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Woman gets life in stiletto heel slaying

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.



Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost gone

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.



Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said Friday.



Geologists link small quakes to fracking

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.



High fees eroding many 401(k)s

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.



New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.



Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after U.S. refusal

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.



O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.



Obama: Right to vote under threat in the U.S.

Posted 4/12/2014 in National

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.



Latimer: Budget committee should use caution with meeting input

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorney says Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker's interaction at Thursday's budget discussion changed the nature of the meeting.



New Hope teacher sent home after taking breathalyzer

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope High School teacher was sent home Wednesday after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag.


Residents question city's approach for infrastructure

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a public hearing Thursday on a proposed millage increase for capital improvements in Columbus, more residents expressed concern over the lack of a defined plan and the approval of a long-term loan for short-term fixes than the tax increase that would be needed to fund them.

CMSD board holds special meeting as bomb threats continue

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At roughly 8:30 a.m. today a bomb threat was reported at Joe Cook Elementary School. It was the sixth bomb threat in four days. Members of the Columbus Municipal School board have called a special meeting Thursday to speak with law enforcement about their options.

Alderman Walker censored at budget meeting

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker left Thursday's preliminary sanitation budgetary session after Board Attorney Chris Latimer, via a phone call to city representatives, said he could only observe, not participate in financial discussions.


'Super' weekend expected to bring crowds to Starkville

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Art, food and sports fans will find a slice of heaven -- and an event-packed schedule -- this weekend as Starkville and Mississippi State University present two of the area's signature events: the annual Cotton District Arts Festival and Super Bulldog Weekend.


Review denied for Starkville man's aggravated DUI appeal

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a review of Joshua Buckner's 2009 drunken driving case in which he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Perkins to sanitation employees: Get to work or face termination

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins gave a stern warning for Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services employees: If you do not work a full eight hours per day, you will lose your job.


Clay supes resume night meetings after suspending them

Posted 4/11/2014 in Area

After voting Monday to suspend night meetings until October, Clay County supervisors voted Thursday to go ahead and hold one night meeting a month for the next four months.


7th Mayor's Unity Picnic set for Saturday

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Mayor's Unity Picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.


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