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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
residents living along the Blanchard River are waiting for the Army Corps of
Engineers to finish their study on flooding, they may have to pay a tax to
clean the river, as well.
from counties in the Blanchard River watershed met Thursday morning to begin
finalizing a plan to clean the river. The six counties worked together in the ‘90s
to clean the river of soot and debris, and the time has come for another
river is in need of some additional cleaning, some more aggressive cleaning
than what we have done on maintenance," said Phillip Riegle, a Hancock County
coalition voted to allow the local soil and water groups to bid out the cleanup
work to contractors. Depending on the price tag and the number of grants the
project receives, one option for funding would be to institute a one-time
assessment for property owners living within the watershed.
a small assessment," Riegle said. "We're talking maybe less than $10. But that
would be the whole watershed, if we do go ahead and do that."
it won't prevent flooding, officials say while they wait for the Army Corps to
finalize their flood mitigation study, this is something they can do that will
still benefit the area.
next spring, we'll see benefits already," Riegle said. "At least some benefits
in drainage in some areas, and also with flow."
for the project are expected back in the next two months.