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Kardashian's spot on public radio angers listeners

Posted 6/20/2015 in National

An appearance by Kim Kardashian on the National Public Radio show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has angered some listeners.



Boy donates birthday money to slain officer's family

Posted 6/20/2015 in State

An 8-year-old boy used his birthday party to give to the children of a slain Mississippi police officer.


Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95

Posted 6/20/2015 in National

Ralph Roberts, a cable pioneer who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth, has died. He was 95.


Trade dispute exposes House Democrats' turmoil, challenges

Posted 6/20/2015 in National

Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings.



Lowndes Co. Coroner: Bone found in Steens not human

Posted 6/19/2015 in Area

Lowndes County coroner says bone found May 28 did not come from human.


Stormwater waiver request prompts historic meeting

Posted 6/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three-person stormwater hearing board is holding its first ever meeting today to discuss a storage unit project that yielded heated debate between an alderman and its developer Tuesday.

Photo: Welcome back

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Woodard II receives a warm welcome Thursday from cheerleaders at Columbus High School for a celebration held in his honor following the championship he shared with the USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team in Argentina.

Convicted Lowndes County murderer likely up for parole

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a Lowndes County man convicted of capital murder should be eligible for parole.

Slimantics: Uncle Bunky: Twilight at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He is unsteady on his feet and the left hand that holds the Sharpie trembles noticeably as he draws his cartoon images. But his spirit remains young.

Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

Posted 6/19/2015 in State

A federal prosecutor said in court Thursday that Graeme Phillip Harris hatched a plan, after a night of drinking at a University of Mississippi fraternity house, to hang a noose on a campus statue of James Meredith, the first black student at Ole Miss.


Rubens water declared safe

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The "boil water alert" on Rubens Fish & Steakhouse was lifted Thursday.



Clinton says US must face 'hard truths' about guns, race

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the country has to face "hard truths" about guns and race in the wake of a shooting at a historically black church in South Carolina that left nine dead.


Gunman feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dylann Storm Roof had become an avowed racist.


Brian Williams' rehabilitation efforts begin today

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

After NBC's decision to remove Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and reassign him to MSNBC, the embattled news reader faces a quest to rebuild his credibility and dignity in a role that is a marked comedown from his old one.


Across US, over 130 prison escapees on the loose

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck, and a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the prison furniture shop and had himself delivered to freedom by truck.


Lawyer: Man shocked by wife's role in prison escape plot

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from prison told her husband that when she backed out of a plan to be the getaway driver the inmates threatened his life, the husband's lawyer said.


Photo: Bomb threat at Rite Aid

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Employees and customers evacuated the Rite Aid on Highway 45 North in Columbus on Thursday afternoon following a report of a possible bomb threat, according to the Columbus Police Department.


US agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.



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