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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
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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.
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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."
On Saturday, a big event took place at Whitmer High School as Washington Local Schools showed how much they care for fellow students with special needs.
The 2nd annual "Infinite Opportunity Olympics" brought athletes, parents, and special needs kids together. They took part in all different kinds of events, which included track and field events.
Brooklyn McNeely's favorite event was the tennis ball toss. Her helper was Whitmer basketball star player Nigel Hayes, who is committed to Wisconsin.
"I've been blessed and fortunate enough to do what I love to do, which is basketball, and these kids out here, they don't have the opportunity," said Mr. Hayes. "So for me to be able to spend my time with these kids and help them do what they wish they could do or see us do, it makes me feel real good," he added.
Megan Krotzer was paired up with 9th grader Ashley Beckford.
"I feel that it's a pleasure to do it and that everyone should get a chance to work with them one day," said Miss. Krotzer.
There are over 900 special needs children in the district.
"The world really sometimes, they don't fit in perfectly in the world. This is a day made perfectly for them to fit in and for us to cheer them on and love them up," said Washington Local Superintendent Patrick Hickey.
They were feeling that love, like 8th grader Joel Dauer.
"I get to see all these good kids trying to do things and trying to get all these kids with disabilities like mine to do really well and do something," said Mr. Dauer.
More than 100 volunteers helped out at the event.
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