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Mississippi River on the rise from rain fall up stream

Posted 3/14/2015 in State

The Mississippi River at Natchez is expected to rise 6.6 feet in the next two weeks, placing it just below flood level early in the spring rise season.

 

 

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

 

 

Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

 

 

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting today, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.

 

 

Iraqi Kurds: Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters.

 

 

Officials: US to keep higher level of troops in Afghanistan

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end.

 

 

Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves.

 

 

Harper Lee's agent dismisses 'elder abuse' allegations

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Harper Lee's literary agent says he was "surprised" that his client was believed a victim of elder abuse and asserted "categorically" that she was in "full possession of her mental faculties" and "delighted" about this summer's publication of her second novel.

 

 

Oil is on its way down again; will gasoline prices follow?

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

 

Teens in library build virtual worlds during Teen Tech Week

Posted 3/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, a handful of teenagers have gathered in an upstairs room of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for a couple of hours each day and planted themselves behind computers.

City's event calendar booming

Posted 3/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Southern hospitality is about to be put to the test.

Study reveals chronic absenteeism in Miss. schools

Posted 3/13/2015 in Area

Eighty percent of success is showing up, the saying goes. For 74,299 public school students in Mississippi -- 15 percent of kindergarten through 12th grade students -- that isn't happening.

Starkville's Restaurant Week begins

Posted 3/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's third annual Restaurant Week starts today, and Greater Starkville Development Partnership leaders say event has found its stride.

Home-made wheelchair helps injured pets in Balkans

Posted 3/13/2015 in National

When his dog Mica suffered a spinal injury, Dragan Dimitrijevic made her a wheelchair, using small wheels, plastic pipes and old belts.

Vote for firing squad shows frustration with drug shortages

Posted 3/13/2015 in National

A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.

Reed guilty of murder, sentenced to life, in Clarksdale case

Posted 3/13/2015 in State

A Mississippi man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of murder in the 2013 slaying of an openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale.

 

Bill to allow long-term trusts goes to Bryant

Posted 3/13/2015 in State

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant would let people put real estate into trusts for up to 110 years, and money, stocks or other financial assets into trusts for up to 360 years.

 

 

Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers

Posted 3/13/2015 in National

Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city's police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.

 

 

Fog delays recovery in military helicopter crash

Posted 3/13/2015 in National

Grieving families and comrades of 11 soldiers and Marines whose Black Hawk helicopter slammed into the water during a training exercise can only wait until the dense fog clears and rough seas calm enough for their bodies to be recovered from the wreckage, which settled in just 25 feet of water.

 

 

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