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Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds

Posted yesterday in National

Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani.

 

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

Posted yesterday in National

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

Police standoff leads to 2 arrests

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident Tuesday on the north side of Columbus that included gunshots, a man stripping out of his clothes, a large crowd and a three-hour-plus standoff ended with two men in custody.

District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying to represent District 17 in the state senate next year fielded questions on topics ranging from education to industry to gun control during a debate Tuesday at the Mississippi University for Women.

Williams calls for four-lane Blackjack Road project

Posted 10/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams gets his wish, a planned Blackjack Road tax increment financing (TIF) package would fund a four-lane expansion for the congested thoroughfare.

Columbus paving projects begin this week

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first paving projects included in the $4.5 million Columbus street improvement project are under way.

Court upholds Lowndes sexual battery conviction

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Sunday school teacher convicted of sexual battery has been denied a new trial by the state Court of Appeals.

O'Hara positions self as Miss. Senate protest vote

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Shawn O'Hara has a perfect record in Mississippi politics -- a string of more than a dozen losses over the past 25 years.

 

'Howell at the moon' for Halloween at MSU's South Farm

Posted 10/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Halloween ghosts, ghouls and spooks of all ages are invited to "Howell at the Moon" with Mississippi State astronomers.

 

 

Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists' latest propaganda video.

 

 

Southern Baptists tell pastors: Hold line on gays

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful.

 

 

Miss. public pension system shows improved results

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi's main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year.

 

 

Costs rise by another $496 million at Kemper plant

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County.

 

Arrest report: 10-29-14

Posted 10/29/2014 in Area

 

Mom of slain kids testifies in murder trial of ex

Posted 10/29/2014 in Area

The mother of two slain children testified Tuesday that she trusted the youngsters would be cared for by her ex-husband, now on trial in their killings.

 

 

Tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream.

 

 

Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.

 

 

MDOT stops use of questioned guardrails

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways.

 

 

FTC says AT&T misled customers over data

Posted 10/29/2014 in Business

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers.

 

 

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