ttorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.
A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members this morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.
At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.
With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
He has been a public school teacher, public college dean and is now head of a top-ranking public high school -- Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He is a passionate supporter of a high-quality education for all children, and his career has been driven by his desire to eliminate inequities.
U.S. military installations around the world breathed a sigh of relief when Congress recently killed a round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) scheduled for 2013 from its defense budget.
The application for improvements to the Carver Drive drainage ditch will likely be sent off for approval to the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week.
In a college town, seeing students biking to class is not uncommon. In Starkville, it's no different. According to several bicycle enthusiasts throughout town, this fall semester will have more students than ever biking around town and the Mississippi State University campus.
Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women.
Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.
Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.
Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.
For many college students, the month of August means getting back in the swing of things --scheduling classes, buying textbooks and preparing for the first football game of the season.
A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.
Columbus native Austin Smith received his Eagle Scout medal in 1973 at the age of 16. The award capped off a longtime commitment to the Boy Scouts and fulfilled a dream of his family.
WASHINGTON -- Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.
A former police officer claims in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments on a social networking site.
Officials with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Piotr J. Gullett on Aug. 3, and charged him with one count Felony Taking of a Motor Vehicle.
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