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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
Health officials say a person in Wyandot County has contracted West Nile Virus for the first time in two years.
Paul Pahl, 70, would ordinarily be tending to his Carey farm this time of year. Unfortunately Pahl is instead lying in a hospital bed with West Nile Virus, struggling to lift a fork.
"It was very surprising to all of us. Dad is a person who's outdoors all the time. He's very active and those type of things, but you kind of think of a small little mosquito, the size of the tip of your finger nail, taking a very healthy, energetic man down like that. It was very much a surprise," said Bryan Pahl, Paul's son.
Paul is out of the intensive care unit and improving, but will have to undergo rehabilitation to deal with tremors and regain motor skills.
West Nile is often passed to humans by a mosquito which has fed on an infected bird. Symptoms include fever, nausea, and muscle aches.
The Wyandot County Health Department says Pahl is the first person in the county to contract West Nile this year. The county did not see any cases of the virus in 2012.