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

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PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - Despite a few weather-related delays, work is back on schedule for the new Choctaw Health Center, set to open in spring 2015. The hospital is being built on the eastern side of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reservation near Philadelphia. A project manager says the crews lost about 15 days to bad weather.

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. The switch could see 14 Apaches leave Tupelo's Army Aviation Support Facility. The Army proposed as part of its belt-tightening budget. It would give the Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in place of the combat-ready Apaches.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford's financial adviser says the city's credit rating has improved. Demery Grubbs, an adviser with Government Consultants Inc., told the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday that Oxford's credit rating increased from a AA- to a AA rating from Standard & Poors.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Police in Natchez have made a third arrest in connection with a Feb. 23 shooting death. Thirty-two-year-old Alan T. Thomas of Petal turned himself in Friday morning. Thomas was booked with murder in the case of 20-year-old Terrence Thornburg who was shot at his residence.

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