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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
The Wood County Juvenile
Courts and Wood County Jobs and Family Services are teaming up to try to make a
difference for teens in foster care or with a history in the courts.
The new program will match
teens up with mentors based on compatibility, in the hopes of teaching some
fundamental life skills, as well as to have a little fun.
"They will be working on
doing such things as independent living skills, community service projects to
teach our youth to give back to the community, and also fun activities," said
Kelly Hickle-Lentz, of the Wood County Children's Services. "Doing things like
going to baseball games and bowling, and different things like that."
Hickle-Lentz said there is
always a need for foster kids to have more positive role models, and this
program is a great opportunity for Wood County employees to make a difference.
"One of the reasons we're
coming up with this program is to reach out to our surrounding areas and the
county employees to say, ‘Hey, why don't you step up to be that role model?'"
The program already has
county employees eager to get involved.
"In a matter of two days
of sending out our initial outreach, we had 11 different people contact us
saying they're interested," said Hickle-Lentz.
Mentors are asked to make
at least a 1-year commitment to volunteer, but the program coordinators expect
many will stay longer.