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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
One of the many agencies affected by the government shutdown is the Federal Aviation Administration. Now a former employee is speaking out about what's going on in Washington.
Dr. Russell Mills, a former FAA employee now teaching Political Science at BGSU, says Washington DC no longer has a sense of compromise. He says the only thing he expects to motivate them is Oct. 17, the deadline for a decision on the debt ceiling.
"I think there will be so much pressure from the CEOs and from the business community that members of Congress will listen," Mills said.
Dr. Mills used to work for the FAA in Washington DC. The FAA is funded by mandatory and discretionary funds, so even though air traffic controllers are still at work, about 3,000 aviation inspectors are not.
Mills says the shutdown is dragging on because legislators in Washington aren't necessarily looking out for the best interest of the public, but rather themselves.
"These people are motivated not by compromise, not by I don't even think the public interest anymore," he said. "I think they're influenced by their own self-interest. And when you think about it, we live in a capitalist society that is driven by self-interest, and I think that this is sort of the perpetuation of that and our government."