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."
Bowling Green State University has figured out who was responsible for the racially-charged tweets from earlier this week, but no charges have been filed.
The tweets surfaced earlier this week. One said "@BSU_BGSU. In case you didn't know, the Black Student Union is a separatist white hating group. Our goal is to kill all whites." A second tweet said "Fighting the white man with all my friends @BSU #BlackPride #EmbraceTheHate."
Following investigation on behalf of police and the office of student conduct, the university found that the person behind the tweets is not a BGSU student. Also, although offensive, his tweets were not against the law. After BGSU Police Chief Monica Moll met with the city prosecutor, they determined the tweets were protected under freedom of speech. As a result, no charges have been filed.
Since the case was determined not criminal, the chief handed over the investigation to the office of student conduct to finish on a code of conduct violation. However, that investigation found that the person responsible was not a student.
This is the second time this year racist tweets have targeted BGSU.