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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Posted 6/15/2019 in National

The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire.

 

 

Naval War College is getting its 1st female president

Posted 6/15/2019 in National

A helicopter pilot who heads a military command in Guam will be the first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College, the Navy announced Friday, days after removing the college president who came under investigation over questionable behavior.

 

 

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Posted 6/15/2019 in National

NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

 

GTECHS scores will be credited to home districts

Posted 6/14/2019 in Area

Golden Triangle Early College High School students' accountability exam scores will be credited to each student's home district as of this fall.

Landmark de-designation consideration will not apply to historic Jackson St. home

Posted 6/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A requested Mississippi landmark de-designation for a property on South Jackson Street will not affect a more than 100-year-old home that sits on the property.

Columbus 'liver mom' champions organ donation

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Margaret Rollins is happy to report that her 2-1/2-year-old daughter Adeline now weighs two pounds more than her 4-year-old son.

Customers laud convenience of fourth Delta flight at GTRA

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Delta Airlines announced in February it was adding another round-trip flight to Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Lowndes County, it was more than just a fourth daily flight.

 

Testimony over Mississippi's mental health system continues

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

A county sheriff says he holds mentally ill people in jail because a community mental health center can't respond in time.

 

 

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car.

 

 

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers.

 

 

Sarah Sanders leaving White House job, returning to Arkansas

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced.

 

 

2 state workers suspended in wake of deadly child abuse case

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

Two workers with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services are on administrative leave over the death of a 4-year-old girl and the severe injuring of her younger sister.

 

 

July 2 runoff set in Mississippi Choctaw chief's race

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

A runoff election to become chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is set for July 2.

 

 

Family of officer's slain lover wants $5M from Oxford

Posted 6/14/2019 in State

An attorney for the family of a woman whose death has been blamed on a police officer is demanding $5 million from the city of Oxford, Mississippi.

 

 

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

 

 

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

"Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered.

 

 

Jury sentences father to death for killing his 5 children

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road.

 

 

Democratic debate lineup set at 20 candidates; de Blasio and Bennet in

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

The Democratic National Committee has announced that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month.

 

 

Bishops OK anti-abuse steps, but skeptics seek tougher moves

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

Under intense public pressure, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis.

 

 

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

Posted 6/14/2019 in National

Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history.

 

 

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