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Miss. could adopt ACT as exit exam

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.

 

 

Miss. House rejects proposal to expand Medicaid

Posted 2/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.

 

Scores killed during Ukraine protests

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

 

Israeli demand sparks 'Jewish state' debate

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

 

 

Police: 4 dead, 2 injured in N. Calif. shooting

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.

 

 

Accident rates improving for older drivers

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.

 

Bassist suspended indefinitely by 3 Doors Down

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.

 

Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

Posted 2/21/2014 in National

Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

 

Columbus man arrested after stealing Mercedes

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department has arrested a suspected car thief after a dangerous chase through the county Friday.

Army increases order for Columbus Airbus helicopters

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a month after the U.S. Congress passed a budget package that funded twice the expected amount of Lakota helicopters to be produced at the Columbus Airbus plant, there is more good news for the people who build them.

City school board attorney to resign

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn has submitted his resignation. Dunn, who has served as board attorney since 1989, submitted his resignation during Tuesday night's board meeting in executive session.

Trotter renovation bids far exceed planned budget

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said there are no plans to re-open bids for the renovation of the Trotter Convention Center after all three bids for the project were more than double the $1.65 million construction budget.

Browning on Business: Main Street welcoming new shops

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

Downtown Columbus has happenings. Let's go west to east on Main Street.

 

Three Restaurant Week charity finalists chosen

Posted 2/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau picked three finalists Wednesday for the upcoming Restaurant Week's charity aspect but declined to reveal their identities until next week.

 

Couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

A couple who believed in faith-healing were sentenced Wednesday to 3 to seven years in prison in the death of a second child who never saw a doctor despite being stricken with pneumonia.

 

Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother's house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot.

 

 

Neglected child's father charged with murder in Tenn.

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

The father of a disabled girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide in what is being described as one of the worst child-neglect cases police have ever seen in Tennessee.

 

 

Vernon moving closer to deal for industry park

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is a lease agreement away from finalizing a deal to bring the first tenant to the city's industrial park.

 

 

New Tupelo police station estimated at $8.8M

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The early design of Tupelo's new police headquarters shows a two-story facility with an $8.8 million price tag.

 

 

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