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."
Another monstrous winter storm is scheduled to barrel through our area Tuesday night, potentially granting students one more calamity day. However, interrupting classes this time could have an impact on more than an average school day.
The annual Ohio Graduation Test started on Monday across the state for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Toledo Public School officials say preparations for the test this year have been different due to the brutal winter.
"It has been difficult. In fact we've missed 12 days of school. We've tried to overcome that by having Saturday sessions and after school sessions," said Jim Gault of Toledo Public Schools.
These sessions made up missed instructional days. Now with another storm on the way there is a chance school will close on Wednesday. If it does TPS has a plan to make up the missed test day.
"In the event that we do and there is no school tomorrow the writing portion of the OGT will be pushed back to Monday and we will continue on Thursday and on Friday with the social studies," said Gault.
The Ohio Department of Education allows districts to make up testing all of next week. TPS officials say they will make the determination on a school closure Wednesday morning.
Superintendent Dr. Romules
Durant says he had a telephone conference with his cabinet Tuesday night. At that time, he had everyone explain what
they had heard about the storm and how much it could affect roads and busses.
Durant says unless he is
compelled to make a decision late Tuesday, he expects to meet with other school
leaders between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
With TPS already using 12
calamity days in this historic winter, a lot goes into figuring out if school
should be kept open, delayed, or canceled.
"Once we hit about 6:00
a.m. we want to make a decision. Because right about then, busses start rolling
out to the high schools and getting out to the area. So we want to make sure
we're responsive to our own operations but more importantly, allowing parents
enough time," said Durant.
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