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."
Several downtown Toledo intersections had to be shut down because of a gas line rupture at Promenade Park Tuesday morning. All roadways have since reopened, but several businesses are still without natural gas service.
Summit Street was closed between Cherry Street and Monroe Street, and North St. Clair Street was shut down between Jackson Street and Jefferson Street for more than an hour Tuesday .
The pipe has been sealed, but it still could be a few hours before gas is restored to all the businesses.
Among those without gas service is the Park Inn hotel. Hotel employees say they are dealing with the lack of gas service as best they can.
"We had a few customers in the restaurant that could not order hot food. We just had salads that we were able to serve them. Our common areas are heated by boiler so those are going to start cooling off here in a little bit, and dryers in our laundry are not heating as well," said Park Inn Human Resource Director Stephanie Korzec. "We can't use space heaters and things of that nature because it is against code, so we just have to wait it out. Maybe we could not open doors as much to keep the heat in, but other than that there is not much we can do."
Representatives of Columbia Gas says they worked to fix the problem as soon as possible, but the process of controlling a ruptured gas line can be a long one.
"In a situation where there is an outage, unlike an electric outage where you can just turn a switch back once wires are connected, natural gas outage you need to go door to door, eliminate all the service, purge the lines, re-introduce gas and then light all those pilot lights back up," said Columbia Gas spokesman Chris Kozak.
Columbia Gas says service should be restored to all customers around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
TARTA bus service in the area was also interrupted by the leak. Crews are still working to determine what caused the line to rupture.