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."
Toledo Mayor-Elect D. Michael Collins has announced appointments for several director-level positions in his administration.
Among those named to a new position is Lt. Bill Moton, who will replace Derrick Diggs as chief of police Jan. 2, pending City Council confirmation.
"He will engage with and he will have the total support of the men and women in our department because he leads by example," said Collins. "I've watched him throughout his career and I always looked at a person that demonstrated the leadership qualities consistent with a Marine and the ability to communicate and garner the respect of his peers."
Moton is a decorated Marine Corps war veteran, who joined the Toledo Police Department back in 1983. Collins says he's confident in his leadership abilities and will work towards making good on some campaign promises, such as reopening the Northwest District Police Station, putting more focus on the block watch program and returning beat integrity by having more officers working in designated neighborhoods.
Both Moton and Collins say officers working dedicated neighborhood patrols will be a key focus for the TPD.
"Police officers are only as good as the information they receive," explained Moton. "What we're trying to develop is put permanent crews in these beats, people that the community sees everyday and can build a relationship with them."
Collins has named Bob Reinbolt as his chief of staff. Reinbolt held that same position under former Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. Also, longtime Councilman George Sarantou, pending City Council confirmation, will become the next city finance director.