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Higher death benefits for 1st responders proposed

Posted 1/28/2014 in State

Law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders will lobby lawmakers this week to increase the benefits for families of first responders who die in the line of duty.

 

 

Miss. debates limits on body scanners at prisons

Posted 1/28/2014 in State

For the past few months, Mississippi prison employees have had to walk through body scanners when they go to work to make sure they're not carrying drugs, weapons or other contraband items.

 

 

Fla. congressman to resign after cocaine scandal

Posted 1/28/2014 in National

After going through rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse and pledging that he'd work through his problems to regain his Florida constituents' trust, Trey Radel's short career in Congress ended with a whimper Monday.

 

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in N.Y.

Posted 1/28/2014 in National

Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.

Cochran to get marker on music trail

Posted 1/28/2014 in State

The late Hank Cochran, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, is being honored today with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.

 

U.S. looks at ways to prevent spying on NSA spying

Posted 1/28/2014 in National

As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.

 

 

Four dead in Itawamba Co. mobile home fire

Posted 1/28/2014 in Area

Four people are dead and four others hospitalized after an early morning mobile home fire in Itawamba County.

 

City schools hoping for 'industry education' grant

Posted 1/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is applying for a $7 million grant that would bring "industry education experiences" to local high school students.

Eminent domain issue should not delay CalStar project

Posted 1/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is pursuing eminent domain for a small tract near the CalStar site that a landowner will not sell at appraised value, but county attorney Tim Hudson and Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins don't expect the matter to delay construction.

 

Get ready for more cold temperatures

Posted 1/27/2014 in Area

The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued a wind chill advisory for this evening and into Tuesday morning for the Highway 82 corridor in Mississippi.

 

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

 

Trial opens today in buttocks injection case

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.

 

 

Miss. Legislature has sharp partisan divide

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they're not making life easy for Republicans.

 

USS Monitor work ceases as dollars dwindle

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.

 

Odd call: Blowing nose brings big buck

Posted 1/27/2014 in State

The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running.

 

Maryland mall to reopen after Saturday shooting

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself was set for a somber reopening Monday under increased security as police worked to figure out why the shooting took place and whether the gunman knew either victim.

 

Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.

 

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

 

Crocodile takes Australian boy, mauls another

Posted 1/27/2014 in National

Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a 13-foot crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia.

 

 

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