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

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty to money-laundering and using counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at Lowe's stores in three states and return the items for cash. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Brittany Ann Jackson of Biloxi and 24-year-old Dontrelle Deshaun Sanford of Hattiesburg entered the pleas Tuesday in federal court in Gulfport.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP executive will be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom later this month while he awaits trial on charges relating to an investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

A federal judge granted a request yesterday allowing David Rainey to travel to the UK from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection with a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace. Officials say Donnie Sartain was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter.

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Talk of growth and rehabilitation can be heard this week at the Natchez Convention Center. The Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals is hosting a conference to discuss legislation, new methods and success stories in the court system.

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