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Doctor looks to rebuild practice after being cleared of drug charges

Posted 10/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local doctor is speaking out after being cleared of federal charges earlier this week.



Starkville teacher arrested

Posted 10/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School history teacher Jason Lernard Young has been suspended with pay, pending a review of the police reports from his Oct. 21 arrest, Starkville School District officials confirmed Friday.



Report examines expanding health business in Miss.

Posted 10/27/2012 in State

Mississippi needs to produce more physicians and provide incentives for them to work in rural areas, says a new report that focuses on expanding the business of health care in one of the poorest, sickest states in the nation.



Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.



Romney woos Florida early vote; Obama eyes NH

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

Juggling politics and storm preparations, Mitt Romney dangled a plea for bipartisanship before early voters in Florida on Saturday as Barack Obama worked to nail down tiny New Hampshire's four electoral votes.


Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way.


AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks, whether they recognize those feelings or not.



Vote looms to amend Ala. constitution

Posted 10/27/2012 in Area

Segregation ended decades ago in Alabama, swept away by the civil rights marchers who faced down police dogs and fire hoses in the early '60s. But segregation is still mandated by the state's constitution, and voters on Nov. 6 will get only their second chance in years to eliminate an anachronism that still exists on paper.



Syrian toddler believed dead reunited with parents

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

No one knows how long little Bushr Al Tawashi wandered alone in the rubble of his home in the Syrian capital before rebel fighters found the toddler and handed him over to another family to look after.



Final countdown: Indecisive voters torn over issues

Posted 10/27/2012 in National

Who are these people who still can't make up their minds? They're undecided voters like Kelly Cox, who spends his days repairing the big rigs that haul central California's walnuts, grapes, milk and more across America.


MSU chaplain tends football flock

Posted 10/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It only happens every once in a while, but, inevitably, every few weeks it comes up. During football season, there is no escaping it. They all want to know the same thing -- is Bill Buckley having an influence on Dan Mullen?

Columbus Schools tackle bullying with new tool

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 160,000 children missed school today. But though they can run, they cannot hide. Eventually, they will have to return to the classroom, where their tormentor waits.

Laurel officials impressed with Columbus' downtown

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Laurel and Columbus are approximately 150 miles apart, but the cities are very similar in terms of population and economics.


NYC officer arrested in ghoulish cannibalism kidnap plot

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

A city police officer was charged Thursday with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to torture women and then cook and eat their body parts.



Obama pressures Romney on Mourdock

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support among women, intensified his pressure Thursday on Mitt Romney to break any ties with a Republican Senate candidate who said that if a woman becomes pregnant from rape it is "something God intended."



In 2 murder cases, mothers turn in their own sons

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway.



Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory.


East Coast readies for 'Frankenstorm' hybrid monster

Posted 10/26/2012 in National

The pre-Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready.


Miss. bluesman getting long overdue grave marker

Posted 10/26/2012 in State

Mississippi blues musician Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave, more than a half century after he died.


Nov. 6 ballot includes low-profile office seekers

Posted 10/26/2012 in Area

While most voters already know who they are going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, there may still be some undecided voters on the local front.


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