WASHINGTON -- BP and the oil industry drilling in the Gulf of Mexico lacked the proper safety attitude to handle the large risks of deep-water drilling, leading to the many bad decisions behind the nation's worst offshore spill, a panel of expert engineers said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON -- Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012
A judge offered Lindsay Lohan something Wednesday that she hadn't heard from a court in nearly two years: Praise.
The second suspect in the burglary caught on video turned himself in Tuesday night, police said. Columbus police officer Terrie Songer said Tavarous Mason, 28, of 416 John Colbert Road in Macon, turned himself in to Noxubee County authorities.
Some of the city's winking traffic lights are more energy efficient thanks to a state grant. Columbus Light and Water employees have been seen at intersections around town installing new traffic signals.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:
WEST POINT -- Clay County's drug court is growing by the month. Edward Houston, drug court director, delivered another positive report to the West Point Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, noting increased participation and rehabilitation successes.
A Steens man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for statutory rape. The Lowndes County Circuit Court session wrapped up last week with a high-profile murder case. The same day a guilty verdict was delivered in the Daniel Copple murder trial, Joshua L. Conn of 413 Steens Road in Steens pleaded guilty to statutory rape.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University is expecting to put its head football coach back on a four-year agreement for the third consecutive winter. And all it took was a look, a nod and two words.
ABERDEEN -- Aberdeen school board members voted to fire their top educator Monday night. The school board dismissed Chester Leigh in executive session during their regular meeting on Monday.
A Lowndes County home was destroyed Tuesday morning, and officials are investigating how it started. No one was injured in the fire that started about 3 a.m. inside a mobile home at 883 Motley Road near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Columbus police arrested one of the two men suspected in connection with a November house burglary. The burglary was caught on surveillance video.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday tabled a request from C Spire to erect a cellular service tower along Highway 25. The commission was faced with a string of issues, including conflict between C Spire and neighboring property owner RMR Investment Co., which said the 120-foot monopole tower would affect the aesthetics of the area and drive down property value.
Last November, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle's emergency department faced a dilemma: No matter what the staff did, patients were unhappy. Surveys ranked the ER in the 17th percentile for patient satisfaction. And despite their best efforts, scores were still plummeting.
A wreck involving a white pickup truck and a commercial truck with a mounted crane sent both drivers to the hospital this morning.
New Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said he will not change assistant police chiefs. Capt. Joe Johnson will remain in the No. 2 position. "I am going to take what I have in place right now and work with it," McQueen said.
A Columbus plant that has been a mainstay of the local economy since 1963 plans to phase out its manufacturing operations here.
Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection fetched a record-setting $115 million -- including more than $11.8 million for a pearl necklace and more than $8.8 million for a diamond ring given to her by Richard Burton -- at an auction of gems and other memorabilia amassed by the late actress.
1. Paramedic arrested in Lowndes for sexual battery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus addresses inconsistent incident reports on Ball shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report 2-11-16 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Bullet from Ball incident struck home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY