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No review of appeal over Lowndes elder abuse

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to review the case of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing an elderly person left in her care.


Why drop in oil prices has downside

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice.



Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients.



Parents say IS hostage converted to Islam willingly

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday.



North Korean leader reappears publicly -- with cane

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.


Former X Factor winner to play Caledonia Days

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 11th installment of Caledonia Days begins Friday and will feature entertainment ranging from country and gospel music to a pet parade to a lawnmower race.

MUW nurse: Knowing your body, mammograms key in detecting cancer

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For women, the only cancer more common than breast cancer is skin cancer.

Councilmen discuss lifting billboard ban

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There has been a billboard ban in the city limits of Columbus for 14 years.

MSU ranked No. 1 in national polls

Posted 10/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A day most Mississippi State fans thought they would never see has arrived.


Medicaid debate expected again in 2015

Posted 10/13/2014 in State

Advocates who want to extend Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more Mississippi residents know they face long odds at the state Capitol, where opponents of expansion are in control.



Health care worker catches Ebola from man who died

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.


Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs.


Lawsuit: Ala. teen used as bait in school sex sting

Posted 10/13/2014 in Area

Some facts of the case aren't in dispute: A teacher's aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eight-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined.



Miss. woman has helped solve 8 cases around the country

Posted 10/13/2014 in State

From her desk in Orange Grove, Ellen Leach helped identify a skull found in a bucket of cement at a Missouri truck stop.



Mechanical problem blamed for fatal Maine hayride crash

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.



Ambush suspect could lose advantage as leaves fall

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

For the past month, ambush suspect Eric Frein has capitalized on relatively mild temperatures, dense tree cover and his own survival skills to successfully elude a manhunt in the woods of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.


Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

Posted 10/13/2014 in National

The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then sold as a slave in Syria before finally escaping to Turkey.

Domestic violence victims eligible for waiver

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Domestic violence victims are now eligible for a 60-day waiver for utility deposits.


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