Every morning, more than 100 heroin and opium addicts descend on the graveyard in this northeastern Myanmar village to get high. When authorities show up, it's for their own quick fix: Soldiers and police roll up the sleeves of their dark green uniforms, seemingly oblivious to passers-by.
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility, according to a church spokesman.
Scientists have revived a moss plant that was frozen beneath the Antarctic ice and seemingly lifeless since the days of Attila the Hun.
Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.
A predawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin today approved a draft bill for the annexation of Crimea, one of a flurry of steps to formally take over the Black Sea peninsula.
Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a fascinated public has asked: Why can somebody in the cockpit shut off the transponder?
Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said today.
The Hyatt Place under construction on Highway 45 since 2010 will be open for business in June. That's what Sunny Sethi, the hotel's developer, said last week while giving a tour of the four-story, 70,000 square foot structure, which sits just south of Belk in Columbus.
The Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 at Brandon Central Services.
Sales tax dispersions to Golden Triangle cities were up slightly in January when compared to January 2013.
Oktibbeha County's search for a new administrator could drag into April unless supervisors pull the trigger on a hire during their 5:30 p.m. meeting today at the county courthouse.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials are optimistic an influx of in- and out-of-town patrons will visit 33 participating venues, thereby driving up local 2 percent food and beverage tax returns, this week during the second annual Starkville Restaurant Week.
Bail for a Vicksburg man accused of shaking his infant son to death has been lowered by more than 97 percent.
Itawamba County now has 261 acres to market to prospective companies.
Heroin, a deadly drug that plagues other areas of the nation, is on the rise in South Mississippi.
Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests.
As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider -- however remote and improbable -- is that one of them committed suicide -- and mass murder in the process.
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2. City, store owner clash after Tuesday shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Mayor seeks moratorium at Princess COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lawyers, adviser crafting RFP for Oktibbeha's hospital STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. CPD makes arrest in Princess Theater shooting case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY