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."
year, seats fill up for the Wood County citizens' police academy class.
sheriff's office offers the class once a year. Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn says the
class is not only educational, but fun, as well, and that's why it's been a
"It's a great opportunity for people from the
community to learn about our sheriff's office and what it does, and it's a great
opportunity for me and my deputies to get to know more people in the community,"
the sheriff said.
class is open to anyone and everyone, and it has filled up every year since
Sheriff Wasylyshyn has been with the office.
had participants from prior years say, ‘Hey, can we do it again?' and that's a
great sign, when we have a significant number saying ‘We would like to do the
whole nine weeks all over again, we've had such a good time doing it,'" Wasylyshyn
sheriff says it's because of the hands-on experience.
the ride-along, like the shooting of the guns, seeing hands-on how the
detectives gather evidence, and the hands-on tour of the jail," he said.
also learn how to be good witnesses and when to call law enforcement.
need to be sure to call 911 when you hear breaking glass in the middle of the
night, or when you see a vehicle backed up to a neighbor's house and you know
they're either on vacation or at work and you think it's kind of odd that there's
a vehicle there doing repair work," the sheriff said.