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  • 2 Arrested in Attala County for Burglary

    2 Arrested in Attala County for Burglary

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:24:16 GMT
    Elizabeth SteenElizabeth Steen
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The suspects allegedly responsible for a burglary that took place at the Whitmore property in the Shrock Community in Attala County are in custody..
    ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. - The suspects allegedly responsible for a burglary that took place at the Whitmore property in the Shrock Community in Attala County are in custody..
  • Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

    Is Mississippi Prepared for Ebola?

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:19:19 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - If the Ebola virus popped up in Mississippi, it would be the State Health Department's responsibility to lead every other state agency in fighting the disease. State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier says Mississippians should not worry about Ebola with two patients being transported to the United States."I think it's very important to know that Ebola is not something you can get by walking by someone or being in a room with them. it takes actual contact with body fluids," say...
    JACKSON, Miss. - If the Ebola virus popped up in Mississippi, it would be the State Health Department's responsibility to lead every other state agency in fighting the disease. State Health Officer, Dr. Mary Currier says Mississippians should not worry about Ebola with two patients being transported to the United States."I think it's very important to know that Ebola is not something you can get by walking by someone or being in a room with them. it takes actual contact with body fluids," say...
  • 5 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    5 Months Pass, Myra Lewis Still Missing

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:32:41 GMT
    Myra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1stMyra Lewis, 2-year-old missing since March 1st
    Where is Myra Lewis? It's a question asked by family, friends, and others in the community. Friday marks five months since the 2-year-old Camden toddler vanished without a trace from her parents house.
    Where is Myra Lewis? It's a question asked by family, friends, and others in the community. Friday marks five months since the 2-year-old Camden toddler vanished without a trace from her parents house.
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  • Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:13 GMT
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a vast corruption case in the tiny city of Bell, California, has been sentenced to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
    The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.
  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:07 GMT
    Federal officials say two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in Africa will be flown into a metro Atlanta military base.
    Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.
  • Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:33:00 GMT
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
    The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national...
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  • Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

    Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:56:05 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an...
  • Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

    Uruguayan pot marketplace may go up in smoke

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:43:54 GMT
    Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.
    Uruguay's plan to create the world's first national, government-regulated marketplace for legal pot may be going up in smoke.
  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:04:58 GMT
    Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
    An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...
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  • Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Mississippi Craft Show to Feature Youth Art Competition

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-06-16 04:00:35 GMT
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
    The Youth Art Competition is open to residents of Mississippi who are students in grades 1-12 in public, private, or home schools. Entry is free. Winning art will receive recognition and prizes and may be featured in print materials and displayed in the "My Mississippi" exhibition at the Mississippi Craft Show August 23-24 at the Trade Mart, Jackson. Visit www.mscraftshow.com/artcomp to download an entry form.Good Luck!
  • Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Class Notes: Better Handwritten than Typed, Study Says

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:47:03 GMT
    How do you study for exams?How do you study for exams?
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
    Students who took notes by hand instead of using a computer performed better on tests. This new research put together by Princeton University and UCLA suggests that if the laptops are being used solely to take notes, they may still be standing in the way of learning as it might lead to shallower processing. In one study, 65 students were divided into smaller groups for a series of lectures then a test... They were given a choice between laptops or pens and paper for note-taking. Students who...
  • Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Durant Homeowner Cited after Pit Bulls Attack Man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:03:27 GMT
    3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack3-Year Old Boy is killed in a Pit Bull Attack
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
    A Holmes county man is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday morning.
  • Jump-Start Your Day

    Jump-Start Your Day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:43:20 GMT
    Do you make the most of your morning?Do you make the most of your morning?
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
    Making the hardest decisions first thing in the morning helps to make for more of a productive day, experts say.
  • Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Shands, Sister Indicted in American Legion Case

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:03:24 GMT
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
    The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has been indicted on embezzlement charges.
  • Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Mudslide Causes Lane Closures in Wilkinson County

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-09 16:32:11 GMT
    A map of US 61 between Woodville & NatchezA map of US 61 between Woodville & Natchez
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
    **TRAFFIC ALERT** Drivers headed north on Highway 61 in Wilkinson County are advised to pay attention to some temporary changes. MDOT says the northbound lanes 3 miles from the Adams County line are closed because of a mudslide. Traffic is now 2-laned instead of 4-laned (MDOT refers to it as a head-to-head format), so that drivers can continue in both directions. The change starts today, and once repairs are completed, things will go back to normal. News Channel 12 will keep you updated.
  • Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Jackson Police Look for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Monday, April 7 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:14:36 GMT
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
    Jackson Police are still searching for the person they say robbed a restaurant with a handgun on April 3.A man walked into the Subway restaurant on Clinton Blvd., showed the cashier a gun, and demanded money out of the cash register. Police won't say how much the man stole, but they say he left the scene in a white Dodge pickup truck.If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.
  • Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Papyrus Scrap Alleging Jesus of Being Married is Real, Researchers Say

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:53:07 GMT
    This scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus ChristThis scrap of Papyrus could tell about another 'side' of Jesus Christ
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
    Harvard Theological Review says a team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus Christ referring to “my wife” is real. However, historians at the school say it doesn’t prove he was married. Harvard Historian Karen King says the main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus. Researchers at the divinity school say the text on the papyrus may have originally been written as early a...
  • Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:58:35 GMT
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
  • Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Furniture Company Coming to Smithville

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:18:15 GMT
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
    A total of 80 jobs are headed for Smithville over a three-year period.Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home, Inc. announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations. Behold Home is a start-up motion furniture manufacturing company started by veteran furniture manufacturers from northeast Mississippi. “I appreciate the team at Behold Home for locating these manufacturing operations in Smithville. The state has worked hard to support the redevelopment of Smithville sinc...
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