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West Point chief says he may review false alarm policy

Posted 2/12/2014 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley received approval from selectmen to review the department's policy on false alarm calls and make a recommendation on possible changes to it in a future meeting.

 

Major Oktibbeha Co. cocaine ring busted

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major cocaine ring based out of Oktibbeha County has been dismantled, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The investigation, called Operation Queen Bee, focused on a group of Starkville-based cocaine distributors who provided narcotics to the northern half of the state.

 

Alabama woman dies in roll-over

Posted 2/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Icy road conditions are to blame for a single-car accident that claimed the life of a young mother Tuesday morning.

 

Miss. students lag on Advanced Placement exams

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

Mississippi is not only last among states in its share of high school students scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. It's also falling further behind.

 

 

IRS loses federal appeal on new rules for tax preparers

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.

 

 

Gay Md. teen achieves Eagle Scout

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

 

 

House approves military pension bill

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.

 

 

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

 

 

Discovery of graves affects hospital parking lot plan

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

The discovery of what could be as many as 1,000 graves on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has officials rethinking the location parking facilities and other facilities.

 

Millport chooses engineer for sewer

Posted 2/12/2014 in Area

The Millport Town Council is one step closer to beginning work on its city sewer system.

 

Wiggle room for big firms under new health care coverage rule

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other firms with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.

 

 

Bedrock GOP principle dropped in debt ceiling vote

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority -- the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.

 

 

Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death -- extending the right to children for the first time.

 

 

House passes plan to pay student's community college tuition

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

A plan to pay community college tuition for recent Mississippi high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid is advancing.

 

 

House rejects appointed superintendents bill

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

Mississippi House members like elected school superintendents so much that they're not even willing to let voters decide if they want to keep electing them.

 

 

Bill seeks to address Mississippi teen pregnancy

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could require community colleges and public universities to study ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies among unmarried 18- and 19-year-olds.

 

 

Bryant: Collect DNA after certain arrests

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he supports proposals to require collection of DNA from people arrested and charged with violent crimes such as murder.

 

 

House OKs bill to create 3 elite strike forces

Posted 2/12/2014 in State

 

 

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

Posted 2/12/2014 in National

Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.

 

 

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