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Top Miss. lawmakers release FY15 budget proposal

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

Top Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday released their state budget proposal for the coming year, and their plan is different from Gov. Phil Bryant's in several ways.



Hood's credit card lawsuit in jurisdiction dispute

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against six credit card insurers should be returned to state chancery court, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Monday.



City withholds incident report in Horhn DUI arrest

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

The city of Jackson is rejecting The Clarion-Ledger's request for the incident report following last month's arrest of state Sen. John Horhn on a DUI charge.



Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 12-4-13

Posted 12/4/2013 in Business


Amazon's delivery drones: An idea that may not fly

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.


Sister: Deadly shooting was over Alabama-Auburn game

Posted 12/4/2013 in Area

A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.



Ex-basketball player gets deal in kidnapping case

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A federal judge in Mississippi approved a plea agreement Tuesday allowing a 19-year-old former University of Alabama basketball player to avoid prosecution in a kidnapping case if he stays out of trouble for two years.



U.S. man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.


Obama's Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in U.S.

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States.

Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.


House votes to renew plastic gun ban

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.



Employers step in to prevent worker burnout

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

olkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.



Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

Posted 12/4/2013 in National

Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.


Lowndes school board mulling over options on vo-tech site

Posted 12/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District may be months away from deciding on a location for the proposed career tech center, but the choices have been narrowed to two.

City leaders begin ward tours

Posted 12/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteenth Street South is a thoroughfare used every day by truck drivers from Waste Pro, MMC Materials and APAC as they go to and leave plants in Columbus. It's only been about a year since the road was last milled and repaved, but portions of it have already deteriorated.

AT&T joins mix to provide cable service for city

Posted 12/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents may have an alternative option for Internet and cable television services next year. City councilmen approved paying a consultant $12,000 to negotiate re-upping Columbus' contract with Cable One, which is up for renewal in June, and to work with AT&T to bring its digital services to the city.

Board approves disciplinary action against police department master sergeant

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a disciplinary action against Starkville Police Department Master Sgt. Shawn Word after a closed-door meeting with police officials.

OCSD makes arrest in 16th Section Road accident

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies arrested Dana Jones Roberson, 54, of Starkville, after he allegedly caused a head-on, multi-car collision Saturday that resulted in numerous injuries.


Memorial Friday, funeral Saturday for Allain

Posted 12/4/2013 in State

A memorial service for former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain will be held Friday at the state Capitol in Jackson, and the funeral will be Saturday in Natchez.



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