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Mississippi officials seek to end suit over Senate district

Posted yesterday in State

Three top Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to create a larger black majority in one of the 52 state Senate districts.



Mississippi: 8 more West Nile virus cases: 21 so far in 2018

Posted yesterday in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming eight more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the year's total to 21.



EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

Posted yesterday in National

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.



Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

Posted yesterday in National

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II.



Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial fraud trial

Posted yesterday in National

Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.



Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Posted yesterday in National

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.


Man charged with murder of Starkville resident

Posted 8/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect has now been charged in the death of 24-year-old Jarrel Ward of Starkville.

Two weeks in Tanzania: Wildlife photographer recounts following 'Great Migration' in Serengeti

Posted 8/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steve Brandon has shot wildlife on all seven continents, but aside from some pesky insects, he hasn't killed anything.

MSU lands $100K grant for downtown makerspace

Posted 8/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will expand its ability to help young entrepreneurs launch businesses and, leaders hope, keep them in Mississippi, thanks to $100,000 grant to create a new makerspace in downtown Starkville.

Oktibbeha announces District 3 Fire Protection Grading District

Posted 8/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County has a new fire protection district that will serve 37 square miles in the northwestern part of the county around Maben.

Arrest report 8-14-18

Posted 8/14/2018 in Area


Top officer replaced at troubled south Mississippi prison

Posted 8/14/2018 in State

The top officer of a Mississippi prison has been replaced, weeks after a convicted murderer escaped and days after an inmate's mother said her son was set on fire by another prisoner.



Multistate crime suspect pleads to some Mississippi charges

Posted 8/14/2018 in State

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to a killing and a drive-by shooting that launched what authorities say was a series of violent crimes in three states separated by nearly 2,000 miles.



NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military "Space Force" but added that it will have a role separate from NASA.



Man arrested in Florida 'stand your ground' case

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.



FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.



Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week.



AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.



AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.



Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Posted 8/14/2018 in National

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.



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