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Agencies Search for Missing Petal Teen

Posted: 5:43 PM - A 15-year-old Mississippi teenager remained missing Monday after he disappeared during a trip to Ship Island. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega says he and a friend were looking for crabs.

Tornado Strikes Monroe County

Updated: 9:06 PM - The National Weather Service is ruling that the storm that hit Monroe County Monday morning was a tornado.

B.B. King's Daughters Allege He Was Poisoned

Updated: 9:09 PM - Las Vegas police say there's no active homicide investigation of the death of B.B. King, despite claims by two of the blues legend's heirs that King's two closest aides poisoned him.

Mississippi Casino Revenues Rise

Posted: 5:37 PM - Gamblers lost more money at Mississippi casinos in April, as continued gains at Gulf Coast gambling halls were joined by a rare up month at casinos along the Mississippi River.

BP Getting Credit for Gulf Tourism Boom

Posted: 5:27 PM - Tourism hasn't only recovered on the Gulf Coast five years after the BP oil spill; industry officials say it's surging. And they credit fallout from the environmental disaster as being part of the reason why.

Memorial Day Remembrance

Updated: 6:59 PM - People from across Lauderdale County gathered in front of the Courthouse in Downtown Meridian to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.
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Sen. Cochran Weds Longtime Aide

Updated: 3:42 PM - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber, a longtime aide, were married in a private family ceremony Saturday in Gulfport.

Suqualena Fire Kills Two

Updated: 3:33 AM - Volunteer firefighters from around Lauderdale Co. descended on a home on Suqualena Road Sunday.
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