July 9 local news

A couple of dangerous criminals are off the streets:

 Devarian Edwards allegedly participated in a crime spree that spanned 2 states and ended in murder.  He and 2 others are facing multiple charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping in Jackson County, and capital murder in Alabama.  

Michael Floyd Wilson—who’d escaped from the South MS Correctional Institution in Leakesville last Thursday is back in custody.  He was arrested without incident Saturday night in Ocean Springs.  Wilson was serving consecutive life sentences for 2 murders.  

A Tupelo man drowned on the beach in Biloxi.  Tommie Berry’s body was found on the shoreline just before midnight Saturday by a group of fishermen.  Family members hadn’t seen him since he went for a walk after dinner.  

Efforts are underway to determine why a bus caught fire on I-10 near the eight-mile marker in Hancock County. Traffic was disrupted for a while yesterday afternoon, troopers shutting down the interstate until fire crews could bring the flames under control. The only person on the bus was the driver and he escaped without injury.

What used to be Hurricane Beryl is over the northwestern Caribbean Sea with winds now below tropical storm force. However, it could strengthen again later this week. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say it is moving west-northwestward, headed to the south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In a few days, conditions are expected to become somewhat conducive for Beryl to regenerate into a tropical cyclone as it moves across the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Chris is meandering well off the coast of the Carolinas. And while it is expected to strengthen today, meteorologist Bill Karins says there's no cause for alarm.

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