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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.
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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."
One of the largest music events in the area is happening on Sunday. Over 30 bands will be performing on three stages for a good cause.
Acoustics for Autism is a 14-hour event that raises money for local families. There will be raffles and auctions in addition to the music.
"We started this event because there was a need in the community for families affected by autism spectrum disorders," said Nicole Khoury. "They don't have the financial means to possibly get their diagnosis as well as their treatments and therapies for autism."
The event is organized by Khoury, of "Project iAm." All the money raised stays in the community. Over the last six years, Project iAm has been able to award $40,000 worth of scholarships to families affected by autism. The scholarships cover what insurance doesn't.
"There's no other source out there," Khoury said. "So when … I'm giving someone a scholarship for maybe $1,000 and to me, it's like, ‘I wish I could give more!' To them, that's, ‘Oh my gosh, these people gave me $1,000!'"
The Village Idiot, Buster Browns and a heated tent will host the event on Sunday from noon until 2 a.m. in Maumee. Khoury says it's a lot to plan, but it's all worth it.
"There's that one kid that maybe has never had social contact with anybody before and then shows up to the event and is sitting there watching the musician and their attention is grabbed the whole time, and they might walk up to me and give me a hug," she said. "That's something that I've had parents tell me, ‘My child hasn't hugged me and they just hugged you!' Those are things that – that's the whole reason it makes it all worth it."