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Storm system leaves 15 injured in Mississippi

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County Wednesday, causing damage to dozens of homes and buildings in an area north of Laurel. Only one person was taken to a hospital. No deaths have been reported. County emergency director Don McKinnon said the path of the damage was narrow ...

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Florida man to repay victims of Katrina-related scam

JACKSON — A three-day trial of a Hurricane Katrina contractor has ended with the defendant entering a guilty plea, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Sam Mineo, 53, of Florida, pleaded guilty before Judge John C. Gargiulo Nov. 10 to false pretense for his actions against four Katrina victims who hired him to fix their hurricane destroyed homes. Mineo’s defense ...

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Hurricane researchers to study Katrina's 'ground zero'

WAVELAND — Researchers plan to use the hurricane experiences of residents in two Gulf Coast towns to help other communities prepare for the economic effects of disasters. Matt Fannin, associate professor with the Louisiana State University Center for Rural Studies, says the two-year study will start in early 2012 and focus on Foley, Ala., and Waveland. Researchers tell the Press-Register ...

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Supreme court will hear Kemper Coal Plant arguments

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Sierra Club challenging the state Public Service Commission’s approval of the project in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power has started construction of the $2.4 billion coal plant. Oral arguments are scheduled for Dec. 14. The suit was filed and heard in Harrison County Chancery Court. Judge Jim Persons ...

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