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."
Joplin has no regrets about playing football, but he's always felt like he had
some unfinished business on the basketball court.
during the height of his football career at Bowling Green State University,
Joplin says he envisioned himself on the basketball team.
year, I came down and talked to Coach Orr," Joplin explained. "He told me to
focus on football for right now."
that's what he did. Joplin excelled on the field, but his dream to be on the
basketball team wouldn't die. After all, he grew up in a hoops household.
loves basketball. His father was a really good coach in college," said Louis
Orr, the BGSU basketball coach. "In high school, he was a very good player. He's
probably been around basketball more than he's been around football."
his senior season wound down, Joplin went to Coach Orr once again.
told me, ‘Yeah, sure. We could use more bodies,'" Joplin said.
Joplin joined the team. His jump shot was rusty and there are still no
guarantees he'll ever play, but he says just being there is good enough.
just want to show that I'm not lazy," he said. "And I want to be out here
getting in shape and just getting ready for our pro days."
professional football is still Joplin's ultimate goal, but for now, he's a
basketball player. It keeps him in shape and he gets to live out a long-time
is a thing I love, too, just like football," he said. "I want to be a part of
the team and hopefully try to win another MAC championship."