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Lauderdale County Shooting

Updated: 01/27/2012 - A man died in a shooting in the Russell community Friday afternoon.

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Meridian Residents React

Updated: 01/27/2012 - Residents are hoping that cuts to the US Defense budget will not negatively affect local military installations

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Military Dog Continues His Fight

Updated: 01/27/2012 - Retired military dog, Lex, has had an unusual life that left him with physical issues that he still must battle. He's getting some help from Mississippi State University.

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Lawmakers Working to Expand Charter Schools

Posted: 01/27/2012 - With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out details of a new law.

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Mississippi Supreme Court Suspends Judge

Posted: 01/27/2012 - The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson from office for 30 days without pay.

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Local Reaction to Defense Budget

Updated: 01/26/2012 - Local military officials are fighting some of the budget recommendations handed down by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

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Defense Cutting Plans

Updated: 01/26/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined a plan for dealing with nearly $500 billion in defense cuts over the next decade, including a new round of domestic base closures.

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Heavy Rain Causes Flooding

Updated: 01/26/2012 - Heavy rain overnight that followed rain earlier in the week caused flooding in multiple areas, including southern Lauderdale County.

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Hawaii Man Indicted for Alleged Katrina Fraud

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Federal officials say a man in Hawaii has been charged by a grand jury in connection with an investment scheme related to rebuilding projects in areas of Mississippi affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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Man Charged in Priest's Death Found Dead

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Jeremy Wayne Manieri, accused of killing a Catholic priest in 2011, was found dead in his cell Thursday morning at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

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One Who Cares: Rick Burton

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Rick Burton has made his home among the needy and impoverished, here in Meridian and in some of the poorest places in the world.

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Welfare Reform on the Table

Updated: 01/27/2012 - One bill making it's way through the senate is about to get a lot of attention

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No Files on Pardoned Trusties, Others

Posted: 01/25/2012 - The Associated Press made public records requests for documents on trusties and some others pardoned by Haley Barbour, but state officials say they don't have them.

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Harris Charged with Misdemeanor

Updated: 01/25/2012 - Former Meridian city councilman, John Harris, says he was wrongfully charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct by Meridian police.

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Funding for 2-Year Colleges Discussed

Posted: 01/25/2012 - The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges shared its funding concerns with lawmakers this week.

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NAACP Makes Complaint Against Winston County Jail

Updated: 01/25/2012 - At a news conference Wednesday, the Winston County NAACP called for an investigation of alleged biased practices at the Winston County Jail. The request stems from the recent arrests of two men from Meridian.

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Students Arrested at Northeast High

Updated: 01/25/2012 - A random K-9 search at a local high school led to the discovery of a small amount of marijuana and weapons.

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Severe Weather Alerts

Posted: 01/25/2012 - FEMA is getting the word out about the importance of local emergency personnel after an erroneous report on ABC's World News this week

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