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McDaniel: Old case shows appeal not filed too late

Posted 9/20/2014 in State

Unsuccessful tea party-backed candidate Chris McDaniel is invoking a big Mississippi political name as he tries to revive his challenge in a U.S. Senate race: state House Speaker Philip Gunn.

 

 

Agents nab intruder who darted into White House

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion's fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.

 

 

Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.

 

 

Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Authorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution as they combed a heavily wooded area for a suspect described as a self-taught survivalist.

 

 

Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined.

 

 

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

 

 

China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court.

 

 

Verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Posted 9/20/2014 in National

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare.

 

Ordinance on events with alcohol to be modified

Posted 9/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' ordinance on leasing property for events with alcohol will be revised.

CL&W talks water rate increase

Posted 9/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A water rate increase may be in the cards for Columbus Light and Water customers.

1 qualifies, others intend to run for Senate

Posted 9/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Brown's predecessor in the Mississippi State Senate has qualified to run for the rest of his term, while at least two others have confirmed they also plan to do so.

Golden Triangle Scots weigh-in on country's historic vote

Posted 9/19/2014 in Area

Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

Focus on Parks' finances increasing into next fiscal year

Posted 9/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland will get a $60,000 bailout to meet payroll, retirement and bill payments this month, but aldermen expect the autonomous department to pay the money back and balance its revenue shortfalls with increased sports participation fees next year.

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children.

 

Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

Posted 9/19/2014 in State

A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

 

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

 

Brown says new law doesn't apply to him

Posted 9/19/2014 in Area

Longtime Democratic political operative Ike Brown says a new Mississippi law doesn't apply to him because he believes it can't be retroactive.

 

 

France strikes Islamic State depot in Iraq

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrike Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, the French presidency said.

 

 

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

Posted 9/19/2014 in National

The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts today questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East.

 

 

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