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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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 local controversy began in October when the Family Puppy store opened at Franklin Park Mall. Toledo City Council members are hoping to put that controversy to rest.
People who protested outside the mall when the store opened claim the animals being sold are coming from so-called puppy mills, and that prompted Councilman Rob Ludeman and Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson to craft legislation aimed at closing the store.
Ludeman says a new compromise measure has been formed, however, which would allow the store to stay open, provided it documents that the animals being sold are obtained from USDA-approved breeders, and that those animals are spayed or neutered.
"What we're trying to do is promote spaying and neutering, so the cost of a new dog would be higher if they were not spayed or neutered by the time they left the store," Ludeman said. "And [we're] talking about making sure they're no less than eight weeks old when they're sold out of the store."
The compromise legislation also states any store opening after January 1 would only be allowed to sell dogs or cats obtained from a legitimate shelter or animal control agency, humane society or rescue group. That measure was approved at council's Tuesday meeting.