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FAA looking into crash of medical helicopter; pilot injured

CANTON — Federal authorities are investigating the emergency landing of a medical helicopter. The MedStat EMS Inc. helicopter was damaged while landing east of Canton Thursday night, reports WJTV-T. The pilot injured his back in the crash and was transported by a University of Mississippi Medical Center helicopter. The CEO of Winona-based MedStat says another of his company’s helicopters picked ...

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DA starts collecting evidence on alleged voting irregularities

CANTON — Complaints about alleged irregularities in Canton elections have prompted the Madison County district attorney’s office to start collecting information in anticipation of an official investigation. District Attorney Michael Guest tells The Clarion-Ledger seven people have contacted his office about alleged voting irregularities in the May 7 Democratic primary. Guest says he wants to wait until the municipal election ...

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Lab owner wants evidence tossed because of lack of coffee

WATER VALLEY — A laboratory owner charged with faking wastewater samples wants a judge to dismiss evidence taken from her computer because she claims she was stressed, “without coffee” and intimidated when she gave it to federal agents. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., faces trial tomorrow on charges of faking wastewater samples that she was hired ...

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Family of murdered mayoral candidate wants federal investigation

CLARKSDALE — Relatives of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate are renewing their push for a federal investigation amid their complaints that local officials are withholding information about the case. Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian’s nude and battered body was found Feb. 27 near a Mississippi River levee. The case drew national attention after his campaign said he was the first ...

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No injuries in Hub City bar fire; investigation underway

HATTIESBURG — A fire gutted the Frat House bar early yesterday but authorities say there were no injuries. The Hattiesburg American reports no one was in the bar on South 37th Avenue when the fire was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. Fire Investigator Geneva Morgan says the building was a total loss. No one was in the bar when the ...

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Investigators looking at Coast store fire, suspect arson

MOSS POINT— Authorities suspect arson in a fire at a Moss Point convenience store. Fire Chief Clarence Parks tells The Sun Herald  a passer-by saw the fire at the store on Main Street about 4:15 a.m. yesterday and alerted firefighters. The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire along with the Moss Point Fire Department. Parks says the building ...

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Officials track down stolen equipment in N. Miss.

CHOCTAW COUNTY — Investigators from the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, in conjunction with Sheriff Cloyd Halford of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department, has seized over $250,000.00 of stolen property. After a lengthy investigation, MALTB investigators and Halford seized the stolen items, which were located on ...

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DMR criminal investigation includes charter boat trips

BILOXI — About $80,000 in charter boat trips are now part of a criminal investigation of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, an official has told The Sun Herald. Invoices and letters provided by the DMR indicate the trips were to sample fish for research about artificial reefs, even though the department owns a $389,000 boat custom-made for the Rigs ...

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DMR employee's house searched; pols give back money

BILOXI — Investigators have searched the home of Tina Shumate, coastal management and planning director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. David Huggins, who heads the Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office, tells The Sun Herald a search warrant was served at Shumate’s home Tuesday. Huggins would not release any details about the search, part of an ...

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Investigators testing neighborhoods for pollutants

HATTIESBURG — State and federal agencies are testing neighborhoods around a former chemical plant in Hattiesburg for possible pollution. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency and Ashland Inc., Hercules’ parent company, have drilled test wells within a half-mile of the plant, the Hattiesburg American reported. The wells are drilled in the path that water flows underground, MDEQ ...

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