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

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election. Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee of Lucedale held a status conference in the case today in Laurel.

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The city of Ocean Springs will return donations to three local business owners who had contributed money to keep Freedom Field lit for a group of pickup soccer players.

Instead, the city will pay for the lights.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The trial of one of three men charged in the 2013 death of a Natchez liquor store employee has been delayed pending results of a mental examination. The trial for Kenneth Carver Jr. was scheduled for this week, but a judge granted a delay to allow Carver to receive a mental examination.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog. An estimated 100 to 200 dusky gopher frogs live in Mississippi, with fewer than 900 more in zoos.

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