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."
local prosecutor is working to raise awareness about a law designed to prevent parents
unable to care for their infant children from harming or abandoning the child.
called the Safe Haven law. In Ohio, parents can drop their newborn off at a
hospital, police station, or fire station, and as long as there are no signs of
abuse, the parents will face no legal consequences.
questions asked, no photograph, no description, no following, no police report,"
said Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates. "There is no reason in our state why
an infant should ever end up in a freezer."
was referring to this
case, where an infant was found dead in a freezer. The mother has recently
pleaded guilty to aggravated murder. It is because of this case that Bates is
raising awareness of the Safe Haven law.
to the law, a child dropped off at the hospital or with local authorities will
be examined, placed in foster care, and, hopefully, adopted.
want to] take that tragedy and turn it into something positive so this doesn't
ever have to happen again," Bates said.
program is for babies up to 30 days old. Officials say leaving medical records
or health information with the infant is recommended, but not required.