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."
The City of Maumee is getting ready to make some big job announcements, starting with 70 new jobs on the way to Arrowhead Park.
Arrowhead Park is home to a number of businesses in Maumee, and it will soon bring 70 more jobs for Schindler Elevator out of Chicago. But Mayor Rich Carr said there's more to come.
"The Andersons are putting in a $6 million expansion on their rail car facility," Carr said. "We have the huge Kroger store, the Super Kroger store that's going in. Most of our Arrowhead Park, where we had vacancies before – they're now filling up."
Maumee has 15,000 residents, but there are 33,000 people working in Maumee businesses.
Dealing with just over a million-dollar deficit, new jobs means new revenue that the city needs.
"Those businesses are really important to our community," Carr said. "They keep up the quality of our lives and our residents do not have to pay the additional fees."
He also said the city is actively seeking grants to bring more businesses to town, and will be making more job announcements in the coming months.
But Maumee, he says, sells itself.
"You've got no labor issues that are going to be there for the next three years, you have an excellent-rated school system, you have the lowest income tax rate," he said. "So we have a lot that we can offer and we're just continuing to put that out there to employers."