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Software founder denies killing neighbor

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Software company founder John McAfee said Wednesday he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, changing locations and telephones frequently to stay one step ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.

 

With pot legal, police worry about road safety

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

 

 

Xi Jinping takes helm of communist China

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China's leader today, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms.

 

 

No letup in Israeli offensive

Posted 11/15/2012 in National

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire this morning, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

 

Louisville Street work finally near completion

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.

Conservator: Academics is only path forward

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although Oktibbeha County School District's athletic teams will have to sit out post-season play until August, seniors who were on track to graduate in May will be able to receive an accredited diploma as long as they pass their final subject area tests, despite the district's recent takeover by the state department of education.

Columbus man sentenced to life for murder of ex-girlfriend

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the capital murder of his estranged girlfriend in 2010.

Plane crash in Jackson kills three

Posted 11/14/2012 in State

Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.

Husband rescues wife from burning home

Posted 11/14/2012 in Area

The heroic efforts of a Crawford man saved the life of his wife Tuesday morning. The mobile home belonging to Henry and Betty Sharp caught fire just after 8:30 yesterday morning with two women trapped inside.

Flying high: GTRA is busier than ever

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As new economic development continues to fill the once-empty acreage at Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Industrial Park, the adjacent Golden Triangle Regional Airport is seeing a spillover effect, with more passengers than ever.

 

Hunt Museum ready for Thursday grand opening

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.

 

Appliances may be to blame for Indiana explosion

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for a cause, a city official said Tuesday.

 

General demoted for lavish travel and spending

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

 

 

Punishment phase of day care fire trial to resume

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

A Texas woman convicted of murder in a child's fire death at a home day care has a troubled past, say prosecutors trying to secure a stiff prison sentence for her.

 

 

Liberal group outlines $385B in Medicare cuts

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Hoping to head off wider health care cuts in upcoming budget talks, a think tank close to the White House is unveiling a plan for how to save $385 billion, mostly from Medicare.

 

Lawmakers probe Petraeus scandal

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Lawmakers are digging into the tangled tale of emails that exposed an extramarital affair ending David Petraeus' CIA career and led investigators to a questionable relationship between a Florida socialite and the general commanding the war in Afghanistan.

 

Waffle House CEO: Sex charges are 'blackmail'

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

The CEO of Waffle House said Tuesday that a former employee who claims he tried to force her to have sex actually was a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him.

 

 

Ryan, shocked by loss, says Obama won fair and square

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

The polling and other data and all the smart people watching the election gave Rep. Paul Ryan an optimistic view on the night of last week's election.

 

Beating tax cheats key to Italy's recovery

Posted 11/14/2012 in National

Good plumbers may be worth their weight in gold, but when one was spotted zipping around in a bright red Ferrari, Italian tax police were fast on his trail.

 

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