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 >>
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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."
Dash cam video is providing us with another view of the deadly Thanksgiving accident on the Turnpike.
The video shows the car, driven by 24-year-old Andrew Gans, speed past the trooper as he turned into a median. The trooper then activated his lights and went after Gans.
The trooper continued for about 17 miles until he came to the scene of the crash. At speeds of 125-150 miles per hour, Gans eventually hit a van occupied by Wilbur and Margaret McCoy, of Toledo. The dash cam captured the scene as the trooper arrived – the McCoy's vehicle was on fire and the trooper told witnesses to step away.
The trooper tried to put the fire out and get the McCoys to safety, but there was an explosion.
Ohio State Highway Patrol says it's very rare to see someone traveling at such a high rate of speed for as long as Gans did.
"To have somebody going this fast for such a long period of time, from when they were first observed, when we started getting calls on it, to ultimately when the crash occurred, this person seemingly not to yield, not to slow down," said Lt. Anne Ralston. "It is very rare to be going that fast for that length of distance."
Gans has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. He is being held on a $1 million bond and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.