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."
Ohio lawmakers are talking about letting cities like Toledo create "open container districts" where people could walk around in public with their alcoholic beverages.
Similar laws are already in place for cities like Las Vegas and New Orleans.
It could mean taking the party from inside the bars to the streets, and creating a livelier atmosphere. But it's what else the law could bring that has some people thinking twice.
Plenty of people enjoy Fifth Third Field, the Huntington Center, Seagate Center, and Promenade Park - those are some of the areas that could be included in an open-container/entertainment district.
"What's more fun than having the freedom to do what you want to do?" asked Toledo resident Dennis Brooks.
And local businesses say the plan could help bring people into the downtown area.
"You think of open container, you think of New Orleans, you think of Key West," said Table 44 Manager Robert Perry. "It would be cool to be classed in the same area as those cities."
But Perry and other managers say they would probably have to increase security, watch out more for underage drinkers, all while allowing people to have fun but be safe as they walk from place to place.
"Definitely have to have more police force," said Dave Keen, manager at Pizza Papalis. "Something around to control what might be going on."
It would be a way to connect the inside atmosphere to the outside, but some like resident Stan Griffin say, in addition to the Hens and Imagination Station, "You need something that's going to bring families down, not just partying and drinking."