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."
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to remind Ohioans that the state's new arson registry is now active.
The registry is maintained and managed by the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation and is a requirement of Senate Bill 70, which was signed into law back in December.
"We hope this new registry will serve as a valuable investigative tool for law enforcement and fire officials," said DeWine. "Now, investigators will be able to look at an arson scene and quickly determine if any convicted arsonists live nearby."
The law requires that anyone convicted of arson, aggravated arson, or an arson-related offense register his or her address with the county sheriff's office. The offender must register once a year for life.
Each offender will be required to pay a $50 fee for their initial registration and $25 each following year. The funds will be spent on maintenance of the system.
The database is part of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway and is only accessible to law enforcement and fire investigators.
In 2010, Toledo led the nation in arsons. Read more on arsons in the Glass City in WTOL's Special Report.