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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 >>
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.
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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."
A local Army nurse has a tough task ahead of her: bringing home a bomb-sniffing dog from Afghanistan.
Captain Sarah Matuszek has been an RN in the United States Army Reserves for eight years. She has spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although Matuszek is used to seeing humans on a daily basis, she had a different kind of patient a few months ago.
"Jet was brought into our medical treatment tent one evening, and his handler had carried him in," she said. "He didn't know what was wrong with him and we were the only medical team there. We didn't have any kind of veterinarian; we were human providers."
With help from a vet on the phone from a base an hour away, they were able to stabilize Jet before transport. In the few short hours of care and later check-up visits, Matuszek fell in love.
"He kind of just melted my heart, and I stood by his side," she said. "I pet him, I'd comfort him. I just couldn't let him go."
Jet is an 8-year-old bomb-sniffing dog. He, too, has spent numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At his age and with his medical scare, it's time for Jet to retire. Matuszek is working with the Puppy Rescue Mission to raise money to have Jet shipped to the United States.
"The Puppy Rescue Mission – they raised their portion of the money and now it's basically up to me to raise the rest, which is only $1,100," she said.
Matuszek already has two dogs of her own. As much as she would love to bring Jet to her home, she has something in mind that she says will make the task of getting him here all worth it.
"Maybe eventually hook him up with a vet who needs a service dog," she said. "I want to find him a purpose, and I think maybe a disabled veteran might be the right way to go…He's a great dog. All he wants in life is a belly rub – belly rub and that's it, and I just hope to bring him home to the U.S. and get him a fireplace to lay by. He's done his job."