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NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number

Jun. 14, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects...

The Latest: Dozens gather peacefully after Memphis shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Friends and relatives of a black man who was killed by a federal fugitive task force in Tennessee have peacefully gathered near the site of the shooting. A few dozen people gathered Thursday evening near the...

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

Jun. 13, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks...

That vanilla smell? It's the wastewater treatment plant

Jun. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The air is a little sweeter now that a Mississippi Gulf Coast community is spraying a vanilla scent to mask the odor of its wastewater treatment plant. More than two dozen machines recently started blowing scented mist into the air 19 hours a day at the Pascagoula-Moss Point...

Police ID man shot, driven around for hour before death

Jun. 13, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was shot at a gas station in Mississippi and then driven around for at least an hour before being pronounced dead at a hospital. News outlets report Lamar County Deputy Coroner Blake Matherne identified the victim Wednesday as 20-year-old Lee Barnes...

Mississippi senator asks Trump for pumps to ease flooding

Jun. 12, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faced with weeks more flooding in a part of Mississippi that's been underwater since February, one of the state's U.S. senators on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to order temporary pumps to the area to begin pumping water over the levee and into the already-swollen Mississippi...

Mississippi sheriff admits guilt in corruption case, resigns

Jun. 12, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff pleaded guilty to four felony charges Wednesday and resigned from office, becoming the state's second sheriff in the last year to be deposed by criminal troubles. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleaded guilty in Ackerman to two counts of trafficking in...

Homeless man who kidnapped good Samaritan gets 18 years

Jun. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A homeless man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assaulting a good Samaritan in Mississippi has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. News outlets report a judge sentenced 47-year-old Ernest Eugene Leffew on Tuesday. Harrison County authorities say the good Samaritan, a man who...

Mississippi's capital city sues company over water billing

Jun. 12, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is suing the German company it hired to overhaul its water billing system, saying the company orchestrated "massive fraud" and failed to deliver on promises of saving the city $120 million. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the city of Jackson seeks more than $225...

SEC dominates CWS field with 4 teams heading to Omaha

Jun. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

The College World Series has an even stronger Southeastern Conference flavor than usual. SEC members Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt comprise half the eight-team College World Series field. The CWS begins Saturday when Texas Tech faces Michigan and Arkansas meets Florida State at Omaha,...