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Pattern Development is seeking approval from Mississippi regulators for a $1.4 billion power transmission line meant to carry wind-generated electricity from Texas to the Southeast. The affiliate of San Francisco-based wind-energy generator Pattern Energy announced the filing Wednesday. The company needs approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission to build what it calls the Southern …

JACKSON — Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. Clinic director Shannon Brewer said Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in …

JACKSON — The director of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic says a generator and two security cameras at the building have been damaged, and police are investigating. Shannon Brewer says Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in …

OLIVE BRANCH —  New hydraulic rescue tools will let crews extract people from smashed cars much faster, says Olive Branch Fire Capt. Dave Taylor. “They could probably do an extraction in half the time now,” he told The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Crews are training with the new tools, which Deputy Chief Ken Givens said are …

Coast residents, businesses and organizations learned many lessons from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, including how to be better prepared for any storms the future may hold. Singing River Health System is working to make sure its facilities — Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital — are strengthened against all possible natural disasters. The not-for-profit …

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base reported it is responding to a diesel fuel spill from the base commissary generator that leaked into a storm drain leading to Biloxi’s Back Bay yesterday. Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, said the base’s fire department, hazardous materials spill team and environmental officials are on scene …

NATCHEZ — A weekend storm has temporarily closed the Isle of Capri Casino in Natchez. Isle spokeswoman Jill Alexander says the damage was sustained Friday night during a severe thunderstorm. Alexander says the boat was hit with high wind, causing damage to the entry ramps as well as the backup generator. She says the boat …