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."
The Lucas County Commissioners have given approval for
United North to apply for low-income housing tax credits to pay for the St.
Hedwig's senior housing project, which is expected to exceed $7 million.
The plan calls for converting the former school building
into 23 units, and tearing down the former convent and building a new structure
with 18 units.
"We've been concentrating on that corridor, right across
the street is the new Shops on Lagrinka, a couple of blocks away is a senior
center, Fifth Third Bank just built a new building a couple of years ago, and
we're restoring the old Ohio Theatre," said Terry Glazer with United North.
Sharon Wade lives next door to St. Hedwig's, and said
it's hard to look at the vacant school building day after day.
"My in-laws were raised here and they say it's beautiful
inside," Wade said. "They'd hate to see it torn down and I would, too, because
that's like almost a monument to the neighborhood."
United North recently completed construction of the
40-unit Crane's Landing senior housing development, with funding through
low-income housing tax credits, and a similar application will be filed with
the state this month for the St. Hedwig's project.
"The tax credits are a very competitive process," Glazer
said. "We've been able to get them over the last few years, but we need to
submit a very comprehensive application."
If the tax credits are awarded this year, Glazer said
construction will start in 2014 and finish in 2015.