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Judge Speaks Out on Warrant Flap

Updated: 07/23/2008 - A Meridian Municipal Court judge tells his side of the story in a recent dispute between himself and a Meridian police officer.

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Wicker: 'Bridge' Mission Sought

Posted: 07/23/2008 - There could be a gap of time between flying missions at the Meridian Air National Guard base that could have a major impact on this area's economy.

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No Clemency for Death Row Inmate

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour has denied clemency to condemned inmate Dale Leo Bishop, leaving his life in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Students Take Art to Heart

Updated: 07/23/2008 - A $200 art grant from the Community Foundation of East Mississippi helped establish a summer art enrichment workshop at Lamar School.

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Scruggs to Serve Time in Kentucky

Updated: 07/23/2008 - Mississippi attorney Dickie Scruggs has been ordered to serve his five-year sentence for attempting to bribe a state judge at a federal prison in Ashland, Ky.

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Gas and Violence Among Hurricane Worries

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Nearly one-fourth of people in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina would refuse to evacuate for a storm if told to, a survey released Wednesday by Harvard University found.

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Hurricane Dolly Slams Into Texas With 100 mph Winds

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Hurricane Dolly gathered strength and slammed into the South Texas coast Wednesday with punishing rain and winds of 100 mph, blowing down signs, damaging an apartment complex and knocking out power to thousands.

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Mexican Soldiers Help As Dolly Hits

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Mexican soldiers made a last-minute attempt to rescue people at the mouth of the Rio Grande early Wednesday as Hurricane Dolly's leading edge hit the Gulf coast.

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Dolly Lashes Texas Coast

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Hurricane Dolly churned into a Category 2 storm as its eye neared the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains that blew down signs, damaged an apartment complex and knocked out electricity to thousands.

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Strong Quake Hits Off Japan Coast

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck off the northern Japanese coast early Thursday but prompted no immediate reports of injuries or other damage, the nation's weather agency said.

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Hurricane Dolly Still Strengthening

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Hurricane Dolly is almost a Category-2 storm now, as it gets ready to make landfall along the Gulf coasts of Texas and Mexico.

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Ohio County Cleans Up Damage From 110 mph Wind

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Officials in one central Ohio county have declared a state of emergency as they clean up damage caused by high wind that knocked down trees and power lines.

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FEMA Seeks Immunity from Lawsuits

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A federal judge has heard arguments over whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be immune from lawsuits over government-issued trailers.

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Heat Claims Mississippi Resident

Updated: 07/23/2008 - Health officials say 76-year-old Jessie Conway, Jr., of has Shannon, Miss., died of heat stroke.

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Attorneys Try to Delay Alabama Execution

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Attorneys for Alabama death row inmate Thomas Arthur have asked the Alabama Supreme Court to delay his July 31 execution date to allow time for DNA testing.

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Researcher Says Gulf Dead Zone Bigger Than Ever

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas-Louisiana coast this year is likely to be the biggest ever and last longer than ever before, with marine life affected for hundreds of miles, a scientist warned.

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Hurricane Dolly Bears Down On Texas-Mexico Coast

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Rain started to fall along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Dolly closed in on towns straddling the Texas-Mexico border, packing 85 mph winds that could strengthen when it hits land later Wednesday.

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Task Force Raises Educational Goals

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Mississippi lawmakers have taken steps to make school boards and school superintendents more accountable to their districts.

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Railroad To Pay $102 Million After California Wildfire

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay $102 million for a huge California wildfire sparked by its workers in what federal officials described Tuesday as a precedent-setting case.

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End In Sight For This Round Of California Wildfires

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Officials reported progress Tuesday with California's remaining 33 blazes - down from more than 2,000 in the past month - although fire danger remained high in some rural areas.

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Dolly Now A Hurricane, Set To Hit Texas Coast

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Dolly spun into a hurricane Tuesday, heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border and the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley, where officials feared heavy rains could cause massive flooding and levee breaks.

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Tuesday Storm Damage

Updated: 07/23/2008 - Here is a summary of damage from Tuesday afternoon and evening severe thunderstorms.

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Wicker Pushing Key Field Mission

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker said he's concerned that there could be a long gap between missions for Meridian's Air National Guard unit.

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Newton County Schools 'Talk About It'

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The Newton County School District has installed a new computer program to encourage communication between students and staff.

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