A Columbus teen will spend 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday to raping his half-sister.
A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of a meth lab and the arrest of two women over the weekend.
Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are again asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though a closing is not expected any time soon.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating those responsible for a rash of auto burglaries.
A man awaiting trial on a murder charge is a suspect in a shooting that left one man injured in a Starkville trailer park Tuesday night.
The Columbus Municipal School District continues to move forward with its dropout prevention plan, dubbed "Project 2020," but the challenges have just begun.
A retired Marine Corps colonel denied Tuesday that a three-star general directed the harsh pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with passing reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.
A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.
Lance Conn, a home builder from Columbus, was inducted as the 2013 Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) during ceremonies held at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Jackson.
Amid increasing anxiety that the White House and top Republicans are wasting time as the government slides toward an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff," administration officials are heading to Capitol Hill for talks with congressional leaders.
The owner of a Bangladesh clothing factory where a fire killed 112 people says he was never informed the facility was required to have an emergency exit, a sign of how far removed the leaders of the nation's garment industry are from issues of worker safety.
Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are sharing lunch at the White House with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.
A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started the spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
A French appeals court is set to decide today whether to uphold a manslaughter conviction against Continental Airlines for the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.
The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state today but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition.
Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.
A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
1. Officer Kelvin Lee dies after cancer battle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local church reconsidering Boy Scout partnership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lowndes manslaughter conviction under re-examination COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Upright citizen: Starkville man monitors community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY