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Testing: ACT won't bid on contract

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

When it comes to companies to provide future standardized tests in Mississippi, the ACT organization says it's out. But it's not yet clear who's in.

 

 

Reeves proposes more income tax cuts, bumping total to $550M

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday floated a larger $555 million tax cut proposal with more income tax cuts, setting the stage for negotiations as the end of the legislative session approaches.

 

 

Mississippi landlord accused of setting couple on fire

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says deputies have arrested a landlord who is accused of setting two of his tenants on fire.

 

 

Man shot, killed by Pike County sheriff's deputy

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Authorities say a 35-year-old man shot and killed by a Pike County deputy tried to run down the deputy with an ATV.

 

 

Miss.: Keep execution drug supplier's name secret

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi's execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name.

 

 

Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.

 

Attorney for Ferguson suspect: Officers shot 'accidentally'

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said as he countered an earlier police description of the crime.

 

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist pleads no contest to second DUI

Posted 3/17/2015 in State

The former bassist for 3 Doors Down has pleaded no contest to a second-offense drug-related charge of driving while impaired.

 

 

Survey: Young adults want news every day

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news.

 

 

Facebook explains what posts are not allowed

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.

 

Columbus Exchange Club holds first Leprechaun Chase

Posted 3/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Saturday morning in Columbus, a small crowd gathered in the parking lot of Regions Bank on Main Street to cheer as runners blew past a makeshift finish line.

Columbus group offers support for former inmates

Posted 3/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 21,394 Mississippians are incarcerated. That's roughly one out of every 140 citizens -- the second highest incarceration rate per capita in the U.S.

20-year-old accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protest

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Authorities said a man charged in the shooting of two police officers last week during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended the protest earlier that night, although multiple activists said he wasn't a consistent fixture in their tight-knit group.

 

Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

 

Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Analysis: Influence of Senate Conservative Coalition wanes

Posted 3/16/2015 in State

Nearly two years ago, the newly formed Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition was preparing to make life uncomfortable for Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

 

Running death trial could hinge on 1 word from 911 recording

Posted 3/16/2015 in Area

One word on a 911 recording could help decide the fate of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.

 

Pakistan mourns for victims of deadly Taliban church attacks

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Pakistan's minority Christians blocked roads today in protest over a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people in the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country.

 

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