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Fast-food strikes aim at 100 U.S. cities

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.

 

Arrest report: 12-3-13

Posted 12/3/2013 in Area

 

Miss. judge refuses to grant gay couple's divorce

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer.

 

 

Arraignment set in Mississippi ricin letters case

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

A man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on a new charge.

 

Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

mid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Games in Berlin.

Hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.

 

Double vision: Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

Posted 12/3/2013 in National

In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

 

 

Troopers work 167 collisions over holiday, 2 fatal

Posted 12/3/2013 in State

The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents over the Thanksgiving holidays and investigated a total of 167 collisions that injured 36 people.

 

 

Snowden resigns as Starkville's community developer

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Developer William Snowden tendered his resignation this morning, becoming the fourth significant departure from the city since the current board of aldermen took over in July. City officials confirmed the resignation shortly before a Community Development Department staff meeting.

 

Wassail Fest is Friday

Posted 12/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wassail, a cider made of juices and spices, has been served for centuries. Robin Hood, it is said, enjoyed the occasional swallow. Friday, downtown Columbus merchants will try their hands at preparing their version of the ancient beverage during the 10th annual Wassail Fest.

Criminal justice task force to meet

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

A criminal justice task force meets Wednesday to finalize its report on proposals to overhaul the state's corrections system and cut ballooning costs.

Starkville kicks off Christmas parade season

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Christmas parade season kicks off tonight in Starkville where the theme will be "Christmas in Who-ville." The parade begins at 6 p.m. and starts at the intersection of Lampkin and Russell streets. Approximately 70 parade entries will travel north on Montgomery Street before taking a left onto Main Street.

Government: HealthCare.gov on the mend

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage -- if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.

 

Online petition: Stop Jackson bloodless bullfight

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

The man behind two new events celebrating Jackson's Hispanic population has brought controversy with the third. An online petition to cancel the Mississippi Bullfighting Exhibition scheduled Dec. 7 at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center had nearly 7,900 signatures by midday Saturday.

 

'A Christmas Story' at 30: Now part of the family

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite.

Probe seeks cause of NYC train crash that killed 4

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

Federal authorities today were beginning an exhaustive investigation into what caused a New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve to derail, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.

 

Montana appeals teacher's rape sentence

Posted 12/2/2013 in National

The Montana attorney general's office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was illegally lenient.

 

 

Officials looking at taxes on Nissan plant

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors said officials will negotiate with Nissan over property taxes in early 2014. An initial 10-year tax exemption expires at the end of the year.

 

 

Group: Miss. should do better to help vendors

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

It's too hard for companies to track down information on how to sell goods and services to state government and Mississippi should make it easier to do business with the state, a legislative watchdog group said.

 

Bryant proposes $4.4M to Mississippi hospitals

Posted 12/2/2013 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing the state give Mississippi hospitals $4.4 million to offset an expected loss of federal funds due to the Affordable Care Act.

 

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