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."
Through a deal with the Lucas County Land Bank, a local company with a track record of renovating buildings has acquired the former Caesar's Show Bar building, located at 725 Jefferson Avenue.
IBC Inc. plans to address needed repairs to the roof and exterior, according to Joe Marck.
"It's definitely early enough on, any of the roof damage really hasn't led to any structural issues with the building," he said. "The first thing is making sure nothing else happens up there, getting a new roof on, starting probably next month we'll get that on."
The company has renovated the buildings which are home to the Spaghetti Warehouse and Table 44.
"They were much like this, buildings which needed some ‘TLC'. We focus on getting them worked up again, once prospective renters can see what the building is after the legwork is put in, it's a lot easier to find some interest."
What the company is interested in is a successful mixed-use redevelopment at 725 Jefferson.
"With it only being two blocks away from the arena, there's always potential for restaurants," Marck said. "There a lot of law offices around here, so we're figuring with the stately appearance of the building it could be a good location for some legal departments."
Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz calls it another important save for the Land Bank program.
"If we get involved early, find a partner like we did in this case with Mr. Marck, and save it, that's the best case scenario," Kapszukiewicz said. "Absolutely this is a structure that almost certainly would have been demolished without our intervention."