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."
Toledo City Council has approved a water rate increase plan to pay for upgrades at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant.
The plan passed with a 11-1 vote from Council members. Tyrone Riley was the only member to vote no.
Significant upgrades planned include building two additional treatment basins at the plant to increase capacity by 40 million gallons per day.
For the average residential customer, by the year 2018
they'll pay an additional $124 per year for water service, with the additional
money to pay for upgrades to the water plant and water delivery system.
The vote came on the same day the city's performance
audit advisory committee met for the first time. The panel will be setting the
scope for an upcoming audit of the city public utility operations to look for
potential efficiencies and savings.
Councilwoman Lindsay Webb says even though the higher
rates have been approved, she's going to make sure the utility audit will happen
and the city improves its customer service.