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Miss. health officer opposes change to vaccine requirement

Posted 1/24/2015 in State

Mississippi has some of the worst rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S., but public health officials brag that it ranks best in the nation for childhood immunization.

 

 

Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

Posted 1/24/2015 in National

Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico.

 

 

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Posted 1/24/2015 in National

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

 

 

NTSB: Planes should have improved technology so they can be found

Posted 1/24/2015 in National

U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a crash.

 

 

Added protections for consumer information on health website

Posted 1/24/2015 in National

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.

 

 

Japan: Still working to free hostages after unverified video

Posted 1/24/2015 in National

A visibly shaken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early today that Japan was working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group.

 

Bill targeting open meetings has Columbus roots

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi legislators are considering whether to redefine what a "public meeting" is and Columbus is at the center of the debate.

Open Meetings Act violation claim expected against Starkville

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill confirmed Wednesday she is in the process of filing an Open Meetings Act violation against the city.

Trotter to hold first post-renovation event Saturday

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newly renovated Trotter Convention Center will host its first big event Saturday, despite continued construction on the buildings exterior.

During MEC stop in Golden Triangle, locals say industry is area's greatest asset

Posted 1/23/2015 in Area

Business and community leaders from the Golden Triangle attended the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Regional Round-Up at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew on Thursday.

 

SPD seek armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are seeking a suspect in a reported armed robbery early this morning where a store clerk was wounded.

 

 

Miss. House passes pair of low-impact Common Core bills

Posted 1/23/2015 in State

Mississippi House members overwhelming approved a pair of bills Thursday that may immunize members against controversy over Common Core State Standards, but could have little effect over what's taught in the state's public school classrooms.

 

Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.

 

Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.

 

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday.

 

Militants begin countdown for Japan's hostages

Posted 1/23/2015 in National

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.

 

4-year-old shooting victim laid to rest

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four-year-old Brayden Barksdale was buried Wednesday.

Murder suspect's bond set at $1 million

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son inside their home this week appeared in Lowndes County Justice Court on Wednesday.

 

West Point PD investigate another Handy Mart robbery

Posted 1/22/2015 in Area

West Point police are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Texaco Handy Mart on Hwy. 45 Alternate North.

 

 

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