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New trial ordered in MSU firearm case

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Mississippi State University student who was convicted of having a firearm on campus.

 

 

Media sometimes try, fail to keep NSA's secrets

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, an Associated Press review has found.

 

 

Robbery suspect also faces felony escape charge

Posted 2/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The suspect of a bank robbery Thursday has received an additional charge of felony escape, Columbus Police Department spokesperson Latasha Key confirmed Friday.

 

 

Miss. gets $5.6 million to help struggling schools

Posted 2/9/2014 in State

Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools.

 

Bottle released by Mass. scientist in 1956 found

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.

New wave of heroin claims Hoffman and others

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

Heroin was supposed to be an obsolete evil, a blurry memory of a dangerous drug that dwelled in some dark recess of American culture.

 

Court papers: Woman stole baby

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

An hour after a woman reported her newborn son missing from a Wisconsin home, police were questioning her step-sister -- found with a prosthetic pregnancy belly, baby clothes and a stroller, but no baby, according to court documents.

 

 

Sochi hijack attempt over Ukrainian prisoners

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

A Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound commercial flight and divert it to Sochi on the day of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony wanted to press for the release of anti-government protesters in his country, authorities said Saturday.

 

 

Obama signs farm bill that trims food stamps

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.

 

Russian TV shows doctored video of Olympic rings

Posted 2/9/2014 in National

Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, that didn't happen.

 

Hackers may have used Pa. contracted company to hit Target

Posted 2/9/2014 in Business

The hackers who stole millions of customers' credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in.

 

Supervisors taking hands-off approach to Unity Park issues

District 3 Supervisor Marvel Howard informally handed off short- and long-term Unity Park planning responsibilities to a new group of concerned citizens Monday.

Clay Co. intends to issue notes for projects

Posted 2/7/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors will advertise notice of intent to issue general obligation notes that would fund additional parking spaces near the courthouse and a voting precinct in District 5.

Narcotics unit seizes $40K in gambling raid

Posted 2/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Narcotics Unit discovered an underground illegal gambling ring Wednesday.

Bank robbery suspect in custody

Posted 2/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus authorities have a suspect in custody after a bank robbery Thursday. Ashby Barton, 24, of 307 Sawyer Rd., in Winona was arrested and charged with one count of robbery.

 

Girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda

Posted 2/7/2014 in National

An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.

 

 

School apologizes for black history lunch menu

Posted 2/7/2014 in National

Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

 

 

Police: Art thief among two held in violin heist

Posted 2/7/2014 in National

The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered Thursday when Milwaukee police recovered the instrument and blamed the heist at least in part on an art thief who once stole a statue from a gallery and then tried to sell it back.

 

 

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

Posted 2/7/2014 in National

People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.

 

 

Local Mississippi officials could get to set two holidays

Posted 2/7/2014 in State

City and county governments in Mississippi might get more flexibility to declare local holidays.

 

 

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