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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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Dearing to Lead Neshoba Schools

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The Neshoba County School Board has appointed Tommy L. Dearing to be the district's interim superintendent.

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Police Department, Judge at Odds

Updated: 07/23/2008 - A disagreement over the bond portion of a warrant issued for a local attorney in a felony DUI case has led to a Meridian police officer being charged with criminal contempt.

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Man Wanted for Questioning

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Meridian police are looking for a man they say might have been involved in or have information about a burglary over the weekend.

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Extreme Heat Leaves Some Baking

Updated: 07/22/2008 - As the mercury soars with the blistering heat, it's sometimes easy to forget that we all need to slow things down and chill in the A.C. but some people don't have the easiest time finding a place to cool off.

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Utility Looking for Leak

Posted: 07/22/2008 - North Lauderdale Water Association is asking its customers to be on the lookout for standing water that could indicate a leak in its lines.

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Meridian Enacts Burn Ban

Updated: 07/22/2008 - The Meridian Fire Department has issued a burn ban, effective immediately.

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McCune Conviction Upheld

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the 2007 conviction and life sentence against Christopher McCune for his role in a homicide in Newton.

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State Officials Watching the Weather

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Officials at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency say it's a good time for residents to get ready for the next storm.

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China Pulls Troops From Quake Zone

Posted: 07/22/2008 - China on Monday began withdrawing the first batch of 40,000 troops from three provinces hit by the massive May 12 earthquake, as authorities shift their focus away from rescue and toward reconstruction work.

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Lonely Galapagos Tortoise May Sire Young

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Lonesome George, the long-living Galapagos Islands giant tortoise thought to be the last of his kind, might soon be a father.

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Cotton Farmers In Southeast Face A Foe In Pigweed

Posted: 07/22/2008 - It's only a few months into the cotton growing season, but already the budding rows of cotton are dwarfed by towering weeds that starve them of sunlight, nutrients and water.

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