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Cochran-McDaniel debate unlikely in Senate primary

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

A Washington-based anti-tax group is criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for not debating challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary.



Tupelo residents say some sirens silent

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Some people in Tupelo are saying that warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck the city Monday afternoon.



Tornado recovery needs housing, hospital and jobs

Posted 5/3/2014 in State

Rescuers were still looking for people missing after Monday's tornado when Louisville and Winston County officials started thinking about long-term recovery.


Ukrainian unrest spreads; dozens dead in Odessa

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

kraine launched an offensive against separatist forces for control of a besieged eastern city Friday, while clashes between pro- and anti-government activists in the previously calm southern port of Odessa led to a fire that police said killed 31 people.

Rescuers struggle to help Afghans

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

Afghan rescuers and volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through the mud Saturday after a massive landslide swept through a village the day before, turning it into an earthen tomb holding hundreds of bodies, officials said.


GM begins talks to settle ignition switch lawsuits

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars.



Execution renews debate on doctors' role

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions -- or required to participate to make the process more humane.



Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

Posted 5/3/2014 in National

A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.



Starkville officials interested in annexation study

A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.



Aldermen expected to discuss hearings on relaxing Starkville alcohol laws

Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.


Photo: Contemplating careers

Posted 5/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barry Crump, a senior at West Lowndes High School, ponders a question during a mock interview event on Thursday.

Iran mother recalls act of mercy for son's killer

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Her son's killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see if the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him hang.

High court won't hear two school lawsuits

Posted 5/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court will let stand a lower court ruling that upheld the firings of Lynn Wright and Stacey Hester by the Lowndes County School Board.

Apartment manager faces additional embezzlement charges

Posted 5/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former manager of a Columbus apartment complex has been arrested and charged with embezzlement for the second time in two months.

Bidder steps up to buy Sanderson Plumbing

Posted 5/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Woodflour Corporation of Chicago has made a $2.75 million offer to purchase the Columbus company that began manufacturing toilet seats on Tuffy Lane Road in 1940.

Arrest report: 5-2-14

Posted 5/2/2014 in Area


Body of Louisville boy missing from tornado found

Posted 5/2/2014 in Area

After searching for part of four days, searchers found the body Thursday of an 8-year-old boy killed in one of the tornadoes that tore through Mississippi earlier in the week.



High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.



61,494 in Miss. enroll in health exchange

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible.



Gov. Bryant signs final bills from session

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed more than 100 bills that fund state government and assorted other proposals that passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session in early April.



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