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MIAMI (AP) - Former Tropical Storm Harvey has restrengthened into a tropical depression forecast to dump heavy rains on the Gulf Coast and become a hurricane by the time it hits Texas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Harvey is likely to intensify as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and deliver heavy rain to parts of eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi government agencies are spending most of their travel money in-state rather than out-of-state. A legislative watchdog released a report Wednesday about travel spending during the budget years that ended in June 2015 and 2016. For each of those years, the Department of Human Services spent the most on travel, followed by the Department of Health and the Department of Transportation.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An actress who grew up in Mississippi says the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag represents "terrorism." Aunjanue (AHN-jhe-new) Ellis has been pushing for years to change the flag. She was among the flag opponents speaking Tuesday at the state Capitol in Jackson.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a drive-by shooting on an interstate in Mississippi has left one man dead. Officers found the body of 21-year-old Malik McIntee behind the wheel of a stalled, bullet-riddled car on Interstate 220 after they were called around 1 a.m.

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  • Empty rail car source of Pascagoula chemical leak

    Empty rail car source of Pascagoula chemical leak

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-08-23 19:16:45 GMT
    Pascagoula police are looking into an anhydrous ammonia leak in a rail car, and it's impacting Hwy 90 traffic near Walmart. (Photo source: WLOX)Pascagoula police are looking into an anhydrous ammonia leak in a rail car, and it's impacting Hwy 90 traffic near Walmart. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Roads near Highway 90 and Highway 63 in Pascagoula opened this morning. Police removed barricades at 3:15 a.m. after experts determined a chemical leak no longer posed a threat. Emergency teams determined an empty rail car was the source of that leak. They tell WLOX News Now they contacted Chevron officials to make the necessary repairs.

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    Roads near Highway 90 and Highway 63 in Pascagoula opened this morning. Police removed barricades at 3:15 a.m. after experts determined a chemical leak no longer posed a threat. Emergency teams determined an empty rail car was the source of that leak. They tell WLOX News Now they contacted Chevron officials to make the necessary repairs.

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  • Tropical Depression Harvey redevelops in Gulf; could become hurricane

    Tropical Depression Harvey redevelops in Gulf; could become hurricane

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-08-23 13:09:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-08-23 17:44:24 GMT

    Forecasters said the storm will approach the Texas coast on Friday, bringing with it drenching rain, flooding, storm surge of 4 to 6 feet and, possibly, hurricane-force winds.

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    Forecasters said the storm will approach the Texas coast on Friday, bringing with it drenching rain, flooding, storm surge of 4 to 6 feet and, possibly, hurricane-force winds.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Harvey to bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

    FIRST ALERT: Harvey to bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:57:56 GMT
    Harvey will likely bring very heavy to extreme rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast this weekend into next week.Harvey will likely bring very heavy to extreme rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast this weekend into next week.

    Rainfall amounts could exceed two to four inches in South Mississippi this Sunday and Monday, especially Monday.

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    Rainfall amounts could exceed four inches in South Mississippi this Sunday and Monday, especially Monday.

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