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Alabama man arrested minutes after robbery

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and son were taken into custody Thursday morning after the son robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on Highway 45 in Columbus.

Market Street Festival begins Friday

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus will be a mecca for arts and entertainment Friday evening and all day Saturday during the 18th Market Street Festival.


FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.


Organizers say National Prayer event much needed after recent tragedies

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a postcard-perfect, blue-sky Monday, two bombs rocked downtown Boston, ripping through the fabric of Americans' collective conscious and staining the sidewalks red. But instead of tearing the country apart, many say it drew them closer together -- a nation brought to its knees, not by violence but by faith.

District 3 firefighters secure grant

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors signed off on an Assistance to Firefighters Grant recently awarded to District 3 Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday during its board meeting that will provide the department more than $50,000 for equipment purchases.

Beal attack ad inconsistent with previous position

A discrepancy emerged Tuesday between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal's previous support of a 2011 judicial complex bond referendum and a recently mailed attack ad against the current administration's plan.


Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

Posted 5/1/2013 in State


Spears takes over for Gerard at Eurocopter

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of American Eurocopter's Lakota helicopter production facility is leaving the company, officials announced Monday.

SPD: Stabbing suspect known to frequent area

Posted 5/1/2013 in Area

Starkville Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a victim Friday.


Uncle: Family to claim bomb suspect's body

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties.



Information sharing before bombings under review

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy "did what it was supposed to be doing" before the Boston Marathon bombing as his top intelligence official began a review into whether sensitive information was adequately shared and whether the U.S. government could have disrupted the attack.



Outraged lawmakers look to change military justice

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democrats joining forces on ambitious legislation to change the military justice system.



Federal Reserve to stick to same formula

Posted 5/1/2013 in National

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.



South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum on sale of historic massacre site

Posted 5/1/2013 in National



Candidates focus on growth

Posted 4/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grow the tax base responsibly? Absolutely. Explore options, including turn-key financial incentives, to attract major job creators? You bet. Support the city's 2 percent food and beverage tax's renewal? Definitely.



Lawyer: Former ricin suspect's home is unlivable

Posted 4/30/2013 in State

Attorneys for a Mississippi man who was briefly charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and others are encouraged after speaking with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office about repairing or replacing the man's house after an intensive search left it uninhabitable.



Noose hung at mayoral candidate's office

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



Law sets standard for school absences

Posted 4/30/2013 in State



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