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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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 is a high profile trial
unfolding in our area, and it is generating additional exposure even though the
proceedings have not yet begun.
In this case, Michael Fay, a
juvenile, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths
of Blake and Blaine Romes. The defense has filed a motion to exclude the
media from at least some of the proceedings.
This is a slippery slope.
An attorney representing WTOL 11, Fox Toledo, WNWO, The Associated Press of
Ohio, The Findlay Courier, The Lima News, The Putnam Sentinel, and possibly
other media outlets will file an objection on First Amendment grounds.
Ohio law gives the judge discretion
to ensure justice, but we believe the Constitution and legal precedent support
our belief that conducting these proceedings behind closed doors does not
support justice and violates your right to know.
We have an essential
obligation to inform the public about the things that matter in their
communities. We will object to the motion to exclude the media because it
is the correct and necessary legal step to take.