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."
As of Friday, 1.8
million Ohioans will see their food stamp benefits drop.
Advocates say the
poor are going to be hurt and food banks like the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food
Bank will be slammed. The food bank distributes food to 300 agencies in eight
counties, including day care centers, food pantries, senior centers and soup
to need to have more food in order to distribute it to clients," said
Laurie Cohen of the food bank.
The 2009 economic
stimulus bill temporarily boosted the federal food stamp program for its 48
million nationwide recipients. The boosted benefits expired midnight Thursday,
resulting in automatic 5.5 percent cuts to monthly distributions.
For a family of
four, it's a cut of about $36.00.
it's a shame," Cohen said. "Hunger is something that can be solved in our
country and that's what we're here for."
Pantry at the Historic Church of St. Patrick receives supplies from the food
bank. One of the regular weekly 250 clients there is Damien Porter.
"It helps me
very well," Porter said. "What I don't have at home, it helps me get more food
worry their shelves may go bare, so they'll have to cut down on portions.
we try to give them enough for three meals," said Mary Kay McPartlin, from the
pantry. "Today, we've been able to give them enough for one meal."
Northwestern Ohio Food Bank needs help. The agency is now accepting not only
food donations, but financial contributions. Visit their website for
information on how to donate.