Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he's in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead.
The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.
At least three tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, including one in Tulsa, and two more hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine people were injured.
The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Documents obtained by The Dispatch reveal Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell used school resources -- including funds and staff -- for personal use in throwing a party during the Christmas holidays.
Campaign reports for Tuesday's municipal general election show Democratic incumbent Mayor Robert Smith donated more money to his own campaign than the combined amount of contributions received by Republican opponent Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon be hiring additional employees to handle nutrition and grounds maintenance. During a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night, board members voted 3-1 to reject two bids pertaining to nutrition and grounds maintenance, voting instead to provide the services in-house.
Painting of the steel portion of the Old Highway 82 bridge and installing the boardwalk and lighting are the three steps remaining before the Columbus landmark is completely restored and ready for public use again, City Engineer Kevin Stafford said.
Starkville's two remaining mayoral candidates, Democratic incumbent Parker Wiseman and GOP candidate Dan Moreland, combined to raise almost $96,000 in campaign donations as of May 28, a number which falls about $11,000 short of what all 15 primary candidates raised by April 30.
The Community Counseling Services staff will open its doors at the Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center for an open house today from 4-7 p.m.
Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year.
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3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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