The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated -- a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured.
An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.
A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.
A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith handily defeated challengers Glenn Lautzenhiser and Bo Jarrett to ensure his second full term in Tuesday's general municipal election.
Starkville emerged this election cycle as a key battleground between Mississippi's Democratic and Republican parties, and officials are eyeing success in today's municipal race.
East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young came before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday to ask for a two-mill tax increase to cover building construction needed to expand overall capacity.
Discussion of Lowndes County's summer youth work program turned into a debate between supervisors Leroy Brooks, Jeff Smith and Harry Sanders during the board's meeting Monday.
The new director of the veterans' hospital in Jackson is struggling to change perceptions of the institution as members of Congress and a government oversight office pursue investigations into misconduct.
While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.
Documents associated with an upcoming financial report state procedural gaps in Starkville Parks Commission's electric bill payments exist and accounts are shown beyond the 45-day legal payment window.
The state Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments June 12 involving wrongful termination lawsuits filed by former New Hope High School principal Lynn Wright and longtime baseball coach Stacy Hester.
A former leader of two area universities begins serving as a workforce development consultant with the Golden Triangle Development Link this month.
Columbus Air Force Base officials have confirmed that furloughs for more than 470 of its civilian employees will take effect July 8 and continue through the remainder of the fiscal year.
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