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Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in executive session to terminate one police officer and suspend another for violating the Columbus Police Department's standard operating procedures. A city source with knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch the council, in a unanimous vote, terminated Eric

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-17 19:09:19

Councilmen Discuss 2% Restaurant Tax

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The two percent restaurant tax was back on the menu at the Columbus City Council meeting Tuesday. The council approved a counter proposal with a few changes with the hopes of getting the CVB and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on the same page. The city was asking for $40

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 03:43:53

Second child involved in Sunday wreck dies

A second child involved the Sunday car accident that already claimed the life of a woman and her grandson has died from his injuries, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed today. Dakota Burnett, 9, died at 2:50 a.m. today at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Mer

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-16 18:25:36

University of Alabama investigates sorority member's racist video

University of Alabama officials said they are investigating after a student recently posted videos on social media where she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities. Student Harley Barber, who said on the videos that she is a member of Alphi Phi sorority, posted the videos on Instagram, on

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 22:17:58

Child Dies From Injuries Suffered In Sunday Crash

LOWNDES COUNTY (WCBI) - A 9 year old child involved in a Sunday morning crash between a tanker truck and a pickup in Lowndes County has died. State troopers say 9 year old Dakota Barnett of Columbus died Tuesday morning at a Tupelo hospital. He was one of four people in the pickup truck which was

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 15:09:40

Juvenile Dead, Another Injured In Aberdeen Shooting

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI)- A juvenile is dead and another juvenile is in an Aberdeen hospital following a shooting Monday night on Short Street, according to Aberdeen Police. Chief Henry Randle says the shooting began as an argument over a gun. One of the juveniles went to the home on Short Street to r

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 04:57:43

Kerr-McGee Site Makes Superfund Cleanup Priority List

ATLANTA (January 17,2017) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its initial list of Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites with the greatest expected redevelopment and commercial potential. The Columbus Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp site is one of 31 sites on the list.

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 14:06:06

Weather Related Closings And Delays

AREA WIDE (WCBI) - All weather related closings and delays for Wednesday, January 17 will be posted below. Closed: Amory Schools. Calhoun County Schools. Houston Schools. Itawamba County Schools. Lamar County Schools. Lee County Schools. Monroe County Schools. New Albany Schools. Oak Hill Academy. O

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-16 18:47:11

Police seek help IDing man who passed counterfeit bill

State police are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of passing counterfeit money in Steuben County. The suspect passed a counterfeit bill at the Dollar General store in Avoca on Dec. 31, according to New York State Police at Bath. The suspect is described as a black male, thin

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-01-16 19:15:07

Atlanta firefighter catches child thrown from burning apartment (video)

More than 45 firefighters battled a big apartment blaze near Atlanta before dawn Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, saying they had to kick down doors and catch babies to get them safely away from the smoke and flames. The fire left a dozen people with minor injuries, mostly related to smoke inhalation, said

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-01-16 13:09:28

Waverly girls sweep Watkins Glen

Waverly girls swept Watkins Glen in IAC bowling action Tuesday. The Lady Wolverines had games of 815, 726 and 801 for a series of 2342 while Watkins Glen rolled 711, 717 and 729 for 2157. Cassandra Bowman rolled a 557 series with games of 199, 187 and 171 while Chenelle Huddleston rolled 471 with ga

DAILY REVIEW & SUNDAY REVIEW - 2018-01-17 11:00:00

New study: Chemung County tops in Finger Lakes in opioid abuse rate in 2016

Chemung County had the highest rate of opioid abuse during 2016 in a nine-county region in the Fingers Lake studied by a Rochester regional health planning organization. The study, released Wednesday, January 17 by Common Ground Health, included Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Seneca, Ontario, Li

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-01-17 17:34:51

Elmira Police looking for unidentified man in connection to burglary

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Elmira Police need your help identifying a person in connection to a burglary that happened in December. Police say they're looking for the man in the photo. These photos were taken back on December 27th, in the Heritage Park Apartment Complex. Police say on surveillance video

NEWSCHANNEL 36 - 2018-01-16 03:04:00

CemeCon Inc. Announcing Another Expansion

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (18 NEWS)- - A local business that started with just one person, has now grown to more than 50 and is announcing yet another expansion. CemeCon, Inc. located in Big Flats is hosting a ribbon cutting for a brand new headquarters and production facility Wednesday, and we got a firsthan

WETM - 2018-01-17 12:49:53

Saline shortage affects local hospitals, but is not severe

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The saline shortage across the nation is now being felt here in the Twin Tiers. Most of the saline hospitals use is produced in Puerto Rico. It's common uses are to sanitize wounds and treat dehydration. Since Hurricane Maria devastated most of the commonwealth, saline produ

WETM - 2018-01-16 03:52:28

Helming: Give pistol owners more time to recertify

ALBANY - State Sen. Pam Helming and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Ortt are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the pistol permit recertification deadline amid reports that just a fraction of permit holders have recertified, as required under New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, com

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-01-16 19:00:00

4 Men Charged In Murder Of Redondo Beach Registered Sex Offender

REDONDO BEACH, CA - Four men from various cities in the South Bay were charged Friday with killing a Redondo Beach registered sex offender. The group of men allegedly strangled and attacked John Haig Marshall, 61, with pliers and bolt cutters when he got out of his shower on Nov. 28, according to Th

PATCH - 2018-01-16 18:34:22

Man is charged in the stabbing death of Pico-Union house fire victim

Police on Tuesday announced murder charges in a suspicious fire that led to the discovery last week of a 33-year-old transgender woman who had been stabbed to death, and sought the public's help in piecing together a motive for the crime. Kevyn Ramirez, 29, of Los Angeles was charged with murder dur

LA TIMES - 2018-01-17 04:10:00

Dozens of SoCal Museums Will Be Free on January 28

Mark those calendars for Jan. 28. That's when more than three dozen museums throughout Southern California will be offering admission at no charge as part of the annual Museums Free-For-All Day. The Urban Light (2000-07) installation created by renowned artist Chris Burden at Los Angeles County Muse

KTLA.COM - 2018-01-17 03:17:52

LA Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Transporting Narcotics

(CNS) - A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who allegedly agreed on two occasions to oversee the delivery of narcotics and other contraband in exchange for cash payments was arrested Tuesday, along with three other men, on federal narcotics charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Deputy Kenn

BHCOURIER.COM - 2018-01-16 22:53:22