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 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:40:14 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."
The Toledo area has experienced a slew of stranger danger incidents – men or women approach children to possibly attempt to abduct them. Now Toledo Police are using an annual program to help teach children how to stay safe.
Parents worry when their child heads off to school for the first time. The TPD runs a program each year for children going into Kindergarten. The 8-day program is called "Safe T-City," and it aims to keep kids safe in a number of ways.
On Thursday, the children learned how to cross the street safely, but they also learned about stranger danger. They learned what a stranger is, and how to respond if they are approached by one.
"What we try to have them do is become assertive, and yell, you know, ‘No, you're not my mom! No, you're not my dad!'" said Abe Cruz, of the Toledo Police Department. "And just cause commotion, you know, cause a scene, so that other people that are around know that you may be in trouble."
Sessions are 8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and Noon-2:30 p.m. They will be held June 24-July 3, July 8-July 17, and July 22-July 31.