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."
Every day Toledo firefighters spend their time helping others in the community.
But a new foundation has been created for them to support each other in times of need.
"It's said that we're like a family and in a lot of cases we are. So this foundation is a formal step. It's a visualization of that support that we have as firefighters for each other," said Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld of Toledo Fire and Rescue.
When Toledo firefighters go through a major illness or injury, this new foundation will help provide their families with some financial assistance.
"The fund will be in place to offer assistance to be kind of a helping hand," said Lt. Hertzfeld.
The fundraising efforts kicked off today with a pancake breakfast called "For Pete's Sake..."
Today's fundraiser was named after Battalion Chief Pete Jaegly who recently lost his battle with cancer.
"Pete was very well liked and very popular, and most of all was a mentor and very approachable to people. he always remembered where he came from and was very good and passing down things that he had learned," said Lt. Hertzfeld.
Today his memory lived on, and helped start something that will help other firefighters for years to come.
Lt. Hertzfeld says this event will be held every year.
An account has been set up at the where you can donate to the foundation.