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Siegelman, Scrushy Ask Court for Leniency

Posted: 06/13/2007 - Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth boss Richard Scrushy have made personal pleas for mercy in arguing that prison terms recommended by prosecutors in their corruption case would be "life sentences."

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Citizens Group Takes Next Step

Updated: 06/13/2007 - The Concerned Citizens of Meridian says it's moving forward with a lawsuit against Meridian Public Schools.

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Pair Charged in NAS Meridian Arson

Updated: 06/14/2007 - A pair of 17-year-olds have been charged with burglary and arson of a dwelling on board NAS Meridian.

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Meridian Police Officer Charged with Crime

Updated: 06/13/2007 - Meridian police officer, Sammie Taylor, faces two counts of false pretense. Officials would not elaborate on what prompted the charges.

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Boswell Objects to Being Kept Out of Meeting

Updated: 06/13/2007 - When a committee met to discuss hiring a new employee for the Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau Wednesday, an apparent power struggle erupted between two county supervisors.

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Run-Off Likely in Chief's Race

Posted: 06/13/2007 - In unofficial returns Tuesday, longtime Choctaw tribal chief, Phillip Martin, trails challenger Beasley Denson.

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Alabama Delegation Heading to France

Posted: 06/12/2007 - Alabama's governor and a congressional delegation will take an economic development trip to Europe this week.

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Three Charged in Armed Holdup

Posted: 06/12/2007 - Meridian police say three suspects were apprehended by police shortly after a man was robbed at an apartment complex.

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Harper Withdraws from House Race

Updated: 06/12/2007 - Lauderdale County supervisor, Eddie Harper, a candidate in the Mississippi House District 84 race, has withdrawn.

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Prosecutor Responds to "Why Only Killen?"

Updated: 06/12/2007 - A new documentary questions why Edgar Ray Killen is the only one to be prosecuted for the deaths of three civil rights workers in 1964. One reason is some evidence could not be presented to a grand jury.

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MAE Announces Endorsements

Updated: 06/13/2007 - The 8,000-member Mississippi Association of Educators made its endorsements in this year's political races.

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Utility Updates Its Plans

Updated: 06/12/2007 - Power companies and other utilities were rocked by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. What changes have been made to deal with another powerful storm hitting the Gulf Coast?

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Summer Jobs Apparently Scarce

Updated: 06/12/2007 - School is out for the summer, and if you're a student looking for a job, you could face a major problem.

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Rupp Favors Voter ID, Opposes Closed Primaries

Posted: 06/12/2007 - A candidate for secretary of state in Mississippi, Jeffrey Rupp, said he is split on the ruling by a federal judge to require party registration and voter ID. The secretary of state's office oversees elections.

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Mississippi Near Bottom of Graduation Rates

Updated: 06/12/2007 - A new study has bad news for education in Mississippi, finding the state near the bottom in numbers of students who complete high school.

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AG Sues State Farm

Updated: 06/11/2007 - Mississippi's attorney general Jim Hood is suing State Farm, saying the insurer has failed to honor an agreement reached in January.

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Choctaw Vote on Tuesday

Updated: 07/10/2007 - It's election time for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Tribal council positions are on the ballot and six people are in the race for tribal chief.

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Seale Not Expected to Testify

Updated: 06/11/2007 - James Ford Seale apparently does not intend to testify in his federal kidnapping trial. The bodies of the two victims, Henry Dee and Charles Moore, were later found in the Mississippi River.

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