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."
Michael Miller, Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief
months ago, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted placed the Lucas County Board of
Elections under SOS administrative oversight and assistance. That long-overdue
move helped protect the integrity of the elections process from the BOE's
a report issued last week, SOS-hired consultants who evaluated the Lucas County
BOE recommended that Director Meghan Gallagher and Deputy Director Dan
DeAngelis be removed from office.
Predictably, at a Feb. 26 board meeting, no movement was made toward following
the SOS recommendation. There is no indication that any of the SOS's efforts
will effect change, or that any confidence has been restored.
This era of BOE operation will be remembered as an utter failure, a humiliation
on a statewide level, and an example of managerial incompetence that lowered an
already pitiful standard in Lucas County.
Husted has provided a solution. The BOE is ignoring it. Gallagher may think she
has outlasted the SOS intervention and "won," but Lucas County continues to be
the loser as long as she has a presence at the BOE.