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Gas station owners arrested for price gouging during Isaac

NATCHEZ and MADISON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says two gas station owners were arrested yesterday and charged with price gouging during a state of emergency that’s in place because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Hood says 50-year-old Rajinder Singh of Madison was arrested at his Fuel Time gas station in Jackson. He also says 51-year-old Kuldip Singh of Natchez ...

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MEMA gives update on Isaac's impact on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac has slowed in the Gulf and continues to send torrential rains over already rain-soaked areas throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Emergency operations continue for Mississippians affected by the storm with the following updates given at 7 a.m. this morning by MEMA: • Shelters: 31 shelters across the ...

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Son accused of burglarizing his family's store

MOSS POINT — One of two Pascagoula men accused of a break-in at Burnham Drug Store is the son of the owners. The Sun Herald reports William McKinney, son of store owners John and Wendy McKinney, was arrested. Christopher Kirkland also was arrested. Another suspect, a juvenile, is still being sought. Moss Point police chief Keith Davis said police responded ...

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Study measures economic impact of intellectual property

JACKSON — A national study shows intellectual property (IP)  is a huge contributor to Mississippi’s economy and thus directly indicates the importance of protecting intellectual property rights through enforcement, Attorney General Jim Hood reports. The state intellectual property jobs study, titled “IP Creates Jobs for America,” was released by the Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Housing organization's funding cuts could cost police jobs

NATCHEZ — Dramatic funding cuts for the Natchez Housing Authority have caused the authority to cut spending, which could include $60,000 for salaries of two Natchez police officers. Director Alan Ingram tells The Natchez Democrat the authority has paid the city $60,000 for several years for two extra patrol officers to provide security at the properties it operates. Ingram said ...

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Hood: Ex-insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

MERIDIAN — A former insurance agent will spend time behind bars for fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. The Attorney General’s Office Elisa Odom, 45, of Bailey pleaded guilty in Lauderdale County Circuit Court before Judge Lester Williamson to five counts of mail fraud and four counts of false pretense. She was sentenced on count one (mail fraud) to five ...

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Arizona firm suing state, Bryant over traffic camera law

JACKSON — An Arizona company is challenging a 2009 Mississippi law that bans cameras that snap pictures of vehicles running red lights. The Clarion-Ledger reports American Traffic Solutions wants the law declared unenforceable and is seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against the state and Gov. Phil Bryant. The law took effect Oct. 1, ...

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Coroner: Omega Protein worker died of blood loss

MOSS POINT — Officials say a maintenance worker at a Moss Point seafood plant died from blood loss. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus tells The Sun Herald 24-year-old Christopher Hebert was caught in a conveyor at Omega Protein Monday. Broadus said he died from loss of blood related to his injuries. Moss Point police and the Occupational Safety and Health ...

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House chairman abandons attempt to revive immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — A Mississippi House chairman today abandoned his effort to revive tougher immigration enforcement provisions that included requiring local police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities. The bill, which was killed earlier this week by a Senate chairman, now appears to be dead this legislative session. House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, said he still ...

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