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."
Lucas County Children Services is putting out the call for more people to consider being foster parents for infants.
Executive Director Dean Sparks says many people who contact the agency are looking to adopt an infant, rather than caring on a temporary basis.
"We don't have enough foster homes in our own network to care for babies. We have a great need for people who are willing to care for kids temporarily while we work with their parents to try to rectify whatever problems they have," said Sparks.
Sparks says to become a foster parent, you must be at least 21 years old and have a place to accommodate a child.
"You can't have a history of child abuse or neglect and you have to have an income to support yourself so you're not relying on the stipend we provide," explained Sparks.
Paulina Daniel has been caring for two young girls for the past year, after receiving a call to become a foster parent.
"I worked at a nursery school for several years. Now I'm in another field, which I see firsthand how destructive abuse and neglect can be for children," said Daniel.
While Daniel is being mom for now, she realizes some day the girls could be returned to their family.
"I had to take a step back and say, ‘You're serving them'. That's the way I look at it. I'm a servant and I have to separate my emotions and look at it's about the children," said Daniel.
For more information, call the Lucas County foster care/adoption hotline at 419-213-3336 or go online.