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Update: Coast Guard identifies victims of weekend boating disaster

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — The search for four boaters missing since a powerful storm swamped a weekend sailboat race continued Tuesday as officials identified two victims as men from Louisiana…

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Biloxi election: Who will be mayor?

BILOXI -- The special election for mayor is off to a brisk start.

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Update: Car found on beach at Courthouse Road is towed

GULFPORT -- A vehicle found stranded on the beach near Ken Combs Pier has been towed, apparently at the owner's request.

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HAPPENING NOW: Live updates on the Biloxi mayoral election

Follow the Biloxi mayoral election live with tweets, photos and updates as they happen.

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Joey Langston asks for judicial bribery conviction to be tossed

OXFORD — A former Booneville attorney is asking a federal judge to vacate his conviction for conspiracy to bribe a state judge.

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Risk of severe weather in South Mississippi moves into this afternoon

A low pressure system will move across South Mississippi through this afternoon.

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2015 concert schedule finalized for Harrah's Great Lawn series

BILOXI -- Add Kenny Rogers, Easton Corbin and REO Speedwagon to the previously announced acts that will play this summer at The Great Lawn at Harrah's Gulf Coast.

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Residents evacuate after lighting ignites underground gas line in Jackson County

ST. MARTIN -- Authorities ordered several residents to evacuate their homes Monday afternoon when a lightning strike ignited a natural gas main in a Jackson County neighborhood.

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Shreveport film official: Ocean Springs ordinance 'going in the wrong direction'

Shreveport, La., has an ordinance wholeheartedly supporting television and film productions, not one that's restrictive or a burden on the industry.

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Mayor vetoes restrictive city film ordinance; city to take another look

OCEAN SPRINGS -- Mayor Connie Moran this afternoon vetoed a film ordinance that city aldermen passed last week, saying she wants to back up, let city leaders hear from the…

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Police: Biloxi teen hospitalized, believed to have smoked Spice

BILOXI -- Police say a juvenile is believed to have smoked Spice before being found unresponsive by family members Monday.

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Louisiana governor declares emergency after severe storms

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Monday because of flooding and widespread power outages from storms that blew rail freight containers off the Huey…

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Letting it rest: TatoNut Donut Shop on hiatus while owner's back heals

OCEAN SPRINGS -- The TatoNut Donut Shop on Government Street has been closed for more than a month, and owners aren't sure when they will turn "the only real donut"

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Official: Man made Facebook threats before setting house on fire, refusing to leave

GULFPORT -- Police officers had to forcefully remove a man who set his own house on fire this morning and refused to leave the residence, officials said.

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Deer Island access project gets Corps approval; construction to begin this summer

BILOXI -- Construction of a public access pier on Deer Island will begin this summer, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced Monday.

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New Orleans train cars fall 4 stories; no injuries reported

Strong winds blew four Union Pacific Railroad cars off a section of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad in Elmwood during what was perhaps the most dramatic moment caused by…

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Lights out: USM to close darkrooms for good

At the end of the 2015 spring semester, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design and School of Mass Communication and Journalism will shut down the black…

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History in balance as divided Supreme Court weighs gay marriage

Questions and statements from justices during the two-and-a-half hour argument showed the court to be split along customary lines, with conservatives opposing same-sex marriage and liberals supporting it.

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Alleged shooter apprehended at North Thurston High School in Washington state, no injuries

Nobody was hurt during a shooting that was reported at North Thurston High School on Monday morning, district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve said.

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Bay St. Louis councilmen question $140K shortfall in utility account

BAY ST. LOUIS -- An approximately $140,000 shortfall in a utility debt services account has prompted the city council to hold a specially called meeting Tuesday.

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