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."
With all precincts reporting, it looks as though the Toledo Public Schools' levy renewal will pass. There are currently 24,786 for the levy, and 13,465 against.
Toledo Public Schools made another attempt to renew a levy with this November ballot. Supporters gathered at the downtown library to watch results come in from the polls.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant was out Tuesday still trying to gain support for the 6.5 mill operating levy. The levy is not a new tax, but a five-year renewal. The district has been stressing that during their campaigning.
The levy would generate $13 million if it passes. If it fails, district officials say they'll be forced to make about $7 million in cuts. Durant said he remained optimistic that voters would be on the side of TPS.
"I'm very optimistic," he said. "Having an athletic background and playing football at the University of Toledo, we prepare to win and that's the attitude that Coach Pinkel had instilled in us as players, and my athleticism carries over into my career. We plan these things out and you plan to win and those are the things we're looking at as a district and TPS family."