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Hot chicks: At 60, Peeps more popular than ever

Posted 3/9/2013 in National

It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with -- what else? -- Peeps.

 

Tenn. police chief's polygraph targets racist applicants

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.

 

 

Arkansas GOP eyes Planned Parenthood funds next

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even more difficult for women to get abortions in the state.

 

 

Facebook spruces up your News Feed

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

Facebook has redesigned the main attraction of its social network to address complaints that its website has turned into a jumble of monotonous musings and random photos.

 

SSD board encouraged by changes in consolidation bill

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointed its officers and discussed changes to the amended school consolidation bill at their Thursday night meeting.

 

MSU student accuses deputies of brutality

A lawsuit filed with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court alleges police brutality by two sheriff's deputies against a Mississippi State University student.

 

 

Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director.

 

 

House revives push to raise speed limit to 75

Posted 3/8/2013 in State

The Mississippi House has a need for speed. House members amended an unrelated Senate bill Thursday to allow the state Transportation Commission to raise the speed limit on some highways to 75 mph.

 

 

Plan could allow state takeover of F-rated schools

Posted 3/8/2013 in State

 

Columbus nurse arrested on drug charge

Posted 3/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was charged with possession of a controlled substance after two vials of morphine were found in her possession after she was arrested in connection with a separate incident.

 

FAA to close 7 airport control towers in Miss.

Posted 3/8/2013 in State

Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services.

 

 

Illinois deal on fracking could be national model

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

After years of clashing over the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the oil industry and environmentalists have achieved something extraordinary in Illinois: They sat down together to draft regulations both sides could live with.

 

MSU family gathers to remember Zacharias

Hundreds of Mississippi State faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends attended a memorial service Thursday for the university's President Emeritus Donald Zacharias, who died Sunday after an extended illness and complications from multiple sclerosis.

 

Starkville city employee charged with embezzlement

A city clerk's office employee has resigned after being charged with felony embezzlement.

 

Ward 2 candidates put focus on infrastructure

Posted 3/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the first of a series of political forums hosted by the Columbus Exchange Club, Ward 2 incumbent councilman Joseph Mickens, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Susan Mackay discussed their platforms for the upcoming municipal election.

3 arrested in post office drug bust

Posted 3/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus residents were arrested in front of the United States Post Office Thursday afternoon and charged with possession of marijuana.

 

Arkansas adopts most restrictive abortion law

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Arkansas soon will have the nation's most restrictive abortion law -- a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward -- unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes.

 

 

Senate committee starting votes on curbing guns

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress' first votes on curbing firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

 

 

Chavez failed at US humanitarian attempt

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send thousands of soldiers, firefighters and volunteers to help with the cleanup. He also pledged $1 million in aid plus fuel to help rebuild hard-hit cities like New Orleans.

 

 

General: Heart attack killed Chavez

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

 

 

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