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 >>
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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."
Park Director Gary Madrzykowski has resigned after being confronted about
borrowing more than $2,000 from the park organization.
commissioners say they know of at least five instances where the director
inappropriately borrowed money. They say in one case, Madrzykowski wrote a
check to himself from the park system for $2,500. He is also accused of taking
smaller amounts from the cash register or office and leaving ‘IOU' notes.
public money. It belongs to the park, so I think that was wrong for him to do
that," said Ben Rutherford, a park visitor.
members say the money was always repaid a day or two later, but they say
Madrzykowski had no authority to borrow it. Visitors like Rutherford agreed.
though he paid it back, he wasn't supposed to take it in the first place," he
said. "It set a bad example for the people who work here, especially the high
say they think the director deserves a second chance.
easy to fire somebody, but it's also very hard to obtain someone with his
experience and what he's done for the system," said Tony Gerrish, another
members say they don't plan to press charges against Madrzykowski, and they
will begin their search for a new park director immediately.