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7 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Dog Fest 2014 Set for April 26th in Lauderdale County

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each entry for a dog costs $5.00. Several contests will be a part of the event, with prizes given out for the winners.

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12 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Two Shot in Marion

Investigators say a 10-year old child was shot in her side as she was sleeping at her home at Morocco Apartments on Dale Drive around midnight.

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Related Topix: Marion, MS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Students Honored as Mississippi Scholars

One hundred and fifty six students from Meridian Public Schools and Lauderdale County Schools completed the program.

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Related Topix: Bailey, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Jones Co. supervisors support Pat Harrison move

Gene Pickering from the PHWD said the waterway district will sell its headquarters building in Hattiesburg and acquire an acre of land at the Laurel-Hattiesburg Regional Airport off Interstate 59 where they will place a metal building and move in their 20 employees.

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Related Topix: Forrest County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Jones County, MS, Mississippi, Covington County, MS

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Woman Dies in Wreck on Hwy. 493

The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. on Highway 493, 3-tenths of a mile south of Bethel Church Road, near the Kemper-Lauderdale county line.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Wreck

Lauderdale County sheriff's officials were called to the scene of a crash late Wednesday night to discover an injured woman lying in the middle of the highway.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Chunky River Flooding Damage

At more than 24 feet, the Chunky River is pouring over the banks and spilling out across both Lauderdale and Newton counties.

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Related Topix: Newton County, MS, Chunky, MS, Natural Disasters, Flood

WAFF-TV Huntsville

'A lot of people to talk to' in Lauderdale Co. death investigation

Lauderdale County deputies are looking for the person who shot and killed a 61-year-old man inside his Anderson home.

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Washington Times

Regulators raid 3 Lauderdale Co. businesses

State and federal agencies served search warrants Monday at three Lauderdale County businesses where they say illegal gambling was taking place.

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Related Topix: Marion, MS

Mon Apr 07, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Lauderdale County Courthouse Set for Improvements

The first step Supervisors say, is to take bids for 92 air units, or "handlers" at an estimated cost of $350,000.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

City-Council Animal Control Agreement in Jeopardy

Lauderdale County's board of supervisors is telling the city of Meridian it has 45 days to live up to its part of an inter-local agreement for animal control.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Second Flasher Victim Speaks

Another victim of the Lauderdale County flasher says she had just left Walmart on March 25 shortly after midnight and gotten on the Interstate, when she realized there was a truck tailing her closely.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Preparations Underway for Run for the Wall

The Run for the Wall involves men and women that ride motorcycles from California to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for the recovery of all soldiers missing in action.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Thu Apr 03, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Judge Rules Charges Can be Pursued Against Hopkins

A Lauderdale County circuit judge has ruled there is enough evidence to go forward with charges against former Meridian police officer, Don Hopkins.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Bailey, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

Relay for Life Unveils Honorary Chair Poster

Relay for Life and its sponsors gathered at Mississippi Power for the unveiling of the poster with this year's honorary chairs.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Late Night Fatal Crash

Just after 10pm Wednesday night, authorities responded to a car crash in the 4700 block of Causeyville Road in southern Lauderdale County.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Flasher Victim Recalls Terrifying Moments

A victim of the Lauderdale County flasher says she was leaving a gas station in Russell on the night of Monday, March 10th when she says a man followed her down the interstate for several miles.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS

WTOK-TV Meridian

How to Receive Weather Warnings at Night

With the potential for severe weather just days away, it's important to be ready, especially with it expected to be an overnight event.

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Related Topix: Weather, Meridian, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Legislator in critical condition after falling at home

MERIDIAN - State Sen. Videt Carmichael is hospitalized in Jackson for a head injury after falling at his apartment.

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Related Topix: Jackson, MS, Meridian, MS, Clarke County, MS

Mon Mar 31, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

LCSO Investigates Reports of 'Flasher'

A grainy image of the suspect's truck was caught by a store surveillance camera.

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