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Baltimore streets once rocked by riots quiet after curfew

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet this morning at the lifting of a nighttime curfew that was enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen.

 

Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without addressing the root causes.

 

 

Look who's speaking Spanish: It's the 2016 Republicans

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Democrats can't match it. Previous GOP candidates couldn't.

 

 

Regions Bank fined $7.5 million for illegal overdraft fees

Posted 4/29/2015 in Business

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for illegally charging customers for overdraft protection.

 

 

Japan PM to make historic address to Congress, talk trade

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek support for a trans-Pacific trade pact that has divided U.S. lawmakers as he makes the first address by a Japanese leader to a joint meeting of Congress.

 

 

102-year-old woman, dogs rescued from burning home

Posted 4/29/2015 in State

Two Mississippi men helped to rescue a 102-year-old neighbor and her dogs from a fire at her home.

 

Nepal quake toll tops 5,000 as aid reaches epicenter area

Posted 4/29/2015 in National

Aid reached a hilly district near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake for the first time Wednesday, four days after the quake struck and as the death toll from the disaster passed the 5,000 mark.

 

Seeking answers to getting recalled cars fixed quickly

Posted 4/29/2015 in Business

Robo calls, social media ads, personal letters from the CEO and even a smartphone app are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects.

 

 

2 arrested following vehicle chase

Posted 4/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in custody following a pursuit that began in Lowndes County and ended in Alabama on Monday.

 

Tornado victims recall damage, recovery

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

Recently, a lawnmower threw a rock into the glass front door of Sybil Prather's home in east Lowndes County.

A year later: 'I think we bounced back pretty well'

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

A year ago today, a series of tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and other southern states, inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and costing the lives of 35 people.

MSU professor continues fight against avian flu

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Influenza remains among the deadliest diseases known to living organisms on Earth.

Starkville playing infrastructure project catch up with $2.7M bond issuance

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a $2.7 million-maximum bond package last week that will help workers tend to a growing list of road, drainage and access projects in the next three years.

 

MSU to take part in sexual assault awareness month 'Denim Day'

Posted 4/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University students and faculty, as well as local community members, elected officials and businesses are asked to wear and donate denim Wednesday as part of Denim Day, an annual event recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

Arrest report: 4-28-15

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

 

Nissan gives $500,000 to Miss. history museums

Posted 4/28/2015 in State

Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson.

 

 

Analysis: Initiative process complex and difficult to use

Posted 4/28/2015 in State

A conservative group announced last week that it will try to put a term-limits amendment on the Mississippi ballot, but history shows there's a good chance the proposal will never even come up for a vote.

 

Modern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

American Civil War commemorated way, way down south of Dixie

Posted 4/28/2015 in National

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

 

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