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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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 >>
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."
As Toledo city leaders have one more month to approve a balanced budget plan for this year, the mayor's office is looking to implement some of its public safety priorities within a tight budget.
Toledo City Council took a closer look at the proposed budgets for police and fire, as they have one more month to approve a balanced budget plan for 2014.
The original plan called for a $77 million 2014 budget for the Toledo Police Department and a $66.5 million budget for Toledo Fire & Rescue. However, the mayor's office is looking to trim each budget by .5 percent as part of its efforts to come up with a balanced budget measure.
Mayor D. Michael Collins says his budget adjustments take into consideration priorities, such as reopening the Northwest District Police Station, as well as adding eight employees in the emergency communications department.
"We have grossly, grossly neglected our staff over there. There's far too few of them. They don't even get days off anymore. That's ridiculous! Not only is it ridiculous from a human standpoint, and it's also irresponsible from a budget standpoint," said Collins.
Collins says 73 police officers in academy training will be ready to hit the streets in April, which will help with concerns about police manpower levels.