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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
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."
All this cold weather can mean high heating bills for residents this winter. Looking for ways to save?
ConsumerEnergyCenter.org offers many helpful suggestions on how you can cut down on your natural gas and propane use:
-Turn your thermostat down to 68 degrees. They say for every degree you lower your heat between 60-70 degrees, you can save up to five percent on heating costs. You can lower it to 55 degrees at night or when you're leaving the home for an extended period of time.
-Clean and replace your furnace filters as necessary. Keep your furnace clean and well-maintained to make sure it is running efficiently.
-Set your water heater to a lower temperature setting.
-Seal any leaks around windows, doors, vents, pipes or anywhere else.
-Consider replacing old gas appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models.
For more tips on heating safety and how to stay warm this winter, click here.