Australian police waited too long to react to deadly siege threat: coroner

By Colin Packham | SYDNEY Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three people including the hostage-taker were killed, a coroner said in a report on Wednesday. While attributing blame for the deaths of Lindt Chocolate Cafe manager Tori Johnson ...

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Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he will deal harshly with terrorism and that martial law on the island of Mindanao would remain in place for a year if necessary. Duterte cut short a visit to Russia and placed the southern island of Mindanao under martial rule on Tuesday after a fierce bout of fighting erupted during a raid ...

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Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

In this aerial photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017 provided by John Madonna showing a massive landslide along California’s coastal Highway 1 that has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a ...

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Columbus Hosts Mississippi Tourism Association Spring Conference

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus is hosting this year’s Mississippi Tourism Association spring conference. The three-day event brings the board of directors from the Mississippi Tourism Association together from all over the state. It’s a chance for them to talk about new ideas to improve tourism in their communities. “Visit Columbus” CEO Nancy Carpenter is the organization’s new president. Click here ...

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Video: Starkville Leaders Honor Wiseman

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI-TV) – Hundreds of people came out in Starkville Tuesday to honor outgoing mayor Parker Wiseman. Many town leaders spoke about the positive effect he’s had, and they gave him a key to the city. Starkville has seen significant economic growth during Wiseman’s eight years as mayor. He decided to step down but he’s said that he hasn’t ruled out ...

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Video: GOP Leaders Hold Rally In Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI-TV) – The Republican party is trying to build momentum in Mississippi ahead of the upcoming general election. GOP leaders held a rally Tuesday in Starkville to encourage people to get out and vote in the June 6 election. State Chairman Joe Nosef and local elected officials were there. “We’re really trying to raise awareness across the state that ...

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