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Craig Toole Escapes during Transport

Updated: 09/24/2015 - A suspect being transported to his initial hearing by Meridian police Thursday escaped from custody and was still on the loose Thursday evening.

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NAS Meridian Earthquake Exercise

Updated: 09/24/2015 - September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and as part of it, Naval Air Station Meridian hosted its largest simulation training exercise Thursday morning.

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MAEC Groundbreaking Ceremony and Festival

Updated: 09/25/2015 - The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center will be holding a Groundbreaking Celebration on Saturday October 3, 2015, including live music from Mississippi musicians and more.

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Third Suspect in Custody After Week Long Search

Updated: 09/23/2015 - After a week of searching the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department has arrested a third suspect for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man who went missing months ago.

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History Comes Down in Downtown Newton

Updated: 09/24/2015 - The 115 year old Tracy Gallaspy Building in Downtown Newton is being demolished, after the mayor says there was no other choice.

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Haunted Philadelphia Cafe Investigated

Updated: 09/24/2015 - Brandi's Blues Cafe was investigated by Southern Paranormal after workers sighted apparitions throughout the building .

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Sumter County: New Supt.'s Plan for Progress

Updated: 09/23/2015 - The new school year welcomed a new superintendent for the Sumter County School District. Wednesday he talked with Newscenter 11 about his plans. Plus, he explained why some local students could soon receive a letter from his office.

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School Funding Initiative Overshadows Budget Hearings

Posted: 09/23/2015 - Mississippi's public universities and community colleges are seeking more money even as lawmakers warn that the passage of a voter initiative to increase funding for K-12 schools will mean budget cuts.

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MPSD Hosts Parent University

Updated: 09/23/2015 - The Meridian Public School District held a parent university program Tuesday evening, sharing the new direction the school district is heading.

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Foreclosure Notice Against Watkins Published

Posted: 09/22/2015 - A public notice was issued Tuesday, stating that the man who owns the Meridian Police Department building has defaulted on a loan to Trustmark Bank.

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Local Church Helps Feed Community

Updated: 09/22/2015 - Jubilee Mennonite Church in Meridian hosts a food bank every month to provide for the needs of the community they serve.

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Reports of Shots Fired Investigated

Posted: 09/22/2015 - Officers with the Meridian Police Department responded to calls about shootings Monday night and Tuesday morning.

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Hill Arrested on Contraband Charge

Posted: 09/21/2015 - A former prison inmate has been charged with trying to sneak contraband into East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

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Hopkins Drops Civil Service Appeal

Updated: 09/22/2015 - A police officer who was fired by the Meridian Police Department has dropped his appeal before the Meridian Civil Service Commission.

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Bell Sentenced for Murders, Gun Charge

Updated: 09/21/2015 - A man charged with two counts of murder almost two years ago was sentenced Monday in Lauderdale County Circuit Court.

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Dry Conditions Still Issue in Twin States

Updated: 09/21/2015 - Even with rain seen on Monday morning, Mississippi and Alabama are still currently dealing with dry conditions and outdoor burning should be avoided.

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