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Miss. GOP senator seeking union and black support

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.

 

 

Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

 

 

DA: Employee let tea party members into courthouse

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.

 

 

Miss. may have 1st case of mosquito-borne virus

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.

 

 

$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts health care system

Posted 6/18/2014 in National

Your money or your life?

 

 

Deadly bat disease fungus found in Mississippi

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself has not been found there.

 

 

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: Oil's thirst for water

Posted 6/18/2014 in State

It takes between 6 million and 11 million gallons of water to frack an oil well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation of southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana.

 

 

Nine of 15 community colleges to raise tuition

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Tuition at Mississippi's junior and community colleges will increase by an average of about 4 percent this fall, according to figures from the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges.

 

MSU's Kibler set to lead Sul Ross State University

Posted 6/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bill Kibler, Mississippi State University vice president for student affairs, is expected to take over as president of Texas-based Sul Ross State University before fall semester after he was recently named the position's sole finalist.

Carpenter: Spring events spike hotel occupancy

Posted 6/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Participant and hotel stay data for events held during Pilgrimage and other events this spring continues to trickle in, and the numbers tell a success story.

City looks to tighten policy on public comments

Posted 6/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee formed Monday to develop the new citizen input policy at council meetings. The draft they proposed will be considered for approval during tonight's 5 p.m. meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave Jackson store

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons.

 

Road house ordinance talks could be delayed until July

Posted 6/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors may not have an opportunity to discuss a potential ordinance mandating safer night club rules until July as officials travel to the coast this week for a conference.

Deputy: Man hid drugs under 'stomach fat'

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

A central Florida man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his "stomach fat."

Nebraska town braces for massive tornado cleanup

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Residents of Pilger braced for a massive cleanup after a storm with dual tornadoes tore through their tiny northeast Nebraska town, killing a 5-year-old and damaging more than half of the community's structures.

 

GM recalls 3.4M more cars for ignition switches

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

General Motors says it needs to change or replace the keys for about 3.4 million cars because they could cause the ignition switch to move out of position if they're carrying too much weight.

 

 

L.A. mayor drops F-bomb on television

Posted 6/17/2014 in National

Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb in declaring it a big day for LA.

 

 

Southaven drug case going to grand jury

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

The case against a 20-year-old Memphis man, arrested during an undercover drug bust in Southaven in which another suspect was killed, is going to a DeSoto County grand jury.

 

 

Miss. sues credit-reporting firm, alleging errors

Posted 6/17/2014 in State

Mississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness.

 

 

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