To those who don't stop.
And those making all the stops.
To the ones who pick up.
And never let us down.
From all of us at dunkin', to all the heroes keeping everyone running.
We thank you.
- complex series of linear- convective complexes will - continue to - move through the central gulf - coast region today.
Synoptic- down- to meso/convective allowing - models have struggled - showing the - lines of thunderstorms moving - into the northern - portions of our - area and have repeatedly been - too far north with each run.- thus- far, thunderstorms have remaine- well below- severe criteria.- regarding the severe potential,- this faster movement- and the - stabilizing impact of repeat- rain has diminished the threat- over- - - - southwest/south central - mississippi and some bordering- upper - southeast louisiana parishes, - however notable - destabilization has - occurred along and south of the- i-12 to coastal mississippi - corridor where temperatures hav- warmed near to above 80 - - - - and - dewpoint temperatures have rise- to the mid 60s.
Will- - - - continue to - monitor convective trends and - coordinate the- - - - necessity of a severe - thunderstorm watch with storm - prediction center over the- next hour - or two.
- otherwise, the forecast has bee- updated to raise rain - chances to- 80-100% in northern areas and - bring the higher chances- of showers- and thunderstorms south and - southeast a bit - faster than what was- anticipated early this morning.- marine: marginal small craft- advisory conditions may - develop in some areas - at times prior to 10 pm, but- left the forecast mainly as is- with- the late morning update with 15- to 20 knots/exercise- - - - caution - conditions today and early- tonight.- - - - complex series of linear- convective complexes will - continue to - move through the central gulf - coast region today.
Synoptic- - - - down- to meso/convective allowing - models have struggled - - - - showing the - lines of thunderstorms moving - into the northern - - - - portions of our - area and have repeatedly been - too far north with each run.- thus- far, thunderstorms have remaine- well below- severe criteria.- - - - even though covid-19 maybe- throwing a wrench in your - mother's day celebration it - doesn't mean you can't still- make- your mother feel the love from - safe distance.- news 25's victoria bailey visit- a local business to see - how they are preparing for the- - - - upcoming holiday.
- - i'm shopping for my - daughters-in-law- because i have some wonderful - daughters in law, good friends,- birthdays and i'm just- trying to get it all done - quickly," - - - - but whoever that special lady i- in your life, employees at joy'- hallmark shop in gulfport are - working around the clock to - make sure residents have the- perfect words or gifts- to share.
- "we just got in a shipment so w- had to hurry and kind of get- - - - those in and get those on the - shelves so we would be ready fo- today because we expected this- weekend to be really big.
These- are a lot of our hallmark gifts- up here in the front.
We- also have a new supply of willo- tree- in and we have some new - religious things in and just- lots of things like that that - people- like to buy for gifts for - mother's day,"- - - - the shop, which has the largest- mother's day card selection - on the mississippi gulf coast,- just reopened it's doors last - week.
- terri eton says she's thankful- because getting her gifts onlin- wouldn't be the same for this - - - - special holiday.
"it's just - something about being able to - pick it up, open it up, look at- it, touch it, and - kind of feel it.
There's- something about that and not- - - - wondering what it looks like- will it look like what i though- it was gonna look like when it- gets- here,"- beverly anderson is the store - manager and she says it's - making sure customers have a- - - - safe shopping experience is a - top priority.
- "we sanitize we have the wipes- to sanitize the counters we hav- the hand sanitizer- that's 99.9% alcohol that we us- and we have one on the counter- for the - customers to use and we try to- keep our distance as much as- possible and we - haven't really limited people - coming in the store but it- - - - hasn't been that many to where- we have to limit yet,"- with mother's day set aside to- honor motherhood and- to appreciate mothers and mothe- figures - eton says celebrating the - occasion is something she - looks forward to each year.
- "my mother hasn't been here for- 36 mothers days and for a long- time i wasn't - very happy about mother's day - and it was a difficult time but- when you have other - people who were special to you- who are mothers who have been - wonderful - mothers you know your mother- gave you the ability to be able- to love other mothers"- - - - - if there's anything in surplus- right now, it's time - time to think about mom and how- to make her day as special as - ever.
This sunday moms are- asking their families to give - them a break- from cleaning, cooking and- fights among other things.- us foods recently surveyed more- than 2,000 moms - to understand exactly what they- want from their families- this year.- they found that moms think thes- are most important this - mother's day: - they found that moms think- spending time with their family- is the most important gift you- could give them this year,- even if they are stuck in - quarantine with them all day.
- secondly, mother's need a good- bit of time for themsleves- to unwind, from all of life's - troubles.
- and lastly things like spending- time with extended- family, getting help from - family, and surprisingly- recieving gifts - are the least important to- mothers this year.- - coming up after the break,- the major league baseball seaso- isn't the only part of the- sport going through changes...- news 25's jeff haeger - has the latest on the draft...- next.
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- adapt and overcome has been the- collective- attitude of the sports world, - ever since the start of the - corona-virus pandemic... but- some of the changes that- come with that attitude...- create brand new challenges to- overcome.
- take the m-l-b draft, for - instance... normally a 40-- round process, with more than - 12-hundred selections... now- a shell of its former self.
- after weeks of speculation... - major league baseball has - officially shortened its amateu- draft, to just five - rounds... in a deal agreed upon- by the players- association... as first reporte- by e-s-p-n and the athletic.- that's an 87 percent reduction,- in overall picks... - which makes for the shortest- draft... in the sport's history- teams will then be able to sign- an un-limited amount, of un-- drafted free agents... for a- maximum... of 20-thousand - dollars.- the final decision was made - after the union rejected a- 10-round proposal... saving tea- owners nearly - 30-million dollars, in bonuses.- for example... a player selecte- - - - in the 10th round, of last- year's draft... had a slot valu- of more than 142-thousand - dollars.- also for example... a player- selected in the 10th- round, of last year's draft...- is west harrison and m-g-c-c-c- alum brandon parker... who has - lot of empathy for those- deserving... to be in his shoes- - "it stinks.
