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 >>
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."
Dozens of people gathered at Birmingham Elementary School Wednesday night to honor a 12-year-old girl who died of diabetes complications.
Family and friends of Jamera White used her memorial gathering to remember her for the kind young girl she was.
Jamera's family members spoke on Jamera's behalf at the memorial. Their speeches were followed by the crowd releasing balloons.
"This is a reality to
us now," said Dawn Stribling-Reditt, Jamera's aunt. "This is not something we are watching on TV in another state, in
another city. This is happening to us,
and it hurts, it hurts bad."
Last week, Jamera's father returned home to find her in a coma. She passed away days later. Family members fear she was bullied online before she died.
Wednesday's vigil was attended by many, including Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant, who afterwards spoke of open communication.
"We want to continue to get the dialogue out," he said. "We need to communicate much more to make sure that we address that every child feels comfortable.
TPS has no record of any bullying reports from Jamera, but Dr. Durant urged parents to be involved in their child's social media activities.
"The internet is
cruel, and mean!" Stribling-Reditt said. "She cannot come back. We can only keep her in
our hearts, and move forward, and try to do something about this."
The heartbroken family is now stepping up and trying to help beat back bullying in the community.
"It's a worldwide
thing. This is not just a Toledo thing," said Jamal Grant, Jamera's uncle. "We want to save a child. You know, if we can
reach out and save one more child from this, and a family from this, we did our