A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to torture women and then cook and eat their body parts.
President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."
Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.
The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory.
The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready.
Mississippi blues musician Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave, more than a half century after he died.
While most voters already know who they are going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, there may still be some undecided voters on the local front.
Two Columbus men were arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana after officers discovered nearly 30 pounds of the illegal substance in the subjects' vehicle.
An architecture student at Mississippi State has confessed to multiple charges of malicious mischief following his arrest Wednesday night.
Forget "horses and bayonets." The most important word uttered during the third presidential debate was "peace."
Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents' homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom.
Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats' advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate's awkward remark -- that if rape leads to pregnancy it's "something God intended" -- has propelled the emotional issue of abortion back to the political forefront.
Nicole Pounders, RN, BSN has been named director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle's education department.
The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.
Facebook's stock gained the most in a single day Wednesday since it began trading in May, a good sign for the social media company.
Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean.
The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani activist girl who was shot and wounded by a Taliban gunman vowed Thursday that she would return home after finishing medical treatment abroad despite new insurgent threats against her.
West Point's Donna Harris was a University of Alabama football fan before she enrolled at Mississippi State. A 1982 MSU graduate, she rooted for the Bulldogs from that moment on. Until, that is, family ties intervened.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY