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Double mastectomy doesn't boost cancer survival for most

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests.

 

 

Biloxi bomb squad disables IED

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.

 

Development Authority to pitch in for Columbus firing range

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority will contribute $110,165 more than it was going to initially to help Lowndes County and the city of Columbus pay for a firing range for Columbus Air Force Base

Woman gets prison for MUW embezzlement

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former accountant for the Mississippi University for Women Foundation has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

 

CAFB instructor killed in Texas crash

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot died this weekend after his non-military plane crashed in Texas.

 

 

MSMS named one of top 100 high schools

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.

 

 

Bulldog Bash featuring Southern country, rock

Southern music fans will hear familiar accents singing country and rock songs at this year's Bulldog Bash.

 

Volunteer firefighters scramble to 2 scenes Sunday

Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.

 

Military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

 

 

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

 

 

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

 

 

Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

 

 

McDaniel delays announcement on lawsuit

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Manning case back before state Supreme Court

A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.

 

 

State to help stock, manage Amory pond

Posted 9/2/2014 in Area

An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks community assistance program.

 

 

New Mississippi record alligator, 2 days into season

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there's a new state alligator record.

 

 

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

 

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader.

 

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.

 

 

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