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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
A new report shows foreclosures continue to decline in
the Clerk of Courts' office shows through August of this year, there were 1,352
foreclosure filings. That compares to 1,985 during the same time period last
year. That's a 32 percent decrease.
Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak has been working
closely with the local foreclosure prevention task force. She says when
comparing to 2009, when the local economy bottomed out, unemployment going down
and efforts to keep people in their homes went up, and she credits that for
"There's a magistrate in Lucas County Common Pleas Court,"
she said. "The judges have done a terrific job making sure the magistrate
doesn't do a foreclosure unless it's the last and final straw. We continue to
invite people to use the resources through the fair housing center."
In 2009, there were 4,160 foreclosures in Lucas County.
At the current pace, this year's total would come in at around 1,800.