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Hospital system serving MS, AL merges with Louisiana system

Aug. 02, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A hospital system with properties in Mississippi and Alabama has merged with a health system based in Louisiana. On Monday, Rush Health Systems became Ochsner Rush Health, the Meridian Star reported. Rush had said in June 2021 that it intended to merge with...

Mississippi, Alabama mourners praise officer killed on duty

Jun. 20, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A police officer killed on duty in Mississippi earlier this month is being remembered there and in his Alabama hometown as a person willing to serve any community where he worked. A memorial service was held Thursday in Meridian, Mississippi, for Meridian...

Services set in Alabama, Mississippi for slain officer

Jun. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Memorial events are being planned in both Mississippi and Alabama for a police officer who was shot to death last week in the line of duty, officials said Monday. A memorial service will be held Thursday in Meridian, Mississippi, for Meridian Police Officer...

Man sought in shooting death of Mississippi officer arrested

Jun. 10, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of killing a Mississippi police officer who was responding to a call about domestic violence has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Dante Marquez Bender, 31, was taken into custody the day after Meridian Police Officer...

Authorities: Mississippi officer, 1 other dead in shooting

Jun. 09, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A police officer has died along with one other person after an officer-involved shooting Thursday in an eastern Mississippi city, authorities said, adding a suspect was being sought. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that it is...

Mississippi woman hopes father’s legacy will help inspire

May. 28, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Some may have heard his name or seen it on buildings and displays throughout Hattiesburg. Some may have seen his face on the mural at Veterans Memorial Park, but many don’t know the man behind the name Jesse L. Brown. A Hattiesburg native,...