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MFD Recruiting Firefighters

Updated: 6:41 PM - The Meridian Fire Department is accepting applications until noon on September 11, to fill vacant firefighter positions.

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Mississippi Rabies Case: Advice to Locals

Updated: 7:16 PM - The state of Mississippi has recorded its first case of rabies in a land animal in more than 50 years. This discovery is causing animal control officials throughout the state to issue important advice to residents.

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Oil Lease Sale Public Meetings Set in Gulf States

Posted: 10:46 AM - The federal government is holding public meetings this week in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana as it works on a supplemental environmental impact statement for an oil lease sale tentatively planned for 2017.

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Thousands March in Birmingham

Posted: 08/29/2015 - More than 20,000 people including actor Chuck Norris marched the streets of Alabama to bring awareness and raise funds for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

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Closing Alabama Licensing Offices Proposed

Posted: 08/28/2015 - Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the state legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding.

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W. Alabama Fatal Crash

Updated: 08/28/2015 - An investigation is underway into a two vehicle fatal crash that involved victims from Mississippi and Alabama.

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HUD Secretary to Visit Gulfport

Posted: 08/26/2015 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is coming to Gulfport, where he plans to privately tour the state port before a Thursday news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Federal Court Hears Redistricting Appeal

Updated: 08/25/2015 - Federal judges want lawyers for black lawmakers to come up with their own map for redrawing Alabama's legislative districts.

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Gas Prices Continue Declining

Posted: 08/24/2015 - Gas prices continue to plummet in Mississippi, down almost six cents this week.

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West Alabama Hospital Reaches Out to Community

Updated: 08/20/2015 - Hill Hospital in York, Alabama held a community health fair for the citizens of Sumter County to visit and learn about what the only hospital in the county provides to the community.

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Hurricane Preparedness Important

Updated: 08/18/2015 - Tropical Storm Danny poses no immediate threat to the US Coastline, but it is being watched closely

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Julian Bond Dies at 75

Posted: 08/17/2015 - Julian Bond, civil rights activist and former national chairman of the NAACP, died this weekend in Florida.

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Bentley Endorses Kasich for President

Posted: 08/17/2015 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he has the executive level experience and background necessary to lead.

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Alabama, Louisiana Get Notices from HHS

Updated: 08/13/2015 - Federal health officials claim Alabama and Louisiana may be violating federal law by ending state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood.

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State Farm's Rehearing Request Denied

Posted: 08/13/2015 - A federal appeals court has decided that last month's upholding of a jury's insurance fraud ruling will stand, allowing whistle-blowers who sued State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. to seek more evidence of fraud after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

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