n A spring storm dumped heavy rains, baseball-sized hail and whipped up winds across the Southeast on Saturday, flooding homes and cars in parts of Mississippi and Alabama.
The system also hit the central part of the country with snow, prompting blizzard warnings and a disaster declaration in Kansas and was blamed for two traffic deaths in Oklahoma.
About 100 roads in southern Mississippi were impassable at the height of the bad weather because of the flooding, including the main route into Biloxi.
Northeast Mississippi was spared from the brunt of the storm system.
Areas go dark for conservation
n Earth Hour was recognized in countries throughout the world Saturday night. People from Antarctica all the way to Tupelo turned off lights to express energy conservation and to highlight the threat of climate changes. Page 8A.
President focuses on the borders
n President Barack Obama continues down his list of ways he wants to improve the United States. Immigration reform is one of his many priorities. Page 8A.
Area high schools take bowling titles
n Tupelo's boys, Pontotoc's boys and the Itawamba AHS girls won state high school bowling championships on Saturday. For Tupelo, it was the third state title in a row. Page 1B.
Tough day on the road for Rebels, MSU
n Ole Miss lost 6-5 at LSU and Mississippi State fell 20-9 at Arkansas on Saturday in the resumption of a game started on Friday night. The Rebels play one game today, the Bulldogs face a doubleheader. Page 1B.