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Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three weeks before it was to go before a jury.



How weak is the job market? Depends on your numbers

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Is the U.S. job market dismal as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says? Or is it steadily improving as President Barack Obama contends?



Reddit founder has Democrats and Republicans agreeing on something

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has accomplished what virtually no one else in Washington is doing these days: Bring the political parties together on a controversial issue.



Marriages and divorces 9-6-12

Posted 9/6/2012 in Business


Small theaters struggle as Hollywood goes digital

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

The Isis Theatre hasn't changed much since it opened 86 years ago in southeast Nebraska, a stone's throw from the grain elevator and railroad tracks that cut through town.

Suspects sought after movie-style bank heist

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist, strapping what they said was a bomb to her midsection and forcing her to order employees to "take out all the money" from her branch.

Oil from BP spill uncovered by Isaac's waves

Posted 9/6/2012 in National

Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn't cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010.


Miss. reports 2 new West Nile virus deaths

Posted 9/6/2012 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new deaths and 19 new human cases of the West Nile virus.


Murder suspect held on $500K bond

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager accused of a Labor day murder in Columbus received bond of $500,000 on Wednesday.


Mother of Caledonia alderman killed in two-car collision

Posted 9/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Caledonia woman on Wednesday.



Dems seek luster for Obama from Bill Clinton

Posted 9/5/2012 in National

Bill Clinton takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention today as President Barack Obama's nomination is placed before a party hoping that the last president to preside over sustained growth can help propel him to re-election in a sputtering economy.



Garbage rate increase still won't cover cost, council told

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a budget hearing set for Thursday, the Columbus City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to raise garbage fees $2 a month, beginning Oct. 1.



Three are suspended in Facebook incident

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus firefighters and a Columbus police officer have been suspended for 30 days after they "liked" a Facebook post made by a former firefighter.



Caledonia weighs fee options

Posted 9/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia may soon be using a collection agency to collect outstanding fines. During Tuesday night's board meeting, the mayor and alderman heard from Mississippi Warrant Network and American Municipal Services.


Trainer suggests pursuing $3M loan

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pushed for pursuing a $3 million loan to ensure the county's planned road projects are completed on schedule during the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.


Aldermen approve $1.5 million for drainage, sewage projects

There was some confusion at the Starkville Board of Alderman meeting when it came time to vote on a $1.5 million project aimed at addressing some of the city's sewage infrastructure issues, including the long-debated Carver Drive ditch.


Mass. inmate sex-change ruling praised, condemned

Posted 9/5/2012 in National

A ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to an inmate is being praised by advocates as important recognition that the surgery is a legitimate treatment for gender-identity disorder, even as critics including Sen. Scott Brown call it "an outrageous abuse of taxpayer dollars."


National debt hits $16 trillion; Republicans critical

Posted 9/5/2012 in National

The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of red ink onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States.


Syria comes under scathing international criticism

Posted 9/5/2012 in National

Syria came under scathing international criticism Wednesday, with Turkey calling the country a terrorist state and Egypt's leader calling on President Bashar Assad to "learn from recent history" and step down.


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