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The public is invited to tour the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI when it is docked at the Central Louisiana Regional Port in Alexandria, Louisiana, from 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 16. 

The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Red River as part of the commission's annual low-water inspection trip. 

Suspect In Homicide May Be At Large In Lincoln Parish

Jul 6, 2017
Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department

Release - Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department

During the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, July 6, 2017, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen 2001 Ford Taurus, gold in color that was earlier involved in a homicide in Jackson, MS. This vehicle, which was owned by the victim of the homicide, was recovered in the area of US 80 at Peachland Trailer Park. 

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 Authorities say they've captured a Louisiana inmate at a motel in Natchez, Mississippi. 30-year-old Curtis O. Scott was arrested Monday at a Red Carpet Inn along with a woman who wasn't charged.

 Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten says Scott and two other inmates escaped from the Madison Parish facility by climbing over the fence and going through razor wire. He says the other two inmates were captured, but Scott escaped by stealing a vehicle. 

Patten says Scott also stole a cellphone, which allowed police to locate him at the motel.

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Pianists who play music popularized in America during the early 20th century have begun competing for $6,000 in Mississippi.

 The Oxford Eagle reports the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest is being held Thursday through Sunday in Oxford. The competition, in its 43rd year, also includes workshops with judges.

 University of Mississippi music professor Ian Hominick brought the contest to Oxford after it spent 41 years in Monticello, Illinois. He says between 400 and 500 are expected to take part in the weekend's events.

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Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander.

 WAPT-TV reports that the woman on the fourth floor of the Lakeland Family Medicine Center in Jackson when she dropped the purse around 11 a.m. Thursday.

 Authorities said the gun fired, striking another person who has been hospitalized. The wounded person's condition wasn't immediately available.

 The station reports that the clinic is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

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A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take effect last July, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Monday about the Mississippi law in Lubbock, Texas.

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A Mississippi catfish processor is recalling 1,700 pounds of fish after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that it contained chemicals banned in fish farming.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that a Thursday inspection found the fish contain residues of a fungicide called malachite green above allowed levels.

Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi woman has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison for using stolen identities to file 100 false income tax returns in order to illegally receive refunds.

 

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, in a news release Friday, said 46-year-old Andrea W. White, of Jackson, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count each of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

 

She was also sentenced Monday to three years of supervised released and ordered to pay $195,296 in restitution.

 

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A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield.

 

Roger Logan of Gulfport had the surgery on Jan. 31. He's staying at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital for another week or so.

 

His surgeon says the tumor probably began as an ingrown hair on his abdomen that became infected. It grew so large that when he sat it reached the floor. He spent most of his time in an armchair in a room.

 

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