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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
But folks still came downtown to learn some valuable lessons about the Maumee River and the importance of taking good care of it.
The best way to do that was getting an up-close view of the Maumee from the Sandpiper boat.
It was organized by the group 'Lake Erie Waterkeeper.'
Tour guide Sandy Bihn says the Maumee River is the Great Lakes largest watershed and what she calls the 'fishyest' river in the world, being the host to many species.
Ms. Bihn wants folks to understand and appreciate the value of the Maumee River to our area.
"It's better than it used to be. We don't have industrial waste going into it anymore. We have the issue with the algae and nutrients that are coming down the river into Lake Erie that we're worried about and the Asian carp coming in and having an impact," said Ms. Bihn.
Ms. Bihn is part of a movement to re-introduce the sturgeon to the Maumee River, a bottom feeding fish she says will keep the river clean.
She's also urging property owners to prevent runoff.
"If we keep it with rain gardens and rain barrels, slowing the water down before it gets to the river will help keep it clean."
The boat tour was part of the second annual Maumee Bay River Festival, featuring environmental groups and other activities.