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Missing Lowndes teen found safe in Winona

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County teenager who went missing earlier this week has returned home.

 

Water park ready for influx of Memorial Day Weekend visitors

Posted 5/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A local water park manager says Starkville Wet 'N Wild is ready to handle Memorial Day Weekend's unofficial start of beach season at Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

Starkville, C Spire tech relationship continues to bloom

Posted 5/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and C Spire officials continued building upon a dynamic partnership Tuesday when aldermen approved a telecommunications contract for Internet services at the new city hall under construction at the end of Main Street.

 

 

Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair.

 

Three more arrests in Sen. Cochran photo probe

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Investigators say a Mississippi tea party official and two other men arrested Thursday conspired with a conservative blogger to use photographs of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ill wife to push allegations that the longtime Republican senator was involved in an inappropriate relationship with another woman.

 

Police: Man stole bread truck, made deliveries

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery's owner said Thursday.

 

 

Deaths put NYC jail system under scrutiny

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

The grisly deaths of two inmates -- one who "baked to death" in his overheated cell, another who sexually mutilated himself while locked up alone for seven days -- have raised new questions about the New York City jail system's ability to deal with a burgeoning number of mentally ill people.

 

 

In switch, gay rights issue now favoring Democrats

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

It wasn't all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats to wield.

 

 

Death of ex-deputy facing charges ruled suicide

Posted 5/23/2014 in State

Authorities say a former Harrison County deputy jail warden facing trial on sex-crime charges has died in Hinds County and his death has been ruled a suicide.

 

Weather forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.

 

Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother's boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor year after year, but she was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday.

 

 

New anti-gay remarks by 'Duck Dynasty' star emerge

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

A&E has declined to comment on new video of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks.

 

 

AP: Botched nuclear silo drill revealed

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

An Air Force security team's botched response to a simulated assault on a nuclear missile silo has prompted a blistering review followed by expanded training to deal with the nightmare scenario of a real attack.

 

 

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

 

 

House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday.

 

 

80 U.S. Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

Posted 5/23/2014 in National

Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have begun their mission in Chad to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.

 

 

Weak electronics sales pressure Best Buy, Sears

Posted 5/23/2014 in Business

Is America's love affair with gadgets fading?

 

 

Target stores facing identity crisis

Posted 5/23/2014 in Business

Target is having an identity crisis.

 

 

Investigators searching for Lowndes County teen

Posted 5/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County teen is missing after she was last seen getting into a vehicle with two men.

 

 

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