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FSU, 'Bama, Oregon, Mississippi State unchanged in AP poll

Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since…

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Good, bad and funny, South Mississippi 911 dispatchers hear it all

JACKSON COUNTY -- Julie Porter can rattle off tale after tale. Some will make your eyes well up as Porter pauses to compose herself. With others, she'll toss in sound…

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Coast first responders: 'Dispatchers save seconds and seconds save lives'

Some people may think just anybody can be a 911 dispatcher.

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12 arrested during Stone County drug roundup

STONE COUNTY -- A narcotics task force assisted by the Wiggins Police Department and Stone County Sheriff's Department combed through the county with 19 arrest warrants after undercover officers made…

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McIlrath wants to reduce wasteful spending, beef up patrols

JACKSON COUNTY -- Sheriff's candidate Scott McIlrath saw firsthand the corruption that plagued the Sheriff's Department for years under the direction of ex-Sheriff Mike Byrd.

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Thanksgiving in the Woods brings holiday to homeless

BILOXI -- The threat of severe weather Saturday didn't put a damper on the spirits of the volunteers at Thanksgiving in the Woods at Bethel Lutheran Church.

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Ezell wants high standards, community policing

JACKSON COUNTY -- Sheriff's candidate Mike Ezell says his commitment to law enforcement, his education and extensive training, coupled with his work as a police chief and supervisor, will help…

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Robber sought in Ocean Springs purse snatching

OCEAN SPRINGS -- Officers responded to a report of a purse-snatching at the Ocean Springs Wal-Mart on Thursday. A woman told police she was entering the store when a white…

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Gulfport woman helps homeless campers, South Mississippi's 'invisible population'

GULFPORT -- When Lynda Favre was a child, she remembers almost missing Thanksgiving dinner because her father didn't have enough gas to drive both to her grandparents' home and to…

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Hundreds walk to show solidarity against violence on Biloxi Bay Bridge

OCEAN SPRINGS -- More than 300 turned out Friday night to support a walk across the Biloxi Bay Bridge, and more than 250 took to the walkway on which a…

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Biloxi police: Skeleton linked to missing person case

BILOXI -- Biloxi police and the Harrison County Coroner's Office collected human remains found on the old Broadwater property and will try to piece together how a skeleton ended up…

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Salvation Army kicks off the Christmas season across South Mississippi

BILOXI -- A familiar sound of Christmas began Friday as the Salvation Army sent out its bell ringers to 17 South Mississippi locations.

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Officials: Moss Point school bus driver did not use racial slurs

MOSS POINT -- The Moss Point School District says a school bus driver did not use racial slurs to refer to black students on his bus as alleged by parents…

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Officials: Man with stolen trailer was high on meth, spice during multi-state pursuit

MOBILE -- A homeless Sumrall man told Mobile authorities he was high on meth and spice when he led them on a chase from Jackson County to Mobile on Thursday,

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Gulfport man flees on foot after pursuit but arrested hours later

GULFPORT -- Successfully evading officers on foot was only a quick reprieve for 28-year-old Levi Fashion Stapleton, who was arrested Friday morning.

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Biloxi police searching for woman who used counterfeit money

BILOXI -- Police are asking for the public's assistance in finding a suspect involved in using counterfeit currency.

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Homeowner's dog escapes Bay St. Louis fire, second blaze this week

BAY ST. LOUIS -- Firefighters battled a house fire Friday, making it the second blaze to strike a residence in two days.

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Sawyer was backbone of old Gulfport business family

GULFPORT -- Annie Jane Sawyer was used to being in business and getting things done.

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Brees, Saints look to stretch the field against Ravens

METAIRIE, La. -- Consider it the statistic which best explains the lack of Saints offense during last week's 27-10 loss to Cincinnati.

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Gulfport man arrested after search reveals cocaine base

GULFPORT -- Police arrested 47-year-old Richard Simon Farris Jr. on the charge of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base.

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