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FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

Posted 7/11/2014 in Business

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.



Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.


Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.


Germany kicks out top American spy

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.


House GOP moves ahead on suing Obama

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

House Republicans took the initial step on Thursday to sue President Barack Obama over the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate of the health care law.

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.


14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

Posted 7/11/2014 in National

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and warning that failure to do so is "punishable by a fine and imprisonment."


KiOR exploring sale, hires firm to assist

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has hired a firm to perform financial advising and assist in exploring a possible merger or sale. The company, which built a $218 million plant in Columbus in 2011, made the announcement in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

The summer of the 'super flea'

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer is here, and so are the pests that come with it. If it seems that this year the flea problem is especially bad, it's probably a sign that the fleas are getting better at adapting to treatments, experts say.

Browning on Business: New speakeasy to open in downtown Starkville

Posted 7/10/2014 in Business

A new bar is coming to downtown Starkville. The Guest Room is slated to open next month. It will be located in the refurnished basement of Restaurant Tyler, which is located at 100 E. Main St.

Local men arrested on drug charges

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested on separate charges related to drug trafficking.

Fake animal control truck spotted in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A vehicle posing as a city animal control unit could possibly be connected to reports of missing pets in the Greenbriar subdivision of Starkville this month, according to the Starkville Police Department.

Marshals nab man wanted for armed robbery

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A West Point man was detained and brought back to the Golden Triangle this week to face an armed robbery warrant stemming from a May 15 burglary in the Reed Place subdivision, Starkville Police Department announced Wednesday.

Trainer calls for new talks with hospital trustees

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer again called for a sit-down meeting with OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the hospital's financial future.

Derailed plane fuselages removed from Montana river

Posted 7/10/2014 in National

Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment.


Meeting to discuss silicon plant project

Posted 7/10/2014 in State

A North Carolina group plans a meeting Saturday in Iuka to call on local residents to press state regulators to hold a hearing on what it believes is health risks connected to a silicon metal plant under construction in Tishomingo County.


Photo: Mayor honored

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was selected as the 27th civilian to be honored with the Columbus Air Force Base Wingman distinction during a Tuesday evening presentation at the CAFB.


Caledonia restructures park department

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen have agreed to a restructuring of its park department that will result in three part-time employees overseeing maintenance and operations rather than one full-time parks director.



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