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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
The Oregon school board voted unanimously to put a levy on the May 7 ballot at their meeting Tuesday.
Board members want voters to know this levy won't cost them any more money than what they're already paying.
The board approved a 5-year permanent improvement levy of 2 mills. It's not a new tax, but will replace the levy that expires at the end of the year. If it passes, it will raise a little over $1 million for major building repairs, technology upgrades, bus purchases, and textbooks.
The levy cannot be used for salaries. Board member Jeff Ziviski said the money will also go to security upgrades at each school.
Putting the levy on a special election will cost the school money, but school leaders are confident it will be worth the price.
"If this renewal is not approved by the community, then that money will have to be taken from our general fund," explained Oregon Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar. "That will negatively impact the classroom and our educational programs."
If the levy passes, the district said homeowners will pay $61 per year for every $100,000 value of their homes.