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Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee. "I am the only one who can make America truly great again," the Republican businessman and reality television star declared in a statement announcing the move.



Is there any recourse for victims of online photo memes?

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Those pilfered, captioned and shared photos that make us either cringe, rage or laugh out loud are as old as the Internet itself, but in these wild online times, is there any recourse for their victims?



Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf

Posted 3/19/2015 in National

Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia-Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry.



Sheriff's Department questions man in shooting

Posted 3/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a Monday afternoon shooting that left two people injured in Lowndes County.



Mullen responds to string of off-field incidents

Posted 3/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen felt any added stress following a week that included two of his players being arrested and a nationally publicized incident involving quarterback Dak Prescott, he didn't show it Tuesday.


Turner booted from supervisor ballot

Posted 3/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilman Marty Turner is out of the race for Lowndes County District 5 supervisor.

MSU sophomore in documentary about first generation college students

Posted 3/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Last summer, first-generation college student Jenny Rogers took the trip of a lifetime.


Senate sends $2.5 billion K-12 education budget to Bryant

Posted 3/18/2015 in State

In a legislative rarity, there won't be any late-session negotiations over Mississippi's K-12 education budget.


Wynn, Wiseman tangle over work ethic

Posted 3/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little and Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard distanced themselves from Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn after the first-term representative accused Mayor Parker Wiseman of maintaining a minor day-to-day role as Starkville's chief executive.

Parents weigh-in on CMSD principal search

Posted 3/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is looking for three new principals and it is taking all the help it can get.

Durst murder case: When should the media go to the police?

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

It was a filmmaker, not police, who uncovered a crucial piece of evidence in the murder case against Manhattan real estate millionaire Robert Durst.


Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.



Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on health care and financial reforms.



Rubio willing to defy European allies on possible Iran deal

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that if elected president, he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European allies if necessary in order to revoke an Iranian nuclear deal he might inherit from President Barack Obama.



US, Iran negotiators race to fill out contours of nuclear agreement

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran's nuclear program and punitive U.S. economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week.



GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants.



US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.



Federal debt limit comes back into force at $18.1 trillion

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

After a year with no cap on government borrowing, the federal debt limit has come back into force.



Ethics Commission dismisses 2014 complaint against Starkville aldermen

Posted 3/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission dismissed a 2014 Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen that alleged impropriety with an earlier school board vote.



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