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Miss. Power files rate plans to pay for Kemper plant

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

Mississippi Power Co. filed three proposals Friday with the Public Service Commission seeking higher rates to pay for the $6.2 billion power plant that it's building in Kemper County.

 

 

Official: Gun used to kill 2 Hattiesburg officers found

Posted 5/16/2015 in State

The gun used to fatally shoot two Hattiesburg police officers has been found.

 

Artist's renderings paint pit bulls in new light

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artist Aimee Shaw and her husband run the Shaw Pit Bull Rescue Center from their home in New Hope. It's not an easy job, but strange as it may sound, painting helps.

Senator's son arrested on felony drug charges

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County authorities arrested the son of state senator Charles Younger on a felony drug warrant Tuesday.

40-year sentence for stabbing death

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Distraught mother Delores Temple can't bring her son back to life, but she found the strength to face his convicted killer and speak her mind.

Colleagues from around US attend funeral for slain officer

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Several hundred law enforcement officers, including several from as far away as New York City, paid their respects Thursday to the family of a slain Mississippi police officer.

Attorneys hope DNA tests will clear death row inmate

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Attorneys for Mississippi death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning say they hope results of recent DNA tests will exonerate him and get him out of prison.

 

Horse Park hosting event leading to world's richest rodeo

Posted 5/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville will host one of RFD-TV's Barrel Racing Qualifiers on October 16 during the Horse Poor Barrel Race, according to a press release from the Horse Park.

 

Oktibbeha authorities searching for missing resident

Posted 5/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are searching for 21-year-old Aashil Randive, who was last seen at his residence almost a week ago.

Data center builders win construction award

Posted 5/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The men and women that brought C Spire's $20.3 million data center from a concept to a finished product in Starkville received a major award for their combined efforts.

'Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."

 

Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday.

 

 

San Francisco police department under fire for racist texts

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

The original charges were shocking: Six San Francisco police officers were accused of stealing from drug dealers. Then federal prosecutors released racist and homophobic text messages.

 

 

House set to pass defense policy bill opposed by Obama

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

The House is on track to pass a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill, a measure that usually garners bipartisan support but this year has drawn a veto threat from President Barack Obama, angered a Shiite cleric in Iraq and has Democrats fighting Republicans over federal spending caps.

 

 

Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Posted 5/15/2015 in National

The Department of Veterans Affairs is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies being purchased in violation of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts, a senior VA official said Thursday.

 

 

New Takata air bag recall brings total to over 33M

Posted 5/15/2015 in Business

A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million.

 

 

Bill will open more of Gulf to energy exploration

Posted 5/15/2015 in State

Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are supporting legislation to expand energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Starkville prepares for 'hero's send-off'

Posted 5/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Hattiesburg police officer killed last weekend in the line of duty will be laid to rest in Starkville on Saturday.

Golden Triangle students perform well on WorkKeys test

Posted 5/14/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle high school students who took the WorkKeys test this spring out-performed the regional average.

 

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