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."
With less than a week to go before Toledo's primary
election, much of the campaigning is taking a negative twist in the race for
TV ads aired by Joe McNamara take aim at Mike Bell and
Anita Lopez. Also, some unique signs are appearing around town, including yard
signs attacking Mike Collins.
UT political science professor David Davis says there's
plenty of research to suggest negative ads are effective, and he's received
some of those ads at his doorstep.
"Joe McNamara has put out some extremely direct ads,"
Davis said. "I've gotten some postcards at home against Anita Lopez, and she's
done some negative campaigning herself."
Lopez is also a target of a billboard which criticizes
her spending as Lucas County Auditor. Davis says due to the nature of Toledo's
non-partisan primary, he's not surprised much of the attacks are between Lopez
and McNamara, two elected Democrats running for mayor.
"The two of them are battling for second place," he
explained. "It's extremely likely Mike Bell will get the most votes."
After the primary, Davis says voters can expect more
negative ads leading up to the November election.
"It happens in many other cities, so I'm not surprised. I
think it keeps the candidates on their toes."
The top two vote-getters in the mayoral race will move onto
the general election.