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  • Mississippi records all-time high graduation rates

    Mississippi records all-time high graduation rates

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-02-17 01:24:14 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mississippi's graduation rates are improving and getting even closer to the national average. Data shows 83 percent of the state's seniors graduated on time from high school in the 2016-2017 school year. That puts Mississippi just a point behind the national graduation rate of 84 percent. State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright proudly made this announcement during Thursday's meeting. "We have the highest graduation rate we've ever had," said Wright. "You can see that ...

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    Mississippi's graduation rates are improving and getting even closer to the national average. Data shows 83 percent of the state's seniors graduated on time from high school in the 2016-2017 school year. That puts Mississippi just a point behind the national graduation rate of 84 percent. State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright proudly made this announcement during Thursday's meeting. "We have the highest graduation rate we've ever had," said Wright. "You can see that ...

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  • Tori Bowie helps Mississippi put out wildfires

    Tori Bowie helps Mississippi put out wildfires

    Saturday, February 17 2018 2:23 PM EST2018-02-17 19:23:23 GMT

    The world's fastest woman and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie is helping her home state put out fires. The Mississippi native is featured in a public service announcement from the Forestry Commission to help prevent wildfires.

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    The world's fastest woman and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie is helping her home state put out fires. The Mississippi native is featured in a public service announcement from the Forestry Commission to help prevent wildfires.

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  • Holmes County Sheriff needs your help finding capital murder suspects

    Holmes County Sheriff needs your help finding capital murder suspects

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-17 04:15:34 GMT
    Source: Holmes Co SOSource: Holmes Co SO

    Holmes County Sheriff Department needs your help in finding Calvin Gibson who is a suspect in a capital murder case  that occurred on Wednesday. Law enforcement says If you see Gibson do not attempt to approach him because he is considered armed and dangerous. If you know any information about the whereabouts of Gibson, please call the Holmes County Sheriff Department Crime Stoppers hotline (662)834-0099, the Holmes County Sheriff Department (662)984-0099, or the...

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    Holmes County Sheriff Department needs your help in finding Calvin Gibson who is a suspect in a capital murder case  that occurred on Wednesday. Law enforcement says If you see Gibson do not attempt to approach him because he is considered armed and dangerous. If you know any information about the whereabouts of Gibson, please call the Holmes County Sheriff Department Crime Stoppers hotline (662)834-0099, the Holmes County Sheriff Department (662)984-0099, or the...

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  • Sandlin & Golden Eagle offense shine as #21 Southern Miss blanks #12 Mississippi State 11-0

    Sandlin & Golden Eagle offense shine as #21 Southern Miss blanks #12 Mississippi State 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-02-17 04:04:50 GMT

    Nick Sandlin struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, the Golden Eagles put up 11 runs on 11 hits to blank #12 Mississippi State.

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    Nick Sandlin struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, the Golden Eagles put up 11 runs on 11 hits to blank #12 Mississippi State.

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  • See Something - Say Something movement in schools

    See Something - Say Something movement in schools

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:38 PM EST2018-02-17 01:38:46 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The "See something, Say something' movement is catching fire in the Madison County school district.     Today the Olde Towne Middle school students wore their T-shirts to show show support for the victims' families and all the students and staff affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida.  7th grader Ernest Stover described it as an important movement.  He and others students vow to pass on warning signs that could mean danger. 7th grader Er...

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    The "See something, Say something' movement is catching fire in the Madison County school district.     Today the Olde Towne Middle school students wore their T-shirts to show show support for the victims' families and all the students and staff affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida.  7th grader Ernest Stover described it as an important movement.  He and others students vow to pass on warning signs that could mean danger. 7th grader Er...

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  • Octavia Spencer sponsors free Black Panther movie for area youth

    Octavia Spencer sponsors free Black Panther movie for area youth

    Friday, February 16 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-02-17 00:40:27 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Lines formed early Friday for people buying tickets to the Black Panther movie at Tinseltown in Pearl. Several screenings sold out. On Saturday, three screenings are sold out with the tickets all going to underprivileged youth. Actress Octavia Spencer footing the bill, and throwing in free popcorn and a drink for the kids. Those seeing the movie say they appreciate her generosity. Evan Hughes watching the movie said,  "That is phenomenal.  That's a great thing to do, k...

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    Lines formed early Friday for people buying tickets to the Black Panther movie at Tinseltown in Pearl. Several screenings sold out. On Saturday, three screenings are sold out with the tickets all going to underprivileged youth. Actress Octavia Spencer footing the bill, and throwing in free popcorn and a drink for the kids. Those seeing the movie say they appreciate her generosity. Evan Hughes watching the movie said,  "That is phenomenal.  That's a great thing to do, k...

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  • Man found hanging from tree in Scott Co.

    Man found hanging from tree in Scott Co.

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-16 20:32:34 GMT
    Source: Raycom image bankSource: Raycom image bank

    The Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man was found hanging from a tree. 

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    The Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man was found hanging from a tree. 

