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No pets: Tornado shelters face dilemma with animal lovers

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Jerry Starr thought he was taking the safe approach when a twister was reported heading toward his suburban neighborhood outside Oklahoma City last May. He grabbed his teenage daughter Dyonna and his dog and drove to the local City Hall, which serves as a public storm shelter.


Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.



Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.



Death row inmate denied post-conviction appeal

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied the post-conviction arguments of death row inmate Eric Moffett.



Hearing delayed on Mississippi Power Kemper plant costs

Posted 4/25/2014 in State

Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed.



Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

Posted 4/25/2014 in Business

Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.



Possible Republican presidential candidates to court NRA

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Several potential Republican contenders for president will court gun-rights supporters at the NRA's annual convention today.


Fury, cargo questions surround sunken ferry

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies so far but may have nearly 120 left to find in the dark rooms of the submerged vessel.


Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.



Man gets life for retirement home deaths

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.



Number of military suicides dropped last year

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives.



Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Posted 4/25/2014 in National

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.


Two MSU players arrested for robbery, burglary

Posted 4/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former player and current member of the Mississippi State football team have been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary of a dwelling.

Island substation named after retiring Harris

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ask anybody who has ever worked with Charlie "C.F." Harris what they think about him and they'll tell you two things: He's a straight shooter, and he's a pleasure to work with.

Columbus resident charged with molestation

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An undocumented worker has been arrested and charged with molestation.

Missing Caledonia toddler found safe in Georgia

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Amber Alert that was issued for a Caledonia toddler has been canceled after the child was found safe in Sylvester, Ga.

Unemployment varies across Golden Triangle

Posted 4/24/2014 in Area

Compared to last March, unemployment rates in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have changed little, while Clay County's was down nearly 1 percent and Noxubee County's was up 1 percent.

Browning on Business: Biscuit-maker opening shop in Starkville

Posted 4/24/2014 in Business

On Mother's Day weekend in Starkville a placed called The Biscuit Shop will open. There is an interesting story here.


Man shot in the leg by Columbus barber

Posted 4/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was shot in the leg by his barber Wednesday afternoon.



New nightclub ordinance draft adds teeth

Posted 4/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new draft of an ordinance regulating nightclub operations contains several new life safety provisions, including rules curbing establishment overcrowding and ensuring access to functional, unobstructed emergency exits in structures.



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