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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.
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."
Historic headstones were pushed over and broken as the Springfield Township Cemetery was vandalized. Officials say they are determined to find out who committed the crime.
The monuments and headstones damaged date back to the early 1800s.
"It's just sad to see people that disrespect, you know, a sacred area," said Public Services Director Mike Hampton.
Hampton called those responsible heartless, and says he takes the vandalism personally. He says they work hard to preserve the history of those buried in the cemetery – some were even Civil War veterans.
Thirty monuments and headstones altogether were shoved to the ground. Hampton says they will do their best to put them back together and preserve them.
"If we find out who did this, we're going to…prosecute them to the highest level that we're able to," he said.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the crime. Anyone with information should contact the Lucas County Sheriff's Office.