NEW YORK- The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen by Independence Day, about eight months after it was closed because of Superstorm Sandy, that's according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The statue itself was spared damage from the late October storm, but Liberty Island, where the statue... more »
Four bowl games are whetting college football fans' appetite for the New Year's Day bowl extravaganza.
First up is the Music City Bowl in Nashville where Vanderbilt is rated about a touchdown favorite over N.C. State. Vandy is trying for its first nine-victory season since 1915. The 8-4 Commodores... more »
Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing... more »
NATCHEZ, Miss. - Authorities have charged a man with scamming people in Mississippi and Louisiana by raising money for his cancer-stricken son and allegedly spending the cash on narcotics for himself.
Michael W. Jones, a 42-year-old man from Liberty, Miss., was being held Friday on a $10,000 bond.
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A woman from Baton Rouge faces a hearing next month in Mississippi after being cited for having 12 monkeys without a permit in a house in Liberty, MS. Vicki Lorio was charged last week with having six macaque and six spider monkeys. The macaques are on a list of dangerous... more »