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Inducing labor may be tied to autism, study says

Posted 8/13/2013 in National

The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say.

 

 

California teen is home after harrowing rescue

Posted 8/13/2013 in National

 

 

BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

Posted 8/13/2013 in Business

 

 

Officials consider new port for Lowndes Co.

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Port Authority board members are mulling the feasibility of adding a second port on the Tennesseee-Tombigbee Waterway but discussions are still in the earliest stages, director John Hardy said.

 

City looks for outreach coordinator internally

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though it is not externally advertising for the position, the city is actively looking for a community outreach coordinator, Columbus Human Resource Director Pat Mitchell said.

 

Railroad crossing closures to be discussed at Ward 1 meeting

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first public discussions of a proposal to close some railroad crossings in Columbus will take place tonight during a Ward 1 meeting at the Townsend Community Center.

 

 

Child dies after Friday morning collision

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after injuries sustained in a Friday morning traffic accident.

 

DA won't pursue felony charges against daycare worker

Posted 8/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Attorney Forrest Allgood will not pursue felony charges against a Starkville daycare worker who admitted to giving two children a powerful muscle relaxer that sent them to the emergency room almost a year ago, The Dispatch has learned.

Holliman re-trial begins Monday

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years after being convicted of murdering his wife, Brian Holliman will once again face a jury Monday. Jury selection begins Monday before Judge Lee Howard at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court after Holliman's attorney was granted a change of venue.

City remains in negotiations for Trotter job

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the Trotter Convention Center can receive its face lift, the facility's committee must approve an architect for the job. That has yet to happen, according to committee member and Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong.

Mayor OKs time extension for bus service

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith agreed to a 17-day extension Friday to Lawrence Transit System to have its bus service up and running.

MSU's Davis Wade Stadium expansion on schedule

Posted 8/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chip Hoover will take his infant son to a Mississippi State University home football game for the first time this season. Hoover is a Greenville native. His father went to Mississippi State. He went to Mississippi State. It's fair to say his son, in 17 years or so, may also go to Mississippi State.

 

Court affirms dismissal in stillbirth case

Posted 8/10/2013 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's dismissal of an indictment against a woman who suffered a stillbirth and was arrested in 2010 because of alleged drug use during her pregnancy.

 

 

Obama eases screenings for vets

Posted 8/10/2013 in National

 

 

Memphis woman arrested for drugs in Aberdeen

Posted 8/10/2013 in Area

 

MSU distances itself from Pannell after outburst

Posted 8/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University distanced itself from Randy Pannell, a Ward 6 resident who sharply criticized Mayor Parker Wiseman during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting for perceived dust-ups with Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland.

 

Swiss apologize for encounter Oprah calls racist

Posted 8/10/2013 in National

 

 

Obama signs student loan deal

Posted 8/10/2013 in National

 

 

U.S. to reopen 18 diplomatic missions after terror threat

Posted 8/10/2013 in National

 

 

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