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Nurse Visit Program Studied

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A health advocacy group is studying whether Mississippi should start a program to provide nurse visits to the homes of all low-income, first-time parents and their children.

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D.A. Comments on Warrant Dispute

Updated: 07/24/2008 - Lauderdale County's district attorney commented Thursday on a dispute between a city judge and a Meridian police officer.

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New Principal at SCHS

Updated: 07/24/2008 - There is a new leader at the helm of a west Alabama school, and he has a link to Lauderdale County.

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CodeRed Expands to Weather

Updated: 07/25/2008 - The city of Meridian is adding a weather warning alert to its CodeRed system.

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Bridge Closed on King Road

Updated: 07/24/2008 - A bridge at the Meridian city limits on King Road, north of North Hills Street, has been closed due to damaged pilings.

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New Volunteer Rainfall Network

Updated: 07/24/2008 - A new rainfall observing network is offering the chance for everyone to get involved in the weather forecasting process, and the only requirement is the want to help out.

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Minimum Wage Goes Up

Posted: 07/24/2008 - The federal minimum wage went up 70 cents an hour Thursday.

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Melton Undecided on Counsel

Posted: 07/24/2008 - With an August 18 trial date bearing down in federal court, Jackson Mayor Frank Melton said he still has not settled on his defense attorney.

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Texas Gov. To Check Out Dolly Damage

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Residents of Hurricane Dolly-damaged South Texas today began surveying the flooding and destruction -- and starting the cleanup.

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Dolly Causes Flooding On Alabama Beach

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Dauphin Island has closed the new west end public beach after waves from Hurricane Dolly flooded its low-lying areas.

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South Texas Starts Cleanup After Hurricane Dolly

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Residents and recovery teams began fanning out across south Texas at dawn Thursday and cars crept along roads with darkened stoplights as the region got its first look at the destruction left by Hurricane Dolly.

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Wednesday Storm Damage

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Here are damage reports following Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms.

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Pioneer In Medical Genetics Dies At 86

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Dr. Victor A. McKusick, a key architect of the Human Genome Project and a winner of the National Medal of Science, has died. He was 86.

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Judge: EPA Must Regulate Ship Water Discharge

Posted: 07/24/2008 - An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the water discharged from ships as a way to protect local ecosystems from invasive species.

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California Agriculture Doing Well

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Fresno County topped the $5.3 billion mark in agriculture production last year, holding onto its place as the No. 1 farming county in the country.

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Expert Warns Wheat Residue Too Valuable To Lose

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Times are good for wheat farmers, but they should resist the urge to harvest their crop residue and sell it for ethanol production, a federal researcher says.

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N.M. Cavers Chart Unique `Snowy' River Of Crystals

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hundreds of feet beneath Earth's surface, a few seasoned cave explorers venture where no human has set foot. Their headlamps illuminate mud-covered walls, gypsum crystals and mineral deposits.

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Dolly Hammers Northern Mexico

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hurricane Dolly toppled trees and sent billboards flying Wednesday in the Mexican city of Matamoros, and authorities south of the U.S. border warned of possible flooding.

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Earthquake Hits Japan, More Than 100 Injured

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A powerful earthquake rattled parts of northern Japan early Thursday, injuring more than 100 people, triggering landslides and cutting power to thousands of people, officials said.

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Scientists Find Complete Dinosaur Fossil

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Japanese and Mongolian scientists have successfully recovered the complete skeleton of a 70-million-year-old young dinosaur, a nature museum announced Thursday.

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Aftershocks Kill 1, Injure 10 In China

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Three aftershocks jolted parts of China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said, killing one person and injuring more than 10.

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Levees Hold but Waters Rise In Dolly's Rains

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Hurricane Dolly slammed ashore and then loitered over deep south Texas as a tropical storm, dumping as much as a foot of rain in places and ripping roofs off buildings with 100 mph winds.

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