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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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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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."
Nearly two years after the Dashing Pacific Group
purchased 69 acres of land in Toledo's Marina District for $3.8 million from
the city, the Chinese investment firm continues to search for investors.
A released statement was provided through Rudolph-Libbe
"Dashing Pacific is continuing to seek investors and
anchor tenants. There are no commitments at this time. The anchor tenants will
be involved closely in the design, and the project will be planned around the
needs of those anchor tenants. The real estate market in Northwest Ohio is
still very challenging, and the project timeline hinges on commitments from
investors and tenants. We understand that public funds were invested in the
site. The site is now privately owned and generating property taxes and this is
the first step in the public recouping its investment in the Marina District."
Local businessman Dan Steingraber says those who have
been working to improve the business climate in east Toledo have now been
waiting 15 years for something to happen in the Marina District.
"We understand it has to be market driven," Steingraber
said. "We certainly don't want anything to go in there that's going to fail."
Even though the city has the ability to buy back the land
if there's no activity after five years, Steingraber believes the city could have
structured the deal differently.
"We have absolutely no control at this point because we
don't own it," he said.
Councilman Joe McNamara, who's running for mayor this
year, says the public's expectations were set high for that property,
considering public money was used to clean it up and get it ready for
"I think a lot of Toledoans are asking, ‘Where are the
jobs?'" McNamara said. "Mayor Bell's talked a lot about investment, but I think
most Toledoans haven't seen how that's translating into making their lives