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Most military sexual assault cases go unreported

Posted 5/8/2013 in National

They are young, often low-ranking service members out on the weekend in the late night and early morning hours. Sometimes they've been drinking. Often those who sexually assault them are in the armed forces, too.

 

 

Supes approve $5 million bond notice

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is positioning the county to be ready for future economic development opportunities, officials say.

 

Miss. Supreme Court blocks execution

Posted 5/7/2013 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked the execution of Willie Jerome Manning, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Trio of council spots on ballot today

Posted 5/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months of campaigning from candidates vying to lead Wards 4, 5 and 6 has come down to this. Columbus' municipal primary election officially began at 7 a.m., and at the very least, who will take the latter two seats will be known tonight after votes are tallied.

Starkville hasn't forgotten Steckler-Miller murders

Neither Jon Steckler nor Tiffany Miller were from Starkville. They were just two of the thousands of students who have passed through Mississippi State over the years.

Manning receives stay in execution set for today

Posted 5/7/2013 in Area

A Mississippi inmate sat Monday in a state prison holding cell at Parchman, awaiting word on his plea for the governor or the state Supreme Court to stop his execution scheduled today.

Frantic 911 call leads to three missing women in Ohio

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

The woman's voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now."

 

Today's election decides board seats, Democratic mayoral race

Today's Starkville municipal primaries will shape city governance for the next four years.

 

 

Supes hear complaints on unsightly properties

Posted 5/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, Lowndes County supervisors agreed to hold a public hearing on a property complaint during their May 15 meeting while they approved ordering another property owner to clean his land within 30 days.

 

 

FDA wants cancer warnings on all tanning beds

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

 

 

Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet.

 

 

Mississippi prepares new push on education

Posted 5/7/2013 in State

 

Limo driver, survivor views differ on fatal fire

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

As smoke thickened and a fire grew in the back of a limousine, Nelia Arellano desperately tried to squeeze through a 3 foot by 1 -foot partition.

 

Biden asks clergy to make argument on guns

Posted 5/7/2013 in National

Vice President Joe Biden wants pastors, rabbis and nuns to tell their flocks that enacting gun control is the moral thing to do. But another vote may have to wait until Congress wraps up work on an immigration overhaul.

 

Wiseman, Beal exchange blows before primary

"And then it got ugly," tweeted one Starkville resident Friday in observation of the public, back-and-forth row between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal and incumbent Parker Wiseman.

A barbed wire halo: Morton was Noxubee County's unconventional angel

Posted 5/6/2013 in Area

Death did not ride in with a thundering of horses' hooves on a cloud of gun smoke, though no doubt Heaven is a bit more lively since Macedonia native Bessie Morton's arrival April 27.

Deadline approaches for CVB grant requests

Posted 5/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter said she encourages people interested in organizing festivals that would bring visitor traffic to Columbus to apply before the May 10 deadline to be considered for grant funding during the second half of Fiscal Year 2013.

 

Suit filed to preserve evidence in death row case

Posted 5/6/2013 in State

An advocacy group and the brother of an inmate scheduled for execution Tuesday have filed a lawsuit to preserve evidence in the case for additional testing, whether the man is put to death or not.

 

 

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