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Fire Destroys House

Updated: 07/07/2008 - A Lauderdale County family is without a home after a fire destroyed a house in the southeastern part of the county Monday afternoon.

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ACS Fighting Back Against Cancer

Updated: 07/07/2008 - In a presidential election year, there is a new campaign to pressure members of Congress and state lawmakers to aid in the fight against cancer.

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Philadelphia Man Located

Updated: 07/08/2008 - Update: A Philadelphia resident, Chris Arthur Adams, who had been reported missing, was located July 7.

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VW to Make Decision Soon

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A spokesman for Germany's Volkswagen AG says it likely will announce a decision on its plans for a new U.S. plant after a supervisory board meeting next week.

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Train Derailment Investigated

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Authorities are working to determine what caused the derailment of a freight train in Madison County.

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NBC Universal to buy The Weather Channel for $3.5B

Posted: 07/07/2008 - NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday they have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies.

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Focus on elk as disease persists near Yellowstone

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Federal officials are considering a tentative proposal that calls for capturing or killing infected elk in Yellowstone National Park to eliminate a serious livestock disease carried by animals in the area.

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Weather helps crews battling California wildfires

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Firefighters took advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity overnight to make progress containing a blaze burning through the mountains in Santa Barbara County before hotter, drier conditions return.

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Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The regional fire operations director for the Southwest Coordination Center said the West's fire season used to stretch from May into August or September, starting with blazes flaring up in the Southwest's arid spring.

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Name Released In Moving Vehicle Fatality

Updated: 07/06/2008 - 25 year old Kelli Denay McNeil died as a result of massive trauma to the head after she hit the back of her head on the asphalt

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Mississippi Still Needs More School Nurses

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Mississippi is far from the nationally-recommended student-nurse ratio, but education officials are making strides to put more nurses in public schools.

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Study: Orangutan populations declining sharply

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken, a new study says.

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At root of most wildfires, by far: People

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Playing with matches, being careless with a campfire, even burning a letter from an estranged husband: Some of the most devastating wildfires in the country's recent history have been started by people.

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