The Columbus Police Department has a new assistant chief. Tony McCoy, 46, stepped into the role on Sept. 15. He replaces Joe Johnson, who retired in June, in the position.
Thai by Thai is moving to downtown Columbus. Scott Carley, the restaurant's owner, confirmed to The Dispatch on Wednesday that he has plans to move his business.
The Starkville Police Department is investigating multiple reports of package thefts from local residences as thieves are allegedly taking parcels from front porches.
Unlike their county peers, Starkville city employees will not receive a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year.
A suspect in the fatal ambush of a trooper has occasionally made himself visible to officers before melting back into the forest, and police found empty packs of Serbian-branded cigarettes and soiled diapers believed to have been left by him, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday.
For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated.
An Algerian splinter group from al-Qaida has beheaded a French hostage over France's airstrikes on the Islamic State group, in a sign of the possible widening of the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the rest of the region.
Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death."
A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.
A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition -- but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.
A Confederate history group is asking a court to block the University of Mississippi from changing Old South symbols on campus.
A Mississippi county has illegally held inmates in jail for as long as a year without appointing counsel or presenting cases to a grand jury, the American Civil Liberties Union argues in a lawsuit, and a law professor said Wednesday that something similar could be happening elsewhere in the state.
Two girls who were subject of an Amber Alert in Mississippi have been found safe in Slidell, Louisiana.
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