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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
The Lucas County Board of Elections on Wednesday certified results of two recounts which were required by state law due to close margins. Both recounts verify the election results.
In the Toledo City Council at-large race, Larry Sykes beat out Adam Martinez for the sixth and final seat by five votes.
"It was very stressful, I'm sure, on all of us," Sykes said. "It could have gone a different way, but it didn't. It went in my favor and I'm thankful for that."
For Martinez, it's time to figure out what's next for him.
"We'll see what's next," he said. "There's certainly the opportunity for the District 2 appointment, but before I can get to that point, I need to have some discussions with the Chairman (of the Lucas County Democratic Party)."
The margin of victory was only one vote in Ottawa Hills for 36-year council veteran Robert Reichert, who beat out Edward Shimborske for the final seat on village council.
"The people that say their vote doesn't count? Obviously there is one person out there that I need to thank a lot!" Reichert said. "The one vote does make a lot of difference."
Resident Sandy Hupp's husband also won his seat on council in 2011 by surviving a recount. She understands the importance of a single vote.
"If we want things to be passed the way that we want them to be, we've got to get out there and vote," Hupp said.
Reichert wished Shimborske well after a tough loss.
"I certainly appreciate his campaigning, and to do so well coming out for the first time," Reichert said. "I encourage him to continue to seek public office."