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Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks.



Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.



GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group.



Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

The oil market has lost its jitters.


Ohio college president backs skunk safety

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

An Ohio college president says the school supports safety for skunks, and for other furry creatures, too.


FDA to doctors: Beware fake drug distributors

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.



Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.



Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Posted 9/24/2014 in National

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.


Couple starts Columbus snow cone biz

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been less than a month since Robert and Velma Woodard started a snow cone side business in Columbus.

Brooks calls on black men to 'do better'

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 60 men gathered at Sim Scott Community Center on Monday for a community "Men of Color" meeting called by Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Sanctuary of Lowndes County church condemned

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A church in east Lowndes County is on the verge of collapsing.


Freedom From Religion Foundation targets MSU athletic dept.

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A week after launching an investigation into the religious practices of the football program at Ole Miss, a Wisconsin-based group named Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has set its sights on Mississippi State's athletic department.



Victim in West Point beating moving to rehab facility

Posted 9/23/2014 in Area

A former Marine injured during a fight in a Huddle House parking lot is being transferred to a medical facility in Texas.



Columbus-Lowndes E-911 director McCoy resigns

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Emergency 911 Director Melanie McCoy has stepped down from the post effective today.


Man stunned after alleged school break-in attempt

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after he allegedly damaged public school property and charged at an officer.

Wynn's vote is crucial in plus-one insurance battle

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When aldermen vote tonight whether to override Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a board action that limited Starkville's plus-one health insurance policy to only legally married spouses, both supporters and detractors of the change will turn their attention to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn for her decision to either abstain or take a stance on the issue.


ZZ Top concert postponed until April 10

Posted 9/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

ZZ Top's Oct. 30 concert is postponed to April 10 due to a hip injury to bassist Dusty Hill, Mississippi State University announced Monday.



Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

Posted 9/23/2014 in National

A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.



Editorial cartoon for 9-23-14

Posted 9/23/2014 in National



Pit bull attack leaves one man dead, one in custody

Posted 9/23/2014 in State

One man has died and another is in custody following a weekend dog attack in Benton County.



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