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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
Tiffin's new dispatch center has been months in the making, and it couldn't have been completed at a better time.
Before severe storms hit in July, the 30-year-old dispatch center in Tiffin was already outdated. But the severe weather made it even worse by knocking out half of the system. Officials say another severe storm could have wiped it out completely. As of mid-October, the new system is up and operational.
The new center is high tech, complete with touch-screen workstations that allow dispatchers to sit or stand with everything they need in one location. It cost about $100,000, but Police Chief Fredrick Stevens say it's money well spent.
Almost a month into using it, severe weather - including tornados in northwest Ohio – was the system's first real test. The chief says it passed.
"[I] talked to the dispatchers last night, they didn't have any problems, no flickering of any of the equipment up there," he said. "So it kind of made it through its christening or its grand opening last night during that storm."