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."
It's called a "silent crime," but Friday the community worked
to draw attention and put an end to domestic violence.
A forum brought dozens of people together, partly to
inform victims of the support network that's available to them.
"The community is banding together, and we're going to
solve this issue as a whole," said Casandra Durfey, program coordinator at the
Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center.
Victims, along with their friends and family, stopped by
the forum. Durfey says letting women know that help is out there can make all
"A victim who has support, whether it be the advocates in
the court system, or whether it's just their family at home, they have a less
likelihood to undergo re-abuse," she said.
One victim said getting out is a process she couldn't
have done alone.
"When I got out, I went to the nearest gas station. It's
that fear of, ‘Okay, well now I'm out. Now what?'" she said. "The advocates
have helped me through the court system and all that other stuff…It's like
having a backbone while the rest of you is not sure what else to do."
Durfey says support is available no matter what stage of
the process you're in.
"These people have their hearts, their souls and their
minds in it, and that is how hard we will fight to help individuals that are
going through it," she said.
If you are struggling with abuse or know someone who is,
call the national hotline at 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233).