A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue.
Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who has served as interim coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past six games, is the team's first choice to take over as head coach, a Minnesota newspaper reported.
It's impossible to spend 23 years on the police force and leave without a ton of stories. On the eve of his retirement from the Columbus Police Department, soft-spoken officer Neal Taylor agreed to relive a few encounters.
From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:
A repeat offender is wanted by Columbus police for kidnapping, beating and firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, Thursday.
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All eyes were on City Hall, for good and bad reasons this year, as Columbus city leaders grabbed headlines for a physical altercation. The city of Columbus and Lowndes County also have been waiting with bated breath for plans to be finalized on a downtown park, which started as a simple soccer complex and has evolved into a sprawling Central Park-style gateway into Columbus. And the future remains uncertain for Mississippi University for Women, as a Columbus businesswoman continues her interim presidency of the university indefinitely.
Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.
The disagreement between the city and county on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is now official.
Police have arrested a man and are looking for another in connection with an armed robbery just east of Mississippi University for Women.
Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.
Columbus police have charged a 25-year-old man with stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the shoulder Wednesday.
A 33-year-old Columbus man has been accused of holding his girlfriend against her will by threatening her with a broken plate.
A middle-aged man robbed the Sprint Mart in the Shell gas station at Highway 45 North and Highway 50 in Columbus Wednesday, making off with about $100, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.
The Mississippi Home Corp. is offering a $14,999 grant to low- and middle-income homebuyers with modest credit.
Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely has appealed a guilty conviction on a misdemeanor charge of drunk driving.
Columbus police today are looking for the suspects in the separate stabbings of two women.
The Roberts Travel Agency's suspended, front-office ceiling collapsed from water damage Monday afternoon, almost burying two employees.
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