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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 GMT
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."
A group of Perrysburg residents are looking to get the wheels rolling on public transit again after TARTA stopped operating in the city in September.
Perrysburg 4 Transit has been pushing to get some sort of public transit back on the roads for months, even if it meant getting in the driver's seat themselves to take people who depended on Call-a-Ride services.
On Monday night, they will hold a meeting to strategize and recruit more volunteers.
TARTA pulled out of Perrysburg after voters turned down a levy in November that would bring an outside service back to the city.
Now Perrysburg 4 Transit volunteers are left getting behind the wheel to help rally support for a levy in May that would restore services and fill in the gaps to provide transportation for neighbors.
"It seems our community may have been a little bit confused last time, didn't understand it exactly, didn't know the tax implications," said Jack Hoeflinger. "So we're trying to address all those points. We have a lot of voter data available to us now, so we're going to be able to go out and pretty much target our message and do a better job than we did before."
Volunteers are needed to drive and help campaign for the 0.8 mill levy set to be on the ballot this spring.
"This is not a long-term fix. This is just a very short-term gap fix. We still need people to come out and vote. We still need the ballot to pass so that transportation can be reinstated, so that people can regain their independence," said Rosa Linda Brown with Perrysburg 4 Transit.
Perrysburg city council will meet Thursday to vote on putting the levy on the May ballot.