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Theater gunman built reputation as an angry provocateur

Posted 7/25/2015 in National

In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house.

Ga. debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

Posted 7/25/2015 in National

Art, monument or embarrassment?


AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

Posted 7/25/2015 in Business

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.



Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

Posted 7/25/2015 in Business

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.



Texas jail death focuses new attention on suicides

Posted 7/25/2015 in National

When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determined to be suicides.



25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions

Posted 7/25/2015 in National

Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down.



Debating The Donald: GOP rivals preparing with caution

Posted 7/25/2015 in National

Considered the ultimate wildcard, Donald Trump is complicating debate strategy for Republican presidential candidates now scrambling to prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on national television.



Votes building against Wynn's flag-removing resolution

Posted 7/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's upcoming resolution to remove the state flag from flying on city property will pass or fail by a razor-thin margin.


EMCC president speaks to power of community colleges

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new president of East Mississippi Community College earned his doctorate degree in speech communication. Those skills were on full display Thursday afternoon.


Lowndes Co. candidates speak in Caledonia

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In front of a full room at the newly finished Caledonia Community Center on Thursday, local candidates for public office introduced themselves and their campaigns.


Remains found at missing man's home

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Human remains have been discovered outside the home of a missing New Hope man.


Others sought in crash that killed rebel flag supporter

Posted 7/24/2015 in State

Mississippi investigators said Thursday that they are trying to find people who might have been involved in a road dispute just before a crash that killed a black man wearing a Confederate military hat.


Columbus man gets 30 years for West Point attack

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison without a chance of parole, said Assistant District Attorney Scott Rogillio.


Horse Park to host Paint Horses show

Posted 7/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville will host the Mississippi Paint Horse Club show Saturday and Sunday.


Mississippi congressman Thompson joining Obama on trip

Posted 7/24/2015 in State

A Mississippi Democrat is among the members of Congress traveling to Africa with President Barack Obama.


Obama voices support for gay rights as Africa trip nears

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Ignoring calls from some African leaders to leave some of his opinions at home, President Barack Obama spoke favorably of gay rights as he prepared to visit Kenya and Ethiopia.



Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

The term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws.


Hispanics love me, Trump declares at Mexican border

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

Ever sure of himself, Donald Trump paid a whirlwind visit to the Mexico border Thursday and predicted Hispanics would love him -- "they already do" -- because as president he'd grab jobs back from overseas and give more opportunity to those who live in the U.S. legally.

Police: 3 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

Posted 7/24/2015 in National

A lone gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others Thursday night before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.


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