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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.
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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."
is out and swimming season has begun. But that can mean danger if your children
local YMCA locations began a "Splash" program. For 15 years, they've been
providing free water safety courses for children aged 6 months to 12 years old.
Centers for Disease Control say drowning is the leading cause of injury death
for children 1-4 years old.
want them to learn the basics," said Melanie Grohowski, executive director and
aquatics director of the Eastern Community YMCA. "They are going to learn those
basic swimming skills, basic safety skills."
King brought her children Jacob, Solomon and Nyla to the YMCA for Splash. They
were also there two years ago.
thought it was important to get them in a session again," King said. "It's
important for the kids to learn how to swim so that when they are around any
body of water, as a parent, you are comfortable. If you take your eye off them
for just a second, you know that they will be okay."
kids had fun during the program and learned something.
we're around water, it's just safer for us to know what we're doing and not to
be in danger or anything," said Jacob King.
don't have to be members of the YMCA to enroll their children in Splash. There
are still a few openings in the program, so call a local branch to sign up.