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Sheriffs question inmate shift from county programs to state

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs say they are dismayed and puzzled by Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher's decision to abolish a program that sends inmates to 30 county jails.

 

Wife of former prison chief hopes to keep forfeited assets

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

The wife of former Mississippi prison chief Chris Epps isn't ready to give up the Flowood house that her husband agreed to forfeit as part of a guilty plea in a bribery scheme.

 

Community unites for Nepal at MUW candlelight vigil

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 100 candles lit up the area around the Bryan Green Gazebo on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday night as students, faculty and Columbus community members held a candlelight vigil to honor the country of Nepal.

Searching for Mayweather's Amory connection

Posted 5/1/2015 in Area

Everything about the most famous boxer in the world screams "Vegas" -- the money, fame, headlines, and glitz. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s roots, though, appear to trace to Monroe County.

Taj Mahal ill, unable to perform Tuesday in Meridian

Grammy Award-winning bluesman Taj Mahal canceled his band's Tuesday show in Meridian after doctors ordered the 72-year-old performer to rest after he recently fell ill with the flu.

Starkville market, arts walk scheduled Saturday

Starkville residents can enjoy two outdoor events Saturday as the community market begins its summer season and the city's arts council hosts a Main Street art walk.

Residents graduate from parent training

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past two months, 24 Golden Triangle parents and community members graduated from a course that educates parents on the inner workings of public schools.

Life crawling back to normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up.

 

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major study

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

 

Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.

 

AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

 

Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

 

 

Increasing gas tax makes for tough politics, adviser says

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

Mississippi will need strong bipartisan leadership if officials want to increase the gasoline tax to pay for highways, bridges and other transportation needs, the policy director of a national group called Transportation for America told state business leaders Thursday.

 

 

Gov. Bryant expects to name new College Board member soon

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

Mississippi Gov. Bryant says he will act quickly to choose a new state College Board member after he moved one of his own recently confirmed board nominees into a different job.

 

 

Man gets maximum prison term in rundown death of black man

Posted 5/1/2015 in State

A final pair of sentencings Thursday was supposed to wrap up the long-running federal prosecution into a group of young white men and women whose repeated assaults on African-Americans in Mississippi's capital city ended in the 2011 death of an autoworker.

 

 

FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day.

 

 

Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The most-used medicines in Medicare's prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs.

 

 

Records show worries over Baltimore officer's mental health

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

The top Baltimore city police officer suspended following Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 following concerns about his mental health, according to records from a sheriff's department and court obtained by The Associated Press.

 

 

Officials: Germany foils suspected Boston-style attack

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

German authorities foiled what they believe may have been an imminent Boston Marathon-style attack on a professional cycling race planned for today.

 

 

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