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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
Prison officials say the Toledo Correctional Institution is on lockdown for a "major clearout" taking place Thursday.
Officials say they're conducting what's essentially a shake-down, in an effort to remove contraband, such as drugs, weapons, and money. The surprise - yet routine - lockdown doesn't include staff members, but a full sweep of inmates and cells.
The sweep is also trying to help workers identify any kind of groups that could pose danger. The lockdown could continue into the afternoon because roughly 1,100 inmates are currently housed there.
Visitation hours have been cancelled for the day.
Lockdowns have been common in the past. In 2012, a lockdown was issued after multiple threats were made to the prison by phone. There was a lockdown in 2011 to allow officers to search after the prison received information about a homemade gun possibly inside.
Recently, the state has stopped sending inmates to the facility because of overcrowding. It's trying to reduce the institution's total population by moving inmates to other facilities.
This year, the Toledo Correctional Center has had three homicides, one suicide and an inspection report that found the prison's safety and security in great need of improvement.
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