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 >>
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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.
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."
Hundreds of jobs are coming to Oregon, as long as a natural gas-powered electric plant gets final approval. On Monday night, another important step was taken.
The power plant, or the Oregon Clean Energy Project, would be built in a 30-acre site at the corner of North Lallendorf and York Street. It's an $800 million plant that will convert natural gas into electricity.
The plant will need water to operate and on Monday night, Oregon city council unanimously approved a water agreement with the plant. The city will send water into the new plant and much of it will come back, into the city's water treatment plant.
"We will get paid on the way in, we'll get paid on the way out," Council President Tom Susor said. "The citizens all benefit and it's a win-win for everybody. It helps their project, helps the community."
Susor says the city will get $1 million in revenue each year, from the water that the plant uses and sends back to be treated. That's money that can be put right into improvements to Oregon's water infrastructure.
It will also keep customers satisfied.
Mayor Michael Seferian said, "We believe we are the lowest water and wastewater rates in northwest Ohio, if not in the state of Ohio and this gives an opportunity to stay there."
The Ohio EPA still has to give its final approval for the gas to electric plant but city leaders think that's just a formality. Groundbreaking could happen next spring.