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."
Oregon's rainy day fund has increased more than 50 percent from where it was last year and that extra money is planned to go towards upcoming projects.
"We're fortunate to have the rainy day fund, and I think it comes from good management skills and good team work on the administration's part, and also with employees," said Jim Seaman, chairman of the finance and budget committee.
The city's rainy day fund has grown to an estimated $4 million over recent years. Seaman credits less costs on capital projects, a reduction in the number of city employees through retirements, and an increase in corporate tax revenue.
"The rainy day fund is essential for the security of Oregon's future," said Seaman.
The future of many of the city's road projects are going to rely on this extra cash. Seaman says a mile of road repair can cost up to $1 million.
"If you take a shorter segment that needs to be repaired, it doesn't take long for it to add up to one mile, and that's where a lot of the money is ready to be used for," explained Seaman.
However, Seaman does not expect the rainy day fund to be as high next year. Still, he says it will not interfere with the city's day-to-day operations.
"The fund may not be as high as it is now, but we're spending it on long-term improvements that need to be done for the city," said Seaman.