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Gov't forecasts rising health care inflation

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

The nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers, businesses and patients.

 

Lawyer: Michael Brown never convicted of serious felony

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was convicted of a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary, a juvenile court system lawyer said Wednesday.

 

 

Man once declared dead goes on trial for murder

Posted 9/4/2014 in State

The lawyer for a Mississippi man who was declared dead two decades ago, only to resurface as a murder suspect, does not deny that her client killed his girlfriend and her daughter, but she said Wednesday that he's being tried in the wrong court.

 

 

Tupelo mall gets new majority owner

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

Rouse Properties, a New York-based real estate investment trust, is taking over as the managing owner of The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo.

 

 

Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.

 

 

Creditor wants 75 cents on dollar for Detroit debt

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors told a judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy Wednesday that Detroit could afford to pay 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt if it sold some masterpieces from the art museum.

 

 

European job market has strengths the U.S. doesn't

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

Compare unemployment rates, and America's job market looks much stronger than Europe's. The U.S. rate for August, being released Friday, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1 percent. In the 18 countries that use the euro currency, by contrast, it's a collective 11.5 percent.

 

 

U.S. manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 years

Posted 9/4/2014 in Business

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

 

 

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn't have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe, a missionary couple told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

 

 

Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee.

 

 

Teens in custody after disturbance at detention center

Posted 9/4/2014 in National

Authorities have regained control after a disturbance at a Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week.

 

Art Walk Downtown expands in second year

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second annual Art Walk Downtown will convert historic downtown Columbus into a lively arts festival Thursday night.

Sanctions may delay Severstal sale

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The sale of Russia-based Severstal may be slowed down due to sanctions the United States currently has on the country.

Accused New Hope shooter's attorney asks for mental evaluation

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies and injuring a third will undergo a mental evaluation before he stands trial.

Public works employees fired for misconduct

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen fired two public works employees for misconduct Tuesday. The identities of the two employees terminated during the council meeting were not revealed because the move was a personnel matter discussed in executive session.

Arrest follows Brookville Gardens shooting

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after a Brookville Garden shooting injured another man in his car.

 

Flat tax rate forecast for upcoming fiscal year

Starkville is expected to operate with the same ad valorem tax rate in the upcoming fiscal year, officials forecasted Tuesday, after staff said an expected early January economic development bond issuance will mean the city won't need additional funds for payments until Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

Vernon working toward fixing City Hall issues

Posted 9/3/2014 in Area

City officials are moving closer to a solution to structural issues plaguing parts of city hall.

 

Police find body of missing teenager

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Jackson police on Tuesday found the body of a 17-year-old girl they say was kidnapped and shot during the weekend.

 

 

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