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1 year 1 week ago

Video shows Miss. police HQ deaths

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the investigation of a police officer who was killed by a murder suspect in an interrogation room says the shooting was recorded on video. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition of anonymity because they were...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Murder suspect shoots Miss. cop inside police HQ

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Police have identified the murder suspect who authorities say fatally shot a Jackson, Miss., police detective at the department's headquarters and who himself was killed. The Jackson Police Department said Det. Eric Smith was questioning 23-year-old Jeremy Powell in an interview room late Thursday afternoon when...

1 year 10 months ago

MS prison guard dies, others hurt in 'disturbance'

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A guard at a southwest Mississippi prison died Sunday and several other employees were injured during a disturbance involving hundreds of inmates that continued into the evening, authorities and the prison's operator said. Emily Ham, a spokeswoman for the Adams County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Sunday evening...

2 years 4 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

3 years 8 months ago

Teen girl sues school over tuxedo ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Another teenage lesbian is suing a Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning females from wearing tuxedos in yearbook portraits. Ceara (SEE-ayr-uh) Sturgis' dispute with the Copiah County School District started in 2009, before another lesbian student in another Mississippi school district fought to...

3 years 8 months ago

Doctor, former councilman commits suicide

A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and...

3 years 8 months ago

Survey: Gas prices up about 4 cents

A new survey finds the average price of regular gasoline in the United States has gone up 3.86 cents in the last three weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular rose to $2.77. Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average...

3 years 10 months ago

Obama to address nation on gulf oil spill

President Barack Obama will address the nation this evening, in a televised speech you'll see on NewsFirst5 at 6 pm, a revised time. On a visit to Mississippi and Alabama Monday, the president tried to sound both in command and upbeat, saying he's confident the Gulf Coast will eventually...

3 years 11 months ago

Calmer weather aiding gulf spill cleanup

Calmer weather has arrived along the Gulf Coast, where masses of oil continue to lurk offshore. So far, only oil sheens have reached into some coastal waters. The oil's slow progress is allowing crews and volunteers to lay boom in front of shorelines. The calmer wind and waves should...

3 years 11 months ago

Nashville braces for more flooding

Officials in Nashville braced for more deaths Monday as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The flash floods caught...

3 years 11 months ago

Single huge tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths

It was initially unclear if a single massive twister, or multiple smaller ones, caused the deaths and damaged about 700 homes in the state. The state's chief Weather Service meteorologist, Alan Gerard, said Wednesday that the tornado followed a nearly 150-mile track from Tallulah, La., through Mississippi, before...

3 years 11 months ago

Alabama, Mississippi pick up after deadly storms

FEMA takes a look today at the damage from the weekend tornado and storms that lashed four southern states. Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will concentrate on Mississippi, where 10 of the 12 fatalities happened. The inspection is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. Mississippi...

4 years 2 weeks ago

New England tops in swine flu vaccinations

Health officials say New England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations. The South has the lowest rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first state-by-state report on turnout for the swine flu vaccine on Thursday. Tiny Rhode Island has the highest vaccination rate of...

4 years 2 months ago

Does this city make my butt look big?

Thinking about a nose job? Chances are you're from the Northeast, according to new data released from RealSelf.com, a consumer review site for the cosmetic industry. Permanent makeup more your thing? Then you're probably from the Southwest. "We looked at our logs - we're talking millions of searches -...

4 years 6 months ago

Obama to check on Katrina progress

President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to...

4 years 6 months ago

Isabella, 4, is a case study in swine flu

A 4-year-old Mississippi girl is eating Lucky Charms cereal and singing Hannah Montana songs again, three weeks after a severe swine flu infection landed her in intensive care and jeopardized the healthy preschooler's life. Doctors expect Isabella Ragan to recover completely from pneumonia and lung surgery, but she is...

4 years 6 months ago

Tickets on sale for Friday's Bell Game

In Pueblo, tickets are on sale for Friday's Bell game--a fierce rivalry between the Central Wildcats and the Centennial Bulldogs. The teams will face-off for the 109th time in what's known as the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. The teams compete for victory and the coveted...

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