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Mississippi legislators OK final version of criminal justice bill

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

Legislation to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive won final approval Thursday from state lawmakers.



Three arrested on drug charges in West Point

Posted 3/21/2014 in Area

Three West Point men were arrested for possession of marijuana and liquid codiene after a traffic stop Wednesday.



Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A Swiss Emmentaler has been named the top cheese at an international competition in Wisconsin, handing the nation its fourth win in the past five years.



The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown 3-21-14

Posted 3/21/2014 in Area



Bomb threat at Columbus Middle School

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bomb dogs searched Columbus Middle School Thursday afternoon after a teacher discovered a bomb threat written on a bathroom wall according to school officials.


LINK, researcher working on 'road map' for counties

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area leaders and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are working with an economic researcher on five-year plans for development for each of the three counties that comprise the LINK.

Shooter's bond set at $3M

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenneth "Kent" Coscia stood in Lowndes County Justice Court on Wednesday afternoon with a battered, bruised face and slumped shoulders. The 30-year-old is accused of shooting two Lowndes County Sheriff's deputies and injuring a third at his New Hope home Tuesday. He wore a bulletproof vest on top of a red prison jumpsuit reserved for dangerous inmates.

Browning on Business: Starkville has national restaurants on horizon

Posted 3/20/2014 in Business

Did you hear three restaurants are slated to open in Starkville later this year?


Starkville aldermen expand community developer search

Posted 3/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously voted to expand the scope of the city's community developer search Tuesday to include national publications.



Australia checking two objects in search for plane

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean today hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said.


Murder suspect Manning faces prior charges

Posted 3/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Murder suspect Immanuel Dewayne Manning's bond was set at a combined $145,000 Wednesday after he appeared before Oktibbeha County Justice Court Judge William Boykin for numerous charges.


Council approves raising landfill ceilings

Posted 3/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus landfill cells will have their height limit raised pending approval from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.



Clash of GOP titans in Mississippi Senate race

Posted 3/20/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran is facing his toughest primary challenge in nearly 36 years in the Senate, from a tea party favorite who casts him as an out-of-touch Washington insider. But Cochran is meeting state lawmaker Chris McDaniel's barbs with a potent weapon: the Barbour family's political machine.



Building permits 3-20-14

Posted 3/20/2014 in Business


Man's 'gun' turns out to be a tattoo

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune -- and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Inmate death in overheated cell probed

Posted 3/20/2014 in National

Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.


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