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MPD Gang Task Force Launched

Updated: 05/14/2014 - As an investigation continues into the motive for Sunday's brutal shooting of an elderly man, Meridian police are launching a new crime fighting initiative.

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Avoid Falling Victim to a Disaster Scam

Posted: 05/12/2014 - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood warns residents to beware of any 'volunteer' group trying to charge for disaster services.

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Legislature Approves Tornado Recovery Money

Updated: 05/08/2014 - The Mississippi Legislature has approved $17 million to help pay for recovery from disasters, including tornadoes that recently pounded the state.

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Attorneys General Opposing NY Gun Law

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Attorneys general from 21 states including Alabama have filed a friend of the court brief in opposition to a New York law banning certain kinds of semi-automatic weapons.

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Judicial Races on November Ballot

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The qualifying deadline is Friday for Mississippi's the nonpartisan judicial races on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election.

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New Community Center Proposed Latest

Updated: 05/07/2014 - As efforts continue to build a new multi-purpose community center in one of the most populated parts of Meridian, some who live in the eastern part of the city are hopeful that the center will help curb crime.

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MPD Chief Firing: Council Members Respond

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Although most city council members were not available for an interview, Newscenter 11 was able to talk with two of them about Mayor Percy Bland's announcement concerning Meridian's police chief being fired.

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Chief James Lee Event Timeline

Updated: 05/06/2014 - Meridian Mayor Percy Bland has many times voiced his support of his embattled police chief. Even going as far last fall to say on record that James Lee will be his Chief for the next four years or for as long as he is Mayor. But Tuesday, the Mayor conceded he has lost confidence in Lee's ability to lead the department.

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Rushing Appointed to Meridian CSC

Updated: 05/06/2014 - The Meridian Civil Service Commission has a new member, since the mayor submitted his appointee at the city council meeting Tuesday.

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Bryant Calls Special Session

Updated: 05/06/2014 - Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session to provide the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency with access to up to $20 million for disaster response and recovery costs.

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Bland Fires Police Chief

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Meridian Mayor Percy Bland says he fired Police Chief James Lee, after first requesting that he resign.

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Cochran-McDaniel Debate Unlikely

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A Washington-based anti-tax group is criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for not debating challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

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