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Vatican: 848 priests defrocked since '04

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

The Vatican revealed Tuesday that over the past decade, it has defrocked 848 priests who raped or molested children and sanctioned another 2,572 with lesser penalties, providing the first ever breakdown of how it handled the more than 3,400 cases of abuse reported to the Holy See since 2004.



Iran admiral: U.S. ships are a target in case of war

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.



UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.



Lewinsky speaks out on affair with Clinton

Posted 5/7/2014 in National

Monica Lewinsky says there's no question her boss -- Bill Clinton -- "took advantage" of her when he was president.


Immanuel now Columbus Christian Academy

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The private school will now be known as Columbus Christian Academy. The name was revealed in front of students, faculty and parents Tuesday morning.


MEMA opens disaster relief center in New Hope

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Disaster Recovery Center is now open at the New Hope Community Center to help those who have been affected by the April 28 tornadoes.


More funding needed for CAFB firing range

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bids on the building and bullet trap for a new Lowndes County shooting range have come in over the original budget, meaning more funding from the county and city will likely be needed for the project to happen.

County seeking quotes for debris cleanup

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County was one of seven counties in Mississippi declared a federal disaster area after it was hit by five tornadoes last week.

Lowndes School District improperly allocated funding

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The State Auditor's Office revealed Tuesday that the Lowndes County School District did not properly use Title I funds during the 2012-2013 school year.

Photo: A night for nurses

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bessie Johnson, a housekeeper at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, holds up a candle with co-workers in the courtyard of the Patient Tower Monday in honor of National Nurses Week.


Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.


Residents: Safety issues abound on Blackjack Road

About 20 Blackjack residents say they, along with commuters who use the widely traveled thoroughfare near Mississippi State University, are forced to endure dangerous conditions on Blackjack Road as heavy construction equipment associated with housing developments block and damage the street.

Perkins: Nixing alcohol sales agenda item prevents divisive discussion

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on a law relaxing Starkville alcohol sales was pulled Monday from today's city business, officials confirmed Monday.


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Jackson police say a Hinds County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the death of a basketball coach.



Testing encouraged for those born 1945 to 1965

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis C testing at all county health departments in May.


1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold -- the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.


Governor may call special session to pay for tornado damage

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant may call the Mississippi Legislature into special session to help pay state government's share of tornado recovery costs.



Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again -- this time with no need to look over his shoulder.



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