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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - Police in Mississippi are investigating after officers responding to a reported shooting found two people suffering from gunshot wounds and a third struck by a vehicle. Local news outlets report that police in Bay St. Louis responded to the call around 3 p.m. Sunday. They found a crashed van in the front yard of a home. Police Chief Gary Ponthieux two people inside the van had been shot. Officers also found a third person who had been hit by a vehicle.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A trial has been delayed for a retired Mississippi sheriff's deputy accused of tampering with evidence after he shot a man to death in 2013. Senior U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers earlier this month delayed Walter Grant's trial after both prosecutors and defense attorneys filed motions for Grant to undergo a psychiatric exam. Then a Bolivar County deputy, Grant is accused of planting a baton after shooting 20-year-old Willie Bingham Jr. near Cleveland.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has awarded an initial $63 million contract to a Mississippi shipyard to repair a damaged destroyer. The Navy on Friday announced the contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding, part of Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries. The USS Fitzgerald was damaged in a June 17 collision with a container ship that killed seven sailors. The contract covers initial rip-out of damaged areas. After that, Ingalls will modernize the Fitzgerald. The work could cost hundreds of millions overall.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday. Affected by last week's order are all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for specific waters east of the Mississippi River.

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  • Bay St. Louis police investigate gunshots in the city

    Bay St. Louis police investigate gunshots in the city

    Monday, December 18 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-12-18 14:59:19 GMT
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    Bay St. Louis police chief Gary Ponthieux says that at some point Monday, he hopes to release new information about a shooting on Sycamore Street. So far, the chief has shared preliminary information. At just before 3:00 p.m. Sunday, officers were called about a shooting in the area of Sycamore Street and St. Francis Street. When the officers arrived, Ponthieux reports they found two gunshot victims in a wrecked car. They also found a third injured person in the area.

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    Bay St. Louis police chief Gary Ponthieux says that at some point Monday, he hopes to release new information about a shooting on Sycamore Street. So far, the chief has shared preliminary information. At just before 3:00 p.m. Sunday, officers were called about a shooting in the area of Sycamore Street and St. Francis Street. When the officers arrived, Ponthieux reports they found two gunshot victims in a wrecked car. They also found a third injured person in the area.

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  • Penn National places $2.8 billion bet on Pinnacle Entertainment

    Penn National places $2.8 billion bet on Pinnacle Entertainment

    Monday, December 18 2017 8:09 AM EST2017-12-18 13:09:44 GMT

    The owners of the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi are broadening their portfolio. Penn National Gaming will buy Pinnacle Entertainment. The purchase price announced Monday is more than $2.8 billion.

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    The owners of the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi are broadening their portfolio. Penn National Gaming will buy Pinnacle Entertainment. The purchase price announced Monday is more than $2.8 billion.

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  • Gulfport flights slowly getting back on schedule

    Gulfport flights slowly getting back on schedule

    Monday, December 18 2017 7:41 AM EST2017-12-18 12:41:43 GMT
    Planes line up on the ground after a power outage brought traffic to a halt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Source: @dsalley24/TwitterN)Planes line up on the ground after a power outage brought traffic to a halt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Source: @dsalley24/TwitterN)

    They finally restored power at Atlanta's airport. Flights are once again taking off and landing at the world's busiest airport. That's starting to ease the congestion at places like Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.

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    They finally restored power at Atlanta's airport. Flights are once again taking off and landing at the world's busiest airport. That's starting to ease the congestion at places like Gulfport Biloxi International Airport.

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