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States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

 

 

Poll: Most still align with Democrats or GOP

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.

 

 

Lawyers ask for trial to be moved

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.

 

 

IRS seeks unpaid federal taxes from Itta Bena

Posted 7/7/2014 in State

The federal government has placed a tax lien on the city of Itta Bena's assets, seeking repayment of more than $200,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes.

 

 

U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.

 

 

Nonprofits' contraceptive cases next for justices

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.

 

 

Four confirmed dead in Independence Day boat collision

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.

 

Officials: Rancher must be held accountable

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Shark bite victim feared for his life

Posted 7/7/2014 in National

Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

Residents, supervisors frustrated over slow pace of HOME projects

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County homeowners will have their home rebuilt, thanks to grant funding from the Mississippi Development Authority's HOME Investment Participation Program. When the homes will be ready to move into is in question, however.

Cops, prosecutors balk at new law

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.

Clay Sheriff's Dept. updates website

Posted 7/5/2014 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Department recently unveiled a new website with up the minute inmate information.

Black leaders seek Cochran's help after runoff win

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.

 

Ex-football coach Bowling hearing set for Tuesday

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion challenging his sentence on charges that he transported boys across state lines for sex.

 

 

Child's family won't directly accept KFC donation

Posted 7/5/2014 in State

The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.

 

 

Public hearing Monday for Blackjack TIF package

Oktibbeha County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing (TIF) plan 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse that could fund significant Blackjack Road and infrastructure upgrades.

 

Only road onto North Carolina island reopening after Arthur

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage.

 

Police: Man intentionally left toddler in car

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

 

 

Obama: U.S. always has been a nation of immigrants

Posted 7/5/2014 in National

Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life."

 

 

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