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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
State officials want to make sure citizens understand that Amber Alerts in Ohio will still be distributed, despite the federal government shutdown.
The Ohio Amber system is initiated by local and state authorities and has not been impacted by the shutdown. The system is working and available 24-hours a day and includes secondary alerting systems from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"There recently has been a lot of media attention regarding the government shutdown, specifically, the Amber Alert website, amberalert.gov. This is an informational website. The Amber Alert program has not been shut down," explained Robert Hoever, NCMEC's director of special programs with the missing children division.
Hoever emphasizes that the NCMEC still provides operational support for every Amber Alert program nationwide, even though the informative federal website is not active.
"Law enforcement agencies across Ohio are still able to issue Amber Alerts, and the state of Ohio and NCMEC will still activate all systems associated with the alerts," said Ohio Amber Alert coordinator Capt. Rob Jackson.