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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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 Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, representatives from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, along with reps from Reclaiming Futures, have announced a cooperative effort for a National Drug Take Back Initiative.
The seventh annual initiative will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tharp and DEA agents will be manning 12 drop-off stations throughout the county. Citizens are encouraged to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
"Parents need to know that there are resources available to make sure dangerous drugs stay out of the hands of their children. This program is one way for parents to be able to dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or wanted," explained Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.
Tharp emphasizes that prescription drugs can be the most dangerous.
"Getting them out of bathroom cabinets and away from children and teenagers is one of the most important things we can do for our citizens," said Tharp.
Stop by to drop off your prescription drugs at the following locations: