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."
There's been no sign of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth since June 2nd, when she was reportedly last seen on the 700 block of Federal Street in east Toledo. Police, now joined by the FBI, and the public continue to search the streets and river, following every lead they receive.
As for Elaina's family, they have been involved from the beginning, and say they aren't going anywhere.
"It's been a long, long two weeks…Imagine how long it's been for Elaina," said Ginger Smith, a cousin of Elaina's. "I told Terry [Elaina's father] I'd be here to the end with him, and I'm gonna be here to the end with him."
Last Wednesday, Elaina's mother Angela was arrested and charged with child endangerment. Police believe Angela knew Elaina was hurt, but did not take her to the hospital. Smith and others have wondered if Angela knows more about the baby's disappearance that she has yet to confess.
"I believe, possibly, yes, she does," Smith said. "Being a mother, myself - I know where my kids are at, who my kids are with. I know who comes into my house and who goes out of my house. I know who they associate with."
Smith and her husband urge people to help by offering any information they know to the police.
"Look in your backyard, look behind your garage. You never know…Or you go to a grocery store and you see a baby in a cart, you know, take that second glance," she said. "We just want her to come home. We're begging. Somebody's gotta know something out there. Come forward. Tell us something, tell us anything."
Anyone with even the smallest piece of information should call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family and community waits for justice.More >>
Toddler Elaina Steinfurth was missing for months before her remains were found in an east Toledo garage. Two people are charged in the case, as the rest of the family - and community - waits for justice.More >>
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