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  • Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-02-17 06:30:42 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:11 PM EST2018-02-17 21:11:33 GMT
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation...More >>
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning.More >>
  • Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

    Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-17 14:52:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-02-17 21:01:12 GMT
    Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and outclassed the United States in a convincing 4-0 shutout Saturday night as each team wrapped up pool play at the Olympics.More >>
    Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and outclassed the United States in a convincing 4-0 shutout Saturday night as each team wrapped up pool play at the Olympics.More >>
  • Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

    Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

    Saturday, February 17 2018 2:20 AM EST2018-02-17 07:20:07 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-02-17 20:42:52 GMT
    Lindey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G.More >>
    Lindey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G.More >>
  • 7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

    7.2 quake damages homes, but Mexico avoids major destruction

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:12 AM EST2018-02-17 05:12:39 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-02-17 20:42:25 GMT
    A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago.More >>
    A powerful earthquake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago.More >>
  • Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

    Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-02-16 17:18:32 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 2:11 PM EST2018-02-17 19:11:51 GMT

    The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006.

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    The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006.

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  • Japan's Hanyu wins skating gold, receives chorus of Poohs

    Japan's Hanyu wins skating gold, receives chorus of Poohs

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:39 AM EST2018-02-17 10:39:15 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-17 18:37:32 GMT

    Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made history at the Olympics on Friday night, setting off a hailstorm of Winnie the Pooh dolls.

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    Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu made history at the Olympics on Friday night, setting off a hailstorm of Winnie the Pooh dolls.

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  • Flu testing machine gives doctors an advantage

    Flu testing machine gives doctors an advantage

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-02-17 18:24:18 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-02-17 18:24:18 GMT

    A new machine looks for the flu virus in a different way and is far more effective than conventional tests.

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    A new machine looks for the flu virus in a different way and is far more effective than conventional tests.

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  • The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

    The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:38 AM EST2018-02-16 16:38:38 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-02-17 18:03:43 GMT

    The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting.

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    The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting.

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    Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

    Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:18 PM EST2018-02-16 18:18:41 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-02-17 17:04:58 GMT

    The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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    The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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  • Details emerge of Florida shooter's violent state of mind

    Details emerge of Florida shooter's violent state of mind

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:58 AM EST2018-02-17 12:58:55 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:09 AM EST2018-02-17 13:09:56 GMT

    Group chat messages and past police reports are beginning to piece together Nikolas Cruz’s violent history.

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    Group chat messages and past police reports are beginning to piece together Nikolas Cruz’s violent history.

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  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

    Friday, February 16 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-02-17 00:07:59 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:42 AM EST2018-02-17 11:42:03 GMT
    USGS reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday, Feb. 16. (Source: CNN/FOROtv)USGS reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday, Feb. 16. (Source: CNN/FOROtv)

    A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital.

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    A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital.

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  • Harry Connick Jr.'s daytime show to end after 2 seasons

    Harry Connick Jr.'s daytime show to end after 2 seasons

    Friday, February 16 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-16 23:58:14 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:42 AM EST2018-02-17 10:42:31 GMT
    Harry Connick Jr.'s daytime show is coming to an end later this year.More >>
    Harry Connick Jr.'s daytime show is coming to an end later this year.More >>
  • GOP House candidate continuing with AR-15 giveaway

    GOP House candidate continuing with AR-15 giveaway

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-17 08:05:11 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-17 08:05:11 GMT

    A Kansas GOP Congressional candidate is going ahead with a promotion to give away an AR-15 despite accusations of being tone deaf.

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    A Kansas GOP Congressional candidate is going ahead with a promotion to give away an AR-15 despite accusations of being tone deaf.

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  • Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders

    Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:57 AM EST2018-02-16 05:57:29 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:42 AM EST2018-02-17 06:42:01 GMT

    President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and 'the difficult issue of mental health' in response to deadly shooting in Florida.

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    President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and 'the difficult issue of mental health' in response to deadly shooting in Florida.

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  • Trump seizes on Mueller charge as proof of 'no collusion'

    Trump seizes on Mueller charge as proof of 'no collusion'

    Friday, February 16 2018 5:10 PM EST2018-02-16 22:10:04 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-02-17 05:42:41 GMT

    President Donald Trump is seizing on what was absent in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment as proof that his campaign didn't collude with Russians.

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    President Donald Trump is seizing on what was absent in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment as proof that his campaign didn't collude with Russians.

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  • Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

    Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

    Friday, February 16 2018 2:31 PM EST2018-02-16 19:31:16 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 11:24 PM EST2018-02-17 04:24:19 GMT
    Nikolas Cruz, the troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by the NRA. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)Nikolas Cruz, the troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by the NRA. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)

    The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.

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    The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.

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  • South Carolina child kidnapping suspect, captured in Kemper Co, makes initial appearance in federal court

    South Carolina child kidnapping suspect, captured in Kemper Co, makes initial appearance in federal court

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-02-17 04:02:07 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old girl in South Carolina made an appearance in Federal Court Friday. Thomas Evans Jr. was captured in Kemper County following a multi-state pursuit over two days.

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    The man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old girl in South Carolina made an appearance in Federal Court Friday. Thomas Evans Jr. was captured in Kemper County following a multi-state pursuit over two days.

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