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."
Hancock County needs another $1.5 million for the final
phase of their Blanchard River flood study.
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that it will take
$100 million to build an infrastructure that would keep the river water out of
residents' yards. Ninety million dollars in federal funding has been allocated
for the project.
The county will soon find out if they will receive the
other $10 million needed, or if they will need to come up with it themselves.
"If that doesn't happen, we have to make a decision
locally, to see if we want to come up with $1.5 million locally," said County
Commissioner Mark Gazarek.
The county already has $8 million in their flood
mitigation account, but they don't want to use that money.
People living in the flood plains say they've had enough
"When are some results going to come from the study?"
Carolyn Moss asked. Moss is still recovering from a 2011 flood that damaged her
Commissioner Gazarek says they are doing the best they
"I hate to tell her to be patient, but there's no way we
can speed the process up," he said.