A shipyard worker who set fire to rags aboard a nuclear submarine because he wanted to go home was sentenced to a little more than 17 years in federal prison Friday for the blaze that transformed the vessel into a fiery furnace, injured seven people and caused about $450 million in damage.
A federal prison guard has been charged with shooting his own finger in a drunken attempt to remove his wedding ring during an argument with his wife at their northwestern Pennsylvania home, police said.
Some hunters who use modern rifles may no longer have to sit out primitive weapon deer season in Mississippi. A bill that would allow hunters to use weapons of choice on private land during this brief part of deer season is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant.
It's been eight years since Maryland executed a convicted killer, but that could be the last time if the General Assembly, as expected, gives final passage this week to a bill to abolish capital punishment.
Sen. Robert Menendez is being investigated by a Miami federal grand jury for his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has reinstated the appeal of a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that could lead to student-led prayer over school intercoms or at graduations or sporting events. The American Civil Liberties Union said the measure, which becomes law July 1, is likely to prompt a lawsuit in the school year that begins in August.
Graduation rates will make a difference this year in how Mississippi high schools and school districts are rated.
Renovations are under way at Lion Hills Golf Club, as East Mississippi Community College readies the facilities for an expansion of its Mayhew campus in 2013.
Mayor Robert Smith returned from Washington, D.C. Wednesday with good news -- state senators and representatives were "receptive and sympathetic" to his attempt to secure federal funding for the Highway 45 bypass and a 14th Avenue drainage ditch project.
A former New Hope woman accused of having a sexual relationship with two 15-year-old boys was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court, ending a two-year legal battle and more than five hours of jury deliberations.
Incoming Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard is going door-to-door in his ward this campaign season. He's not glad-handing for votes. Instead, he is getting to know his constituents and make sure he understands his ward's needs.
New unemployment data shows the Golden Triangle continuing to lag behind the state's unadjusted unemployment rate of 10.7 percent, but officials with the Mississippi Department of Employment Services say its hard to put a lot of faith in January numbers.
Christy McGough was found guilty Thursday of checking two juvenile boys out of New Hope High School without permission in 2011 and engaging in sexual acts with them on multiple occasions.
A decade has passed since the Kerr-McGee chemical plant on 14th Avenue was shut down and sealed off from the public, but residents say the toxic after-effects linger, endangering the health of approximately 3,500 people who call this East Columbus neighborhood their home.
The famous words uttered to announce that a leader of the Catholic Church has been chosen now have special resonance for Latin America, which had felt neglected by the Vatican and has finally produced the New World's first pope.
The Mississippi House changed its mind Wednesday and advanced a bill that could lead to more appointed, rather than elected, school superintendents.
A drug raid in New Hope Friday led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and the arrest of a New Hope woman.
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2. UPDATE: Boykin files suit against Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Turner responds to lawsuit claims COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CPD honors life-saving officers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY