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Rice tapped as new MSU police chief

M. Vance Rice, a 20-plus year law enforcement veteran currently working at the University of Arkansas, will lead the Mississippi State University Police Department pending approval from the State College Board.


Top military officer: Bergdahl case not closed

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.



House GOP conflicted on health law alternative

Posted 6/4/2014 in National

House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.



Palazzo leads Taylor in 4th District GOP primary

Posted 6/4/2014 in State

Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.


Lowndes County hospital fund investment continues rise

Posted 6/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The gain on Lowndes County's $30 million hospital fund investment continues to grow.

Columbus charter school group: 'We're going to make it happen'

Posted 6/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state has denied a Columbus group's charter school proposal but local organizers say they will continue their push to open another public education option for city children.

Clay County deputies make drug busts

Posted 6/3/2014 in Area

Four people have been arrested by Clay County deputies and face charges involving sale of or intent to distribute drugs.

Republican, Democrat primaries today

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

A Republican showdown for U.S. Senate takes center stage as Mississippians vote today in midterm congressional primaries. Polls are open until 7 p.m.


Supervisors amend Miss. Horse Park dedication

Oktibbeha County supervisors agreed to split an $8,000 fee with Mississippi State University to assess potential repairs at Miss. Horse Park Monday after pledging $4,000 and in-kind services for harness track fixes in April.



EPA goal: Miss. to cut carbon by 38 percent

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

The federal government is proposing that Mississippi's carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005.


Columbus native to step down as dean of U. of Miss. medical center

Posted 6/3/2014 in State

Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.


Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.


Study: People fear, more likely to flee, male-named hurricanes more

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?


U.S. worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.



U.S. disrupts hacking schemes that stole millions

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.


Spain: King abdicates for his more popular son

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favor of his more popular son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation.


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