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Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election.

 

 

Education official: Some campuses hostile to sexual assault victims

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Some colleges and universities are still failing students by inadequately responding to campus sexual assault, a senior Education Department official testified Thursday.

 

 

Viking offers $25K reward in theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Viking Range is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of a semi-trailer load of Viking products valued at between $250,000 and $300,000.

 

 

Keesler AFB will play taps nightly base-wide

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Keesler Air Force Base's neighbors may have to get used to a new nightly ritual.

 

 

Chiquita to remain at port through 2014

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Chiquita will remain a state port tenant for six more months -- at double the rent. But a couple of port commissioners want to give the company the boot when its lease expires July 15.

 

 

ER patient found with $300 in supplies

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

A 60-year-old man treated in the emergency room of Alaska's Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is suspected of trying to walk out with $300 worth of medical supplies, including bed sheets, 47 latex gloves and a bloody syringe.

 

'Reading Rainbow' gets hand from Seth MacFarlane

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane.

Thousands in U.S. turn out to watch World Cup

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Jose Arriaga has run out of excuses for missing work to watch the U.S. men's soccer team in the World Cup.

 

Analysts predict slower June sales for GM

Posted 6/27/2014 in Business

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.

 

 

Ex-cop suspect in deaths of two women in suitcases

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz.

 

Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans.

 

Carjackers fail in the clutch, can't drive stick

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

An attempted carjacking in Seattle failed when three carjackers found they were in a vehicle with a manual transmission and none of them knew how to drive a stick shift.

 

 

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.

 

Browning on Business: Where to get your 'crazy' fireworks

Posted 6/26/2014 in Business

"It's crazy." That's what Deborah Turman said Wednesday when talking about this time of year. Turman has sold fireworks in Lowndes County for nearly three decades.

Shelton leaves CL&W board with pride

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Shelton's 15-year run on the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors is all but over, but the city utility provider is better off financially now than it was before he began serving.

Auditor's office closes tax assessor investigation

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The investigation into the Lowndes County Tax Assessor's Office by the state auditor's office is closed, according to state officials.

Police search for hotel robberies suspect

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus hotels have been robbed within 48 hours and police are looking for the suspect.

Lowndes jobless rate continues to fall

Posted 6/26/2014 in Area

There were 4,100 more jobs across the state last month than there were in April and 15,300 more than in May 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

 

Education funding focus of MML panel

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

State education leaders said at a Mississippi Municipal League school funding forum that when the state doesn't fully fund schools, the bill winds up being the problem of local governments.

 

 

Man injured when homemade explosive malfunctions

Posted 6/26/2014 in State

Harrison County authorities say a 65-year-old old Pass Christian man was seriously injured while making explosive devices to keep trespassers off his property.

 

 

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