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Arrest report for 3-15-19

Posted 3/15/2019 in Area


Sheriff: Separate shootings claim two in Monroe County

Posted 3/15/2019 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating separate shootings that have claimed two lives.



Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Posted 3/15/2019 in State

Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument.



3 more cases of chronic wasting disease found in Mississippi

Posted 3/15/2019 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks says three more cases of chronic wasting disease have been confirmed.



Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged

Posted 3/15/2019 in National

At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days."



Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Posted 3/15/2019 in National

Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.



Senate votes against Trump border emergency

Posted 3/15/2019 in National

In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico.


Some local legislators still cold on 1-percent tax

Posted 3/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some local legislators in Jackson still say they are reticent to support a 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, leaving city officials wondering how to fund maintenance and operations at the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater on The Island.

Owners seek permits to rebuild storm-torn properties

Posted 3/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a busy few weeks for the Columbus building inspection department in the wake of the Feb. 23 tornado that destroyed or damaged 275 homes and 38 businesses in the city.

Oktibbeha man arrested for sexual battery

Posted 3/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a man for a reported Friday sexual battery incident.

SFD, Meridian Community College partner for fire education program

Posted 3/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lt. Roosevelt Harris is closer now than he's ever been to getting his first degree. Harris, 48, is a 24-year veteran of the Starkville Fire Department. He's one of 20 of the department's firefighters participating in a program at Meridian Community College to receive associate's degrees in fire protection technology.


Teacher pay, abortion restriction among surviving bills

Posted 3/14/2019 in State

Wednesday was the deadline for the Mississippi House and Senate to act on general bills that originated in the other chamber.



Building permits for 3-14-19

Posted 3/14/2019 in Business



GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him.



US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other retail locations.



Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid.



Admissions scandal highlights divide over class in America

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A prominent Manhattan lawyer.



With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming it had a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis.



Small-engine maker moving work from Wisconsin to Mississippi

Posted 3/14/2019 in State

A maker of small engines is consolidating operations from Wisconsin to Mississippi, with plans to hire 250 people there over the next two years.



Boeing's newest plane becomes its biggest headache

Posted 3/14/2019 in National

Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come.



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