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Homeless Population: Decreasing Nationwide

Updated: 01/29/2015 - According to the latest national figures from HUD, the homeless rate in the U.S. has dropped 2% since 2007. But officials from a local agency say they have witnessed an increase in the number of homeless families.

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Mississippi Cities Set 2015 Agenda

Updated: 01/29/2015 - The Mississippi Municipal League and the state's mayors met this week in Jackson and released a joint agenda for the 2015 legislative session.

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One Who Cares: Kris Gianakos

Updated: 01/28/2015 - This month's Eleven Who Care nominee is someone who's devoted much of his life to helping others. And if you work with any local organizations, you might already know him.

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'Pit Bull' Bill to Die in Committee

Posted: 01/28/2015 - A bill defining all pit bulls as dangerous dogs appears to be dead on arrival in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Rural Radar Debate

Updated: 01/28/2015 - As the Mississippi Legislature continues its work, one of the issues that's expected to come up again for consideration is the proposed use of radar in rural areas.

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Food Stamp Fraud Arrests Latest

Updated: 01/28/2015 - Two Kemper County business owners, who are charged with food stamp fraud, are no longer in law enforcement custody.

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"Sarge" Rivers Dies of Cancer

Posted: 01/27/2015 - A long-time member of the law enforcement community in Meridian and Lauderdale County, Hubert "Sarge" Rivers, died Tuesday.

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Merritt Sentenced for Manslaughter

Updated: 01/27/2015 - A Meridian man who was charged with killing his girlfriend last year was sentenced Tuesday for manslaughter.

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Former Meridian Police Officer Loses Appeal

Updated: 01/27/2015 - The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld a former Meridian police officer's conviction of forging a subpoena, while employed as a police officer, to obtain his wife's phone records.

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New Hospital: Choctaw Reservation

Updated: 01/27/2015 - A new $55 million hospital is nearing completion on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County. The 180-thousand square foot facility is set to open in March.

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Special Needs Bill Passes Senate Committee

Posted: 01/27/2015 - A bill increasing education options for students with disabilities passed the Mississippi Senate Education Committee Tuesday, according to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

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Scam Claims to Benefit Local Church

Updated: 01/23/2015 - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department wants the public to be aware of a fundraiser scam using a church's name.

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