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Bryant: National GOP won't choose new senator

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi's Republican governor said Thursday that his decision about appointing a new U.S. senator won't be influenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or other GOP leaders in Washington, but he believes his appointee will receive campaign help from the president and vice president.



Psychologist: Solitary confinement hurts Mississippi inmates

Posted yesterday in State

A psychiatrist testified Thursday in a trial about prison conditions that solitary confinement at a Mississippi prison is "shockingly harsh and inhumane," saying long stays in solitary cause serious damage to the mentally ill inmates held there.



Police: Disgruntled worker killed nurse in Alabama hospital

Posted yesterday in National

A job-related dispute led to a health care worker opening fire inside a hospital in a shooting that left two people dead and another critically injured, authorities said Thursday.



Echoes of Al Capone heard in today's gun-control debate

Posted yesterday in National

It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and the new president had narrowly escaped assassination the year before. It was time for action on gun control. And the National Rifle Association seemingly agreed.



AP: Widespread action on gun control in the states unlikely

Posted yesterday in National

The campaign for tighter gun laws that inspired unprecedented student walkouts across the country faces an uphill climb in a majority of states, an Associated Press review of gun legislation found.



Congress demands Pentagon, DOJ investigate child sex assault

Posted yesterday in National

Congress reacted Thursday to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem.



Fallen bridge: Toll up to 6 dead as officials seek answers

Posted yesterday in National

Six people were killed and 10 others hospitalized in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University, police said Friday as state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the five-day-old span failed.



Harper Lee estate sues over 'Mockingbird' Broadway version

Posted yesterday in National

The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book.



Trump's company turning over documents to investigators

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump's company said Thursday that it has been turning over documents for months in response to requests from the special counsel looking into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.



St. Patrick's parade in Boston won't let anti-war vets march

Posted yesterday in National

Boston's popular St. Patrick's Day parade is all about veterans -- but not all who've served in uniform will be allowed to march this weekend.


Church to get $8M from Tronox settlement

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant.

Goodbye to an unorthodox restaurateur: Norfleet Reichle dies at home Wednesday at age 68

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Norfleet Reichle, lover of food, drink, friends and outlandish schemes, died at his home Wednesday at age 68.

City officials: CPD officer stopped for DUI in Starkville

Posted yesterday in Area

A Columbus police officer will face the city council in executive session Tuesday after apparently being stopped in Starkville recently for driving under the influence.

Second phase of Highway 12 project underway

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Early work is getting underway for the second phase of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's Highway 12 safety improvement project.

Arrest report 3-15-18

Posted 3/15/2018 in Area

LCSO: Human skull discovered in Lowndes County backyard

Posted 3/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have found what they believe to be a human skull in the backyard of a Lowndes County residence.


One dead after Monday crash

Posted 3/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One person is dead after a Monday four-vehicle crash hospitalized four people.



Columbus police investigate two shootings at houses

Posted 3/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is investigating two shootings at houses from earlier this week.


Crawford man arrested for choking woman

Posted 3/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attacking a woman and choking her.

Harvard Business School publishes case study on Golden Triangle

Posted 3/15/2018 in Area

Almost half a year after visiting the Golden Triangle, Harvard Business School is lauding the region's work and lessons faculty have taken from an excursion to the area.


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