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First West Nile case reported for 2013

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Admiral says U.S. ready if North Korea strikes

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

U.S. defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea if it decides to strike, the top American military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday, as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest ebb since the end of the Korean War.

 

 

Miss. set to add terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.

 

 

Man uses feces to hid pot-growing operation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Elephant injured in drive-by shooting in Tupelo

Posted 4/10/2013 in Area

 

 

Stephen Colbert lures Bill Clinton to Twitter

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

Obama says he's 'determined as ever' for gun bill

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he's "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.

Jackson police shooting puts emphasis on training

Posted 4/9/2013 in Area

When it comes to a day in the life of a law enforcement officer, every encounter could be a potential life or death situation. Given the recent shooting death of a detective inside a police station in Jackson, local law enforcement officials said training and proper equipment are keys to ensuring officer safety.

 

Grilling on the River set to return

Posted 4/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a one-year hiatus, Grilling on the River is coming back this weekend. The sixth installment of the annual barbecue cooking and entertainment festival will be held from 4-11 p.m. Friday and will continue 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

CMSD considers Lee sale, impact of charter school law

Posted 4/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has yet to reach a decision on the sale of the Lee Middle School property. After meeting for nearly three-and-a-half hours Monday, the CMSD Board of Trustees entered into an hour-long executive session to discuss potential litigation and the sale of district-owned property.

Market opening for first run under Main Street control

Starkville Community Market organizers are preparing to launch the annual community event for the first time under Starkville Main Street Association's control.

 

Investigation begins after two children die in N.C. pit collapse

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

It was common knowledge around a rural North Carolina neighborhood that Jordan Arwood was digging a two-story-deep pit on his property. Some said it was for a bunker and warned their children to stay out of it.

 

 

Thirteen people killed in shooting spree in Serbia

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

A 60-year-old veteran gunned down 13 people in Serbia, including a baby, in a pre-dawn house-to-house rampage Tuesday before trying to kill himself and his wife, police and hospital officials said.

 

 

FDA approves return of drug for morning sickness

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

Talk about a comeback: A treatment pulled off the market 30 years ago has won Food and Drug Administration approval again as the only drug specifically designated to treat morning sickness. That long-ago safety scare, prompted by hundreds of lawsuits claiming birth defects, proved to be a false alarm.

 

 

North Korea urges foreigners to vacate South Korea

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.

 

 

FDA taking a new look at robot surgeons

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

 

Mouseketeer, girl next door Annette Funicello passes at 70

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls. Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, ruled among baby boomers, who tuned in every weekday afternoon to watch her on their flickering black-and-white television sets.

 

Hospital group says 'alarm fatigue' can be deadly

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

Constantly beeping alarms from devices that monitor the vital signs of the critically ill have "desensitized" hospital workers who sometimes ignore the noise, leading to at least two dozen deaths a year on average, a hospital accrediting group said Monday.

 

 

Analysis: Legislature often like extended family

Posted 4/8/2013 in State

It was a poignant bookend to the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature -- the passing of a House of Representatives seat from father to surviving son.

 

 

Monroe Co. hopes to get federal prisoners

Posted 4/8/2013 in Area

Monroe County supervisors have told Sheriff Cecil Cantrell to work out a deal to house federal prisoners in the local detention center.

 

 

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