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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. CDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Gulf Coast fire chief has been found to have headbutted another firefighter in a physical altercation while on duty. The Sun Herald reports that Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt "became enraged" and lunged headfirst at another firefighter earlier this month, according to an incident report filed with the Gulfport police department.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service's deadliest accident ever. A Los Angeles-to-Miami train tumbled off a bridge into a south Alabama bayou in 1993, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. Andrea Chancey was an 11-year-old girl at the time and lost both of her parents in the disaster. Now 36, she tells The Associated Press she relives the experience every time Amtrak has another accident.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana senators want a federal court to approve the most restrictive abortion policy in the country before it goes into effect in their home state. The Senate voted 31-3 Tuesday to prohibit abortions after 15 weeks. But the ban would begin only after a legal battle over the same policy plays out in neighboring Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Republican appointee trying to hold onto a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi has sent a fundraising appeal saying she's supported by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. But, Trump and Pence have not endorsed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith _ or anyone _ in the special election.

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