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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.



Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.


Actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.


Bryant fills two vacancies on state school board

Posted 8/13/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.



Clinton making amends with Obama after critique

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in person at an upcoming get-together.


Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Posted 8/13/2014 in National

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.

Columbus racing community responds to driver's death

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Stokes said it made him sick to his stomach when he heard about it. "This is something we all love," he explained. "You never want to see someone lose their life doing something we love, especially a young guy like that."

Other Miss. cities see benefits of privatization

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials from three Mississippi cities with privatized public works departments say the approach has saved money and led to higher degrees of efficiency.

Columbus man jailed after midday shooting

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man suspected of shooting at two vehicles in the middle of the day Monday is behind bars and investigators are searching for a second suspect.

School board bewildered by supe's relation to new hire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new hire within the Columbus Municipal School District left some school board members in the dark and wondering why they were unaware that the hire is related to the newly appointed superintendent.

Poverty experts: Long problem needs long solutions

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

The transition out of poverty brought one word to mind for Anner Cunningham: Intimidating. Cunningham works for a non-profit in West Point called the Educational Opportunity Center, which helps people in pursuit of higher education plan their futures.


Starkville sees limited rollout of MetroCast fiber Internet

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eight single-family Cottages at Creekside units are the first homes in Starkville to receive access to MetroCast's residential fiber-optic Internet service, the company announced Friday.



Police: MSU junior dies from apparent overdose

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged two men with felonies after a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student died from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.



Deputies investigate possible groundhog attack

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is looking into a report of a groundhog attacking a woman over the weekend.



Nearly 300 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

Two people were in custody, one in Louisiana and one in Mississippi Monday, after Louisiana State Police said troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back of a man's car following a traffic stop near Hammond.



Authorities ID victim from Monday's fatal fire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim of Monday morning's fatal house fire on Downs Fire has been identified.


Nunnelee continuing recovery after stroke

Posted 8/12/2014 in State

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is continuing to recover from complications after a June stroke limited his speech and weakened the left side of his body.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.


DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.



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