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Teenager's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

A teenager may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting online a video that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been rigged to carry a handgun.



Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater.


Ohio Gov. Kasich brings the Republican field to 16

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

Saying "big ideas change the world," Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday.

Congress pursues legislative changes following pier shooting

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

Urged on by anguished testimony from the father of a murder victim, Congress plunged into a heated debate over immigration on Tuesday as GOP lawmakers vowed to shut down funding for so-called sanctuary cities like San Francisco that shield immigrants from deportation by federal authorities.


CDC report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill -- a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.



Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics

Posted 7/22/2015 in National

Brushing off his "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama accused opponents of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday of being the same people who rushed the U.S. into an ill-fated war in Iraq.



Josey Creek area under temporary water advisory

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents in the Josey Creek area should avoid contact with its waters after an untreated sewage discharge was reported today, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality.


City puts youth to work

Posted 7/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each morning, Columbus residents may see a cluster of young adults by The Riverwalk, or at Friendship Cemetery, or maybe along a bypass somewhere.

Woman convicted of murder in 2009 shooting death

Posted 7/21/2015 in Area

A West Point woman has received a life sentence after being convicted of killing a man in 2009.

Statewide 'Sales Tax Holiday' set for July 31

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

Lex Jackson has owned Reed's Department Store in Columbus for 42 years, including the past 18 at the store's current location in Jackson Square.

Mississippi ranked 50th in child well-being

Posted 7/21/2015 in Area

A study released today ranks Mississippi last in the nation in overall child well-being.

Former MSU player faces domestic violence charge, again

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in less than a year, former Mississippi State football player Justin Cox was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Wynn: Remove state flag from city property

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville may soon join a handful of other Mississippi cities that have opted to stop flying the state flag.

Vendors up, volunteers needed at Starkville Community Market

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers say more vendors are selling produce and other foods this year at Starkville Community Market's inaugural season at Fire Station Park than before the move.

Texas woman accused of molesting a minor

Posted 7/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a Texas woman Monday and charged with molesting a minor.

The W again named one of the nation's 'Great Colleges to Work For'

Posted 7/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third year in a row, Mississippi University for Woman has been named one of the best colleges in the U.S. to work for.

Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

Posted 7/21/2015 in State

A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident.


Disavowed by GOP leaders, Trump has supporters cheering

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.



Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted

Posted 7/21/2015 in National

The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online.



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