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Chokehold case stirs debate on special prosecutors

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys.


Calif. protest turns violent again

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said.

Covenants expected to control business types, impact in Innovation District

Posted 12/6/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK are already developing covenants to limit future noise pollution and unsightliness in the area near the Highway 182 and Highway 25 junction.

A piece of installation art lands in Columbus

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new character has made his way to downtown Columbus.


Ethics Commission upholds newspaper's position on complaint

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission issued a final order Friday stating that meetings the Columbus mayor and city council held earlier this year violated three sections of the state's Open Meetings Act.


State denies Columbus charter school group, again

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in less than a year, a Columbus group hoping to open a charter school has been denied.

Photos: Wassail Fest 2014

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kaitlin Jones, 12, left, and her friend, Elizabeth Ludwig, 12, right, thank Rose Evans, owner of Rose's Corner Boutique, for the wassail during Wassail Fest in downtown Columbus on Friday.


Bryant to speak at MUW's December graduation

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women graduates will hear from the state's top elected official at commencement Friday at 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium.



In Japan, Pearl Harbor is seen as just another battle

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

For Americans, today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.


Arrest report: 12-7-14

Posted 12/6/2014 in Area


Greenwood doctor faces more examinations

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

A judge has ordered another round of psychiatric examinations for a Greenwood doctor.



Drug tests: 2 of 38 welfare applicants positive

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

During the first four months of Mississippi's new welfare drug testing law, 3,656 people have applied for welfare, 38 of them have been tested for drugs and two tested positive.



Miss. appeal on gay-marriage set for Jan. 9

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month about Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.



Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

At least 400 people are killed by police officers in the United States every year.


Police: Chokehold victim complicit in own death

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the street. When police came to arrest him, he resisted. And if he could repeatedly say, "I can't breathe," it means he could breathe.

American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen.


VP Biden's son adopts Mississippi shelter pup

Posted 12/6/2014 in State

A dog abandoned in Mississippi has a new home with the vice president's son -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.



Good deals: How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

Posted 12/6/2014 in Business

The start of the holiday shopping season shows a simple discount, even a big one, isn't always enough to lure people to buy.



In Kenya, police kill suspects with near-impunity

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

Kenyan officers are killing unarmed terror suspects, shakedown victims and even children.



Police: SUV in boy's death had anti-Muslim message

Posted 12/6/2014 in National

An SUV involved in the death of a Missouri teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed in the rear window at the time of the crash, Kansas City police confirmed Saturday.



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