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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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 making more progress in its crackdown on water theft. The city recently hired a retired police detective to work as a water theft investigator, and now the city is starting to take cases to court and get convictions.
This month, Jai Dix entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty of water theft, and Randolph Waldron was found guilty of water theft and tampering. Both will be sentenced in August.
Toledo Public Utilities director, Dave Welch, says with rates going up over the next four years to pay for upgrades to the water treatment plant, the city needs to send a message to those who want their water without paying for it. He says they are finding cases of people turning their water back on after service was disconnected, or people trying to use hoses to hook up to a neighbor's home.
"Pay your bill. If you're going to steal water from us, we're going to come after you. But if you need help, give us a call. We'll work with you. We'll put you on a monthly payment plan. If you need help, let us know. We can help you," said Welch.
Welch says the city has another dozen cases of water theft ready to go to court.