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Death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner -- a powdered form of caffeine so potent that as little as a single teaspoon can be fatal.

 

 

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.

 

Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the plane.

 

McDaniel: GOP should be 'purged' after Senate race

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday that other Republicans used "race-baiting" to hurt him in a U.S. Senate primary, and the GOP needs to be "purged" of people who use racially inflammatory campaign techniques against members of their own party.

 

 

Police recover Hood's stolen handgun

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

Jackson police have recovered a handgun stolen several weeks ago from the personal vehicle of Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.

 

Jails rethink layout as female inmate numbers rise

Posted 7/19/2014 in State

When 13 women were arrested for prostitution in Tupelo in June the Lee County Jail had to act quickly to move temporary bedding into the women's detention area and create new spaces where female inmates could be housed.

 

 

Robbers' families say police acted appropriately

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.

 

 

Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in court.

 

Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Friday.

 

Unease over Obama Afghanistan plan

Posted 7/19/2014 in National

Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

 

 

Grant could bring netbooks to Crawford Center

Posted 7/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Crawford Center could have netbook computers soon. Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority is applying for $12,000-to-$15,000 in grant funding from Toyota that would fund 25 Samsung Chromebooks and a storage cart for the wireless devices.

 

Port authority moves toward finding new director

Posted 7/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority will advertise in a maritime industry publication and work with a professional staffing agency to find the port's next director.

Macon looks to sell mysterious machine gun

Posted 7/18/2014 in Area

MACON -- An old machine gun with an unknown past sits in City Hall and no one can say for sure how it got there.

Columbus man charged with molestation

Posted 7/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with molestation, touching a child for lustful purposes.

 

New proposal trims, tweaks Starkville landscaping ordinance

Posted 7/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City staff members say they have produced a user-friendly landscaping ordinance after making minor tweaks to Starkville's current rules and cutting down the size of the document by about 20 pages.

 

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Posted 7/18/2014 in National

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon.

Owner of offbeat Elvis museum found dead

Posted 7/18/2014 in State

A man who converted his antebellum home into a cluttered, quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he fatally shot a man who forced his way into the museum.

 

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