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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
Toledo Public Schools will now be partnering with several outside organizations to help struggling students.
The new program is called "Partners with a Purpose" and the goal is to use outside agencies to support education, especially for students that may be having a hard time in school. Services provided will range from emotional support systems to providing extra after-school activities.
TPS and the agencies intend to work together from the moment a child enters the school system to when they pick a career.
One of the agencies working with TPS will be Aspire, which uses data to help students.
"It's embracing the core principles of our work, which is alignment and coordination of programs that are targeting very specific outcomes, like making sure that our children are born healthy or that they are prepared for kindergarten and those sorts of things, and using data and continuance improvement principles to make those things happen," explained Aaron Baker, executive director of Aspire.
Agency representatives will be required to attend an introductory training for the program, then follow guidelines throughout their partnership.