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Manning lawyers to Miss. high court: Witness lied

Posted 10/28/2014 in State

Lawyers for a Mississippi death row inmate told state Supreme Court justices Monday that he deserves a new trial.

Hunting for whale and votes above the Arctic Circle

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

Three children whiz by on a snowmobile as Gabe Tegoseak, crunching through icy streets in the town that's as far north as you can go and still be in the United States, is hunting for votes.

South Korea seeks death penalty for ferry captain

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people.

Maine's Ebola protocols mean quarantine for nurse

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey.

 

Singer apologizes for botching national anthem

Posted 10/28/2014 in National

Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series.

 

Man charged with embezzling from local veteran's group

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been arrested and charged with embezzling from a local veteran's association.

W receives gift of more than $2M in support of scholarships

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of Mississippi University for Women founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More common in women, but breast cancer strikes men, too

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roughly, 2,360 cases will be diagnosed in men in 2014. About 430 men will die from the disease, according to the The American Cancer Society.

Backpack Buddies program helps feed hungry students

Posted 10/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of Starkville's most successful feeding programs can trace its roots to a deception.

Pickering again questions school funding

Posted 10/27/2014 in State

Mississippians might be forgiven for drawing the wrong conclusions from state Auditor Stacey Pickering's latest broadside against flaws he sees in the state's public school funding formula.

Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.

 

Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Florida A & M University's Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.

 

 

Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning states carried by President Barack Obama.

 

 

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

 

 

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey.

 

 

Drugmakers bet on Ebola vaccines, treatments

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.

 

 

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Posted 10/27/2014 in National

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

 

 

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