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."
Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs has notified Mayor Mike Bell and executive staff of the police department that he intends to step down from his position at the end of Mayor Bell's term.
Chief Diggs cited irreconcilable differences in policing philosophy with Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins as his reason for stepping down.
The chief's final day with the department will be Jan. 2, 2014. Chief Diggs says he will pursue other professional law enforcement opportunities, and is giving the Mayor-elect the chance to appoint a chief with who he shares the same approach to policing strategy.
Mayor-elect D. Michael Collins released the following statement on the chief's resignation:
Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs was appointed to the position of Chief under Mayor Michael P. Bell, he served his Mayor well as Chief and I have the utmost respect for Chief Diggs as an individual. I will be announcing my candidate for appointment to the Chief of Police along with the other Director positions on or before December 16th. This individual shares some of my philosophies on how to best meet the safety needs of our community as defined during my mayoral campaign. I wish Chief Diggs success in his future endeavors as a law enforcement professional.
Collins says he will be hiring from within when it comes to the new chief.
"The individual I am going to be naming as Chief of Police is an individual who serves on the police department and I have the utmost confidence in terms of his capabilities of leading the department under my administration," Collins said Thursday morning.
The new chief will have to be approved by a vote of Toledo City Council after he or she is named by Collins. A majority vote of council is needed to approve the new Chief.