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OSHA finds numerous safety violations at Omega

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to fine Omega Protein in Moss Point and three other companies more than $187,000 in a fatal explosion at the plant in July.

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Ex-state senator accused of embezzling $484,092 from credit union

JACKSON COUNTY -- Former state senator Tommy Robertson has been indicted on five counts of embezzlement, District Attorney Tony Lawrence announced today.

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ADVOCATE: Lawyer for Tom Benson’s relatives maintain Saints owner was coerced

Randy Smith, a lawyer who represents Tom Benson’s daughter, Renee, and her two children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, issued a statement Sunday reiterating his clients’ belief that the Saints owner…

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Second suspect in cocaine conspiracy to plead guilty

GULFPORT -- A second man accused in a cocaine conspiracy in Pearl River County and elsewhere in South Mississippi has informed the court of his intent to plead guilty in…

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Sentencing delayed for felon who fired at Lucedale police during pursuit

GULFPORT -- Sentencing has been delayed for a man who has admitted he was a felon in possession of a firearm when he fired at Lucedale police during a Jan.

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Howlin' at the discounts: HSSM's Barkin' Basement open in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS -- It's not located below a home, and there aren't any animals asking for treats, but the Barkin' Basement on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs has a huge…

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Low fuel prices benefiting many in South Mississippi

Except for the oil companies and their shareholders, it seems almost everyone is benefiting from the drop in fuel prices.

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Harbor at Ocean Springs will stand in for Lake Tahoe in film

OCEAN SPRINGS -- The Jackson County Small Craft Harbor will be turned into a shark-infested version of Lake Tahoe for a movie filming next month.

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South Mississippi Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby offers low-tech competition

LONG BEACH -- Cub Scouts arrived at the First Methodist Church of Long Beach with hopes of championships and glory on their minds.

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Pass Christian man to serve 30 years for beating, stabbing 31-year-old man to death

HARRISON COUNTY -- Orlander Patrick Dedeaux II, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday in the Stone County Courthouse to the 2013 murder of Robert Trosclair.

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3 more arrests in Hancock County 'fire cult'

HANCOCK COUNTY -- Hancock County sheriff's Investigator A.J. Gambino said three arrests were made Thursday and Friday involving a string of arsons over the past four months.

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Mississippi fugitive arrested in Utah after 34 years, 10 aliases, more escapes

SALT LAKE CITY -- Police in Utah said they've arrested a man who escaped a Mississippi jail 34 years ago.

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New survey may get more help to South Mississippi's homeless

This month marks the first time volunteers in South Mississippi will be using a new survey to gather data pertaining to the well-being of homeless people in order to better…

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Memorial collection created in honor of homeless man found dead on New Year's Day

GULFPORT -- A friend of the homeless man who was found dead in a ditch behind Barnes & Noble at Crossroads is planning a supplies collection to help preserve his…

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Coast Crime Stoppers' Mike May honored at 2015 awards banquet as board member of the year

The 2015 annual awards breakfast for Mississippi Crime Stoppers celebrated the efforts and courage of agents throughout the state in stopping crime.

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Large piece of concrete falls off truck; I-10 ramp from 603 open

A large piece of concrete about 200 feet long fell off a truck turning off of westbound Interstate 10 onto Mississippi 603, Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike Denardo said.

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Car hits, kills 11-year-old boy on U.S. 49

HARRISON COUNTY -- Spencer Henry, an 11-year-old Gulfport boy, was hit and killed Friday evening on U.S. 49, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said.

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Who has a conflict? Certainly not the judge on SRHS cases, retirees argue

If anyone bows out of lawsuits filed against Singing River Health System, say attorneys who represent six retirees suing over their failed pension plan, it should be the law firm…

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Biloxi Grand damage case from Katrina going before state high court

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider whether a judge was wrong in finding an insurance company was not liable for damage caused when the Grand Casino barge was…

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Shrimp processors back seafood-safety bill

The Biloxi-based American Shrimp Processors Association said it supports a new seafood-safety bill that would tighten restrictions on foreign seafood.

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