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Jury quickly convicts Colorado theater shooter of murder

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions.



Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.



Conservatives: IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage.



Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.



Judge sets trial for Charleston church shooting suspect

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

The man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last month will stand trial next July, a judge ruled Thursday.



GOP sees Iran nuclear deal as chance to gain Jewish voters

Posted 7/17/2015 in National

Republicans are trying to seize on President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and strained ties with Israel's leader to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Browning on Business: Grocery store closing in West Point

Posted 7/16/2015 in Business

The Kroger in West Point will close within a month.


Majority of Oktibbeha candidates hit report deadline

Posted 7/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About three-fourths of Oktibbeha's 44 county-wide candidates met Friday's deadline for campaign finance reports, according to a review of those records at the circuit clerk's office last week.


Supes give new tax breaks to Steel Dynamics

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved two new fee-in-lieu agreements with Steel Dynamics during Wednesday's board meeting, bringing the number of such arrangements with the steel company to four.

Police nab alleged 5th St. shooter

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities this morning took into custody a Columbus man they say was involved in a Southside shooting that took place two months ago.


Local candidates raised $27K in May

Posted 7/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six Lowndes County candidates reported combined contributions of $27,173 during the latest campaign financing reporting period, which ended June 10.



Mississippi alligator hunting permits sell out in 45 minutes

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

For the first time since alligator hunting began in Mississippi, public water alligator hunting permits went on sale on a first come, first served basis Tuesday, and all 920 permits sold within 45 minutes.



Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools

Posted 7/16/2015 in State

Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.



Business brief: BNI Mississippi forms chapter

Posted 7/16/2015 in Business



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Posted 7/16/2015 in Business



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Posted 7/16/2015 in Business



Congressional panels will probe Planned Parenthood video

Posted 7/16/2015 in National

The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as three Republican-led congressional committees said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses.



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