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

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HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has filed a complaint alleging that a teacher at a church-run school sexually abused him in an attempt to change his sexual orientation from homosexuality. Thirty-two-year-old Jeff White says he realized he had a duty to stand up against people who harmed him in the 1990s because such efforts still hurt others.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record. It reported Saturday that Robert Mahaffey of Brandon and two assistants hauled in a 756-pound 'gator. That broke the record by 14 ½-pounds.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Law enforcement officials are proposing that access to warrants issue by the justice court be added to a new computer-aided dispatch system for Vicksburg Warren E-911. Sheriff Martin Pace told members of the E-911 Commission and board of supervisors that the current system is not connected to justice court records.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Forrest County Deputy Coronor Lisa Klem says a 26-year-old Hattiesburg woman died in an early morning apartment fire. Klem says the body of Kayla Ducksworth has been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Ducksworth was found in her apartment early Saturday.

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