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Alabama man drowns in Caledonia

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Ethelsville, Alabama, man has died following a Memorial Day drowning incident in the Buttahatchie River in Lowndes County.

 

Columbus shooting suspect turns himself in

Posted 5/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department confirmed this morning that a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Friday has turned himself in.

 

Aldermen could set capital improvements list today

Posted 5/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City Engineer Edward Kemp will present a $1.2 million Fiscal Year 2014 capital improvements work list for improvements to Starkville's roads, drainage systems and sidewalks to aldermen today during a 5:30 p.m. recess meeting at City Hall.

 

Can we stop invasive species by eating them?

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.

 

Nephew kills Parchman prison warden at family gathering

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A prison system warden was shot and killed by her nephew at a family gathering in Holmes County.

 

 

Madison judge accused of racial slur

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A Madison County Justice Court judge faces accusations that he struck a mentally disabled man and used racial slurs while working as a security guard at an event in Canton.

 

 

Smithville teen dies in ATV accident

Posted 5/27/2014 in Area

An ATV accident has claimed the life of a Smithville teenager.

 

 

Senatobia furniture factory to close

Posted 5/27/2014 in State

A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing.

 

 

Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it's not over yet.

 

 

Man holding breath in tunnel causes crash

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

A 19-year-old man told investigators he caused a three-car crash when he fainted while holding his breath as he drove through a tunnel northwest of Portland, Oregon State Police said.

 

U.S. plants prepare long-term nuclear waste storage

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel -- radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump.

 

'Restrepo' documentarian returns with 'Korengal'

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Sebastian Junger wants 84 minutes of moviegoers' time, especially civilian moviegoers.

 

 

Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

 

 

Nigerian abducted girls located

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.

 

 

Obama signals limited Afghanistan role

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.

 

 

Malaysia releases satellite data on missing airliner

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

The Malaysian government today released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.

 

 

Pope to meet sex abuse victims at Vatican

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child.

 

Tornado damage will have small impact on landfill

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The amount of debris from tornadoes in East Columbus and Lowndes County last month will have a minimal but noticeable impact on the lifespan of the two cells at the city landfill.

Miss. treasurer brings attention to education programs

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lynn Fitch is not the head of Mississippi's Department of Education. She just sounds like it these days.

 

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