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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."
It's the first union contract negotiation for the new mayor of for the new Mayor of Toledo and all sides appear to be happy.
The new contract is regarding the communication operators, or 9-1-1 dispatchers, for the City of Toledo. Under the agreement, 71 members of AFSCME Local 7 a 2.5% pay raise and an increase in sick time.
"We're very happy," said Local 7 President Don Czerniak. "(The deal is) a good start and I think the vote of the membership showed that they were appreciative of what they got."
The previous contract agreement from 2011 called for a wage re-opener when it expired on Jan. 1 of this year. A pay raise was not guaranteed, but Mayor Collins felt the 2.5% increase was a fair deal. The raise accounts for a budget increase of about $97,000.
"This was, in my mind, the most fair way to solve this," said Mayor Collins. "They gave up 6% of pension pick-up, and in return, basically two and half years later, they get a 2.5% raise."
Councilman Waniewski, the only person to vote "no" on the raise, disagrees with the Mayor.
"When we stop taking money from our CIP fund and we have enough money left over, then I think we can start talking about raises," he said.
Police and Fire Union contracts end December 31 of this year. The rest of Local 7 will enter into contract negotiations in the beginning of May.