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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.
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."
The city of Oregon is doubling its number of outdoor warning sirens.
No one in Oregon has to be reminded of the power of severe weather. An EF2 tornado that started in Perrysburg Township on Nov. 17 eventually touched down in Oregon. Several homes were damaged.
"We immediately heard from a lot of citizens that they didn't hear the sirens, or said the sirens were very faint and that they could only hear them when they were outside," said Chief Mike Navarre with the Oregon Police Department.
The twister came as Oregon City Council learned it was approved for a grant to add four new emergency sirens to the five it already had. The new sirens will have updated technology and be strategically placed to better cover areas having trouble hearing the alert.
The sirens will be placed at Starr Elementary School, Eagles Landing, Parkgelande Estates on Pickle Road and Cedar Point Development Park.
"So this, mixed with our call alert system and every other system that is out there, television, radio, whatever, we will try to maximize the use of all the possibilities of notifying someone," explained Oregon Mayor Michael Seferian.
Oregon City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve spending $46,000. The city's responsibility is to match the other 50 percent from the grant.
"We're definitely making a giant step in the right direction," said Navarre.
With local money now approved, the police chief says the new sirens should be in place by early summer.
Whether practicing in a tornado drill or sheltering during a warning, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages you to DUCK!
D - Go DOWN to the lowest level U - Get UNDER something C - COVER your head K - KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed