News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associ - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes hit Mississippi's northeast corner on Saturday. A survey shows that a twister with top winds of 90 mph struck Prentiss County around 2:35 p.m. A second tornado with top winds of 80 mph hit Tishomingo County around 3:20 p.m. No injuries were reported from either storm.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gillich has ordered the state flag pulled from display at all city buildings.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Auditors say accounting weaknesses at the Mississippi Department of Education allowed an employee to improperly divert millions of federal dollars, causing the state to slash after-school grants to repay the misspent money. Two audits, released Friday, also find that the department wasn't routinely making sure its books agreed with the state accounting system, meaning the department misstated its accounting balances by tens of millions of dollars.

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A church in the Mississippi Delta was robbed of its Easter offering. Greenwood police are investigating the burglary at West President Church of Christ. A cabinet was broken into, and about $600 in cash was taken on April 16, Easter Day.

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