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."
Over the past three years, northwest Ohio has seen enough severe spring weather to warrant special preparation at area schools. Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels talked to local teachers and principals to find out how in some ways, schools can be safer than homes when severe weather strikes.
It has been nearly three years since a deadly tornado hit northwest Ohio. The powerful twister back in 2010 destroyed Lake High School along with a dozen Millbury homes and killed seven people. Lake Township and Millbury were the hardest hit.
Michele Pelz, principal at Toledo's Jones Elementary School, says that storm, the worst to hit northwest Ohio in 37 years, has had a big impact on her students.
"I think our older students are more aware of the severity of what a tornado can do because of what happened in Lake Township. They saw it on the news; several volunteered," said Pelz.
2012 Wind Storm
Last year, on July 5, 2012 a strong thunderstorm brought straight line winds that gusted up to 89 miles per hour. That storm downed hundreds of tree limbs, damaged homes and killed a Springfield Township man.
After that storm, Springfield Local Schools partnered with area fire, police, sheriff, Red Cross and other agencies to create a safety program which provides shelter to the public during storms.