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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs is no longer enjoying his retirement.
A Tuesday afternoon vote by the City Council was 10-2 in favor of reappointing Chief Diggs as Chief of Police.
The chief's brief retirement was merely a technicality to protect his pension, before his expected quick return to work.
Chief Diggs participated in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP), which helps stagger the retirement of police and fire personnel to avoid huge numbers retiring all at once. Participants pay into their pensions, but are required to retire after eight years of enrollment.
The program does not prohibit a person from being re-hired, or seeking other employment someplace else.
Diggs has served the Toledo Police Department for 35 years. He was reappointed as acting chief Monday, and was confirmed by council as expected.