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

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MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - Fire officials in Moss Point say one person is dead and three others have been injured in an explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast. Authorities say there was no fire after the explosion Monday morning at the plant, which produces fish oils and fish meal for human consumption and other uses.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A group of lawyers is seeking to get school districts to sign up for a lawsuit against the state seeking repayment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula in recent years. But so far it appears only a handful of districts have signed up so far for the lawsuit.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health says the third human case of West Nile virus has been detected in the state this year - this time in Rankin County. Health officials say earlier cases were confirmed in Newton and Hinds county.

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - A veteran who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan is going to be honored with a citywide celebration in Gautier (go-shay) on Aug. 9. Gautier High School graduate Anthony McDaniel was injured in 2010 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while deployed to Afghanistan.

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