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Southern Baptists meet; endorse steps against sex abuse

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.

 

 

Watchdog: Neglect and abuse unreported in nursing facilities

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of Medicare beneficiaries even though the federal government requires such reporting, says a watchdog report due out Wednesday that calls for a new focus on protecting frail patients.

 

 

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers.

 

 

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.

 

 

Confusion abounds as Trump's July 4 plans remain a mystery

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

With just over three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion.

 

 

Ex-FBI leaders to testify on Mueller report, Russian threat

Posted 6/12/2019 in National

House Democrats angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report are focusing Wednesday on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

 

Governor's school continues to challenge state's brightest students

Posted 6/11/2019 in Area

Dakiriyah Doss, 15, said she didn't know when she applied to Mississippi Governor's School that she would be helping her fellow classmates at Columbus High School.

Sim Scott Community Center site nearly prepared for construction

Posted 6/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County workers have begun laying the groundwork for a new building to replace the Sim Scott Community Center, which was destroyed during a Feb. 23 tornado that caused $9.3 million in damages to public property.

Police searching for suspects after McKee Park shooting

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects after a Monday shooting at McKee Park sent a man to the hospital.

Strickland: MSU fan base continues to grow

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Ann Brett Strickland, seeing the Mississippi State Bulldogs succeed is as much a business matter as it is one for cheering for the home team.

Oktibbeha County takes bids for Longview Road

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Longview Road appears to set for paving, pending approval from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on June 17.

Police arrest three suspects in two separate assault incidents

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department arrested three suspects in two separate incidents of assault on Sunday and Monday.

 

Police investigating shooting at McKee Park

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects after a shooting at McKee Park sent a man to the hospital.

 

Headed back to Omaha: Bulldogs earn second straight-trip to College World Series

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State's baseball team is headed back to Omaha, Nebraska.

Slimantics: Bulldogs' ninth inning was a magical last game for the seniors at Dudy Noble Field

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A baseball game, as everyone knows, is nine innings. But on Sunday night, that format was altered. What you had, instead, was eight innings of baseball, followed by a Hallmark Channel movie.

Starkville cameras draw attention, concerns

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Social media pushback has prompted city leaders to respond to concerns about the rollout of a new phase of cameras in Starkville.

LCSO still seeks suspect in high-speed chase

Posted 6/10/2019 in Area

Authorities are seeking a suspect in a high-speed chase that began in Lowndes County and ended in Oktibbeha County Friday afternoon.

 

'Homework gap' shows millions of students lack home internet

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?

 

 

Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt.

 

 

Jimmy Carter, after hip surgery, back teaching Sunday school

Posted 6/10/2019 in National

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about his recent health setback and his conversation with President Donald Trump, as he returned to teaching Sunday school in Georgia for the first time since breaking his hip.

 

 

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