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At least 9 dead as bus, truck crash in Calif.

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio.


Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.



Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.



Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information.


Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.

Colbert hosting 'Late Show' raises questions

Posted 4/11/2014 in National

With the announcement that Stephen Colbert will be the new host of CBS' "Late Show," his fans likely feel a clash of emotions.

Proposed Columbus charter school passes first hurdle

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus residents hoping to create a charter school are a step closer to realizing their goal. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.


Bomb threats Thursday are fifth in 3 days

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.


Tales From The Crypt alive and well

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.

Browning on Business: Sports merchandise store, gas station open on Hwy. 45 N.

Posted 4/10/2014 in Business

Sports fans, there is a new store inside Leigh Mall in Columbus.


Trotter work still set to finish late this year

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.


Carver prepares for 29-mile charity walk

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After weeks of preparation, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver is about to embark on one of his toughest challenges to date.

Computer upgrades ongoing as XP goes defunct

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Court officials say they are halfway finished with an office-wide computer overhaul after Microsoft pulled the plug on future support for Windows XP Tuesday, the primary operating software for the old workstations.

Fire damages Campus Book Mart

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials from the state fire marshal's office are investigating a fire at Campus Book Mart that caused a considerable loss to merchandise due to heat and smoke damage, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.


Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny.


1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said.

Police seek motive in stabbing rampage

Posted 4/10/2014 in National

It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.


Hurricane Camille's peak winds at coast downgraded

Posted 4/10/2014 in State

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Camille's strength at its catastrophic landfall in 1969.



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