It really does.
But- that was- one of the best things about- going juco, i mean i could've - gotten drafted after my first o- second year.
But again man -- cause that was my dream - that- was my dream- since i was a little kid to get- drafted and like you said i was- a 10th round draft pick, and- this year it's only going to- five rounds so i don't know.
I- don't know, man.
I just hate- it for all the guys that are- high school and out of juco tha- have been there four years- in high school or have been - there two years in juco and was- expecting to get- drafted that didn't.
I hate it- for them.
I really do."
- - - - this year's draft will- reportedly take place, from jun- 10-11... with - 150 overall selections.
- the current major league season- - - - has still yet to begin... due t- the on-going public health- crisis.
- - pro football hall of famer bret- favre was known to escape - the pocket, back in his playing- days... but when it comes to hi- ties to the biggest welfare - scandal, in state history... an- his - reputation... favre isn't - - - - running from anything.- in fact... the southern miss- legend and hancock high - school alum is actually playing- defense... disputing- mississippi auditor shad white'- report, from earlier this - week.
- the report made claim to favre- receiving 1.1-million dollars - in no-show money, from the- mississippi department of - human services... to which favr- says... is absolutely, 100- percent not true.
- favre insists he was paid for - advertisements that ran for - three years... and that the - alleged speaking engagements...- were never part of any deal.- in a personal facebook post mad- earlier this week... favre- says he's spent his entire- career helping children through- favre 4 - hope... donating nearly - 10-million dollars, to- under-privileged- kids... in mississippi and- wisconsin.- - and here's what he has to say - about that... quote... it has - brought a ton of joy to my- life... and i would certainly - never - do anything to take away from - the children i have fought to - help!
- i love mississippi... and i - would never knowingly do- anything to take away from thos- that need it most... un-quote.- favre played 16 of his 20 n-f-l- seasons... with the green bay - packers.- - the saints' first round - selection suddenly makes a lot- more sense... - upon today's release of - offensive guard larry warford.- the former third round pick of- the lions made the pro bowl, in- his first three seasons with th- black and gold... but the move- saves the team about seven- million dollars, in cap space..- leading up to the final year of- his deal.
- cutting ties with warford also- opens up a starting spot, - for cesar ruiz... taken with th- 24th overall pick... in last- month's n-f-l draft.- ruiz was the youngest interior- lineman selected, in the- draft... with the ability to- play center or guard... - depending on the needs of the - team.
- - the gulfport boys basketball- team came up short of the - ultimate goal, this season... - falling to biloxi, in the 6-a - quarter-finals... at the coast- coliseum.
- but this week, it's the admiral- getting the win... coming in as- the - state's sixth most dominant boy- basketball program, over- the last decade... according to- maxpreps.
- during that span... head coach- owen miller led - gulfport to a state - championship, in 20-14... and - six - different top 25 appearances.
- - elsewhere at gulfport high- school, this week... a signing- day ceremony for senior swimmer- ellie pfaff... who put- pen to paper with millsaps- college, for a second time.
- pfaff originally signed a - national letter of intent with- the majors, - in early april... but of- course... that was right after- school- was canceled, due to the- corona-virus.
- congrats, ellie!- - alright grant, time for the w-- x-x-v play of the day... which- goes- to another guy with a name that- starts with a "g."- garret has down syndrom... but- that isn't stopping him... no - sir... benching 355 pounds... - and taking the lead for the - heaviest- bench press, at his school.
- - - - i would try to pronounce the- name of his school... but as- you can see on the shirt... i - would probably mess that up.- anyway... an awesome feel good- story to cap off the- week... thank goodness it's - friday.
- - - - - - - - complex series of linear- convective complexes will - continue to - move through the central gulf - - - - coast region today.
Synoptic- down- to meso/convective allowing - models have struggled - showing the - - - - lines of thunderstorms moving - into the northern - portions of our - - - - area and have repeatedly been - too far north with each run.- thus- far, thunderstorms have remaine- - - - well below severe criteria.
- regarding the severe potential,- this faster movement- - - - and the - stabilizing impact of repeat- rain has diminished the threat- over- - - - .
Fewer children are being- vaccinated ... as a result of - the - coronavirus pandemic.
- that is according to a new stud- from the c-d-c.... which used - data- from a national vaccine order - tracking system.- researchers found that orders - for recommended - childhood vaccines... including- measles...- dropped in late march...- ..
Roughly a week after - president trump declared the- pandemic a- national emergency... which was- on march 13th.- the drop was more noticeable in- children ages two and older.- the scientists warn that- children... and their - communities... could be be at a- increased risk for outbreaks- for vaccine preventable - diseases.
- - u-n officials are concerned tha- coronavirus may threaten- expecting mothers and newborns- if action is not- taken immediately.- unicef estimates that more than- 116 million babies have been- born- since covid-19 was declared a - global pandemic.- the u-n says that more needs to- - - - be done for these babies and- mothers as health services and- supply chains become- strained due to covid-19.
- they called on nations to - implement alternative - birthing centers and emergency- services such as breast feeding- support and increased access to- medication and- vaccine.- the chief of unicef says at thi- time it's essential that- quote "every pregnant mother- receives the support she- needs to give birth safely in - the months to come."- - still to come on news 25 at - 10... - one little girl celebrated her- adoption with her new family in- a cute way.
We'll take you- there,
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