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 7:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:18:20 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."
Mom's House of Toledo recognized founder Nancy Nudo Friday at their 20th anniversary gala.
Nudo says the past 20 years wouldn't have been possible without the volunteers and supporters who dedicated their time to make a difference.
Mom's House is a local non-profit that helps single moms with daycare services as they receive their education. Nudo says she first came across the organization in Pittsburgh.
"I was just overwhelmed because I thought it was such a great program – for the girls and for the babies and for education," she said. "I just thought the whole thing was dynamite."
At Friday's celebration, Nudo was honored as "Mom of the Year."
"I think I'm more nervous than the day I got married, and that was 45 years ago," she said. "It really is an honor."
Another woman honored was 20-year-old Janelle Reed-Lewis, a UT student and basketball player who received the President's Award. Reed-Lewis has taken full custody of her 16-year-old brother because their mother works two jobs and is rarely home. She says she's only doing what's right.
"I don't look at this as if it's something big, because, I mean, he's my brother," she said. "He needed help, so I was here to support him 100 percent."