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Supreme Court case to shape investigation

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

 

Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles.

 

Sears second quarter loss widens on sluggish sales

Posted 8/22/2014 in Business

Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping.

 

 

U.S. housing recovery appears to be back on track

Posted 8/22/2014 in Business

A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.

 

 

Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June -- the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.

 

Gas leak shuts down MUW cafeteria

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gas leak at Mississippi University for Women shut down a portion of the campus Wednesday night.

City, county mulling options for old Maxim building

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lowndes County and the city of Columbus bought the Maxim medical building after the company shut its doors, they believed they were acquiring a 130,000-square-foot facility over 19 acres of land.

Jobless rates see uptick in July

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Recently released unemployment statistics show slight improvement over last July in the Golden Triangle. The numbers also tell a story of need for more job opportunities, as area rates are well above the 8-percent rate for Mississippi as a whole.

Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former choral director and public relations officer for the Columbus Municipal School has been indicted for exploitation of a child.

Browning on Business: Columbus is getting new fish restaurant

Posted 8/21/2014 in Business

A new catfish restaurant is opening in Columbus. Catfish & Chords Fish House will be located at 2222 Military Rd -- the old home of Rub's Pub, which closed last year.

SPD ups patrols on Carver, arrests 2 for burglary

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested two men following separate burglary incidents on Carver Drive this week after officers stepped up patrols in the area.

Starkville police presence moves to Twitter

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department launched a Twitter account Wednesday that will provide updates on local policing issues, road conditions and severe weather situations, while directly answering questions and concerns from residents.

 

Sept. trial likely for election challenge

Posted 8/21/2014 in State

A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.

 

 

Amory voters to decide on liquor sales

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Voters in Amory will decide Oct. 14 whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

 

 

Tupelo City Council passes e-cigarette ban

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

The Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes at most restaurants and businesses.

 

U.S. special ops troops tried but failed to find hostages

Posted 8/21/2014 in National

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

Slain American journalist remembered as driven

Posted 8/21/2014 in National

In 2011, just after James Foley was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, he acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.

Women small business owners struggle to get loans

Posted 8/21/2014 in Business

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

 

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