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  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
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    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
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    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
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  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>

After living in Florida all of her life, Megan is excited about her new adventure in Mississippi.  A native of Sebastian, Florida, Megan graduated from Sebastian River High School in 2009.  She then attended Florida State University and earned a degree in meteorology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013.

Megan has always been fascinated by the weather, especially after Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne made landfall very near her home.  Upon entering college, Megan realized that a career in broadcast meteorology would allow her to pursue both her goals: forecasting the weather and keeping people safe.  As soon as she began taking general meteorology classes, Megan was hooked.  "Combining my love of math and science with a way to protect the public into one job seems almost too good to be true," she says.

When not at work, Megan enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing.  She is a self-proclaimed weather geek and a Christian.  She also loves spending time with her friends, family, and especially her puppy.