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Columbus man facing statutory rape charge

Posted 12/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Quadevious Atterberry, 21, of 2409 Oat Street, was arrested last week after investigators believe he engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

Noxubee Co. sheriff's son arrested on drug charges

Posted 12/17/2013 in Area

The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff was arrested Monday for possession of cocaine. Akem Olajuwon Grassaree, 25, of Macon, was arrested by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division after they discovered a felony amount of cocaine and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his possession, according to authorities.

Voter ID equipment installed in Lowndes Co.

Posted 12/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited the Lowndes County Courthouse Monday to supervise the installation of voter ID equipment at Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar's office.

Legislation expected to support Mill project

Posted 12/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State lawmakers are expected to fast track special legislation preventing future governing boards from undoing provisions associated with The Mill at Mississippi State University's long-term lease agreements.

Aldermen consider new Carver Drive bid

Posted 12/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could approve a new bid to concrete a portion of the Carver Drive ditch, a drainage feature that has served as a point of political conflict for years, during their 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

 

State Supreme Court denies motion for removal of trial judge

Posted 12/17/2013 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has again denied a motion from a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case to remove the judge appointed to preside over his case.

 

 

Arrests at McComb weight loss center

Posted 12/17/2013 in State

The owner and business manager of the McComb weight loss clinic have been charged with selling drugs and practicing medicine without a license.

 

 

AGs want tamper proof generic painkillers

Posted 12/17/2013 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and 41 other states legal officers are asking the government to require manufacturers of generic prescription pain relievers to develop tamper-resistant versions of their products.

 

 

Mississippi death penalty case before U.S. Supreme Court

Posted 12/17/2013 in State

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Jan. 10 whether to hear an appeal from a woman on Mississippi's death row who is seeking a new trial in the slaying of her husband based on claims that she was abused.

 

Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system.

U.S. fundraising mittens made in China

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

The outside of the mittens say "Go USA." The insides say "Made in China." Less than two years after being criticized for having the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms made in China, the U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction on its hands.

 

Fake signer accused in mob attack

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

Just when it seemed the scandal over the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial had run its course, a cousin and three friends say he was part of a mob that accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks.

 

 

Do vitamins block disease? Some disappointing news

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors.

 

 

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers.

 

 

Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck -- really extraordinary luck -- you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island.

 

 

No suspicious devices found at Harvard after email

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

Four buildings on Harvard University's campus were evacuated Monday after police received an email claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden inside, but after hours of searches and disruptions to final exams, no suspicious devices were found.

 

 

Family: Make Iran talks hinge on Levinson aid

Posted 12/17/2013 in National

The Obama administration should make any diplomatic agreement with Iran contingent on Tehran's help finding missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson, a lawyer for his family said Monday. "He's your guy and you put him there," attorney David McGee said. "Raise the ante."

 

Cochran: $14M contract for Aurora Flight Sciences

Posted 12/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran says the Department of Defense has awarded a $14 million competitive contract to Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus to assist in the development of a new aircraft for the Department of Defense.

Council could place 4-way stop at 3rd St., 3rd Ave. S

Posted 12/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Right now, the intersection of Third Street and Third Avenue South has a two-way stop sign. Ward 5 councilman Kabir Karriem said that hasn't been enough to keep drivers from speeding through that area, causing a safety concern for pedestrians.

 

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