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Pakistan frees Christian girl accused of blasphemy

Posted 9/8/2012 in National

A young Christian girl accused of burning pages of Islam's holy book was freed Saturday from a jail near the capital where she had been held for three weeks, a Pakistani jail official said.

Millage rates won't go up, says council

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Millage rates for Columbus residents will not be increased in the next fiscal year.

 

McElhenney won't face re-trial on fondling charge

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The District Attorney's Office has announced it will not retry Doris "D.R." McElhenney for allegedly fondling his granddaughter.

 

 

Research gives MSU a global footprint

Posted 9/7/2012 in State

While David Shaw walked down the halls of a United Nations building in Rome last year, on his way to a conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization, a host escorting his group told Shaw that there was someone he needed to meet. "It was a black gentleman from Ghana," he recalled. "He shook my hand and told me that he graduated from Mississippi State.

 

 

Report: US health care system wastes $750B a year

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year -- roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar -- through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

 

 

Four deaths in Mississippi from West Nile virus

Posted 9/7/2012 in State

Michele Martin's son Drew is one of the lucky ones. He survived the West Nile virus despite living in a county that leads the state in the number of cases and where the third and fourth deaths this year from infection were reported Wednesday. The active Richland 14-year-old was sidelined by severe fever, headache, fatigue and lack of appetite in mid-August.

 

 

7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn't until she had a seizure that her father knew something was seriously wrong and rushed her to a hospital in their town of Pagosa Springs. She had a 107-degree fever, and doctors were baffled by the cause.

 

Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

Setting foot in a hospital again, Emily and Mike Jordan couldn't help but feel anxious. More than two years before, at age 29, Emily had been diagnosed with cervical cancer. But just before she was to undergo a radical hysterectomy, she was told that she was pregnant.

Attention turns to Peterson's missing fourth wife

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

She loomed over Drew Peterson's murder trial, though her disappearance and the suspicion that the former Illinois police officer killed her was never mentioned in front of the jury.

Texas to open fastest U.S. highway with 85 mph limit

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip between two of the state's largest metropolitan areas.

 

Miss. folk artist 'Preacher' Dennis dies at 96

Posted 9/7/2012 in State

The Rev. Herman "Preacher" Dennis, who turned a Mississippi Delta grocery store into a folk-art castle that became a roadside attraction, has died. He was 96.

 

Obama's convention evolution now complete

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

President Barack Obama's convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years later, he accepted the Democratic Party's nomination and became its standard bearer.

 

Claim of Romney taxes theft a puzzling whodunit

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

 

Costa Rica escapes serious damage from big quake

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

The bulletins were terrifying: a powerful earthquake had struck off the coast of this Central American country, spawning a tsunami warning and bringing fears of widespread catastrophe.

 

Quakes kill at least 50 in mountainous SW China

Posted 9/7/2012 in National

 

Road Dept. has eye on Peterbilt location

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Road Department may soon have a new place to call home.

 

Lathan convicted in armed burglary case

Posted 9/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Corey Lathan was found guilty of burglary and armed robbery in circuit court Thursday.

 

For Pete's sake ... Horse lover finds answered prayer in rescue horse

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lisa Oswalt was 3 years old, her father bought her a pony. "He always said it was the worst mistake he ever made," says Oswalt, now 46. "Except for maybe about three years, I've had horses ever since."

 

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