In southern Kentucky, where some children get their first guns even before they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks was cleaning the kitchen as her 5-year-old son played with the small rifle he was given last year. Then, as she stepped onto the front porch, "she heard the gun go off," a coroner said.
A Vermont woman revealed her new face Wednesday, six years after her ex-husband disfigured her by dousing her with industrial-strength lye, and said she went through "what some may call hell" but has found a way to be happy.
For decades, the lives of 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers were controlled by their Texas-based employer, which profited handsomely by hiring them out.
The first time James Everett Dutshcke's name came up in court regarding ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, he wasn't the man charged in the case. And it was a defense lawyer for the first man to fall under suspicion, not the government, pointing the finger at Dutschke.
A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued.
Is Starkville a business-friendly community? It depends on which of the mayoral candidates you ask. Mayor Parker Wiseman and Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland verbally sparred over economic issues and the city's growth regulations during the Starkville High School-sponsored mayoral debate Tuesday at the Greensboro Center.
Municipal campaign finance reports show 15 Starkville alderman and mayoral candidates raised a combined $107,772.74 in contributions by April 30.
A look at the campaign finance reports from the Columbus primary election next Tuesday shows a noticeable disparity in contributions made to candidates.
After the sudden death of City of Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt, Casey Bush will serve as the acting public works director.
The decline seen in February from Lowndes County's 11.6 employment rate in January continued in March, Mississippi Department of Employment Security statistics released Wednesday showed.
A mother and son were taken into custody Thursday morning after the son robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on Highway 45 in Columbus.
Downtown Columbus will be a mecca for arts and entertainment Friday evening and all day Saturday during the 18th Market Street Festival.
The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.
On a postcard-perfect, blue-sky Monday, two bombs rocked downtown Boston, ripping through the fabric of Americans' collective conscious and staining the sidewalks red. But instead of tearing the country apart, many say it drew them closer together -- a nation brought to its knees, not by violence but by faith.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors signed off on an Assistance to Firefighters Grant recently awarded to District 3 Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday during its board meeting that will provide the department more than $50,000 for equipment purchases.
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