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Welfare Check by Deputy Pays Off

Updated: 07/15/2008 - A Lauderdale County deputy checked on an elderly resident Monday, at the request of her family, and may have saved her life.

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Gas Theft On the Rise

Updated: 07/15/2008 - More than a half dozen company vans for Satellites Unlimited were damaged when someone drilled holes in all of the gas tanks.

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Oil Prices Stay High

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Filling up your car has never cost more. And there's no relief is in sight from overseas.

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Lawyers Begin Sentences in August

Posted: 07/15/2008 - There is no word yet on where Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe a judge, will serve his five-year sentence. But two co-defendants will serve time in Arkansas and Florida.

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Group to Honor Pickering, Thompson

Updated: 07/15/2008 - Mississippi U.S. representatives Chip Pickering and Bennie Thompson will be honored with Lewis-Houghton Leadership Award.

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VW Chooses Chattanooga for Plant

Posted: 07/15/2008 - The decision by Volkswagen to build a car plant in Tennessee rather than north Alabama was met with mixed feelings in Alabama.

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Bermuda Launches Cleanup As Storm Heads To Sea

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Tropical Storm Bertha headed back out over open ocean and away from the U.S. mainland Tuesday after it battered Bermuda, knocking out electricity to thousands on the Atlantic tourist island.

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LSU Part of Study of Icy Earth

Posted: 07/15/2008 - According to LSU-supported research, Earth may have been completely covered in ice many millions of years ago.

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EPA Experts Detail Global Warming's Health Risks

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Government scientists detailed a rising death toll from heat waves, wildfires, disease and smog caused by global warming in an analysis the White House buried so it could avoid regulating greenhouse gases.

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NASA Engineers Work On Alternative Moon Rocket

Posted: 07/15/2008 - These dissenting scientists and their backers insist they have created an alternative rocket that would be safer, cheaper and easier to build than the two Ares spacecraft that will replace the space shuttle.

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Nebraska Governor Learns Agriculture In Europe

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will travel to Brussels this fall to address European Union officials he says are reconsidering the union's ban on importing beef treated with growth hormones.

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Arkansas Cotton Growers Hope For Good Weather

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Arkansas cotton growers, who had to wait to plant this year because of a cool and rainy spring, are watching the weather and keeping an eye out for pests as they hope the crop will mature enough for a good harvest.

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Alaska Volcano Spews Huge Ash Plume For 3rd Day

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Lonnie Kennedy was taking everything in stride after he and his family were rescued from their cattle ranch near an erupting volcano. The mountain, on the other hand, remained agitated, spewing out a huge plume of ash more than 6 miles high.

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California Firefighters Get Help From NASA Drone

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Fire crews battling nearly 300 blazes burning across California are getting help from a pilotless plane that transmits real-time images of hot spots and flare-ups to commanders in the field.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Rakes Bermuda

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Tropical Storm Bertha headed back out over open ocean Tuesday after it battered Bermuda, knocking out electricity to thousands on the Atlantic tourist island.

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Report: US Behind In Doubling Science Grads

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A high-profile push by business groups to double the number of U.S. bachelor's degrees awarded in science, math and engineering by 2015 is falling way behind target, a new report says.

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Mystery Insect Bugging Experts At London Museum

Posted: 07/15/2008 - The experts at London's Natural History Museum pride themselves on being able to identify species from around the globe, from birds and mammals to insects and snakes. Yet they can't figure out a tiny red-and-black bug that has appeared in the museum's own gardens.

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Suspect Charged in Mize Shooting

Posted: 07/14/2008 - A suspect has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in a shooting Friday in Smith County.

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Trio Charged in May Burglary

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Officials in Wayne County made three arrests in connection with a May 30 burglary.

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