An Alabama man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for manslaughter in a 2008 shooting death at a Mississippi bar has appealed his conviction to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. James "Chuck" Newell was sentenced in 2012 in Lowndes County Circuit Court in the slaying of Adrian Boyette.
Russian President Vladimir Putin softened his tone in the confrontation with the West on Wednesday, declaring that Russia has pulled its troops away from the Ukrainian border and calling for a delay of Sunday's referendum on autonomy in Ukraine's restive east.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to stay one step ahead of synthetic drug makers, wholesalers and retailers as it broadens its crackdown on the growing black market product.
A student supported by an atheist group says the Rankin County school district is still violating a ban on school prayer.
Nine million parts. That's what General Motors needs to repair millions of cars it has recalled since Feb. 7.
Steve Green's faith led him to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he's argued the nation's new health care law and its requirement that his business provide certain types of birth control to employees violates his religious freedoms.
Tugging on his winter hat, the Islamic militant leader declared with a sneer: "I will sell women."
Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students will perform an "8th of May Emancipation Celebration" in a Columbus cemetery Thursday.
Martin Andrews' family broke out in applause upon learning the 'interim' title was removed from his job position. "Martin Andrews: Fire Chief," one of his supporters exclaimed.
Two East Columbus residents informed the Columbus City Council Tuesday night that there was a lack of timely response to address issues stemming from the April 28 tornado.
After holding a public hearing and informational session Tuesday, Columbus councilmen established an urban renewal area and will soon advertise for applicants for a five-member redevelopment authority.
An Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen alleges Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and other city representatives repeatedly participate in secret meetings and seeks a full state investigation into a pattern that dates to July 1.
Family and friends of a youth basketball coach called for swift justice Tuesday against two Mississippi sheriff's deputies accused of assaulting their son after a recreational league game and causing injuries that led to his death.
A Caledonia property owner has another month to continue cleaning up his Sanders Lane yard after neighbors gave the town's board of aldermen a petition asking that the area be cleaned in April.
After more than a year, the above-ground tornado shelter located at Vernon's municipal complex was put to the test for the first time on April 28.
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