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Work stops briefly to honor victims

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

Crews searching for victims in the tangled debris field from the Washington mudslide halted their work Saturday for a moment of silence to honor those lost.

Cold weather slowed winter wheat, but crop should thrive

Posted 3/29/2014 in Area

This year's cold winter slowed wheat growth so the late-March freeze across much of Mississippi probably did not cause major damage to the state's wheat crop.

Christian school pressures 'tomboy' to transfer

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle likes to keep her hair short, wear boys' clothes, collect hunting knives and shoot her BB gun.

Navy gunman once faced murder charge

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

The civilian truck driver the Navy says killed a sailor aboard a ship in Virginia once faced a murder charge in North Carolina but ended up pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was out of prison less than two years later, court records show.

 

New objects seen, but still no evidence of jet

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing jet.

 

 

Recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.

 

 

Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

Posted 3/29/2014 in National

As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country.

 

 

Department of Energy pulls BlueFire funding

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

The U.S. Department of Energy has withdrawn its support for a biofuels company's $300 million cellulose plant in Fulton.

 

Olympian to MUW crowd: Attitude is key to success

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, a change in attitude changed the path of her life. Beard, a 32-year-old four-time Olympian who won seven medals, spoke at Mississippi University for Women Thursday night.

City Council to talk capital improvements

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will discuss capital improvement projects they want to pursue and possible funding mechanisms for how to get them done during a specially called meeting Monday.

Columbus Middle receives another bomb threat

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bomb threat was called into Columbus Municipal School District this morning.

Second Lowndes deputy released from hospital

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputy injured in a shooting last week has been released from the hospital.

Scruggs on home confinement after prison

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is back at home in Oxford.

Court refuses to set Byrom's execution date

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court refused Thursday to set execution date for death row inmate Michelle Byrom, whose attorneys say they have discovered new evidence in her case.

 

Miss. religious-practices bill goes to negotiation

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

 

 

Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.

 

 

Turkey attempts to block YouTube

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

Turkish authorities pressed Thursday to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter, a move sure to provoke further outrage in a country where social media is widely used.

 

 

$1T student loan debt widens wealth gap

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

 

 

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