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Washington Monument reopens

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, open to the public Monday for the first time in nearly three years after an earthquake chipped and cracked the towering symbol.

Godzilla proves even giant monsters need lawyers

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

He spews radioactive fire, razes cities and pummels creatures from Earth and beyond, but even Godzilla needs a good lawyer sometimes. After all, you don't survive 60 years in the movie business without taking some fights to court.

Smith files federal lawsuit over arrest

Posted 5/13/2014 in State

Attorneys for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his arrest came during an illegal undercover sting operation.

 

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop.

 

 

U.K. company to track aircraft after Malaysian loss

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Inmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

 

Clues missed as pedophile teacher abused

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off Americans and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and last to leave. He led student trips to exotic places and gave out cookies and milk at bedtime.

Boko Haram demands release of fighters

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quranic verses in Arabic. Some Christians among them said they had converted to Islam.

 

History shades Arkansas' gay marriage debate

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Fifty-seven years after federal troops escorted nine black students into Little Rock's Central High School as a white mob jeered, Arkansas again finds itself in the center of a debate over civil rights. This time, the issue is gay marriage, but the 1957 desegregation crisis still casts a shadow.

 

Hearing for superintendent search set for tonight

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is asking for public input on the search for a new superintendent.

GTRA picks up $1 million grant from FAA

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Federal Aviation Administration is giving 14 Mississippi airports a total of $4.8 million to improve safety and operations.

Results of economic study to be released to public

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The results of a comprehensive strategic economic and community development study of the Golden Triangle will be presented to the public for review and discussion Tuesday.

Kids' Day is about more than just fun

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

DeMontrell Cunningham has a simple mission: Give local kids one day a year to cut loose and have fun. Yet Cunningham's motives run deeper.

 

'Personhood' ballot proposal uncertain in Miss.

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

 

Monroe to hand out weather radios

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will provide emergency weather alert radios to senior citizens using a grant provided by the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging.

 

 

Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

 

 

Barbour headlines tort reform conference

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Mississippi's business community is celebrating Wednesday the 10th anniversary of the passage of tort reform legislation.

 

 

Appeals Court to hear Bryant appeal

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

A Noxubee County man is appealing his conviction in 2009 fatal shooting to the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

 

 

A short, wild ride to stop a burning bus

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus.

 

Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

 

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