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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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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
Congressional cuts to unemployment benefits will have an impact on 1.3 million Americans. One of them is Toledo resident Shirley Vaughn.
Vaughn has been without a job since January 15 of this year. In that time she says she's applied to 15-20 jobs every day, but still hasn't been able to land employment.
"I have 15 years in HR and I can't even get a waitress job," she said.
Vaughn's bank accounts reached $0 six months into her job search. After her 26 weeks of regular employment benefits expired, she started receiving emergency unemployment compensation, which provides an extra 37 weeks of benefits.
Congress, though, failed to renew that emergency program, and by Dec. 28, Shirley and over a million others will lose their benefits.
"I am at $20 in my wallet. I am at homeless," Vaughn said. "By the end of this month, everything will be gone."
Vaughn is hoping Congress files another extension in early January, which would keep her and her six children from having to lose their home.
"I get you have to cut your bottom line," she said. "But if you're cutting the bottom line and starving people doing it, how does that make sense?"