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 >>
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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."
less than a week, residents of Bowling Green will vote on a proposed amendment
to the city charter which would ban fracking.
and opponents of the amendment both say they are against fracking. One side
says there's no need for the amendment when the city already has an ordinance
banning fracking, but the other side says the city needs more protection.
have yet to run into any one person in the city of Bowling Green that says fracking
would be wonderful to have in Bowling Green," said Mayor Dick Edwards.
around town there are signs for and against the amendment to the city charter.
Opponents of the amendment fear its vague language could lead to prohibiting
day-to-day activities like using a gas-operated lawnmower.
you get into documents that are not clear in their purpose and intent and have
ambiguous language, it lends itself to all kinds of misinterpretations,"
mayor says he is also very concerned about adding an amendment to the charter
because it is not an issue-driven document. He says the city is already
protected by an ordinance that bans fracking, which comes with a very heavy
fine under the criminal code.
of the amendment say that is not enough.
ordinance] can be revoked by city council or preempted by state law," said Lisa
says it's important to have the added protection.
charter amendment can't just ban fracking, because the industry defines
fracking as the brief moment in time when the rock actually splits apart, and
they'll use that definition to their advantage to get around regulations," she