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Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina.



Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 storm hit.



Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Juan David Ortiz appeared to be living a typical suburban life in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush.



Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent.



Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

It was decades ago, but Sara Schwendinger remembers perfectly the panic she felt when she realized a car was following her as she ran along a country road at dusk, just outside her small Wisconsin hometown.



Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said.



4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself.


Man charged with attempted murder for using vehicle as weapon

Posted 9/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is accused of attempted murder for allegedly hitting someone with a vehicle intentionally after an argument.


MDE issues last-minute notice that released school accountability ratings are unofficial

Posted 9/20/2018 in Area

On the day the public school accountability ratings were supposed to be released, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to delay their approval until October.


Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings

Posted 9/20/2018 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.

Vacation 'wish list': Columbus Airbnb ranked among top-sought in state

Posted 9/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Edwards keeps separate books for her business, but there is nothing nefarious about it.

To space and back: 7-time astronaut Jerry Ross speaks at MSU to commemorate university's first Astronaut Scholar

Posted 9/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jerry Ross can still remember well his first flight on a space shuttle. It was Nov. 26, 1985. Ross flew on STS-61B, the 23rd flight of the Space Shuttle program and the second flight ever of shuttle Atlantis.


OCSO searching for suspect in shooting near Blackjack Road

Posted 9/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot at least one victim and may have fired at others in a Wednesday night incident in the Blackjack community.


Business Moves with Mary: New bar opening in Columbus this October

Posted 9/20/2018 in Business

Columbus will have a new "ultimate sports bar" in October on Highway 45.


Business brief: Massey joins Cadence

Posted 9/20/2018 in Business



Building permits 9-20-18

Posted 9/20/2018 in Business



GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility.



Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.



Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.



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