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 >>
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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 >>
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."
administrators in Rossford have been discussing pay raises for awhile, but now
they may leave the decision in the hands of voters.
new ordinance will be read at Rossford City Council next month. If approved,
the ordinance would put a measure on the ballot for Rossford voters to approve
a raise for city council and the mayor.
been over 20 years since city council or the mayor received a raise, and some
council members say it's long overdue.
tremendously below what is paid to other local municipalities that you can look
at," said Council President Larry Oberdorf. "It's time."
council member currently receives $3,000 per year, or $250 per month. The
proposed increase would make that $8,400 per year, or $700 per month. The
council president currently makes $3,300 per year. The proposed raise would
change it to $9,000.
biggest increase would be for the mayor, who currently makes only $7,500 per
year. The proposed increase would raise the mayor's salary to $18,000.
such a large increase, council feels it's important that the citizens have a
the ordinance is approved by council, it would be on the public ballot this
think that the majority of the people in Rossford appreciate what we have been
doing," Oberdorf said. "When you look at the compensation, I would hope that
they would feel that we are justified in getting it."