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Building permits 4-17-14

Posted 4/17/2014 in Business

 

Man who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

 

Robber was never told to report to prison

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

 

Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

 

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

 

Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

 

Aberdeen makes plans for old depot

Posted 4/17/2014 in Area

Aberdeen leaders want to increase the city's sustainability and livability.

 

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has set out a timetable for attorneys for a death row inmate to file briefs by late May supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

Posted 4/17/2014 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed three bills to limit union activities in Mississippi, saying he hopes they strengthen the state's reputation as a place where organized labor has little influence.

 

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty.

 

Plane lawsuits might not get heard in U.S.

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

 

 

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes plummeting

Posted 4/17/2014 in National

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

 

Walmart employee arrested for embezzlement

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton woman has been arrested and charged with embezzling from the Walmart in Columbus.

Supervisors grant Eka Chemicals tax exemption

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday granted a 10-year tax exemption to Eka Chemicals for an $11.65 million expansion of its facility off Nashville Ferry Road.

Council moves closer to capital improvement bond issue

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen Tuesday passed a resolution of intent to issue a $5 million capital improvement bond. That means that within the next 30 days the city must publish advertisements notifying citizens of its intention to raise taxes in order to pay back a $5 million loan aimed at improving infrastructure in Columbus.

Borsig hails boost in undergraduate degrees

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig told Columbus Rotarians Tuesday that a dramatic increase in degrees awarded is an indicator the school is on the right track.

Stewart woman arrested with meth, paraphernalia

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers arrested a Stewart woman Monday after discovering she had methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia after a morning incident at Walmart.

Aldermen move forward with 4 sanitation studies

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen on Tuesday unanimously approved four separate sanitation studies -- including one that would outsource service -- in an effort to find future savings to help balance the department's budget.

 

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