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Mississippi governor signs $1,500 pay raise for teachers

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday to give teachers and assistant teachers a $1,500 pay raise during the year that begins July 1.



Mississippi tornado count rises to 19 in Saturday outbreak

Posted yesterday in State

The National Weather Service now counts 19 tornadoes that hit Mississippi on Saturday.



Third casino in Mississippi's Tunica County to close

Posted yesterday in State

A casino company announced Tuesday that it's closing a gambling hall in Mississippi's Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area since 2014 in the face of increasing competition and declining revenues.



Food stamp investigator gets 39 months for extortion plea

Posted yesterday in State

A former Mississippi food stamp fraud investigator has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.



Columbine threat by woman with gun shuts Denver-area schools

Posted yesterday in National

Denver-area public schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.



North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

Posted yesterday in National

North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers.



Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Posted yesterday in National

Lisa Love hasn't seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine.



Mainstream retailers embrace marijuana's less taboo cousin

Posted yesterday in National

It's showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats -- an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep.



$1 billion raised to rebuild Paris' Notre Dame after fire

Posted yesterday in National

Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done.



Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

Posted yesterday in National

Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?


Natural hunters: Search dogs aid law enforcement in criminal investigations, weather disasters

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paulette Weible says her hound dog Bella is a "leader." So much so that when the six-year-old search dog was looking for a missing person in Columbus on Thursday, she would stop moving every time the police officer walking with her got in front of them to stop traffic.

Storm debris removal nearly complete

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Contractors responsible for storm debris removal in Columbus following a Feb. 23 tornado estimate pickup will be completed by this weekend.

Altercation during Bin 612 evacuation leads to criticism, planned changes

Posted 4/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During Saturday's severe weather event that produced tornadoes locally, a fight broke out between security guards and Bin 612 patrons as staff at the Cotton District restaurant and bar attempted to clear the building and close.

Miller resigns as Ward 5 alderman to take job on coast

Posted 4/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 5 Alderman Patrick Miller is resigning from Starkville's board of alderman take a job in Biloxi.

Lowndes voting locations moved

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County voting precincts have been renamed or relocated ahead of county elections in August.


Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records

Posted 4/16/2019 in State

The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records.



Tornadoes hit more than 250 buildings across Mississippi

Posted 4/16/2019 in State

Early assessments show Saturday's tornado outbreak damaged more than 250 homes, businesses and public buildings across Mississippi.



Fire out, organ intact but work ahead for charred Notre Dame

Posted 4/16/2019 in National

Firefighters declared success Tuesday morning in an over 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers.



AP-NORC Poll: Low confidence in schools to respond to gunman

Posted 4/16/2019 in National

Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 4-16-19

Posted 4/16/2019 in National



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