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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."
In 2012, the Ohio Department of Transportation narrowed State Route 2 at State Route 295 from two lanes on both sides to only one. Now Swanton Township residents are demanding more safety measures.
Residents say ODOT's plan to make the intersection safer only made it worse.
"They took a 4-lane highway and something that was already deemed dangerous, and they took a bad thing and made it worse," said Peggy Michael, Swanton Township Fiscal Officer.
Township residents met with ODOT representatives back in March to voice their concerns. As a result of that meeting, ODOT will submit a safety application to widen the road, at an estimated cost of $1.1 million.
Some residents, however, want to see a traffic light installed, which they say ODOT promised them in 2002.
"They dropped the ball and did not install the traffic light as promised, and we've seen many accidents and fatalities," Michael said.
A spokesperson from ODOT says they can't install a traffic light because there's not enough traffic at the intersection.
So far, there has not been an increase in crashes since the road diet was constructed, but residents say they just want the road returned to the way it was.
"I think it was a little bit safer," said Edithann Longberry. "Yes, we've had rear-end collisions but not head-on collisions."
While ODOT waits on an answer about funding to re-widen the road, LED lights will be installed on four lane-ends signs.