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Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Jackson police say a Hinds County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the death of a basketball coach.

 

 

Testing encouraged for those born 1945 to 1965

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis C testing at all county health departments in May.

 

1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold -- the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.

 

Governor may call special session to pay for tornado damage

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant may call the Mississippi Legislature into special session to help pay state government's share of tornado recovery costs.

 

 

Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again -- this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

 

 

2 Mississippi students are presidential scholars

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Two Mississippi students have been selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

 

 

Kemper plant drags down Southern Co. stock

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they're dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co.

 

 

Alcohol law change pulled from Starkville agenda

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on an amendment relaxing Starkville's alcohol sales was pulled Monday from Tuesday's board meeting, officials confirmed.

 

 

Public hearing for Island land use set for Tuesday

Posted 5/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus will hold a 4 p.m. public hearing Tuesday at the Columbus Municipal Complex to gather input on establishing an urban renewal area.

 

At least 3 critically injured in circus accident

Posted 5/5/2014 in National

At least three performers remain in critical condition following a circus accident in Providence. Authorities are trying to determine what caused a support frame to collapse Sunday during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey "Legends" show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Storm shelter half empty; some have nowhere to go

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

More than half of the 70 people who took shelter at a church in Louisville after Monday's tornado have found another place to stay.

 

Social media, criminal case debate rages

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court could have added its voice to the national legal debate over law enforcement's use of emails, cellphones, Facebook and other electronic communications in criminal investigations and prosecutions. It didn't.

 

 

Officer hit by car, driver being sought

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

A 38-year-old Alabama man is being sought for allegedly hitting a Prentiss police officer with a car in Jefferson Davis County.

 

U.S. teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms.

Carter remembered as dedicated, loving leader

Posted 5/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A life-long Columbus advocate, businesswoman and volunteer has died. Vanessa Carter, 52, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday.

 

Two arrested for looting in Lee County

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Bond has been set at $50,000 each for two men arrested and charged for looting at Lee County residences in the storm aftermath.

 

 

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