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Mississippi Power says customers could get hit with 40 percent increase

Mississippi Power has told its customers to expect a rate increase of up to 40 percent if a state Supreme Court ruling stands.

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House committee passes bill limiting hospital open meetings law to SRHS

JACKSON -- Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed…

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Mississippi Power reports Kemper cost rises another $26 million

Report: Kemper cost rises $26 million more…

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Texas man identified as a member of an organized crime syndicate picked up on federal drug charge

GULFPORT -- A Texas man identified as a member of a large-scale "organized-crime syndicate" said he was working as a courier to pay off a gambling debt when he was…

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South Mississippi students talk the talk at Region VI Science Fair

BILOXI -- Alyssa Hornsby and Hayley Orman were curious about linguistic differentiation -- whether it was possible to determine race just by listening to a person talk.

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Linda Watts wins Spirit of the Coast award

BILOXI -- Linda Watts, who is retired from Mississippi Power, was honored Tuesday as the 2015 winner of the Pat Santucci Spirit of the Coast award.

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Gulfport woman gets prison for meth mailed to her home from Las Vegas

GULFPORT -- A federal judge has sentenced a woman to prison for having a package of meth shipped to her Gulfport home from Las Vegas for distribution in Harrison County.

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Judge's recusal delays plea in Harrison County utility contractor case

GULFPORT -- Contractor Sean H. Anthony plans to admit he bribed the director and a board member at the Harrison County Utility Authority in exchange for contracts, but his plea…

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Jackson County cities support 2 percent room tax for tourism

JACKSON COUNTY -- All four cities on Tuesday passed unanimously resolutions supporting a 2 percent hotel and motel room tax to support tourism.

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Man's body found in rubble of Pascagoula house fire

PASCAGOULA -- Firefighters Tuesday morning removed a body found in the rubble of a house fire on Orleans Street.

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Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S.

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Slidell police: Fleeing man allegedly threw child to ground

SLIDELL -- Police in Slidell say a 24-year-old man tossed his 17-month-old daughter to the ground as he ran away from officers.

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New Orleans police: 2 killed, including girl, 8, in shooting

NEW ORLEANS -- Police say a 25-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter have died in a shooting in eastern New Orleans.

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Bay woman dies in wreck

BAY ST. LOUIS -- A woman died Monday after a two-vehicle car accident on U.S. 90.

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Sheriff: Harrison County no longer needs house-arrest program

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office has been successful enough in its efforts to reduce its jail population that it can halt a house-arrest program it's been using, Sheriff Melvin Brisolara…

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Man wanted on oxycodone charge arrested in Harrison County traffic stop

HARRISON COUNTY -- A Kiln man was arrested on a pill distribution charge after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped for having no license plate.

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George County identifies suspect killed in standoff with deputies

GEORGE COUNTY -- Sheriff's office spokeswoman Shonna Pierce said Donald Lewis Matkins, 49, was identified as the man killed Sunday after firing guns at deputies.

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Connie Ladner will be Harrison County's next circuit clerk

When Connie Ladner was a junior in high school, an assigned report about an elected individual of her choice led her to the circuit clerk's office. Most of her friends…

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Diamondhead Water & Sewer District gets new commissioner; Seymour backs off investigation

BAY ST. LOUIS -- Hancock County supervisors appointed a new member to the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District board on Monday, filling the vacancy left by a commissioner's resignation last…

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Cyclist sustains minor injuries in crash

A bicyclist sustained minor injuries after he was struck by a car Monday afternoon in Gulfport, officials said.

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