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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
The City of Toledo is receiving a $200,000 grant from the
U.S. EPA to put together a brownfields redevelopment plan for vacant industrial
and commercial land located just east of the Overland Industrial Park.
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is in full gear
redeveloping the former Jeep Parkway site, and the city will be working with
community partners to improve the neighborhood nearby.
Sue Beach has lived along Glenwood Avenue for the past 40
years, and she says the city needs to continue tearing down vacant houses in
the area. Her belief is by improving the quality of life for current home
owners, the neighborhood will become more attractive for new business
"It would improve our value of our houses, because our
houses are [worth] nothing, you couldn't give them away," she said.
Janet Johnson also believes improving the living
conditions in her neighborhood would help improve the business climate.
"I think we can fit a few more homes on our street to
improve our street and the neighborhood, maybe a youth center as well," she
With the city getting money toward developing a plan,
neighbors are waiting for results.
"We've heard talk before plenty of times, and still we
haven't seen no progress," said Johnson.
"You can talk until you're blue in the face but if you
don't do nothing about it, what good is it," Beach added.