1 month ago
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Mississippi approved for 3 projects with oil spill money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has received approval for nearly $50 million in restoration projects related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The state Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday that approval came from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. The state intends to spend $45 million to improve the quality […]
1 month ago
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5 Miss. high school students arrested, accused of gang rape

MERIDIAN, Miss. (CBS News) - Five Mississippi high school students have been arrested, accused in an alleged gang rape of another juvenile.
2 months ago
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15-pound boxes of catfish from Mississippi company recalled

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi catfish processor is recalling 1,700 pounds of fish after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that it contained chemicals banned in fish farming.
3 months ago
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3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - A third person in Mississippi been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video that was posted online.
3 months ago
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Boy or girl? It’s a sloth, so we don’t know yet

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Zookeepers are waiting for a DNA test to learn whether Hattiesburg Zoo’s baby sloth is a boy or a girl. That’s because sloths’ sex organs are internal. They’ll have to send a bit of fur to a larger zoo to learn the gender of the Hoffman’s two-toed sloth born to Mo […]
3 months ago
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Man accused of not paying $223K in child support

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - After five years on the run, a Mississippi man has been arrested and accused of not paying almost a quarter of a million dollars in child support.
4 months ago
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130-pound tumor removed from man who’d been told it was just fat

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (CBS News) -- A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who’d been told by other physicians he was just fat.
4 months ago
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Former Tennesseean now in Mississippi charged with TennCare fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Mississippi woman is charged with fraudulently obtaining TennCare healthcare by falsely claiming minor children as dependents in order to qualify for the state program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Tate and Shelby County Sheriff’s Offices, today announced the arrest of Kristin Pinion, also known as […]
4 months ago
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Police seek charges against worker for contaminating food

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Columbus police seek to arrest a fast-food worker on felony charges of intentionally serving contaminated food.
4 months ago
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Almanac: Sam Cooke

(CBS) – And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: January 22nd, 1931, 86 years ago today … the day singer-songwriter Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A minister’s son, Cooke was raised in Chicago and sang mostly gospel music before releasing his first hit, “You Send Me,” in 1957. It soared to […]