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Owner: SUV in deadly Ohio crash was stolen

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Investigators on Monday tried to piece together what eight teenagers crammed into a stolen SUV were up to before the vehicle flipped over into a pond, killing six of them.



House rejects plan for appointed superintendents

Posted 3/12/2013 in State

House members want Mississippians to keep their elected school superintendents. And they don't think would-be teachers should need to score 21 on the ACT.



United States expels two Venezuelan diplomats

Posted 3/12/2013 in National



AMS features big winners in history, math competitions

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School students continue to win individual and group awards in various disciplines. AMS earned top middle school honors at Mississippi's National history Day in February. The school was named Quiz Bowl Champions and Best Middle School for the second year in a row.



Medicaid discussions continue among Miss. lawmakers

Posted 3/12/2013 in State

The Mississippi Hospital Association announced Monday that it's working with Gov. Phil Bryant's office to address budget constraints resulting from the Affordable Care Act amid Bryant's ongoing opposition to the federal health care overhaul.



America's new love: Water

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart.



FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.



Senate panel ready to OK gun background checks

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Democrats are ready to muscle expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary victory on one of his top priorities.


Mississippi Homestead art expo offers spring break diversion

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

No spring break plans? No problem. The Mississippi Modern Homestead Center will host a two-day expo featuring local artisans putting not just their artwork on display, but their techniques as well.

Man sought in grandparents' deaths in Wash. state

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Authorities are searching the Northwest for a man accused of killing his Seattle-area grandparents, who had just picked him up after his release from a Washington state prison, hosted a party in his honor and offered him a room in their home for the night.

China may end long-hated labor re-education camps

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

All it took was a handwritten note from police to send Zhao Meifu to a labor camp for a year in China's arid northwest. The farmer had been seeking redress for decades over a land grab by village officials. Tired of her complaints, police saw the labor camp as a quick way to get rid of her.


Drugmakers ramp up fight against fakes

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said Tuesday.



New center offers help for dogs consumed by fear from abuse

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

People want their dog to be a friend, not afraid. But sometimes, fear grips dogs so tightly they shake, cower, bite, growl or pee.


Former school board leader discusses merger history, alternatives

Posted 3/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former city school board president joined other stakeholder groups calling for the Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill's dismissal.


Jeb Bush: Political reporters 'crack addicts'

Posted 3/11/2013 in National



Miss. hospitals pressing for Medicaid expansion

Posted 3/11/2013 in State

Hospital administrators are pressuring Mississippi lawmakers to expand Medicaid, an option under President Barack Obama's health care law that state Republicans have so far resisted pursuing.


Prude makes one last junket on district dime

Posted 3/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a time when the Columbus Municipal School District was cutting non-essential expenses, Tommy Prude spent close to $1,000 on a conference that was held just two days before his term on the school board ended.

Petty pulls out of Columbus mayor's race

Posted 3/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the four candidates for Columbus mayor said late Sunday night that he intends to withdraw from the race only two days after filing his paperwork to qualify.


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