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Road house ordinance talks could be delayed until July

Posted 6/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors may not have an opportunity to discuss a potential ordinance mandating safer night club rules until July as officials travel to the coast this week for a conference.

Deputy: Man hid drugs under 'stomach fat'

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

A central Florida man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his "stomach fat."

Nebraska town braces for massive tornado cleanup

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Residents of Pilger braced for a massive cleanup after a storm with dual tornadoes tore through their tiny northeast Nebraska town, killing a 5-year-old and damaging more than half of the community's structures.

 

GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition switches

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.

 

 

L.A. mayor drops F-bomb on television

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA.

 

 

Southaven drug case going to grand jury

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

The case against a 20-year-old Memphis man, arrested during an undercover drug bust in Southaven in which another suspect was killed, is going to a DeSoto County grand jury.

 

 

Miss. sues credit-reporting firm, alleging errors

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Mississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness.

 

Munson making her mark on hometown

Posted 6/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you've walked through downtown Columbus lately, chances are you've seen the artwork of Katherine Munson. Last year, Munson was one of several who painted a mural at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Last month, she helped design and paint a mural in Coggin's Alleyway off of Fifth Street South. This week, she's at it again.

Freedom Summer: 50 years later

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.

 

Council to approve bond, appoint CL&W member

Posted 6/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will meet Tuesday to formally approve issuing $5 million in bonds to finance infrastructure work.

 

 

Analysis: Holmes oversaw Miss. spy files' release

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Nearly two decades ago, Hank T. Holmes oversaw the release of records from the defunct Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a segregationist agency that spied on civil rights workers.

 

 

Gulfport man died in Biloxi shooting

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The Harrison County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed in a shooting at Biloxi apartment complex on Saturday night.

 

 

Man added to 'most wanted' list captured

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

A Chattanooga man recently added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list has been captured in Mississippi.

 

 

Man charged with burning son's house

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The father of a Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputy is charged with arson in a March 12 fire that destroyed his son's house.

 

 

Mississippi Prison Writes teaches Parchman inmates

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Picture students in a classroom, poring for weeks over Spoon Jackson, Eudora Welty, Langston Hughes and others.

 

World Cup viewership up 8 percent in the US

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

Peace talks still in limbo despite swap

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.

 

48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.

 

Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo's sidekick Shaggy died Sunday morning at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82.

 

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