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Dallas nurses cite sloppy hospital conditions in Ebola care

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear.

 

Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Posted 10/15/2014 in National

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

 

Atheist group: Miss. school aided Bible giveaway

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

An atheist group says it objects to a Mississippi principal telling fifth-grade teachers to take students through a public school lobby where Gideons were handing out Bibles.

 

2 men's cases will take time to resolve

Posted 10/15/2014 in State

Leflore County prosecutors are planning trials for two men allegedly involved in a Greenwood doctor's murder-for-hire scheme.

Storm leaves majority of SED customers in the dark

Posted 10/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department workers scrambled into action Monday to restore electricity after an afternoon storm knocked off power for about 50 percent of its customers, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said.

CPD offers citizen's police academy

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is offering a program for locals interested in learning about the inner workings of law enforcement.

Football weekend sees relatively few arrests

Posted 10/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Weekend arrest figures did not spike in correlation with droves of tourists visiting Starkville for Mississippi State University's historic victory over Auburn.

Lowndes weighs emergency alert options

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.

 

Wednesday's 'W Walks' part of Passport to Wellness

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday.

 

Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?

District of Columbia adds race to debate on legalizing pot

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.

No review of appeal over Lowndes elder abuse

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to review the case of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing an elderly person left in her care.

 

Why drop in oil prices has downside

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

If you're a driver, a shipper or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice.

 

 

Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients.

 

 

Parents say IS hostage converted to Islam willingly

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday.

 

 

North Korean leader reappears publicly -- with cane

Posted 10/14/2014 in National

After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

 

Former X Factor winner to play Caledonia Days

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 11th installment of Caledonia Days begins Friday and will feature entertainment ranging from country and gospel music to a pet parade to a lawnmower race.

 

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