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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi’s share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that closed the state’s beaches, said Joe Spraggins, executive director …

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CBP seize 27,000 bootleg Viagra pills. Stiff penalties expected

JACKSON, MS —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson, MS seized an express consignment shipment containing more than 27,000 unmarked Viagra capsules. The capsules, estimated to have an MSRP of more than $663,000, had been sent from Hong Kong and was destined to an address in Mississippi. HEALTH NEWS: Officers seize 27,000 unmarked Viagra pills …

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Watch: Amazing drone footage shows just how bad the Mississippi River flood is

PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2019 The Mississippi River’s record high-water season is wreaking havoc on commerce and river traffic up and down the waterway’s 2,300-plus miles This year’s Mississippi River flooding is the longest-lasting flood there since the Great Flood of 1927, the worst flood in modern history on the lower Mississippi River. The flood has also put enormous strains on the commercial …

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