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Katrina Fraud

Updated: 10/24/2005 - Along with the good often comes the bad, and that's what Red Cross officials in Meridian are finding out in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Currently, hundreds of cases of fraud are under investigation, and in the end many people may get more than they bargained for.

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Dale to Insurers: "Pay Claims Faster"

Updated: 10/23/2005 - Mississippi's insurance commissioner advises consumers to verify their damage claims and also be patient with their insurance carriers.

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More Arrests in Hurricane Fraud

Updated: 10/23/2005 - Three people have been charged in Texas for making false claims for damage and losses due to Hurricane Katrina.

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Panel Examines Privacy Issue

Updated: 10/23/2005 - A commission in Alabama will consider removing victim information in police reports from public view.

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Storm Hits Historic Preservation

Updated: 10/23/2005 - Historic preservation leaders will tour the Mississippi Gulf Coast Monday to gauge the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Gas Prices Drop Fast

Updated: 10/21/2005 - Filling up at the pump seems to be getting a little less stressful than it was just a couple of weeks ago.

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Gun Displayed at School

Updated: 10/21/2005 - A Louisiana man was arrested for allegedly brandishing a gun at a Lauderdale County school Thursday night.

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Fourth Suspect Charged in Escape

Updated: 10/21/2005 - A fourth suspect has been charged in the escape of two inmates from the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

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Report Indicates FEMA Overpaid

Updated: 10/21/2005 - A Florida newspaper says the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued overpayments of at least $174 million in its rush to help Hurricane Katrina victims.

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Three Indicted in Teen's Murder

Updated: 10/21/2005 - Three people authorities say were connected to the death of a meridian teenager were arraigned Friday in Clarke County.

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Burn Ban

Updated: 10/21/2005 - As many watch Hurricane Wilma, residents in Mississippi are being advised not to forget Hurricane Katrina.

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Crash Claims Driver

Updated: 10/20/2005 - A fatal wreck in Kemper County is under investigation.

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Recovery Is a Long Road

Updated: 10/20/2005 - The cleanup from Hurricane Katrina continues almost eight weeks after the storm and recovery centers remain open to help citizens.

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Teen Allegedly Stabs Brother

Updated: 10/20/2005 - A west Alabama teen is still recovering after being stabbed multiple times, allegedly by his brother.

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Allstate Cuts Back on Gulf

Updated: 10/20/2005 - The head of Illinois-based Allstate says the insurer will scale back its homeowners coverage in the Gulf Coast region.

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Motion Heard in Slander Suit

Updated: 10/20/2005 - A Meridian courtroom was the setting Thursday for a continuing dispute between Jackson's mayor and two people who say he defamed them.

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Escapees Returned to Mississippi

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Two men who escaped from the East Mississippi Correctional Facility on Monday, allegedly with the help of an employee, are back in state custody.

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DRC to Close on Sundays

Updated: 10/20/2005 - Disaster Recovery Centers will close on Sundays, beginning Oct. 23.

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Work Authorized for Old Delco Plant

Updated: 10/19/2005 - A business is apparently considering moving an industrial site to the former Delco Remy building in Meridian.

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FEMA Funds $28 Million for Cleanup

Updated: 10/19/2005 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide $28 million for debris removal in Waveland, Meridian, Jackson and Pearl River and Wayne Counties.

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Operation Katrina Homecare Responds

Updated: 10/19/2005 - There are people who still say they are having problems with FEMA. With hundreds of displaced residents still in our area, several groups in west Alabama are trying to help.

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Mississippi Still in Recovery Phase

Updated: 10/18/2005 - Seven weeks after Hurricane Katrina, officials say temporary housing is still the biggest need along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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