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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Posted 8/15/2014 in National

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

 

 

Big sinkhole develops on U.S. 61 in Natchez

Posted 8/15/2014 in State

State highway workers have blocked off a big sinkhole that developed this week on U.S. 61 near Natchez Regional Medical Center.

 

 

Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

Posted 8/15/2014 in National

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants.

 

Browning on Business: Columbus getting a new pizza restaurant, fabric store

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

Lost Pizza Company is coming to Columbus.

Family affair at West Point Rodeo

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Six men dragged metal fencing and gates through the coarse sand at Eagle Ranch in West Point on Tuesday afternoon. They linked up the gates, and piece by piece pens began to emerge that will contain tense cowboys and eager beasts Friday and Saturday night. They mounted a sign that read "Welcome Rodeo Fans." The men moved efficiently -- they've done this before.

Site work continues on old Sara Lee plant

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Earlier this week, trucks began arriving at the old Sara Lee plant to haul rubble away.

Man's body recovered in pond near Tronox

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rescue teams this morning recovered the body of a Tronox contract employee believed to have drowned while operating a dredger in a pond behind the plant.

 

Fire death ruled a homicide

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a Lowndes County woman discovered dead inside of her home following a Monday morning fire was murdered.

 

 

Same-sex couple files marriage license in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince went to Oktibbeha County's courthouse Wednesday and filed their marriage license with the government, a mundane task couples complete on a routine basis.

 

MUW ready for student move-in

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 400 college students -- from seniors to freshmen -- will move to Columbus on Saturday during student move-in day at Mississippi University for Women.

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

 

Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers -- even at the risk of killing them -- is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians.

 

Study questions need for most people to cut salt

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health -- and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

 

McDaniel challenge expected to be filed today

Posted 8/14/2014 in State

A campaign spokesman said tea party-backed Chris McDaniel will file a lawsuit today to challenge his Republican primary loss to six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Lighter prison sentences sought for some business crimes

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders.

 

Arrest report: 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

 

Marriages and divorces 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

 

 

Building permits 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Business

 

 

Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State

Posted 8/14/2014 in National

The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.

 

 

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