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."
in Wood County now have a way to communicate with each other, which will make
responding to emergencies easier and faster.
antennas across the county allow the departments to communicate. They also
increased the range for the departments' portable radios.
talk from the radio to an antenna, which is relayed to dispatch," explained
Mike Richardson, EMS director for Troy Township. "You're dealing with several
local antennas as opposed to just one central location."
a county that's 618 square miles, even the dispatch center would have trouble
hearing calls come in sometimes.
also had interference from other entities," said Wood County Sheriff Mark
Wasylyshyn. "We didn't have what's called a PL, or private line, on those
channels, so you had bleed-over from other fire departments that were on the
same channel in other counties."
new antennas allow all portable devices to reach one another and the dispatch
center, so when it comes to any type of emergency, there is a more direct way
for one department to communicate with another.
key is to be able to have one entity be able to talk to another," the sheriff
said. "Whether it's
a firefighter being able to talk to our dispatchers, or one fire truck being
able to talk to another fire truck, now they'll have county-wide communication
with each other thanks to the canopy system and the new frequencies that we