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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
Ohio lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to raise more money for highway projects with the Ohio Turnpike.
Governor John Kasich's plan aims to raise $1.5 billion for highway and bridge projects in Ohio. The money would be raised through bonding against future turnpike revenue.
The governor said 90 percent of the money raised with this type of bonding would be spent in northern Ohio – where the turnpike is located – but that language isn't in the measure being voted on in the Ohio House.
Lucas County Commissioners and others fear that the money won't be spent in this part of the state.
"There's a certain level of fairness that concerns us here in northern Ohio," said Carol Contrada, president of the Lucas County Commissioners. "For example, we pay to commute from Toledo to Cleveland, but people who live in Columbus don't pay to commute to Cleveland."
They also fear that there are no guarantees of how high future turnpike tolls will be raised.
The language also doesn't include anything on Kasich's promise to limit toll increases to the rate of inflation, and give drivers going 30 miles or less on the turnpike a toll freeze for 10 years.