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Police: 2 men rape elderly woman in her home, steal cash

Posted 9/22/2015 in State

Authorities say they are looking for two men who allegedly raped a 72-year-old woman and stole cash from her after kicking in the door of her home Saturday.



Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Before federal marshals led him from the courtroom en route to prison, possibly for the rest of his life, Stewart Parnell apologized years after his company's peanut butter spawned a deadly outbreak of salmonella poisoning.



Kerry: US to accept 85K refugees in 2016, 100K in 2017

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.



Senate Dems likely to block GOP bill curbing late abortions

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense.



Miss. rate of male-on-female homicides falls

Posted 9/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An annual report on domestic violence ranked Mississippi 34th in the nation for highest rates of women murdered by men, a dramatic improvement from last year, when Mississippi ranked fifth.



Pastor, church members hailed as heroes in church shooting

Posted 9/21/2015 in National

The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.



School funding initiative faces tough road in November

Posted 9/21/2015 in State

Mississippi's initiative process was created to be complicated. This year, that's clearer than ever.


Annunciation leads state in reading challenge

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Annunciation Catholic School have been wearing school uniforms for years. But not Friday.

MUW, EMCC talk campus security

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following recent active shooter situations on university campuses in Mississippi, colleges in the Golden Triangle are looking at ways to ramp up campus security.

CLW combating electric theft

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water is looking to clamp down on an ongoing electric theft problem.

Analysis: SOCSD debt-sharing law lowers Starkville residents' taxes

Posted 9/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents living in the former Starkville School District's extended territory will see a slight reduction in their overall tax bill thanks to a school debt-sharing bill passed by state lawmakers this term.


Backers of school funding initiative drop ballot lawsuit

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A group pushing a school funding amendment has dropped its lawsuit that challenged the way it will appear on Mississippi's ballot.



Symposium to explore 15th Amendment history

Posted 9/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Registration is still open for a symposium at Mississippi State University which will explore the struggle of African American voting rights and highlight how those historical struggles affect today's society.



MSU Police jurisdiction expanded to adjacent areas

Posted 9/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Police Department now will have concurrent jurisdiction with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office on all roads and streets located within 500 feet of university property in Oktibbeha County.



Community College Board hires new leader

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

Mississippi's Community College Board voted unanimously to hire Andrea Mayfield as its next executive director.



Jury awards white principal $371K in discrimination case

Posted 9/19/2015 in State

A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.



Head investigator: Bergdahl shouldn't go to prison

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago says he doesn't think the Army sergeant should go to prison.



Saga surrounding Kentucky clerk may not be over

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Kim Davis is out of jail and on the job, but the saga surrounding the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples appears to be far from over.


Trump draws fire for not correcting statement Obama is Muslim

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at a town hall event who insulted Muslims and wrongly said President Barack Obama is a member of the faith.


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