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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.
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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 conversion of the former Chevron site in east Toledo is almost complete. Redevelopment is fueled by $15 million worth of New Market Tax Credit funding by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, to expand capacity at the Port of Toledo.
Now, the port authority is applying for $60 million worth of tax credits through the Community Development Financial Institution fund through the U.S. Department of Treasury. If the application is successful, the credits would be managed by the Northwest Ohio Improvement Fund, a financial entity created by the port authority.
Thomas Winston, vice president and CFO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, says it has the potential to attract a major new wave of investment to Toledo.
"New Market Tax Credits once brought into a low-income community, provides other private investments that are at least 10-20 times fold," said Winston.
While there's no guarantee the port authority will receive an award in the next round of allocations, Winston says one project that would benefit is the redevelopment of the former Jeep Parkway site, now called the Overland Industrial Park.
"We believe New Market Tax Credit, where that site lies in a low-income community, would be a game changer in our ability to deploy capital," said Winston.
He adds another goal would be to boost community service programs.
"We believe, particularly in the downtown area and the central city, we have opportunities to invest in projects that will focus on healthy food initiatives, that would focus on health care," said Winston.
The port authority is expecting to learn whether or not its application will be successful by March.