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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state's total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported.

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's asking the federal Small Business Administration to send teams to DeSoto County to assess flood damage from last week's heavy rainfall.

If the SBA makes assistance available, it would come in the form of low-interest loans.

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) - Pontotoc County authorities say an arrest warrant has been issued for a man who walked off a court-ordered work detail on Saturday. Sheriff Leo Mask says 37-year-old Robert Paul Cangelosi was working in Pontotoc City Park when he walked away around 1 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority's board of directors has named Will Sanders the port's new director. Board president Roger Bell says the former vice president of Sanders Oil Company was chosen unanimously to replace John Hardy, who retired in June.

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