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."
A 2010 study conducted by the Ann Arbor based Ecology Center revealed 79 percent, or 54 of the 68 light sets tested contained lead. The Ecology Center says 28 percent of the lights sets contained more than 1,000 parts per million of lead, which would make them illegal in Europe.
More than half of the lights sets, 54 percent, registered more than 300 parts per million of lead, meaning they would require a warning label in the state of California.
The group tested both wiring insulation and bulb bases for lead. According to the Ecology Center, 31 percent of wires contained lead, while 71 percent of bulb bases had a least some lead inside.
The group recommends those decorating for the holidays wear gloves when handling lights, and wash hands afterwards. Lights should also be kept out of the reach of small children and pets when possible.
The Ecology Center says consumers can also look for RoHS compliant lights, which comply with Europe's Restriction of Hazardous Substances law.
To read the full study results from the Ecology Center, click here.