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Update: Prison Escapees Captured

Updated: 10/18/2005 - Two inmates who escaped from the East Mississippi Correctional Facility early Monday were caught in Alabama, along with a prison employee.

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Barbour Signs Casino Bill

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Mississippi's coast casinos can now move from barges onto dry land under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Haley Barbour.

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Memo Highlights FEMA Struggles

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Memos obtained Monday by The Associated Press show that FEMA struggled to locate food, ice, water and even body bags in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

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Prison Faced Opposition

Updated: 10/17/2005 - The escape of two convicted killers from East Mississippi Correctional Facility is one reason why nearby residents objected to the location in the first place.

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Nissan Recalls Minivans

Updated: 10/17/2005 - Nissan Motor Company is recalling some Quest minivans over a seat adjustment problem.

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Dispute Settled Out-of-Court

Updated: 10/17/2005 - A long-running dispute between a Meridian business and a pipeline company has been resolved.

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FEMA to Probe Allegations

Updated: 10/16/2005 - FEMA says it will check records to identify sex offenders who may have registered for hurricane aid.

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Suspect Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Updated: 10/16/2005 - A Kemper County man pleaded guilty in circuit court to the shooting death of a high school student in February.

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Undercover Probe Nets Arrests

Updated: 10/14/2005 - A drug investigation led by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics resulted in 40 arrest warrants for people in Winston County.

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Mold Poses Health Risks

Updated: 10/14/2005 - Hurricane victims are being allowed to go back into their homes, but an expert in the field says that might not be a good idea.

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Court: "Killen Appeal Faulty"

Updated: 10/14/2005 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered attorneys for Edgar ray Killen to re-file a challenge to a judge's ruling that denied him bond while he appeals the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers.

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Hope Rises Above the Ruins

Updated: 10/14/2005 - Rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast will take lots of time and money, but there is a sense of hope there.

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Woman Arrested for Alleged Fraud

Updated: 10/14/2005 - A Mississippi woman has been charged with fraud over an alleged claim for an undamaged apartment that she had already vacated.

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Missing Persons Hotline Open

Updated: 10/14/2005 - A missing person's hotline has been established in Mississippi and officials have again updated the death toll in the state.

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Price Gouging Charge Filed

Updated: 10/14/2005 - A Sumter County, Ala., man has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of price gouging on gasoline.

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FEMA Urges Filing for Insured Customers

Updated: 10/13/2005 - FEMA disaster help will be limited for insured residents and businesses, unless a claim is filed on the private insurance.

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Building a Future

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Six weeks after Hurricane Katrina, some families displaced by the storm are deciding to put down permanent roots in a new place, and many are in Meridian.

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Barbour Set to Sign Bill

Updated: 10/13/2005 - Gov. Haley Barbour plans to sign controversial onshore gaming bills Monday in Gulfport.

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Loans Tailored for Storm Victims

Updated: 10/13/2005 - One of the nation's largest mortgage investors will launch a billion dollar program for low-interest loans to help homeowners recover from Hurricane Katrina.

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Children First: Christmas With a Cop

Updated: 07/03/2006 - It's only the middle of October, but the Meridian Police Benevolent Association is getting ready for Christmas.

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Beaten Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 10/12/2005 - A man who was arrested in New Orleans, and seen on tape being punched by officers, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of public drunkenness.

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