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Worker training bill may be dead as end of session nears

Posted 4/1/2015 in State

One of Gov. Phil Bryant's top priorities, a plan to divert $50 million in unemployment taxes into a worker training fund, may have died in the shuffle of the closing days of the 2015 legislative session.



Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.



South Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.



Indiana debate exposes GOP divisions

Posted 4/1/2015 in National

It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.



Special-education voucher bill headed to gov.

Posted 4/1/2015 in State

A bill to create school vouchers for a small percentage of special-education students is headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who plans to sign it.



Senate balks at bill to force new state testing competition

Posted 4/1/2015 in State

Senators want more work on a bill that would force the state Department of Education to relaunch a contract competition to pick state standardized tests with rules that would aid the ACT organization.


New Hope statutory rape case to go to grand jury

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three New Hope High School students charged with statutory rape have been released on bond.

Woman charged with child exploitation

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Smithville woman faces charges of child exploitation after she contacted a 15-year-old girl from Lowndes County.

Columbus leaders meet with citizens

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A packed house of Columbus residents Monday at Sim Scott Park Community Center heard city leaders' plans for crime prevention and reduction.

Golden Triangle's next generation: A poet that has faith in his hometown

Posted 3/31/2015 in Area

Not everyone has the courage to pack up and travel the country at age 18, but Marquet McBride did.

Shooting victim in stable condition after weekend incident

Posted 3/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A male victim is in stable condition in Jackson and two Alabama men are in custody in Oktibbeha County Jail after a weekend shooting.

Yarbrough hired as Starkville fire chief

Posted 3/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen continued the tradition of promoting from within for leadership positions and hired Charles Yarbrough to lead the city's fire department.


MUW rated "Best Value" in state in recent study

Posted 3/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi University for Women begins its search for a new president, a new study on affordable education suggests the job should be appealing to candidates for the position.


Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.


Pentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards -- particularly for high-tech or cybersecurity jobs.


South African comic Noah will replace Stewart

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.


Former deputy to plead guilty to drug charges

Posted 3/31/2015 in State

A former Leflore County deputy sheriff is scheduled to plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges.



Attorney: Indicted former Ole Miss student innocent

Posted 3/31/2015 in State

The attorney for a former University of Mississippi student indicted on federal charges connected to an incident where a noose was put on a statue James Meredith says his client didn't do it.


AP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.


German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

Posted 3/31/2015 in National

How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people?



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