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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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."
On Friday night, workers with Toledo's Streets, Bridges and Harbor switched over from leaf collection to snow and ice removal operations. Since then, it's been non-stop snow mode.
"Crews have been working non-stop, 24 hours a day, cleaning up the roads, repairing the trucks, restocking the salt barns and getting ready for this next little event we have coming up," said Dave Pratt, acting Streets commissioner.
Besides equipment wear and tear, he's concerned about the wear and tear factor on the workers, considering how busy they've been lately.
"They've been doing leaf collection for the past six weeks. They've been going at that really hard. Then go directly into this four, five, maybe six-day pattern of 12-on, 12-off shifts," explained Pratt.
While everything those crews do is dictated by the weather, Pratt says they could be back on leaf duty by the end of the week.
"We're hoping Friday or Saturday be in leaf mode. There's predictions of warmer temperatures and rain for this weekend. If that happens, we want to get out start doing more leaf collection."