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Pope poses for 'selfies' on Palm Sunday

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

Amite hesitates over landfill for oil waste

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.

 

 

Space crunch crimps Mississippi Capitol

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can't hide it -- the people's house has grown too small.

 

 

Country Music Museum grows to match genre

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

 

 

Official says robotic submarine will be used in search for jet

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

Search crews will for the first time send a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to try to determine whether underwater signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, the leader of the search effort said.

 

 

Seized cellphones put to good use

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from the Mississippi Department of Corrections' war on cellphones.

 

Answers sought after seven dead babies found

Posted 4/14/2014 in National

The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing.

 

MSU seeks info about photo archive

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has placed its archive of 5,000 photographs online.

 

Community rallies around young Steens cancer patient

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just before spring last year, Will Ayers, a 13-year-old student at Caledonia Middle School, had a procedure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. When the results came in, he and his mother were at home in Steens, and his mother said they had to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

New Hope teacher resigns after alcohol incident

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope High School teacher has resigned after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag at school last week.

 

J5 Broaddus using study to assist public works

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' project managing firm will run the city's public works department starting Monday. The arrangement will last a month, according to J5 Broaddus senior project manager Robyn Eastman.

 

Woman gets life in stiletto heel slaying

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

 

 

Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost gone

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

 

 

Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said Friday.

 

 

Geologists link small quakes to fracking

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

 

 

High fees eroding many 401(k)s

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

 

 

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

 

 

Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after U.S. refusal

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.

 

 

O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

 

 

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