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."
Across Ohio Saturday, including Toledo, there were calls to end the killing and torture of Ukrainian citizens.
Protestors are calling on Congress to restore democracy in a country experiencing widespread terror.
Local protestors carried signs, held Ukrainian flags and chanted 'United We Stand for Ukraine' outside Toledo's Federal Courthouse.
They're appalled by clashes between protestors and security forces this week in Kiev that have left dozens dead.
"The Ukrainian constitution allows for these people to have the right for peaceful assembly and right of free speech and these folks are exercising that right to stop graft and corruption in Ukraine and they're being murdered for it," said Toledo protestor Rob Schaller.
Protests began late last year after President Viktor Yanukovych backed away from a deal for closer ties with Europe in favor of deeper relations with Russia.
The Ohio protests are urging Congress to support the freeing of all political dissidents held by the Ukrainian government for exercising their right to free speech.
In addition, Congress is being told it's time for Ukraine to be truly independent from Russia and it's time to end what local protestors call the 'thugery' of secret police.
"This is something that is a reflection of when you don't have a democracy in a country. People are shot and killed and we are here to protest that," said Ramon Perez.
The Ukrainian parliament has voted to remove President Yanukovych from office and hold new elections.
But he says it was a coup and won't step down.
The White House is welcoming the latest developments and urging swift formation of a unity government.
Saturday's developments were the result of a European-brokered peace deal between the President and opposition.