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Four students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

 

 

Scant relief: Summer gasoline price to dip a penny

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

 

Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

 

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

 

 

Court denies post-conviction appeal

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a post-conviction petition of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing a vulnerable person in her care.

 

 

Network set for child medical, mental needs

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children's medical, mental and behavioral needs.

 

 

U.S. tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable'

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

 

'Cuban Twitter' -- overtly political, poking Castros

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

 

Military: Marine fatally shot colleague

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

 

 

Judge OKs delay in Dutschke sentencing

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report.

 

Three charged in Detroit mob beating of motorist

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck.

Jury convicts woman in stiletto shoe killing

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.

Bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

 

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

 

Weathers granted 30-day extension for CalStar work

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.

School board questions staffing requests

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night to discuss the district's budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

Landowners file contempt charge against county

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.

Study: Most states improve election performance

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.

Supervisors reviewing first draft of nightclub ordinance

A proposed Oktibbeha County nightclub ordinance would force nightclubs to close their doors at 1 a.m., remove patrons from the premises 30 minutes later and require owners to provide at least one bonded security guard per 100 patrons inside and outside the facility.

 

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