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Man Sentenced in Global Fraud Case Uncovered in Mississippi

Posted: 08/14/2015 - A New York man has been sentenced to four years in prison for conspiring to commit crimes against the United States as part of a West African crime ring that scammed Americans out of millions of dollars.

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Alabama, Louisiana Get Notices from HHS

Updated: 08/13/2015 - Federal health officials claim Alabama and Louisiana may be violating federal law by ending state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood.

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Federal Judge Upholds Hattiesburg Ward Lines

Posted: 08/13/2015 - A federal judge has ruled that the redrawing of voting ward lines in Hattiesburg `did not dilute the voting or political power of African-American citizens.'

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Man Loses Appeal in Jasper County Murder

Posted: 08/12/2015 - The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the life sentence given a man convicted of murder in the 2011 death of his wife.

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Blue Bell Begins Shipments

Posted: 08/12/2015 - Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

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Meridian Couple Charged with Felony Child Abuse

Updated: 08/11/2015 - Gulfport police say a man and woman from Meridian have been charged with felony child abuse for allegedly leaving two children in a hot car while they visited a coast casino.

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No Budget Agreement in Alabama

Posted: 08/11/2015 - Alabama lawmakers ended a special session without a budget solution as a political chasm widens between Republicans in the state House of Representatives and Senate.

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Alabama Senate Approves Trimmed Budget

Updated: 08/10/2015 - The Alabama Senate has narrowly approved a budget that slashes millions of dollars from Medicaid, mental health, law enforcement and other state agencies.

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Heat Warnings in Mid-South

Posted: 08/10/2015 - An excessive heat warning remains in effect for southern Mississippi, central and southern Alabama, and southeast Louisiana through Monday evening.

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MPSD Discipline Program Being Recognized Nationally

Updated: 08/07/2015 - It has been two years since the Meridian Public School District settled a decades long lawsuit involving the U.S. Department of Justice. Now the district is being recognized by The White House.

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Alabama Cuts Off State Money to Planned Parenthood

Posted: 08/06/2015 - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is cutting off state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood in the face of undercover videos that implied the group was selling fetal tissue to research groups.

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