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Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Dolly threatened flash floods and mudslides in mountainous areas as it moved in from Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had readied shelters and suspended school classes Wednesday.

 

Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

A suburban Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch before dawn.

 

 

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.

 

 

Judge: Voters' birthdates not public record

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A federal judge has ruled against a Texas-based group and several Mississippi residents who sought access to Mississippi voters' birthdates after a disputed Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

 

 

Sentence in silicone injection case

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

 

 

International group says world is losing battle against Ebola

Posted 9/3/2014 in National

he international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."

 

 

Double mastectomy doesn't boost cancer survival for most

Posted 9/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests.

 

 

Biloxi bomb squad disables IED

Posted 9/3/2014 in State

Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.

 

Development Authority to pitch in for Columbus firing range

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority will contribute $110,165 more than it was going to initially to help Lowndes County and the city of Columbus pay for a firing range for Columbus Air Force Base

 

MSMS named one of top 100 high schools

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.

 

Woman gets prison for MUW embezzlement

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former accountant for the Mississippi University for Women Foundation has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

 

CAFB instructor killed in Texas crash

Posted 9/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot died this weekend after his non-military plane crashed in Texas.

 

 

Bulldog Bash featuring Southern country, rock

Southern music fans will hear familiar accents singing country and rock songs at this year's Bulldog Bash.

 

Volunteer firefighters scramble to 2 scenes Sunday

Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.

 

Military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

 

 

Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

 

 

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Posted 9/2/2014 in National

 

 

Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi hasn't had an execution in two years, and state Attorney General Jim Hood says he can't predict when another might occur.

 

 

McDaniel delays announcement on lawsuit

Posted 9/2/2014 in State

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

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