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."
Two weeks ago, 1.8 million Ohioans saw food stamp benefits drop. Food banks are affected, as well, especially organizations like Feed Lucas County Children.
The organization feeds 2,300 kids on a daily basis. Food drops are made at 83 sites, such as schools, churches and community centers.
"Our mission is to make sure these children 18 and under get something good to eat. But over the last couple years, we're starting to see more parents coming in," said Tony Siebeneck with Feed Lucas County Children.
Siebeneck expects to see the demand increase.
The 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill temporarily boosted the federal food stamp program for its 48 million nationwide recipients. The increased benefits expired, resulting in automatic 5.5 percent cuts to monthly distributions. For a family of four, it's a cut of $36 each month.
"The source of getting some of the other food could be an issue, especially since we deal with so much fresh fruit and vegetables," explained Siebeneck.
According to Siebeneck, 33,000 kids live at or below the poverty level in Lucas County. It's a number Siebeneck says is going in the wrong direction.
"They don't have any say-so in life what happens to them. You and I do," said Siebeneck.