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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."
The Woodmore Wildcats are known for wearing purple and gold, but at Friday's football game, there was a sea of teal.
Their home opener was also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Night.
Donna Sandwisch lost her mother, who never missed her grandchildren's games, to ovarian cancer, so the family wanted to raise awareness at a football game.
"No one knows about it, really," said Zach Sandwisch, Donna's son. "We're trying to get the word out and get people to know about ovarian cancer."
Zach lost his grandmother four years ago, after an 18-month battle with ovarian cancer. But she wasn't originally diagnosed with it. At first, doctors though it was colon or lung cancer, but her primary physician noticed she wasn't responding to treatment correctly.
"That's when we found out it was actually ovarian cancer that had metastasizeda spot on her lung and a spot on her colon," Donna explained.
"There's not a lot of survivors with it," said Holly Berry, Donna's sister. "By the time they find out what's going on, they're usually stage three, stage four."
Cheerleaders at Friday's game wore teal hairbows, the team wore teal socks. Many guests showed up in teal shirts.
"It means everything to us," Berry said. "We need people to know what's going on with this cancer so it doesn't affect other families the way it has us."
The family asked for $5 donations in exchange for raffle tickets to win a TV. They also sold ‘in memory of' tags for a balloon launch.
"It's what she would want," Donna said. "She fought hard and long for 18 months, but we had a good 18 months. Education, being at a school, being where there's kids, where we can impress somebody – that's what she would want us to do."