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Lawsuits: Mississippi Capital City’s Water Harms Children

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two new lawsuits claim hundreds of children have been exposed to dangerous lead levels through the drinking water in Mississippi’s capital city, which has been facing water system problems for years. One lawsuit represents one child, …

Weeks After Storms, Water Crisis Continues In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Frustrations are mounting in Mississippi’s largest city, more than two weeks since winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the city’s water system — knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even …

Floods Put Mississippi Capital in ‘Precarious Situation’

JACKSON, Miss. — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi’s capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start …

Jackson Outlaws Cellphone Use While Driving

The town of Jackson, Wyo., has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking. The Jackson Town Council approved the ban on Monday but the new ordinance doesn’t take effect until March 1. Mayor Mark Barron tells the Jackson …