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Purvis man faces trial in Turkey over 'stones'

Posted 4/18/2013 in State

An American tourist who collected stones during a six-day beach holiday with his wife was briefly detained in Turkey and faces trial for attempting to smuggle historical artifacts, he said on Wednesday.


War medicine now is helping Boston bomb victims

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other patients still fighting to keep damaged limbs after Monday's attack.


Building permits 4-18-13

Posted 4/18/2013 in Business


Arizona moves to force sale of turned-in guns

Posted 4/18/2013 in National

The months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.


Feds charge 24 IRS workers with theft

Posted 4/18/2013 in Area

Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.



Wife of ex-judge confesses in Texas DA slayings

Posted 4/18/2013 in National



Miss. clinic doing abortions after court ruling

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued seeing patients Tuesday, the day after a federal judge temporarily stopped the state from closing it.



Losing appeal, Scruggs wants to go back to prison

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

After losing a key appeal, disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs asked to return to federal prison to resume serving out a seven-year prison sentence for trying to illegally influence a judge.



SPD files charges stemming from fatal wreck

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department filed charges against two drivers involved in a fatal Jan. 25 car wreck.


Corey pushes for city control of Parks

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday which makes two standing city boards advisory entities, but Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said the same alignment should occur with Starkville Parks Commission to prevent future budgeting issues from occurring.


Fire at Corps of Engineers barn estimated at $350K in losses

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.


Council OKs street upgrades, hiring policy

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.

Pressure cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.

Supervisors clear path for CalStar deal

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A potential agreement between Lowndes County, the Mississippi Development Authority and Delaware-based sustainable building material manufacturer CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said Monday.

Juneteenth: The show will go on

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lack of funding from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will not keep Juneteenth from being held for a 17th consecutive year, festival co-founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks said Tuesday.

Police have suspect in ricin mailing to Wicker

Posted 4/17/2013 in State

Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over four decades -- his deep, resonant voice and simple, understated style served as the perfect complement to the boisterous enthusiasm of John Madden, his partner in a celebrated pairing that lasted half of the NFL player-turned-announcer's career.

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence.


American Airlines expects flights to return to normal

Posted 4/17/2013 in National



Cat with a bad back? Animal chiropractors offer pet care alternative

Posted 4/17/2013 in National

Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.



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