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Mayes Lake Campground inundated with floodwater

Mayes Lake Campground at LeFleur's Bluff State Park is inundated with floodwater, while it normally rests above the banks of the Pearl River. The National Weather Service reported the river as 34.34 feet on Saturday night. Sunday, Jan.19, 2020.


Community honors shot postal worker with purple bows along route

Sherry Ingold has been described as someone who "loves to laugh" with a contagious smile and beautiful personality." She was shot last Thursday.


Pearl River floods Mayes Lake Campground at LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Pearl River floods Mayes Lake Campground at LeFleur's Bluff, cresting at 34.43 feet on Saturday. Flood stage for the Pearl in Jackson is 28 feet.


Parchman death: Inmate found hanging in cell, coroner says

Officers last saw Gabriel Carmen alive at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, the coroner said.


Pumps acquired to help drain lake, ease pressure on dam that could fail

Mississippi has one of the highest numbers of dams that pose dangers and are in poor or unsatisfactory condition.


UPDATE: Police safely remove man who had barricaded inside Madison home

Authorities said the man was taken to a hospital for possible smoke inhalation and mental health check.


Madison doctor arrested, charged with sexual battery of 14-year-old

Neelesh Tipnis was arrested following a police report from the parent of a 14-year-old.


Lab owner gets 18 months for faking water quality results

The company tested water for more than 100 cities, towns, state and federal agencies, and businesses in the Mississippi Delta.


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