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."
Clean-up crews are scooping up and hauling away debris from the former Arbors of Toledo property. On Monday, the former nursing home was torn down, which drew the attention of scavengers.
Dozens of people were scouring the site for scrap metal, and that caught the Toledo Police Department's attention, as officers chased looters off the property. A TPD spokesman says no citations were issued.
David Mann, Lucas County Land Bank president, says while there's not much scrap value on the property, he's confident police will monitor the situation.
"Any time a demolition happens in this community, there are folks that feel like they can enter onto the property and take what they think is free for them, when in reality, it's a crime. In this case, it's not part of the value that we're getting out of the demolition. Unfortunately, though, that's still private property, and it's not a free-for-all for the community," explained Mann.
The property was acquired by the land bank after the previous owner fell behind on tax payments exceeding $100,000. After the site is cleaned up, it will be gifted to the Bronson Place Association, where neighbors plan to build an arboretum.
"The city, the county, and the land bank have prioritized this demolition. The debris associated with that demolition is going to be cleaned up relatively quickly," said Mann.