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Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

 

 

Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

Posted 1/16/2015 in National

The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

 

Amory native drawing attention on 'Idol'

Posted 1/15/2015 in Area

It's the quintessential Hollywood story: a talented girl from a small town travels to the big city to make her dreams come true.

Yokohama rubber hits the road

Posted 1/15/2015 in Area

Standing on fresh pavement, Gov. Phil Bryant shivered as he stood at a podium. "I'm sure there are those who said it will be a cold day when Mississippi gets a plant like this," he said. "Well, here we are."

Dak's back!

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rest easy, Mississippi State fans. On Wednesday afternoon, MSU quarterback Dak Prescott delivered the message Bulldog fans hoped to hear: He's coming back.

Browning on Business: Columbus eatery expands, Starkville bowling alley closes

Posted 1/15/2015 in Business

Potter's Drive In now has a dining room.

Gulf search for missing Starkville kayaker ends

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Search and rescue efforts to locate a missing Starkville man were called off Tuesday after crews located a small kayak floating about three miles off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tagert says Russell St. redesign work should begin next year

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major infrastructure project that will boost pedestrian and bike connectivity in the Russell Street corridor should begin in 2016.

 

Miss. files fraud lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR

Posted 1/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew long ago that bankrupt biofuel firm KiOR had poor prospects for success, but misled the state into loaning the company $75 million.

 

 

Musgrove asks judge to order state to pay school districts

Posted 1/15/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked a judge Wednesday to order the state to pay money that 21 school districts say they are owed from past school underfunding.

 

FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

A 20-year-old Ohio man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest.

 

Marriages and divorces 1-15-15

Posted 1/15/2015 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Pilkinton appointed

Posted 1/15/2015 in Business

 

 

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies.

 

 

Paris gunman's safe house could hold clues to 4th attacker

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house the week before and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model weapons, police said Wednesday.

 

France cyberdefense chief: 19,000 cyberattacks in last week

Posted 1/15/2015 in National

In what France's cyberdefense chief calls an unprecedented surge, about 19,000 French websites have suffered cyberattacks since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead in Paris last week.

Police stats show high number of Hiedi Ho calls

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have compiled statistics that show a staggering number of officer responses to Club Hiedi Ho.

 

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