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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."
It's been a long, hard battle
for the Go Perrysburg team, but they finally got the voter approval for a
public transportation levy.
For the past few months, those
that rely on public transportation in Perrysburg have been without a ride.
Instead, they've had to depend on others to get around, but that's going to
"When I was a senior in high
school, I was in a bad car accident and I hurt my brain, so now I don't have
peripheral vision, so I can't drive a car," explained Derek O'Neal.
O'Neal is just one example of
a resident who relies on public transportation. He's needed volunteers to take
him to and from work for the last several months.
"I'm disabled, I can't drive,
so [Ride Right] helped me remain independent," O'Neal said. "Then it got voted
out and I thought, ‘Man, Perrysburg residents kicked me in the shins, make me
have to take a giant step backwards from independence.'"
Last year, voters decided to
eliminate TARTA services in Perrysburg. In November, they said no to a 1.45
mill levy that would have replaced TARTA, so city council place a 0.8 mill levy
on the May ballot. It passed.
"From a humanitarian
perspective, there's a lot of people who need it," said Councilmember Todd
Grayson. "I have elderly friends in the community, I have disabled friends in
the community – they need this."
Grayson says Ride Right should
be back in full swing in 2-3 weeks. For now, it will be a Dial-a-Ride kind of
service, which will pick up and drop off residents within city limits. It will
also stop at two TARTA connection points in Maumee and Rossford.
"We can modify the routes, we
can modify the times – these are all things we didn't have before – and at a
third of the cost," Grayson said.