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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.

Storms sock the Southeast, killing two people

Posted 4/8/2014 in Area

Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

 

Cochran runs ads against 'powerful interests'

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for staying in office too long. The six-term lawmaker responded with his own ads against challenger Chris McDaniel.

 

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP

Posted 4/8/2014 in Business

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

 

Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.

 

 

Woman calls police about pot problem

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

 

 

Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

 

 

Next year's high-skilled visas snapped up in days

Posted 4/8/2014 in Business

Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.

 

Ocean debris left by jet depends on angle, speed

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?

Immanuel Christian School severs ties with Immanuel Church

Posted 4/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immanuel Christian School is no longer affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. Church members on Sunday voted to accept a proposal from eight local businessmen that relieves the church from all obligations to the 35-year-old school and effectively severs the connection between the two, Pastor Charles Mullins confirmed.

J5 Broaddus: City public works waste could exceed $1M

Posted 4/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.

 

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