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Fire at Riley Center

Updated: 02/01/2006 - Firefighters were called to a reported fire at the Riley Center for the Performing Arts in Meridian.

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Murder Suspect Escapes Again

Updated: 01/31/2006 - A foot chase through downtown Meridian resulted in gunfire and a massive search for a convicted murderer.

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Coretta Scott King Mourned

Updated: 01/31/2006 - The widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died overnight after suffering a serious stroke and heart attack last year.

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Senate Confirms Alito

Updated: 01/31/2006 - Samuel Alito has been confirmed to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court by a 58 to 42 vote in the U.S. Senate.

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Boys and Girls Club Wins Big

Updated: 01/31/2006 - The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi was recognized for its health and life skills and sports programs at the statewide council meeting.

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FEMA Hotel Assistance Ending

Updated: 01/31/2006 - Since Hurricane Katrina, evacuees have been staying in hotels on FEMA's tab. But that will end soon.

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Governor to Sign Bill

Updated: 01/31/2006 - Gov. Haley Barbour says he will sign into law a bill making failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense in Mississippi.

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McGrevey Taking New Position

Updated: 01/31/2006 - The president of The Montgomery Institute is resigning to accept a job helping build the budget system for Afghanistan.

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Freak Accident

Updated: 01/30/2006 - A Lauderdale County man is dead following what investigators are calling a "freak accident" at the mall.

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Dalewood Property Owners' Suit

Updated: 01/30/2006 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a Lauderdale County jury should decide if the Dalewood Property Owners' Association is liable for injuries at a privately owned lake.

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Lauderdale County Suspect: Update

Updated: 01/30/2006 - An updated story regarding the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department's search for Kenyata Shadwick.

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Crestwood Marks Level 5

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Crestwood Elementary School held a big celebration Friday to reward students and teachers for working hard to reach a Level 5 ranking.

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Tougher Seat Belt Bill Passes

Updated: 01/27/2006 - A bill to strengthen Mississippi's seat belt law has passed both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and been sent to the governor.

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No Override Attempt Yet

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Mississippi senators ended the week without trying to override the governor's veto of a tax bill.

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Office Max to Stay

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The local Office Max is not on a list of closings released by the company headquarters this week.

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Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Meridian School Board has approved a contract for the superintendent that includes a hefty community-financed supplement.

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United Way Makes Great Strides

Updated: 01/27/2006 - There is good news and bad news for the United Way of East Mississippi. It's very close to reaching its 2005 capital campaign goal, but the clock is ticking.

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Smoke-Free Efforts

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Mississippi House has passed a bill that could end up banning smoking inside publicly-owned buildings. And local groups are renewing a push to get a local ordinance in Meridian.

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Consider Katrina at Tax Time

Updated: 01/26/2006 - There is a possible tax break available for people who suffered property damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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