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."
An independent panel has
recommended increases in salary for the Toledo mayor and council members.
City council received the
recommendations from the Salary Review Commission Friday, and now council will
decide whether or not to accept them.
The commission is
suggesting the future pay for the mayor increase from $122,400 to $136,000 per
year, which would make up for the 10 percent decrease approved four years ago.
They would also increase council salaries from $27,500 to $32,500, with the
council president receiving an extra $4,000 per year.
"I'm pleasantly surprised,"
said Councilman Adam Martinez. "We'll have to see if it passes council. It's
always difficult during hard economic times to talk about pay raises or increases."
But the increases, if
approved, would not take place immediately.
"I think the salaries are
warranted," said Councilman Mike Collins. "I will be supporting it, however I
am not voting for a raise for myself."
If approved, they would go
into effect for the next term. For the mayor and at-large council seats, the
increase would take effect in 2014. For district council seats, 2016.