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Police standoff leads to 2 arrests

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident Tuesday on the north side of Columbus that included gunshots, a man stripping out of his clothes, a large crowd and a three-hour-plus standoff ended with two men in custody.

District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying to represent District 17 in the state senate next year fielded questions on topics ranging from education to industry to gun control during a debate Tuesday at the Mississippi University for Women.

Williams calls for four-lane Blackjack Road project

Posted 10/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams gets his wish, a planned Blackjack Road tax increment financing (TIF) package would fund a four-lane expansion for the congested thoroughfare.

Columbus paving projects begin this week

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first paving projects included in the $4.5 million Columbus street improvement project are under way.

Court upholds Lowndes sexual battery conviction

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Sunday school teacher convicted of sexual battery has been denied a new trial by the state Court of Appeals.

O'Hara positions self as Miss. Senate protest vote

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Shawn O'Hara has a perfect record in Mississippi politics -- a string of more than a dozen losses over the past 25 years.

 

'Howell at the moon' for Halloween at MSU's South Farm

Posted 10/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Halloween ghosts, ghouls and spooks of all ages are invited to "Howell at the Moon" with Mississippi State astronomers.

 

 

Video: Islamic State hostage 'reports' for captors

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

A captive British photojournalist has been used by the Islamic State group to take on the role of a war correspondent in the extremists' latest propaganda video.

 

 

Southern Baptists tell pastors: Hold line on gays

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful.

 

 

Miss. public pension system shows improved results

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

With stock market gains replacing steep losses in the accounting ledger, Mississippi's main public employee pension fund posted stronger results last year.

 

 

Costs rise by another $496 million at Kemper plant

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County.

 

Arrest report: 10-29-14

Posted 10/29/2014 in Area

 

Mom of slain kids testifies in murder trial of ex

Posted 10/29/2014 in Area

The mother of two slain children testified Tuesday that she trusted the youngsters would be cared for by her ex-husband, now on trial in their killings.

 

 

Tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream.

 

 

Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.

 

 

MDOT stops use of questioned guardrails

Posted 10/29/2014 in State

State transportation officials are investigating where faulty guardrails have been installed along Mississippi roadways.

 

 

FTC says AT&T misled customers over data

Posted 10/29/2014 in Business

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers.

 

Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening.

 

Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

Posted 10/29/2014 in National

In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.

 

 

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