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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.
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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."
Nearly a year after a new law was created in Toledo for Internet cafes operating within city limits to pay annual licensing fees, only a handful of Internet cafes are properly licensed with the city.
Councilman Mike Collins crafted the legislation last year, and city records show only four locations are properly licensed, netting the city $67,400 in fees.
"At least to see revenue was being brought into the general fund as we would expect from a barber shop or any other establishment," said Collins.
Tom Carpenter owns two Cybertime Internet cafes in Toledo. Both are licensed, and he says he doesn't mind paying the fees.
"If the city has a regulation in place, then we're trying to do what the people that's doing right in the industry wants, and that's regulation and to make this a long-term thing," said Carpenter.
So what about those cafes which are operating and haven't paid their license fees to the city? The finance department does not have the authority to issue a citation or close down a business, and enforcement has not been coordinated with the Toledo Police Department.
"Frankly, I don't think our police department has the time. We certainly don't have the resources in our police department to go after these places," said Collins.
Efforts by the Ohio Attorney General's Office and many state lawmakers aim to close down the Internet cafe industry in Ohio.
"I don't see Internet cafes surviving this, therefore, I think it'll soon be a moot issue," said Collins.