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- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)3
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Jackson School District giving away bricks from 'Old A' building (6/23/17)2
Toll from typhoon rises to 420 dead, 400 missing
NEW BATAAN, Philippines -- Authorities said the death toll from a strong typhoon that hit the Philippines has risen to about 420 people and nearly 400 are missing.
Most of the confirmed dead from Typhoon Bopha lived in a steep valley in the country's south, where flooding was so widespread that places people thought were safe, including two emergency shelters, became among the deadliest.
Authorities said about 215 victims died in Compostela Valley and more than 151 died in nearby Davao Oriental province. The rest died in other central and southern provinces.
The typhoon hit with winds of 109 mph Tuesday. It was weakening today in the South China Sea and expected to dissipate by the weekend.