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 >>
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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."
a kid, Miranda Van Hoozen liked the usual stuff: softball, basketball, piano.
Then she found something that combines three sports into one: baton-twirling.
And she's won international titles.
was a passion for Miranda ever since she first tried it when she was 4. Now the
18-year-old spends several days a week working with her coach. It's baton,
gymnastics and ballet all rolled into one.
and you have to have really good cardio because, let me tell you, going through
one routine in two and a half minutes will take the wind out of me," she said.
"Baton-twirling is a whole package – a lot of
people don't understand that," said Coach Andrea Whiting. "A lot of people
think it's just a girl holding a stick on the field, marching. It's so much
more than that. It's definitely very athletic. A lot of grace, talent, everything
goes into it and [Miranda] has taken the dance and gymnastics to make her the
total package that she is."
Miranda is hoping to get a college scholarship through
baton. She competes all over, winning state and regional titles, and even international
"We do competitions yearly," she said. "And every
three or four years we go to worlds in the Netherlands or Belgium, and I just
got back from Disney World last week and that was an international competition