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Children First: Toython 2007 This Weekend

Updated: 12/06/2007 - WTOK-TV, Wesley House and Peavey Electronics team up to collect toys for children in need Friday and Saturday. And you can share in the joy.

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Mueller: Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases Still Pursued

Posted: 12/06/2007 - FBI director Robert Mueller says the passing of time and fading memories make it harder to solve murder cases from the civil rights era, but all leads will be pursued.

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Stay Granted to Alabama Inmate

Posted: 12/06/2007 - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate Thomas Arthur.

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Autopsy Confirms Man's Identity

Updated: 12/06/2007 - An autopsy confirmed the identity of a missing person who was found Nov. 24 in a wooded area off Dr. Brock Road.

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'Just Lose It' Falling Short

Updated: 12/05/2007 - If you're losing weight or would like some motivation to do so, the city of Meridian invites you to join others of like mind.

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Judge Denies Appeal in Holloway Case

Posted: 12/05/2007 - A judge in Aruba has refused to overrule the release of two suspects in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.

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Chase Ends with Arrest

Updated: 12/05/2007 - A teenager is in law enforcement custody after allegedly leading authorities on a multi-county high speed chase.

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Industrial Park Still Awaits Access

Updated: 12/05/2007 - An outgoing Lauderdale County supervisor says future growth of industry and new jobs depends on getting an interchange to a new industrial park.

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Thompson to Lead Health Department

Posted: 12/05/2007 - The Mississippi Board of Health Wednesday appointed interim state health officer, Dr. Ed Thompson, to hold the job on a permanent basis.

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Ross Announces Congressional Run

Posted: 12/05/2007 - State Sen. Charlie Ross announced Wednesday that he's will seek the congressional seat being vacated by Chip Pickering, who will not run for another term in 2008.

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Shenandoah Bassist Dead at 54

Posted: 12/05/2007 - An original member of the group Shenandoah, Union native, Ralph Ezell, died Nov. 30.

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Scruggs' Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

Posted: 12/05/2007 - Attorney Timothy Balducci has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a judge and is cooperating with prosecutors in the bribery case against Dickie Scruggs.

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Sumter Circuit Clerk Replaced

Updated: 12/05/2007 - There has been a shake-up in local government in Sumter County, Ala. The longtime circuit clerk has been replaced by a deputy clerk.

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Scruggs' Firm Drops Out of Katrina Lawsuits

Updated: 12/05/2007 - The law firm of Oxford attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has informed its Gulf Coast clients it's dropping out of Katrina lawsuits.Scruggs and others have been indicted for bribery and conspiracy.

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GE Issues Recall

Updated: 12/05/2007 - General Electric is recalling combination wall and microwave ovens because of a risk of fire.

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Charities Face Unusual Situation

Posted: 12/04/2007 - Recent recalls of toys, due to concerns about lead content in paint, are causing charities to pay more attention to the new toys they receive.

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Denson: "We Have Some Plans"

Updated: 12/04/2007 - A proposed Choctaw Indian casino in Jackson County, Miss., was rejected by voters there. But the tribe has not given up on the idea just yet.

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Home Buyer Assistance Expands

Updated: 12/04/2007 - The city of Meridian is expanding a program that allows low-income residents to get help to buy their first home.

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MEC: "Education, Training Key to Growth"

Posted: 12/04/2007 - New polling from the Mississippi Economic Council indicates that business leaders and the public both believe that Mississippi is headed in the right direction.

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Lott CD Brings In $125,000

Updated: 12/04/2007 - An album recorded by Pascagoula, Miss., native, Chet Lott, is raising significant money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

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FEMA Trying to Recover Hurricane Aid

Updated: 12/05/2007 - The government's newest estimate of improper aid represents $494 million FEMA paid to 134,000 people who were ineligible for the aid they received.

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