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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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."
Minimum wage could
increase for the first time in six years, if legislation supported by Senator
Sherrod Brown (D – Ohio) passes. Some local businesses owners are conflicted
about the possibility.
"I would definitely have
to not only cut hours, but I would have to cut staff, and not be able to give
my employees the hours they want," said Lori Hanway, owner of A Taste of Amish
Deli in Bowling Green.
Sen. Brown supports the
Minimum Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 over three
years, and it would also raise wages for tipped workers, for the first time in
over 20 years.
"Minimum wage still keeps
you…below the poverty level, and people working as hard as minimum wage workers
should be able to at least be above the poverty level," Brown said.
Hanway, however, says
businesses like hers just can't afford the proposed higher wages.
"I do see businesses maybe
not being able to stay open because they can't afford the labor," she said.
But Sen. Brown says we
need a minimum wage that keeps up with inflation and the cost of living, and an
increase in wages will boost the economy.