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."
North Baltimore is preparing for a presidential visit. Vice President Joe Biden will be at the CSX Intermodal Terminal on Wednesday, and residents say they are eager to hear what he has to say.
According to the village administrator, this will be the first time, she believes, a vice president has visited North Baltimore.
Vice President Biden will speak at the terminal at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is expected to talk about how to grow the economy – one area where Wood County has made positive strides.
The CSX terminal services about 67 percent of the country. Thirty trains pass through every day – about two million containers per year. It makes Wood County a more competitive area for other businesses to set up shop.
"Overall, it will bring more jobs," said Wade Gottschalk, economic development director for the county. "You may not see them as announcements, it might just be the businesses that are already here becoming a little more competitive and, therefore, being able to add a few jobs as they take business away from their competitors."
County officials say they have a lot to be proud of and they are looking forward to showing off their accomplishments to the vice president.