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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."
It was a day of pride on Friday for 5 of Toledo's finest, as they went from officers to sergeants in a promotion ceremony.
The Toledo Police Department says they have between 20 and 30 officers retire each year.
That turnover has recently left them with five Sergeant positions to fill.
Friday, after a lot of studying, hard work and qualifying, five new leaders stepped up to take on that job.
"I actually knew very young. I know a lot of people say that, but I really did. My dad's the chief prosecutor for the city of Toledo, so I always followed him in court cases, and the law. I always looked up to policemen," said new Sergeant Tonya Toska.
It was a proud moment, and a confident step for these men and woman, as they took an oath of leadership.
"We're going to be having over 600 officers here shortly on our police department, it's very important that we have proper supervision and guidance for all the patrol officers that are out there, and that's what the sergeants are going to be doing," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan.
It was a ceremony steeped in tradition, and sealed with love, as the people closest to these Sergeants pinned their new badges over their hearts.
And practice made for a picture perfect start to the rest of these new sergeants' lives.