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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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."
Police nationwide are taking back your prescription drugs this weekend, with no question asked.
Bowling Green police say turning in your drugs will actually help keep you safer. They say Saturday's drug take back will help prevent prescription pill abuse, as well as crime in the city.
According to police, almost twice as many Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, which is more than people abusing cocaine, heroin and other inhalants combined. That's why police are urging you to turn in unused or unwanted drugs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wood County Hospital.
Major Tony Hetrick says many people don't realize having large amounts of pills in their homes makes them a target.
"You don't want your children to get in there, or anybody break into your house. We've had prescription medication stolen from houses during burglaries," said Hetrick.
Since prescription pills are not easy to get, police say prices have increased with the demand.
"OxyContin, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone abuse, those prescription pills are still out there, but the prices of those things have gone through the roof," said Hetrick.
Last year, police seized 70 pounds of medication.
"That's quite a bit, considering one month's supply is just a couple of grams," explained Hetrick.
Turning in those couple of grams can make all the difference in preventing pill theft and abuse.