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Lightning strike forces delay in abortion clinic hearing

JACKSON — Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers’ computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. A court clerk approved the extension yesterday, giving the state until ...

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Fire forces Alabama company to relocate plant to state

PLANTERSVILLE — A mattress maker will relocate its operations to a vacant facility near Tupelo after lightning sparked a fire that destroyed its Double Springs, Ala., factory. Posturecraft Mattress Co. will open a plant in the former location of National Mattress Co. in Plantersville, with plans to hire 125 to 150 people, state Rep. Steve Holland says. The company will ...

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One death reported from last night's severe storms; damage widespread

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Severe storms that moved through Mississippi left one person dead in Vicksburg, downed trees and power outages. The National Weather Service says winds were reported up to 70 miles per hour in some areas last night. The storm system continued to dump heavy rain on portions of central and south Mississippi today. In Vicksburg, widespread power outages ...

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