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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Pascagoula leaders want a variety of multi-media marketing materials to showcase what the city has to offer to both its residents and tourists. The Pascagoula City Council voted this week to re-advertise for proposals on a new marketing plan.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is preparing for life after Southwest Airlines. The airline will shut down in Jackson on June 7 after 20 years.

One results of that departure is to delay security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading of the airport's revenue bonds by Fitch Rating Service.

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Louisiana woman has admitted her role in the armed robbery of Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead and has agreed to testify at her husband's upcoming trial. They say 34-year-old Aleisha Diaz Landry of Bogalusa, La., admitted she went into the credit union to check out its security before the robbery and returned to her car.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Harrison County jury convicted Michael Leroy Knight on drug distribution charges even though he failed to return to his trial. The 54-year-old Knight was in court for the first day of trial Tuesday but didn't show up Wednesday.

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