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FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Miss. man

Posted 3/21/2015 in State

The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.



Final Unity Park plaque ready for dedication

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A final plaque dedication ceremony will honor famed civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer 10:30 a.m. Monday at Unity Park.



Ole Miss chancellor's contract not renewed

Posted 3/21/2015 in State

Dr. Dan Jones said Friday that the state College Board is not renewing his contract as University of Mississippi chancellor, and he will leave the job when his current four-year contract expires in mid-September.



Grandma faces death in girl's running death

Posted 3/21/2015 in Area

Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.



Sheriff: New Orleans airport attacker had explosives

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

Authorities say the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack passengers and security agents was carrying explosives at the time.



State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable.



Fracking: Rules tightened for chemical disclosure

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.



Felon using expedited airport screening renews concerns

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

A key lawmaker raised questions about air travel security after a convicted felon and former member of a domestic terrorist organization was able to use an expedited airport security line.



Judge orders release of military detainee abuse photos

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners.



Afghanistan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled U.S-Afghan relations.



Divisive issue of abortion stalls human trafficking bill

Posted 3/21/2015 in National

The Senate's 100 members don't agree on much. They agreed they wanted legislation to help the victims of sex trafficking. Then the bill got caught up in the emotional and uncompromising politics of abortion.


Oktibbeha murder suspect found dead in Tenn.

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man allegedly connected to a Saturday homicide, kidnapping and burglary of a dwelling was found dead in Tennessee.

Marty Turner files assault complaint against Leroy Brooks

Posted 3/20/2015 in Area

Democratic challenger to District 5 supervisor incumbent filed assault paperwork Thursday.

Columbus police seek suspects in Friday shooting

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking suspects in a shooting that injured four people Friday afternoon at Sims Scott Park.

Jones sentenced to life for role in 2012 MSU murder

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Circuit Judge Lee Howard sentenced Mason Perry Jones to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

Youth to face experience in charity basketball game

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus High School basketball players will face off with a much longer-in-the-tooth team dubbed the Possum Town Trotters, led by Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, at 6 p.m. Thursday in the CHS Gymnasium in a charity game for the Relay for Life.

Atkins receives Book of Golden Deeds Award

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club presented Lowndes County native B. A. Atkins with the Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award at the club's weekly luncheon at Lion Hills on Thursday.

Former coach travels with MSU to NCAA tourney

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The "uniform" is different for Sharon Fanning-Otis these days.


Starkville restaurant tax bill clears House hurdle

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Miss. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill renewing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through 2018 this week.



GTRA first Miss. airport to allow expedited screening

Posted 3/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport will become the first airport in Mississippi to have expedited screening for passengers registered with TSA Pre, according to the Transportation Security Administration.



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