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Powerful Storm Blows Across Mississippi and Alabama

Updated: 04/04/2008 - The National Weather Service issued tornado and severe thunderstorm alerts for areas in the path of the fast moving system that produced heavy rain, strong wind gusts, lightning and hail.

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Delta to Bid on Meridian Air Service

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Delta Airlines says it will meet a government-imposed deadline for proposals to provide subsidized air service between Meridian and Atlanta.

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Shootings Concern Residents, Police

Updated: 04/04/2008 - Meridian police say there were 35 reported shootings in the city during March. Is the problem gangs alone, or also weak juvenile laws?

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GO Zone Amendment Approved

Updated: 04/04/2008 - An amendment was approved Friday in the U.S. Senate to extend tax incentives included in the 2005 GO Zone legislation.

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City Declares Emergency

Posted: 04/04/2008 - The city of Meridian declared a state of emergency Friday due to damage caused by storms.

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Weather Causes Problems, Closings

Updated: 04/04/2008 - Some schools dismissed early, while others elected to hold children till dangerous weather passes.

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Governor Vetoes Consumer Bill

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour vetoed a bill that would have required a separate system for the filing of claims about defective products for children.

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Rescuers Locate Missing Baby

Updated: 04/04/2008 - Searchers found a missing baby alive Friday, after a house exploded Thursday, injuring three other people.

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Harper Thanks Supporters

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Two days after securing the Republican nomination, third district congressional candidate Gregg Harper formally thanked his supporters.

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Resolution to Revive Medicaid Bill Passed

Updated: 04/04/2008 - Discussions between the Mississippi House and Senate over how to fund a $90 million Medicaid shortfall are finally coming to a head.

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Grand Jury to Hear Murder Case

Posted: 04/03/2008 - An August grand jury will hear evidence in the death of a Laurel man, whose body was found on Interstate 59 in January.

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Homicide Probed in Clarke County

Updated: 04/03/2008 - A Clarke County man is charged for allegedly killing his girlfriend in the Carmichael community.

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Blood Donations Falling Far Short

Updated: 04/03/2008 - There's an ongoing and critical blood shortage for United Blood Services in meridian, which serves hospitals in east Mississippi and west Alabama.

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Former Judge, Attorney Dies in Bay Springs

Posted: 04/03/2008 - Robert H. McFarland, a former U.S. district judge for the Panama Canal Zone and twice an interim judge in Mississippi, has died of heart failure at the age of 89.

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Budget Writers Cautious

Updated: 04/03/2008 - Lawmakers are patching holes in the current budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

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Deer Baiting Bill May Be Vetoed

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Mississippi House bill 1089, the so-called deer baiting bill, has passed both chambers. But Gov. Haley Barbour said he plans to veto it.

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Candidates Reflect on GOP Race

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Republicans in the third congressional district of Mississippi chose their party nominee in Tuesday's voting. It was a hard fought campaign that was not as close as some had expected it to be.

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City Pleased with Sales Tax Revenue

Updated: 04/02/2008 - Progress is continuing on new businesses locating in Meridian Crossroads shopping center, as officials say sales tax collections exceed expectations.

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North Mississippi Runoffs Decided

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Republican Greg Davis and Democrat Travis Childers have won their party nominations during runoffs in north Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.

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