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Deputies investigate possible groundhog attack

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is looking into a report of a groundhog attacking a woman over the weekend.



Nearly 300 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

Two people were in custody, one in Louisiana and one in Mississippi Monday, after Louisiana State Police said troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back of a man's car following a traffic stop near Hammond.



Authorities ID victim from Monday's fatal fire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim of Monday morning's fatal house fire on Downs Fire has been identified.


Nunnelee continuing recovery after stroke

Posted 8/12/2014 in State

U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is continuing to recover from complications after a June stroke limited his speech and weakened the left side of his body.

Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like "Mrs. Doubtfire" or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in "Good Will Hunting," died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.


DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad.



Ukraine says it will deny access to Russian aid

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it would deny the mission entry because it has not been certified by the Red Cross and could be a covert military operation.



AIDS activist takes up a new fight: defending FDA

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration.



Busted: Five myths about Facebook's messenger app

Posted 8/12/2014 in National

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.



Columbus woman dies after Friday collision

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 90-year-old Columbus woman died Sunday after she was involved in a wreck with a dump truck Friday afternoon.


Lowndes fire kills one this morning

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is dead following a mobile home fire this morning.

Finding a way out

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

Thomas Huffman's life changed. A year ago he was living with his parents in West Point. Now he has a job, his own place and a new Chevrolet pickup. The difference, he said, was acquiring work skills.

Check into 'Hotel Hell' tonight for Starkville episode

Posted 8/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Fox network reality show "Hotel Hell" airing tonight hits close to home for the Golden Triangle. Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville is the focus of the episode that brought show creator and host Gordon Ramsay and his crew to the college town to film in June 2013.


Source of soybean root rot stumps scientists

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.



Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

A drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime, police said.



Wicker to oppose 155th elimination

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he will fight the Obama administration's proposal to eliminate the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo.



Paranormal group investigates Beauvoir

Posted 8/11/2014 in State

A group of ghost hunters was spending a weekend at Beauvoir.



Woman punched by highway patrolman speaks

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.



California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.



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