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Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Posted 8/1/2015 in National

The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.


MUW continues to fly state flag

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cities across Mississippi and throughout the Golden Triangle have chosen to take the state flag down in recent weeks, but the flag remains flying at one of Columbus' leading institutions.

Accused murderer arrested for shooting

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a Columbus man accused in a 2014 shooting death in the city shot someone else Saturday night.

Lowndes circuit clerk campaign spending eclipses $60K

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they'll mark ballots for six local races -- three Democratic primary races and three Republican primary races, as well one state senate and a state house primary.

13 Oktibbeha candidates miss pre-election campaign finance deadline

Posted 7/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ten of Oktibbeha County's 44 county-wide candidates failed to turn in campaign finance forms due Tuesday, and two more candidates submitted their respective documents after the deadline.


Cirque Millennia coming to Columbus

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kevin Bannister is hoping to bring a little bit of old-fashioned fun to Columbus when Cirque Millennia arrives at the Trotter Convention Center on Saturday.


Columbus Police Department to host 'Night Out On Crime'

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is welcoming the community to its annual National Night Out Against Crime block party next week.


In-person absentee voter deadline is Saturday

Posted 7/31/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle residents have until noon Saturday to cast in-person absentee ballots at their local circuit clerk's office.



Gunn protested by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair

Posted 7/31/2015 in State

About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair.


Police charge Starkville woman with multiple counts of credit card fraud

Posted 7/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 25-year-old Starkville woman faces eight counts of credit card fraud.

Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

Arrest report: 7-31-15

Posted 7/31/2015 in Area


Transportation candidates face deficit to maintain roads

Posted 7/31/2015 in State

Here's the challenge for the five candidates running in Tuesday's primaries for two seats on Mississippi's Transportation Commission: Officials say Mississippi needs $400 million more each year to maintain current roads and bridges.



Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?



Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.



Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.



Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.


CMSD budget creates possibility of tax break

Posted 7/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budget presented by the Columbus Municipal School District at Tuesday's public budget hearing creates a potential for Columbus taxpayers to owe less this year.

Coroner: Two weeks until remains identified

Posted 7/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be at least two weeks before human remains found in the yard of a New Hope residence last week are identified, authorities say.


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