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."
Maumee Mayor Rich Carr says he wants to raise the pay rate for his city's volunteer fire fighters.
Right now, volunteers get paid $30 to $40 per run, depending on their rank. Mayor Carr wants to raise that by five percent.
"We want to make sure they're being treated fairly," said Mayor Carr. "This Thanksgiving, if the fire whistle goes off while they're sitting at the dinner table, they don't even think, they just take off and go."
Mayor Carr gave a pay raise recommendation to the Maumee City Council last Monday. He says there will be reductions in the 2014 budget, but this pay bump is necessary.
It's been five years since the last pay raise for Maumee's volunteer fire fighters. Maumee Fire Chief Rick Monto says he's looking forward to this recommendation passing.
"I'm sure they will appreciate it," he said. "Sometimes they don't feel like they're appreciated and with what city council is going to do its going to help them feel better."
The Maumee City Council will vote on the pay raise next month. If approved, it would go into effect immediately.