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Mississippi Inmate Wins New Sentencing Hearing

Updated: 02/05/2015 - The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Terry Hye, Jr., resentenced. He was 16 when convicted of capital murder in Jackson County.

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Vietnam Veterans' Celebration

Updated: 02/05/2015 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the official start of the Vietnam War. Local veterans will be honored Mar. 28 in Meridian.

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Bill to Limit A.G.'s Power to Sue Fails

Posted: 02/04/2015 - Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers.

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Murder Trial Rescheduled

Updated: 02/04/2015 - The trial of three people accused in a murder on Mississippi's Choctaw Reservation has been pushed back to next month.

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Meridian Sewer System on EPA Radar

Updated: 02/04/2015 - The city of Meridian is being accused by the federal government of multiple violations of the Clean Water Act in connection with the city's sewer system.

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MPD Calls in Bomb Squad

Updated: 02/05/2015 - Detective Dareall Thompson of the Meridian Police Department has confirmed that the object initially found on B street Wednesday was a pipe bomb.

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Boys and Girls Club Contract Voted Down by City Council

Updated: 02/03/2015 - The Boys and Girls Club will not receive any support from the City of Meridian through a contractual agreement voted on by city council. The vote was three to two against the agreement.

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House Bill Would Closely Monitor Pawn Shop Transactions

Updated: 02/03/2015 - The goal of a House bill is to get all pawnshops in Mississippi on board with an online system, making it easier for agencies to search items if they get sold outside the city where they're stolen.

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Mississippi Inmate Wants Death Sentence Thrown Out

Updated: 02/03/2015 - A Mississippi death row inmate is arguing sensational news coverage and the prominence of the victim's family in Union County denied him an impartial jury at sentencing for capital murder.

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Mississippi to Receive $33 Million from S&P Settlement

Posted: 02/03/2015 - The state of Mississippi will receive $33 million from a national settlement with Standard & Poor's over allegations that the organization knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis in 2008.

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