LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Lowndes County may take another step next year to clean up its courthouse campus while improving offices for at least one department. Earlier this year, the county bought the two-story Waters Building just southeast of the main courthouse on 2 nd Avenue North in Columbus. Today, supervisors authorized County Administrator Ralph Billingsley to hire architect
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Only months after Entergy Mississippi customers got a break on electricity bills because of falling natural gas prices, they're likely to get another. Mara Hartmann, a spokeswoman with the unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., said Monday that natural gas prices kept falling after bills were cut in September. Pending approval by the Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the DUI deaths of two Brookhaven High School students. Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release Tuesday, said Warren County Judge Frank Vollor sentenced Charles W. Acy III, of Brookhaven, on two counts of aggravated DUI resulting in death. Hood says Vollor sentenced
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The retrial of a man accused in the 2006 death of a 5-year-old Etowah County boy continued with testimony from the boy's teenage sister and other witnesses. Kevin Andre Towles is charged with capital murder in the death of 5-year-old Geontae Glass. The boy's 16-year-old sister said she, her brother and their mother Shalinda Glass were
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge has sealed court documents for a man accused of killing three people, including a police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Acting at the request of prosecutors, Judge Stephen J. Sletta issued the order sealing the arrest warrant for 57-year-old Robert Dear and the search warrant for his home.
PARIS (AP) — The United States, Canada and nine European countries have pledged nearly $250 million to help the most vulnerable countries adapt to rising seas, droughts and other impacts of climate change. The pledge was announced at the start of U.N. climate talks outside Paris on Monday and includes contributions of $53 million from Germany, $51 million from