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McAlpin: DOJ desegregation order still an issue

Posted 4/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board Attorney Dolton McAlpin says Department of Justice approval is needed for future consolidation with the county school district even though legislators OK'd the matter on April 3.

 

 

Starkville man dies in Tuesday wreck

Posted 4/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man died Tuesday afternoon after a fatal motorcycle accident.

 

Obama sends Congress $3.77 trillion spending plan

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint that seeks to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits by raising taxes further on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs such as Social Security.

 

Education focus shifts to implementation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

If 2013 was the education session for Mississippi's Legislature, it will be followed by the implementation season. State leaders will have to create structures to authorize charter schools and fund prekindergarten programs. Literacy coaches will have to be hired to implement a new focus on reading grades K-3, along with training for thousands of teachers.

 

 

Coroner: Man shot self twice after killing officer

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

The murder suspect who killed a detective at police headquarters in Mississippi's capital city last week shot himself twice in the head after shooting the officer four times, the coroner said Tuesday.

 

 

Republicans try to improve party's future

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

National Republican leaders made waves recently with a dim view of the party's future if it fails to expand its core support beyond white males and social conservatives.

 

 

Energy Dept. pick backs natural gas 'revolution'

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Energy Department pledged to increase use of natural gas Tuesday as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production.

 

Man stabs 14 at Texas college

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

Dylan Quick was a shy young man who took out the trash and gardened with his parents, neighbors thought. That image was shattered Tuesday when police accused the 20-year-old of going on a rampage with a knife at a suburban Houston community college and said he later told them he had fantasized for years about stabbing people to death.

 

MDOC deals with budget problems

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Spelling Bee kids will now have to know word definitions

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

 

Will typing follow cursive out of the classroom?

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

 

IRS takes steps to combat identity theft

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

The 2014 budget proposal to be released by the White House on Wednesday will include new steps to combat what the Internal Revenue Service says is an exponential growth in tax refund-related identity theft.

 

 

First West Nile case reported for 2013

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Admiral says U.S. ready if North Korea strikes

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

U.S. defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea if it decides to strike, the top American military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday, as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest ebb since the end of the Korean War.

 

 

Miss. set to add terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.

 

 

Man uses feces to hid pot-growing operation

Posted 4/10/2013 in State

 

 

Elephant injured in drive-by shooting in Tupelo

Posted 4/10/2013 in Area

 

 

Stephen Colbert lures Bill Clinton to Twitter

Posted 4/10/2013 in National

 

Obama says he's 'determined as ever' for gun bill

Posted 4/9/2013 in National

With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he's "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.

 

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