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Microsoft ends support for Windows XP

Posted 4/8/2014 in Business

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.


Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.



Woman calls police about pot problem

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.



Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.



Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days

Posted 4/8/2014 in Business

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.


Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?

Immanuel Christian School severs ties with Immanuel Church

Posted 4/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immanuel Christian School is no longer affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. Church members on Sunday voted to accept a proposal from eight local businessmen that relieves the church from all obligations to the 35-year-old school and effectively severs the connection between the two, Pastor Charles Mullins confirmed.

J5 Broaddus: City public works waste could exceed $1M

Posted 4/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.


2014 session: Justice, teacher pay top issues

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers used their 2014 session to enact substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system, give pay raises to teachers and a few thousand lower-paid state employees and put more money into training new state troopers.



Supervisors hire Garrard as CAO despite Trainer's criticism

Oktibbeha County supervisors promoted Comptroller Emily Garrard to county administrator despite Board President Orlando Trainer's pleas to hire Ivory Williams, Jackson's former deputy chief administrator for funding and deputy director of housing and community development.


Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal budget to benefit the folks back home.


Possible signals from black boxes heard

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said today, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the month-long hunt for the vanished plane.


Angry families want GM prosecuted

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade -- and perhaps for covering them up.

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Posted 4/7/2014 in National

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.


Missing girl may be flood victim in Yazoo City

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

Police in Yazoo City say a 9-year-old girl has been missing since Sunday evening, when she was last seen playing in flood waters outside the back door of her home.



Natchez looking to catch 'poopetrators'

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

After a pile of complaints from residents and tourists about a stinky problem downtown, the City of Natchez is on "poop patrol."



Woman lands in jail on visiting day

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

A woman visiting the Warren County Jail is now in the jail herself.



Miss. Gaming Commission to study online gambling

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

Mississippi's chief gambling regulator is heading up a group that will gather data on how Internet gambling and sports betting are working other states.



Federal court dismisses Miss. appeal

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

A federal appeals court panel has overturned a lower court's ordered granting an appeal hearing in a Mississippi robbery and aggravated assault case.


Gipson wields influence in 2014 legislative session

Posted 4/7/2014 in State

During the 2014 Mississippi legislative session, one of the most influential lawmakers was Rep. Andy Gipson, chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee. The Republican from Braxton was a main sponsor of the session's most complex legislation, House Bill 585, a package designed to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive.


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