Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
By now, you've probably heard of "Two Girls and a Puppy," especially if you're a fan of the Toledo News Now Facebook page.
Our story about the two siblings who desperately wanted a new pet went viral on its own - separate from the Facebook page the girls created, which exploded even bigger than ours.
Point is - lots of people know about the girls and their quest for puppy-ownership, but no one knew if they actually got one.
Well, now we have an update.
The story? The family lost their dog to cancer a few months ago. All five kids, lead by two precocious sisters, begged mom and dad for a puppy, but parents were reluctant to give in.
Finally, Dad offered them a deal. He told the girls that if they got one million likes on Facebook, he'd get them a puppy. He never thought they'd get it.
It took them 13 hours.
Several national news appearances and a viral Facebook page later, the girls got their chance to visit the North Shore Animal League in Long Island to pick out - you guessed it - their very own snuggly ball of fur.
They found the perfect pet: a cuddly little mixed-breed puppy who was in need of a home.
A few signed papers, a couple of vaccines, and a plane ride later, the family was home, along with their four-legged new addition.
This is a story with a happy ending - it's safe to say here that "They all lived happily ever after."
Except there's one more detail: The name. What do you name a puppy powered by millions of likes?