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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."
Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski wants to help make Sylvania Avenue between Secor and Douglas not only a safer route, but also a more pedestrian-friendly corridor.
He's proposing the city pay for a $30,000 safety study, which could be used to attract federal and state transportation funding for improvements.
"Our statistics have shown the intersections of Sylvania and Douglas, Sylvania and Secor are in the top six in terms of number of traffic accidents in the city if that is able to leverage some dollars we can contribute to develop that one mile stretch, that's what my hope is,"said Mr. Waniewski.
Waniewski says temporary speed enforcement efforts are effective when police officers are out there, but he's looking for some permanent ways to slow down traffic and encourage people to walk up and down Sylvania Avenue and visit businesses there.
"There are ways at some intersections put a depressed brick pavement that might be elevated a little bit. There's also grant money that might be available for electronic speed signs so it shows motorists how fast they're going," added Mr. Waniewski.
Waniewski says he's hoping to get the study completed in time for the city to meet the next ODOT deadline for safety applications in April, provided council approves the spending measure.