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."
The area code Scam is back. Con artists from Caribbean countries leave fake messages on potential victims' phones claiming an emergency. The scammers really only want victims to call back at the area code to rack up an expensive phone bill, sometimes as much as $60 to $100.
Dick Eppstein of the Better Business Bureau stopped by WTOL 11 News at Noon on Tuesday with some tips to avoid becoming a victim of the scam.
First, Eppstein says the number often use area codes 809, 284, 649 and 876, which are actually international numbers. Eppstein says 809 is Dominican Republic, 284 is the British Virgin Islands, 649 is the Turks and Caicos Islands and 876 is Jamaica.
When victims return the call, the person on the other end doesn't make much sense, but works to keep the caller on the line.
Eppstein says before returning a call from an unknown number, always confirm it is a free call and not a scam by checking to the area code.