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Houston Battered, Thousands In Shelters After Ike

Posted: 09/15/2008 - With glass from shattered skyscrapers littering the streets, the nation's fourth largest city didn't open for business as usual Monday, and thousands of people faced long stays in crowded shelters because their homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

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Fatal Shooting Sunday Night In Meridian

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A 21-year old male was transported to Jeff Anderson Hospital where he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. Meridian police declined comment.

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Organ Donors Honored During a Special Ceremony

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Families who made the decision to donate their loved ones' organs in order to save the lives of others were honored for making such a hard decision.

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Alabama Education Budget Could Be In Red

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Here's an equation even the smallest of Alabama students would understand: More expenses plus less money equals big trouble. That's the problem state education officials are facing. They say the state's school systems will likely enter the 2009 fiscal year -- that begins in two weeks -- in the red.

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College Board Continues President Searches

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The state College Board is expected to name new university presidents for Mississippi State and Mississippi Valley State this fall.

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MSU Dept. Working To Create Alternative Fuel

Updated: 09/15/2008 - The environmental and chemical engineering department at Mississippi State University is involved in an ongoing project to develop alternative fuel from products that can be found right here in Mississippi.

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Houston Airports To Open Monday

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Houston's airports are planning to reopen to commercial flights Monday with limited service after suffering some damage from Hurricane Ike.

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As Ike Hits East Mississippi Gas Prices Vary

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Friday residents across the twin states saw a run on gas as prices spiked in certain areas tied to the concern over Hurricane Ike related shortages.

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Hattiesburg Cases

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Of the 80 cases the Mississippi Innocence Project is reviewing for potential forensic fraud, at least two are Forrest County and involve the testimonies of two controversial forensic experts.

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Some Jackson Gas Stations Out of Gas

Updated: 09/15/2008 - ome gas stations in Jackson were out of or low on unleaded gasoline Saturday, as Hurricane Ike slowed fuel deliveries.

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Ike Related Deaths Reported Saturday

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Authorities say two people in Texas and Louisiana have died from Hurricane Ike, while the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a teenager who was swept out to sea by a large wave.

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Census Bureau Takes On Big Task

Updated: 09/12/2008 - The population of Mississippi has changed significantly since Hurricane Katrina. Now the U.S. Census Bureau is working on finding exactly what the changes are.

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Clerks Prepare for November Election

Updated: 09/12/2008 - The Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk says now is the time for residents to be thinking about the general and special elections in November, especially those who may be voting absentee.

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Suspect Charged in Shooting

Updated: 09/12/2008 - Meridian police have charged a suspect in a shooting in a local neighborhood Wednesday.

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Controversial Dumpsters Moved

Updated: 09/12/2008 - Dumpsters that became a topic of controversy have finally been moved to a new location, but the debate will apparently continue.

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Hurricane Ike Makes Economic Landfall

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Hurricane Ike is in the Gulf of Mexico, but its economic impact has already made landfall, sending wholesale gasoline prices soaring.

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Group Raises Money to Help Immigrant Families

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Almost $30,000 has been raised by the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to help families of hundreds of immigrants taken into custody after a raid in Laurel last month.

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MEMA Warns of Coastal Flooding

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Hurricane Ike is expected to bring significant tidal surge to Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi, even though the storm is heading toward the Texas coast.

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Ike Buffets Louisiana on Way to Texas

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Even though Hurricane Ike was headed for Texas, Louisiana felt its strength Friday as the edge of the massive storm brought surge, thunderstorms, and knocked out power in the southeastern part of the state.

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