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Columbus experiences rash of gunfire

Posted 3/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three shootings occurred in Lowndes County in a 72-hour period.

New substation for Yokohama approved

Posted 3/25/2014 in Area

On Monday, Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley ruled in favor of 4-County Electric Power Association's request to construct a new electric substation to serve the future Yokohama Tire Company plant in Clay County.

'Miracle' no deaths in airport train crash

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

The crash of a Chicago commuter train that derailed and plowed up an escalator at one of the world's busiest airports would have been far worse, and likely fatal, had it not happened how and when it did, a transportation expert says.


Arguments set on 2012 abortion clinic law

Posted 3/25/2014 in State

A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments April 28 in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 Mississippi law that threatens to close the state's only abortion clinic.



Lawmakers enter final days of budget writing

Posted 3/25/2014 in State

Mississippi legislators expect to be busy this week working out final details of a $6 billion budget for the coming year.



Governor signs welfare drug-testing bill

Posted 3/25/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a welfare drug-testing bill on Monday, requiring those who test positive to get treatment in order to get cash.


Community copes with deadly mudslide

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

First there was a "whoosh." Elaine Young said she thought it might be a chimney fire, a rush of air that lasted about 45 seconds. But when she stepped outside there was ominous silence. Something felt very, very wrong.

Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

Aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base, a sailor was fatally shot and security forces killed the lone suspect late Monday, according to the Navy.


Race is on to find airliner's black boxes

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down.


China demands satellite data from flight

Posted 3/25/2014 in National

China demanded that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board, as gale-force winds and heavy rain on Tuesday halted the search for remains of the plane.

Malaysian PM: Flight 370 crashed into Indian Ocean

Posted 3/24/2014 in National

A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today.

'Mayor's Walk' to begin in April

Posted 3/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is encouraging citizens to join him at the Riverwalk for the first annual Mayor's Walk.

CL&W goes forward with meter contractor

Posted 3/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Installation of a new, $3.5 million water meter system will soon begin. Columbus Light and Water's Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a contract with Utility Management Solutions to install the new mobile system.

Power restored to most businesses after fire

Posted 3/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blown transformer behind the Trotter Convention Center caused a minor fire Saturday and shut down power to several businesses on Fifth Street.

Restaurant Week tallies record number of ballots

Posted 3/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More visitors cast ballots in Starkville Restaurant Week in five days this year than 2013's entire week, and organizers say they expect weekend baseball crowds to set a high benchmark for future competitions.


Inmates attempt to sneak drugs into jail

Posted 3/24/2014 in State

Two Alcorn County regional jail inmates are being returned to the state penitentiary in Parchman after attempting to smuggle drugs and contraband into the Corinth facility.



Miss. court denies extra compensation to ex-inmate

Posted 3/24/2014 in State

The state of Mississippi says Frank Sanders Tipton is due $41,097 for the 300 days he was wrongfully incarcerated in prison.



Man shot while fishing in Rankin Co.

Posted 3/24/2014 in State

A man is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot multiple times while fishing with his three sons.



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