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German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Posted 3/28/2015 in National

Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.

 

 

Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?

Posted 3/28/2015 in National

Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

 

 

Dispatch changing Sunday comics

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch is changing up its lineup of Sunday comic strips.

 

 

Hundreds attend funeral of man found hanged

Posted 3/28/2015 in State

Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi.

 

 

Man charged in noose left on statue at Ole Miss

Posted 3/28/2015 in State

A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.

 

 

Ole Miss chancellor and trustees: Job talks continue

Posted 3/28/2015 in State

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees said Friday that they're still talking about renewing his contract, but that they haven't yet reached an agreement.

 

 

3 Golden Triangle residents vying for Congress

Posted 3/28/2015 in Area

Thirteen candidates have qualified to run for Mississippi's vacant 1st Congressional District U.S. representative seat, according to the Secretary of State's website.

 

 

PSC to hold Town Hall meeting in Starkville

Posted 3/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a Town Hall meeting in Starkville on Tuesday to discuss "Zap the Gap," according to a media release.

 

Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

Posted 3/28/2015 in National

Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.

 

Bill: No license needed to carry gun in purse, briefcase

Posted 3/28/2015 in State

People would not need a state-issued license to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel under a bill that's getting final legislative debate.

 

 

Still no arrest following shooting in Columbus park

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week after a shooting at Sim Scott Park that left four people injured, Columbus police still have not arrested any suspects.

 

Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clean-up efforts are ongoing from a train derailment in Columbus early this morning.

Champ addresses Columbus youth

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Compared to the standard "don't do drugs" talk, Thursday's guest speaker at Columbus Middle School was a knock-out.

DSU president: 'We're alive and well'

Posted 3/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Delta State University president Bill LaForge spoke at the meeting of the Columbus Exchange Club at Lion Hills on Thursday.

 

Consolidated school debt-sharing bill heads to gov.

Posted 3/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bill creating a countywide taxing authority that utilizes debt sharing between residents of the former Oktibbeha County School District and former Starkville School District on July 1 now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's approval.

 

 

Special US House election field grows to 11

Posted 3/27/2015 in Area

The field of qualified candidates for north Mississippi's vacant U.S. House seat has grown to 11. The deadline for qualification is today.

 

 

Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

 

Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

Posted 3/27/2015 in National

Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust.

 

AP: Trustees offer deal to Ole Miss chancellor

Posted 3/27/2015 in State

Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.

 

 

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