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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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 has received a $1,578,723 workers' compensation
rebate from the State of Ohio, and on Friday the Bell Administration submitted
to council a detailed plan to spend that windfall.
Besides earmarking half of that money to cover police and
fire overtime for this year, the plan calls for increasing the upcoming police
class from 50 to 65, and the upcoming fire class from 30 to 50.
Deputy Mayor Shirley Green says boosting public safety
personnel levels is a high priority, as many police officers and firefighters
are preparing for retirement.
"We started in a hole in terms of staffing for the safety
forces, and we've hired classes for the fire and police departments in all of
the last 3 years and we want to continue to do so," she said. "The opportunity
to increase both those class sizes is great."
The proposed spending breakdown is as follows: Increase
police class size - $278,823, police overtime - $200,000, increase fire class -
$132,310, fire overtime - $600,000, senior program supplies/services - $1,700,
athletic programs supplies/services - $3,000, ice rink supplies/services -
$14,000, pools supplies/services - $70,290, park maintenance supplies/services -
$88,400, cemeteries supplies/services - $112,000, downtown landscaping
supplies/services - $78,200.
Council will consider the request as early as Tuesday.