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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
A nationwide stomach bug has sickened nearly 400 people in 15 different states, including one case in northwest Ohio.
Cyclospora is a parasite associated with produce and fruit. One of the biggest problems health officials are facing is targeting the source.
The director of Environmental Health in Lucas County says this parasite clings to things. It's important to maintain safe food practices, which means washing your hands when you're handling food, washing fruits and vegetables vigorously, plus keeping your kitchen clean.
In Iowa and Nebraska, health officials have been able to link the bug to a prepackaged salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, as well as carrots and red cabbage. However, that may not be the case here in Ohio. Officials are still trying to piece together how a Lucas County woman got the parasite.
"We're still doing our investigation. You know, the CDC, and you know, the FDA, they're on top of this, and they're trying to do their due diligence, as well as we are. So we're going to probably find out, eventually, what is actually causing it and the other commonalities and links, if you will," said Eric Zgodzinski, director of Environmental Health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the time between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually about a week.
According to the CDC, some people infected with the virus may not show any symptoms, but common symptoms include:
-loss of appetite
-other flu-like symptoms may be noted (vomiting, body aches, headaches, fever)