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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
After learning that Josiah Galat, a UT student found dead in December, tested positive for a drug called 25i, a UT professor has provided some insight into what the drug does.
Dr. William Messer, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Toledo Medical Center, says 25i is a street drug, derived from other drugs, and developed as a hallucinogenic.
The compound isn't actually illegal, so people have started making it in home labs and selling it on the street.
"These are very potent chemicals," Dr. Messer said. "They have very profound effects on the body and on the brain."
Galat was found stabbed to death after a dispute with another student December 19. A toxicology report revealed 25i was in his system, which has stirred up more questions about the drug.
"These drugs were originally developed as test compounds to explore the role of different brain proteins and behavior," Messer explained. "These are available, readily available, in different parts of the country. I'm not sure the extent of use here in Toledo, but certainly if it's available, people find a way to either make it, or to buy it, and use it."
Dr. Messer said it's important to understand how drugs work, and to use them properly – the way they were intended.