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Athlete's brother not angry at police after shooting

Posted 8/11/2015 in National

The brother of a college football player killed by police at a Texas car dealership questioned Monday whether deadly force was needed in the confrontation, which can't be seen on video because there were no surveillance cameras inside the showroom.


Fourth night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

Posted 8/11/2015 in National

Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Feds detain two at GTRA Saturday

Posted 8/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Federal officials detained two people attempting to board a flight at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport on Saturday, airport director Mike Hainsey confirmed Sunday.


Marshals nab Columbus man for bank robbery

Posted 8/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Marshals arrested a Columbus man Thursday who was wanted for his alleged role in two robberies and a burglary in Columbus and a bank robbery in Alabama.


Lowndes Co. child murder trial moved to November

Posted 8/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case against a Lowndes County man accused of killing the 4-year-old child of his girlfriend in January is slated to go to trial this fall.


The W offers fall life enrichment courses, starting today

Posted 8/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Office of Outreach and Innovation will offer 43 non-credit courses as part of its community Life Enrichment Program this fall.

Dandass convicted of sexual battery

Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Coleman sentenced former Mississippi State University professor Yoginder Dandass to 20 years in prison after an Oktibbeha County jury found him guilty of sexual battery Friday.

Prisoner's revoked parole reveals inconsistencies

On July 8, 2014, the Mississippi Parole Board gave Nathan Sinko notice he would be released from prison in September, but he remains in custody today due to what his attorney describes as an unfair procedural change made by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

A mystery in New Hope: Tracing the disappearance of Manuel Vasquez

Posted 8/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On June 23, Manuel Vasquez called his friend Paul Vega. It was a brief conversation -- briefer than usual, said Vega, who often spoke with his friend of 27 years.


Man arrested over gunshot-like sounds near base stays jailed

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

A man charged in incidents initially reported as gunshots fired near a Mississippi military base remained jailed Friday and could be returned to prison.



Man held on $2M bond in 2-state child pornography case

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Bond has been set at $2 million for a man who authorities allege checked into casinos in the Mississippi and Louisiana under assumed identities and using their hotels' free Wi-Fi connections to download hundreds of images of child pornography.



Judge asked to revisit school funding decision

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Some Mississippi school districts are asking a Hinds County chancery judge to reconsider his decision that legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year.



Obama suffers setback as top Dem Schumer rejects Iran deal

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

President Barack Obama suffered a notable setback in his all-out campaign to secure Democratic support for the Iran nuclear deal when the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate announced his opposition.


Fiorina looks to capitalize on undercard debate performance

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

As Carly Fiorina stood at the back of a packed hotel ballroom Friday to give a television interview, a gaggle of conservative activists watched, chattered and snapped pictures as if she were a Hollywood celebrity.

GOP steels itself for uncertainty in White House race

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

Republicans are steeling themselves for a long period of uncertainty following a raucous first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign.


At end of epic Colorado theater shooting trial, a surprise

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

James Holmes will spend the rest of his life in prison after at least one juror balked at the possibility of sentencing him to death for the massacre that claimed 12 lives and spawned a gut-wrenching four-month trial.



Elvis Stamp on sale Thursday in Tupelo

Posted 8/9/2015 in State

Tupelo and Memphis are both gearing up for Elvis Presley Week and now the U.S. Postal Service is getting involved.


Law office of Harper Lee's father for sale in Alabama

Posted 8/9/2015 in National

Before Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" made the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch one of the best-known names in modern American literature, the man who inspired the character -- Lee's father -- practiced law in an old bank building in her hometown.


Automakers trying to prevent hackers from taking over cars

Posted 8/9/2015 in Business

When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.



Fire sale: Oil, natural gas, coal down

Posted 8/9/2015 in Business

These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.



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