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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 >>
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."
Participants in the Safety Fair at Mercy College Wednesday got a taste of what it would be like to drive drunk.
The fair, at the Student Lounge of the Mercy Health Care Center, offered information on a variety of issues, including personal safety, drunk driving, fire safety and Internet safety.
But the best part was the beer goggles - and no, the fair had no warnings about the dangers of dating while drunk.
Driving drunk is a different story. Participants got to try on different pairs of goggles that simulated different levels of intoxication. Then they were charged with the task of performing simple skills.
Our own reporter Nicole Collier participated and she said the tests were not easy. She said that with the goggles on, things were spinning, blurry, and difficult to make out.
New this year was the addition of the Ohio Department of Transportation's distracted driving simulator. The computer-based simulator offers participants an opportunity to see how their driving skills diminish when texting or talking on the phone while behind the wheel.
"We want them to understand what can happen if you are in a situation where you are not fully focused, where you're distracted. And what we want them to take away from it is to take a minute and not do it. Don't answer the phone. Wait. There's nothing more important than your life," said Sarah Velliquette with Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
Organizers also had pledge cards for students to make a promise that could help save their life, and the lives of others, by not texting and driving.