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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

 

Brown says new law doesn't apply to him

Posted 9/19/2014 in Area

Longtime Democratic political operative Ike Brown says a new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him because he believes it can't be retroactive.

 

 

France strikes Islamic State depot in Iraq

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

 

 

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts today questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

 

 

Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

 

 

CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

It's time for flu vaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

 

 

Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

 

 

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Posted 9/19/2014 in Business

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

 

 

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

 

 

Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer -- a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

 

 

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

 

CVB looking to buy new double decker

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County's tourism agency is looking for a new bus. Mechanical issues with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1984 Leyland Motors Olympian double decker led CVB board members last month to ask executive director Nancy Carpenter to begin soliciting quotes for a new one.

Charter school group submits incomplete application

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of locals hoping to open a charter school in Columbus hit a snag Monday when they failed to successfully submit their entire application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board.

Browning on Business: Golden Triangle gains a coffee shop, eatery this month

Posted 9/18/2014 in Business

There are more than 21,000 Starbucks in the world. The first one in Columbus opens Friday, according to what is written on the front window of the coffee shop.

 

Columbus to allocate $50K to redevelopment authority

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority will soon have some start-up money as it begins its mission of minimizing blight in the city.

 

New Columbus resident snags shouting contest crown

Posted 9/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ever since he won the Stella Shouting Contest on Friday, coworkers have been calling him "the screamer." In fact, one of the only times Richard Jensen has not been at work lately was so that he could yell up at a balcony in downtown Columbus.

Starkville police arrest alleged pot dealer

Posted 9/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville narcotics investigation yielded one arrest Tuesday after numerous complaints of drug dealing were filed with the police department.

 

Mother reports coach for inappropriate texts

Posted 9/18/2014 in State

A Jackson high school has parted ways with a soccer coach after a mother complained he sent inappropriate texts to her 14-year-old daughter.

 

School district police stock up free military gear

Posted 9/18/2014 in National

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

 

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