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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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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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."
Three days after a crash involving drinking and driving took the life of an Ottawa Hills student, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating. Charges could be filed based on the what they find.
Lt. William Bowers with OSHP says what he saw early Saturday morning on Edgehill was a chilling reminder of how bad decisions can change a family forever.
"A young man, he hasn't had a chance to live his life yet, and there he is, he's passed away as a result of drinking and driving," said Bowers.
Troopers say 18-year-old Brian Hoefflinger had been drinking and got behind the wheel. They say his car caught on fire after he crashed into a tree following a night of drinking.
Bowers says he sees several fatal accidents fueled by drinking, and each victim, including Hoefflinger, takes a piece of his heart with them.
"It makes me worry, you know? My family is out there. Your family's out there driving, and we have alcohol-related fatals on a regular basis," said Bowers.
Troopers say Hoefflinger had a blood alcohol content of .15, which is nearly twice the legal allowance for an adult. Although underaged drinking in the state of Ohio is illegal, the law states anything .02 and above is considered over the limit for anyone under 21.
On Tuesday, the Ohio investigative unit is busy trying to find out how he got so far above the limit, and who helped him get there.
"We'll trace his steps back from the crash, see where he acquired the alcohol, rather it was an establishment or a private residence. Then we'll go from there and there could be charges pending from that," explained Bowers.
Investigators are interviewing friends of Hoefflinger, as well as combing through cell phone records to gather more information. If they pin point who provided the alcohol, he or she could face charges of supplying a minor with alcohol.