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Teen accused of poisoning grandmother's greens

Posted 4/26/2014 in National

Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens.

 

Harness track repairs in limbo despite funding approval

Posted 4/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite Oktibbeha County supervisors approving funding and in-kind services to repair Mississippi Horse Park's harness racing surface and bring the venue up to U.S. Trotting Association standards, park Director Bricklee Miller says officials have not yet approved work at the Mississippi State University-owned facility.

 

Manning case back before Miss. Supreme Court

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Attorneys for death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning are arguing again that Manning deserves a new trial for killing two sisters in 1993 in Starkville.

 

 

Miss.-based Hancock Fabrics plans to go private

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

Hancock Fabrics says it plans to stop being a publicly traded company, allowing executives to focus on improving its business.

 

 

Oxford Eagle sold to Boone Newspapers

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

The families that own The Oxford Eagle say they have reached an agreement to sell the nearly 150-year-old newspaper.

 

 

Natchez man dies after stun gun shock

Posted 4/26/2014 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a 43-year-old Natchez man who was shocked with a stun gun by an Adams County deputy during a traffic stop.

 

 

Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

Posted 4/26/2014 in Area

A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

 

 

MEMA urges preparation for storm system

Posted 4/26/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning of the possibility of severe weather beginning this afternoon through Tuesday night.

 

 

Relay for Life still set for tonight despite bomb threat at site

Posted 4/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Relay for Life update: Due to a bomb threat at Columbus High School, the set-up crew for Relay has been temporarily evacuated. Relay will still be held on schedule this evening according to organizers.

 

 

Clay County seeks grant to replace well

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District is collecting signatures and information for a grant application. If awarded, Clay County could receive funding to replace a failed well.

 

School board chooses search firm, asks for audit

Posted 4/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to ask the Mississippi Department of Education to conduct an audit of the district and selected a search firm to conduct a search for a permanent schools superintendent during a specially called meeting Thursday.

Yokohama construction on schedule despite harsh winter

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

On the drive down Eshman Avenue leaving the West Point city limits, there's a bump in the road. At the bump, two bridge pillars and visible construction of a new bypass are on either side.

 

Nevada rancher defends racial remarks

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

 

 

Severe storms loom across central U.S. this weekend

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.

 

 

Two arrested in platinum theft from plant

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says deputies have arrested an estranged couple in a 2007 theft of six pounds of platinum from the DuPont DeLisle plant.

 

No pets: Tornado shelters face dilemma with animal lovers

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.

 

Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.

 

 

Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.

 

 

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