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UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no progress

Posted 7/12/2014 in National

The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."

Wounded deputies welcomed back to work

Posted 7/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in the line of duty have returned to work. Lt. Larry Swearingen and Lt. Clint Sims were honored Thursday along with the E-911 dispatchers, first responders and fellow officers who were on the scene of the March 18 shooting in a New Hope subdivision.

CL&W will not face penalties for overflows

Posted 7/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will not face financial penalties stemming from an inquiry by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding sanitary sewage overflows.

Board chooses Hickman as superintendent

Posted 7/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools during a special meeting today. Hickman, 38, comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.

 

Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV relapses

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -- and therefore is not cured.

 

Police searching for two suspected shoplifters

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is searching for two alleged shoplifters who took multiple items from Walmart Tuesday evening.

Man arrested after allegedly firing at SPD officers

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a man after gunshots were fired during a welfare check Thursday.

 

OCH budget projects decline in revenue

Posted 7/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County Hospital-Regional Medical Center budget projection for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 predicts the hospital will take in less than $1 million in excess of revenue over expenses for the first time in three years.

 

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border.

 

Miss. man accused of killing nursing home roommate

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Authorities say a Mississippi nursing home resident killed his roommate by stuffing a stuffing a cellophane bag containing a sandwich down the roommate's throat.

 

 

Southaven ex-mayor gets 2 year sentence

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was sentenced Thursday to 2 years in state prison for felony convictions of embezzlement and fraud.

 

 

Charter board considers hiring executive director

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could hire its first executive director next month after discussing applications in closed session Thursday.

 

 

No easy path to overturn Cochran victory

Posted 7/11/2014 in State

A tight timeline and potential cash crunch could make it impossible for tea party-backed Chris McDaniel to overturn his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted 7/11/2014 in Business

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.

 

 

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.

 

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.

 

Germany kicks out top American spy

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.

 

House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

 

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