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U.K. company to track aircraft after Malaysian loss

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Inmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

 

Clues missed as pedophile teacher abused

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off Americans and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and last to leave. He led student trips to exotic places and gave out cookies and milk at bedtime.

Boko Haram demands release of fighters

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quranic verses in Arabic. Some Christians among them said they had converted to Islam.

Smith files federal lawsuit over arrest

Posted 5/13/2014 in State

Attorneys for a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging his arrest came during an illegal undercover sting operation.

 

History shades Arkansas' gay marriage debate

Posted 5/13/2014 in National

Fifty-seven years after federal troops escorted nine black students into Little Rock's Central High School as a white mob jeered, Arkansas again finds itself in the center of a debate over civil rights. This time, the issue is gay marriage, but the 1957 desegregation crisis still casts a shadow.

 

 

'Personhood' ballot proposal uncertain in Miss.

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Organizers have little time left to push for a new Mississippi ballot initiative that would declare life begins at conception.

 

Hearing for superintendent search set for tonight

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is asking for public input on the search for a new superintendent.

GTRA picks up $1 million grant from FAA

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Federal Aviation Administration is giving 14 Mississippi airports a total of $4.8 million to improve safety and operations.

Results of economic study to be released to public

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The results of a comprehensive strategic economic and community development study of the Golden Triangle will be presented to the public for review and discussion Tuesday.

Kids' Day is about more than just fun

Posted 5/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

DeMontrell Cunningham has a simple mission: Give local kids one day a year to cut loose and have fun. Yet Cunningham's motives run deeper.

 

Monroe to hand out weather radios

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will provide emergency weather alert radios to senior citizens using a grant provided by the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging.

 

 

Arkansas plans to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

Lawyers for the state followed through with their promise to appeal a judge's decision overturning the constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage.

 

 

Barbour headlines tort reform conference

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

Mississippi's business community is celebrating Wednesday the 10th anniversary of the passage of tort reform legislation.

 

 

Appeals Court to hear Bryant appeal

Posted 5/12/2014 in Area

A Noxubee County man is appealing his conviction in 2009 fatal shooting to the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

 

 

A short, wild ride to stop a burning bus

Posted 5/12/2014 in State

It's been a wild ride for sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley since their short, wild ride to stop a burning school bus.

 

Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.

Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped schoolgirls

Posted 5/12/2014 in National

The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists, one in a series of missteps that have led to growing international outrage against the government.

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

 

Louisville to hold memorial service Sunday

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A community memorial service will remember the 10 Winston County residents killed in an April 28 tornado.

 

 

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