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Police searching for two suspected shoplifters

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is searching for two alleged shoplifters who took multiple items from Walmart Tuesday evening.

Man arrested after allegedly firing at SPD officers

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a man after gunshots were fired during a welfare check Thursday.

 

OCH budget projects decline in revenue

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County Hospital-Regional Medical Center budget projection for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 predicts the hospital will take in less than $1 million in excess of revenue over expenses for the first time in three years.

 

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

 

Miss. man accused of killing nursing home roommate

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Authorities say a Mississippi nursing home resident killed his roommate by stuffing a stuffing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the roommate's throat.

 

 

Southaven ex-mayor gets 2 year sentence

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.

 

 

Charter board considers hiring executive director

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could hire its first executive director next month after discussing applications in closed session Thursday.

 

 

No easy path to overturn Cochran victory

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A tight timeline and potential cash crunch could make it impossible for tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted 7/11/2014 in Business

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

 

 

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

 

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

 

Germany kicks out top American spy

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

 

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

 

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment."

 

KiOR exploring sale, hires firm to assist

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has hired a firm to perform financial advising and assist in exploring a possible merger or sale. The company, which built a $218 million plant in Columbus in 2011, made the announcement in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

The summer of the 'super flea'

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer is here, and so are the pests that come with it. If it seems that this year the flea problem is especially bad, it's probably a sign that the fleas are getting better at adapting to treatments, experts say.

Browning on Business: New speakeasy to open in downtown Starkville

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

A new bar is coming to downtown Starkville. The Guest Room is slated to open next month. It will be located in the refurnished basement of Restaurant Tyler, which is located at 100 E. Main St.

Local men arrested on drug charges

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested on separate charges related to drug trafficking.

 

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