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Mississippi Gulf Coast mourns loss of Meridian alumnus Levi Madison

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is mourning the loss of football player Levi Madison, who was a passenger in a single-car accident early Friday morning. Three Gulf Coast football players were involved in the accident that occurred soon after the team returned to the Perkinston Campus following the...
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Business owner angry and frustrated after gas station is robbed

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A business owner said he’s angry and employees are in shock after a local gas station was robbed early Thursday morning. Around 4 a.m., a male walked into the Sunoco gas station on North Hills Street. He then walked around to the cashier, briefly showed her a gun, and asked for the money from the cash register.
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Woman who found missing 5-year-old talks about what happened

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The woman who found 5-year-old Henton Dean Wednesday morning is telling her story. Jessica Calvert said she had no intention of going to the search area Wednesday morning, but that changed when God spoke to her. Calvert said she was led to an intersection on Grissom...
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Meridian's new public works director looks to the future

David Hodge is aware how the City of Meridian's Public Works Department touches every person visiting, living and driving through town, and as the office's new director, he's responsible for making sure his department makes a good impression. Meridian Public Works is responsible for a lot. The department maintains roads,...
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Dr. Minh Duong seeks State Senate District 32 seat

People are always asking why I want to become a State Senator. Since my family and I escaped Vietnam in 1978, life has never been easy. After enduring 18 month of life and death situations, we finally arrived in Athens, Alabama when I was 5. Living a childhood of poverty was a norm that helped shape my life. We never went out to eat or went on vacations.
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Sam is now the 7th hurricane of the season

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Sam strengthened into a hurricane Friday morning over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. It’s expected to rapidly intensify over the coming days as conditions are favorable for it to thrive. The forecast from the National Hurricane Center has it developing into a major Cat. 4 this weekend. Thankfully, it’ll be over water and no threat to any land areas during this time. The forecast models are trending (in agreement) that Sam will turn to the north... staying north of the Lesser Antilles. Also, this means that it won’t enter the Gulf of Mexico.
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Search and Rescue course set for first responders

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Emergency responders are gearing up for a weeklong course to learn timely and safe techniques to find lost people in the woods. The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Course will take place September 27th- October 1st at the Meridian Public Safety Training Facility. Local...
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Daily Weather Forecast For Meridian

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Meridian: Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Monday, September 27: Sunny during the day;
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Slow warming begins beneath sunshine this weekend

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Subtle warming will begin this weekend, but even with the warming, we’ll stay unseasonably cool through at least the next week. This evening will be mostly clear. We’ll cool quickly from mid-to-upper 60s around 7 PM to upper 50s and lower 60s by 9-10 PM. If you’re going to one of the high school football games, you may want to consider taking a light jacket. The rest of tonight will be mainly clear. The low temperature by morning will be near 52 degrees. Saturday will be mostly sunny. The high temperature will be near 80 degrees.
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Vaccine clinic set for Saturday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Local companies are teaming up with Walgreens to offer the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday at its Poplar Springs Drive location, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health Solutions and Ambetter from Magnolia Health are hosting the event. There’s no charge for the vaccine and as an extra...
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MPSD employee gets huge surprise at work

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An employee of the Meridian Public School District got quite a surprise while on the job Thursday. Students, faculty and family gathered at Crestwood Elementary School as Jaycie Collins found out she had qualified for the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games. Jaycie, who has Down’s Syndrome,...
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Beautiful weather follows us into the weekend

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The weather looks superb on this Friday for outdoor plans. It will be less humid with dew points in the 40s & low 50s, and temps will remain below average into the upper 70s. High pressure has control...leading to lots of sunshine, and this pattern will follow us into the weekend. So, outdoor activities are ideal for both Saturday and Sunday. It will be a little warmer with low 80s for highs, but it won’t be humid.
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What was Tropical Depression #18 is now Tropical Storm Sam

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Tropical Storm Sam is now the 18th named storm of the season. It was upgraded from T.D. #18 on Thurday morning to a tropical storm, and it’s expected to continue strengthening as it moves over the warm Atlantic Ocean. Sam is forecast to reach Major Hurricane status (Category 3 or higher) by this weekend, but it will still be over the tropical Atlantic waters. So, there’s plenty of time to watch this system.
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Many will be “Dashing for Dementia” in Meridian this weekend

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Thousands of Mississippians over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s. It’s the most common cause of dementia...which describes a collection of symptoms associated with a decline in mental ability. Saturday morning, many will gather at Meridian Living for an event called “Dash for Dementia”...
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ONWARD TO ORLANDO: Swimmer ready for 2022 Special Olympics

Jaycie Collins has seen some challenges in her life, but one thing that keeps her going is her passion for swimming. “I am stoked to go again,” said Collins, who will compete in the 2022 Special Olympics in Orlando. “All my life I've loved swimming.”. Collins, who works in the...
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Quitman prepares to play Enterprise for the first time since 1997

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Its been 23 years since Quitman and Enterprise have played each other but that does not mean this game has any less meaning. With Quitman and Enterprise being the only high schools in their county this game not happening every year makes it more special when it does happen.
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