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PSC won't rehear domestic violence deposit waiver

Posted 10/22/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission won't reconsider its order to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days.

 

Marine murder suspect guarded by U.S. in Philippine camp

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines.

 

Mars to invest $31 million, hire 25 in Greenville

Posted 10/22/2014 in State

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.

 

 

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

Posted 10/22/2014 in Business

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

 

 

BancorpSouth third quarter earnings rise to $28.8M

Posted 10/22/2014 in Business

BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter.

 

 

Search continues for ambush suspect

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains.

 

Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.

 

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war.

 

 

FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.

 

Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

 

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.

 

Poll: Most expect GOP victory in Nov.

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate.

CVB finishes FY '14 in the black

Posted 10/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city and county's tourism organization ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $11,468 profit.

 

Welty weekend kicks off Thursday

Posted 10/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium kicks off this week, as writers from around the country come to the university.

 

Gas prices dip to lowest in nearly 4 years

Posted 10/21/2014 in Area

U.S. motorists are seeing the lowest gas prices since January 2011.

 

Golden Triangle hospitals react to Ebola

Posted 10/21/2014 in Area

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Health said the flu is more of a threat to Mississippians than Ebola.

 

 

Starkville could suspend landfill fees for debris

Posted 10/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will discuss suspending residential debris drop-off fees Tuesday after a line of thunderstorms last week.

 

 

U.S. agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

Posted 10/21/2014 in Business

The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.

 

 

MDOT approves Faulkner Scenic Byway

Posted 10/21/2014 in State

Portions of the road connecting New Albany, the birthplace of Mississippi's Nobel Prize-winning author, with Oxford, in which William Faulkner lived most of his life, will soon bear his name.

 

 

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