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."
Nothing will put a damper on holiday
cheer quite like a house fire.
The National Fire Protection Association
says on average about 230 structures burn each year because of Christmas trees,
causing an estimated $17.3 million in damage.
Cooking is another potentially dangerous
holiday activity. The NFPA says 156,300 home fires ignite each year because of
cooking, causing 470 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage.
Use the following tips to avoid disaster
at your home this holiday season:
- When setting up the Christmas tree, make sure it is at least
three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat
vents or lights.
- Add water to the tree stand daily -- dried out trees can be a fire hazard.
- Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
- When baking, roasting, or boiling food, check the oven regularly and
remain in the home while food is cooking.