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Report: Law enforcement gun deaths up, still below average

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths.



Marriages and divorces 12-31-14

Posted 12/31/2014 in Business



Man tries to run down police; they shoot, kill him

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him.



Prison task force: Ban no-bid contracts

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections should eliminate as many of its no-bid contracts as possible and start a competitive process to see if it can get better deals.



Both sides in school funding suit seek ruling

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for local school districts in Mississippi are asking a judge to rule in their favor without having a full trial in the case.



Republicans see diversity in their 2016 hopefuls

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Long criticized as the party of old white men, Republicans are seeing a diverse group of people step up for possible contention in the 2016 presidential race.



Miss. ranks 7th nationally in certified teachers

Posted 12/30/2014 in State

In the 2013-2014 school year, 198 teachers in Mississippi achieved the National Board Certification.



No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.



Obama golf game forces couple to move wedding

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.



Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Bracing to do business with a Congress run solely by Republicans, President Barack Obama is serving notice he has no qualms about vetoing legislation he dislikes.


2 men open fire on Los Angeles police patrol car; no injuries

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured.


Ferry passengers recount chaos: 'Jungle law prevailed'

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

There were no fire alarms at first, no knocks on the door from the crew, just thick, acrid smoke filling cabins and waking passengers on the overnight ferry from Greece to Italy.


Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters today painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501.


Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies.



Cities model New Year's events after Times Square

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Televised images of New York City's glittery ball drop have become inextricably linked with New Year's Eve.


Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.


N.Y. Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed

Posted 12/30/2014 in National

A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.



2014: Industry news abounds in Lowndes Co.

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike many years, there were no big press conferences announcing the arrival of a major project in 2014. But the year in Golden Triangle industry was not without surprises.


Columbus to host Christmas tree bonfire next week

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of what Columbus mayor Robert Smith hopes will be an annual event will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. when the city hosts a Christmas Tree Bonfire.


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