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  • Largo police say fight led to death

    Largo police say fight led to death

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:16:34 GMT
    Largo Police are investigating a death after being called to the scene of a fight at the Royal Pine Condominiums at 4500 East Bay Drive at 5:38 p.m.
    Largo Police are investigating a death after being called to the scene of a fight at the Royal Pine Condominiums at 4500 East Bay Drive at 5:38 p.m.
  • Miss Hospitality Pageant 2014

    Miss Hospitality Pageant 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:25:14 GMT
    Miss Hospitality 2013, Hailey ThomasMiss Hospitality 2013, Hailey Thomas
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sandals and t-shirts will be traded in for heels and evening gowns as 35 women compete for the title of Miss Hospitality 2014.In it's 65th year the pageant continues to unite young, involved women from all over the state. "Some of these young ladies will go on to college together, they may even be college roommates together. AndI love that there's specialconnections and special opportunities for them that they recognize later on in life," said Susan Slaughter, the pageant...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sandals and t-shirts will be traded in for heels and evening gowns as 35 women compete for the title of Miss Hospitality 2014.In it's 65th year the pageant continues to unite young, involved women from all over the state. "Some of these young ladies will go on to college together, they may even be college roommates together. AndI love that there's specialconnections and special opportunities for them that they recognize later on in life," said Susan Slaughter, the pageant...
  • USM Releases Statement on Defensive Back Ed Wilkins

    USM Releases Statement on Defensive Back Ed Wilkins

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:49:17 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2014 Statement Regarding Southern Miss Football Player Ed Wilkins HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss Department of Athletics is aware of the incident regarding football player Ed Wilkins last evening. Wilkins has been placed on indefinite suspension and will not participate in any team activities during this time. “This is a serious matter,” said Southern Miss coach Todd Monken. ”Ed has been removed from the program while we gather additional information.”...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2014 Statement Regarding Southern Miss Football Player Ed Wilkins HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss Department of Athletics is aware of the incident regarding football player Ed Wilkins last evening. Wilkins has been placed on indefinite suspension and will not participate in any team activities during this time. “This is a serious matter,” said Southern Miss coach Todd Monken. ”Ed has been removed from the program while we gather additional information.”...
  • Highlands Regional Medical Center: limit media contact in molestation case

    Highlands Regional Medical Center: limit media contact in molestation case

    Monday, April 28 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-29 02:10:25 GMT
    Highlands Regional Medical Center and its attorney are upset that 8 On Your Side is asking questions about how a 15-year-old girl was sexually molested in the hospital's intensive care unit.
    Highlands Regional Medical Center and its attorney are upset that 8 On Your Side is asking questions about how a 15-year-old girl was sexually molested in the hospital's intensive care unit.
  • Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail

    Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:57 GMT
    Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right)Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right)
    An Orange County dispatcher sounded shocked Wednesday afternoon when a 911 caller described finding University of North Carolina professor Feng Liu beaten and dying on a street near the UNC campus.
    An Orange County dispatcher sounded shocked Wednesday afternoon when a 911 caller described finding University of North Carolina professor Feng Liu beaten and dying on a street near the UNC campus.
  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:05:47 GMT
    A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.
    Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.
  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:34:58 GMT
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.
    Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps.
  • AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    AP Essay: Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-26 08:36:26 GMT
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
  • Farmers' market closing for season in Vicksburg

    Farmers' market closing for season in Vicksburg

    Vicksburg's seventh summer farmers' market closes for the season Saturday, ending what organizers said has been one of the series' more successful markets.
    Vicksburg's seventh summer farmers' market closes for the season Saturday, ending what organizers said has been one of the series' more successful markets.
  • Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:35:29 GMT
    Iraqi police officers say gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs have seized the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council.
    Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.
  • 2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

    2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:32:53 GMT
    Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the...
    Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern...
  • Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:24:40 GMT
    Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people.
    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:27:12 GMT
    The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.
    The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...
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