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Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

Posted 2/26/2015 in National

The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia.


Storied locked antlers find their way home

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Williams found two dead bucks in woods north of Caledonia in 1992. They were big deer -- one was a nine-point, the other an 11-point.


Golden Triangle expected to receive snow today

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A winter storm warning is in effect for all of north Mississippi and the central part of the state is under a winter weather advisory.


Report: Over half the state lacked public pre-K access in 2012

Posted 2/25/2015 in Area

A report released by a non-profit group this week shows that 70 of Mississippi's 146 school districts did not offer public pre-K education to students.

Special US House election set for May 12

Posted 2/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.


Ex-Marine convicted in 'American Sniper' trial faces life in prison

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.


Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.

New leader chosen for Tenn-Tom Waterway board

Posted 2/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired an Alabama man as its new administrator.


Differing tax cut plans advance in Mississippi House, Senate

Posted 2/25/2015 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' $382 million tax-cut proposal was big, until fellow Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn rolled out his own $1.7 billion plan to eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.


Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.


Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.



Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.



Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96.



House to debate partisan bill to fix No Child Left Behind

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats.



How to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed.



Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

It's a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.



DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

Posted 2/25/2015 in National

In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own.



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