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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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Park Service Agrees To Keep Yellowstone Pass Open

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The National Park Service has formally approved an agreement it reached with Wyoming and other parties to use explosives to keep a mountain pass open to guided snowmobile access on the eastern side of Yellowstone National Park.

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Texas, Mexico Prepare For Tropical Storm Dolly

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Texas mobilized National Guard troops and residents along the Gulf Coast near the Mexican border were buying plywood, flashlights and other supplies as Tropical Storm Dolly - expected by forecasters to strengthen into a hurricane this week - headed their way.

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Mold Found In FEMA Mobile Homes In Indiana, Iowa

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The discovery of mold in federally provided mobile homes sheltering Indiana and Iowa flood victims has prompted new anger and frustrations for those who have lost their houses.

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Only 33 Wildfires Still Burning In California

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Cool, moist weather and steady attacks by firefighters have brought the number of wildfires still burning in Northern California dramatically down.

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Judges Won't Delay Mississippi Execution

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused Monday to delay the execution of inmate Dale Leo Bishop.

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Junior Miss Week Underway

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Rehearsals began Monday for Mississippi's Junior Miss Program.

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Neshoba Officials Say Meth Lab Busted

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Neshoba County authorities say they broke up a meth lab Sunday night, made six arrests, and removed five children from a potentially dangerous environment.

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