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."
A $16 million waste water expansion project in Oregon is slated to start this year. The five-year expansion project will focus on making fewer bypasses out into the lake, while benefiting residents in the long run.
"Community's like Oregon - and anyone who has a waste water treatment plant - are facing orders for the Environmental Protection Agency to increase treatment or storage," explained Oregon city administrator Mike Beazley.
The EPA requires the city to increase the secondary treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant from 24 million gallons per day to 35 million gallons per day, to eliminate secondary treatment bypasses and sanitary sewer collection system overflows during wet weather events.
"Long term, it will be better for our residents, for their basements, backyards. This will make sure that water doesn't back up and go into their home. So it pays off for the community," said Beazley.
Because of this expansion, sewer rates will increase for residents to help pay for part of the project.
"Right now we're going through the design phase to make that determination with our partners to find out what that is going to be. But at the end of that process, it's still going to be the lowest rates in the region," said Beazley.
Phase 1 of the project is expected to start as soon as the weather breaks. Phase 2 is expected to start by December 2015 and be completed in 2017.