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."
Toledo Mayor-elect Mike Collins is going through the proposed 2014 city operating budget, which currently calls for transferring $14.1 million from the capital improvements fund to the general fund to help pay for operations such as police and fire.
"My goal will be not to use that 14.1 million dollars out of the CIP. I might have to use some of it. I don't believe that should be considered ever as a rainy day fund," said Collins.
Collins says every dollar he can keep in the CIP is another dollar which can be earmarked for street repaving and other city infrastructure needs.
"Less money you have the less maintenance you go into reconstruction and resurfacing of streets. Truly we have to move in a different direction," said Collins.
Collins believes the current city structure is top heavy with too many people in supervisor positions, and his plan to down-size will not come at the expense of public safety.
"We have our challenges, but we are going to get there. It'll be a step by step process. We will have a smaller government at the end of 4 years than we have today," said Collins.
Collins will have the first three months of his administration to work with council and iron out a balanced 2014 budget plan.