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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."
A landmark building in downtown Toledo is closing, and tenants have to look for a new home.
The Spitzer Building was built in 1896 and was Toledo's first steel-framed skyscraper, as well as the city's first shopping mall with its indoor arcade. Now, the businesses that call the Spitzer Building their home have to relocate by Dec. 1.
Affordable Auto Insurance has been operating out of the building for 15 years.
"We can find a new office," said Dana Svoboda. "This is just a shell, but we're never going to find a family and friends to work with like we have at the Spitzer Building."
Four years ago, the Spitzer Building was sold to California businessman Koray Ergur, who has not made his mortgage and property tax payments. A court-appointed receiver made the decision to close the building.
Bill Thomas with the Downtown Toledo Development Corporation says the immediate concern is for the tenants who have to relocate.
"I'm hopeful the majority of them will stay downtown," Thomas said. "I've made myself available to help them, to meet with other landlords, to think about other space downtown."
Long-term, Thomas says efforts by the county and the Lank Bank to take control of the property are key to finding a new developer.
"We've had discussions with developers," he said. "People are very interested in the building, but with the uncertainty of title and who owns the building, developers aren't wanting to get into this mess."
A sheriff's sale is set for Nov. 7. The opening bid will be for $266,000 to pay for back taxes and receiver fees. If there are no bidders after two auctions, the Land Bank can take control of the title.