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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
Thanks to Groupon, one special officer
in Ottawa County is getting some added protection.
Nero has been trained to save lives, and now a special vest might save his. He
is the only K9 officer at the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, so keeping him
safe on the job is essential.
The four-legged crime fighter will be wearing more than just a harness this spring.
He's been selected to receive a new bullet- and stab-proof vest. The $2,500
lifesaver is being purchased through donations on Groupon, a popular website
for saving money.
A group called "Vested Interest in K9s" started the grassroots
fundraiser on Feb. 15, and in just a few weeks, each $10 donation has added up
to nearly $300,000.
Nero's handler Marc Nye says getting this new vest will make him feel a
little more secure when Nero can't be by his side on the scene of a crime.
"It's hard to send your pet into a dangerous situation, and it feels
the same for us," Nye said. "We're sending him into a dangerous situation and
when you have that bond it can be difficult to do that, so we're lucky to have
the opportunity to get this vest and protect him any way we can."
The fundraiser ends Wednesday night at midnight. To donate, go to Groupon and search for "vested interest."