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'We just had a hunch': U.S. marshals nab Eric Frein

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains.

Nigerian extremist says kidnapped girls converted to Islam, married off

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

With a malevolent laugh, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists tells the world that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, dashing hopes for their freedom.

Gas falling under $3 across nation: What to know

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.

 

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.

 

 

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

 

 

Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns.

 

 

Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her.

 

Can private space survive two explosions in four days?

Posted 11/1/2014 in National

Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game.

 

No money from KiOR as loan deadline arrives

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi officials say they haven't gotten any money from faltering biofuel firm KiOR and don't expect any on Friday, the deadline for KiOR to make a $1.9 million debt payment.

 

Mayor's Thanksgiving luncheon canceled

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A yearly Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens in Columbus will not happen this year.

Columbus man arrested for machete

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested earlier this week after officers found a machete in his pants.

 

Golden Triangle law enforcement offers Halloween safety tips

Posted 10/31/2014 in Area

As children prepare to go trick or treating tonight, local law enforcement is offering tips to make Halloween a safe and fun holiday.

 

Partnership studying possible Starkville Restaurant Week changes

Posted 10/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both owners and diners alike could see changes to next year's Starkville Restaurant Week.

 

Absentee voting ends Saturday

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The deadline for absentee voting in next week's general election is Saturday at noon.

 

 

City council mulls options for HOME program

Posted 10/31/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The HOME Investment Partnership Program has a little more than $4 million in its upcoming funding cycle, and Columbus councilmen have begun working to find consensus on what residences will be on the city's application.

 

Captured: Manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

 

Democratic areas win more transportation grants

Posted 10/31/2014 in National

Applicants from Democratic-held districts won 48 percent of the so-called TIGER grants for road, bridge and rapid transit projects, rail line repairs and port upgrades.

 

 

U.S. turns up heat on Takata over air bag problem

Posted 10/31/2014 in Business

U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.

 

 

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Posted 10/31/2014 in Business

That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.

 

 

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