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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
The Ohio Department of Transportation held a meeting to take comments from the public Thursday evening. The department is giving the public a chance to voice concerns, or ask questions about a plan to widen I-75 from Lagrange Street to I-280 in north Toledo.
ODOT officials took questions from community members, and responded to written concerns submitted by mail. ODOT says the widening will make drivers safer and prevent traffic backups.
"Farther down south between Perrysburg and Findlay, if one lane is restricted due to construction, due to an accident, it will usually turn into issues with traffic. So we want to eliminate that and allow traffic to flow a little bit more freely," said ODOT spokeswoman Theresa Pollick.
With the project, left side entrance ramps to I-280 on southbound 75 and vice versa will be big changes. They will be moved to the right to eliminate cross-traffic weaving.
got a lot of different merge factors, especially when you go from northbound  to
I-280," Pollick said. "That is one of the areas that we're looking at
improving and that's why we want to get the feedback from the public. And of
course safety is one of the biggest factors that we're looking for in this
To some residents at the meeting, the work planned is not enough and needs to not stop at 280, where they say numerous accidents are causing major problems.
"I'm disappointed," said James Brown, a concerned resident. "I'm all for widening 75, but I'm disappointed that they haven't fixed something that continues to injure and kill people down here."
The $45 million project is still in the planning stages and is not funded yet. Once funding is received, ODOT expects the project to begin sometime in 2015 and take about two years to complete.