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."
While most of the city
shuts down during a level three snow emergency, there's one place you'll actually
see an increase in business.
"People rely on
TARTA. They know that they're subject to arrest if they go out on a level 3
snow emergency," said TARTA Marketing Director Steve Atkinson.
With nearly a foot of snow
on the ground, you'll still see TARTA buses rolling around town. While drivers
are told to stay off the road during a level 3, TARTA buses are considered essential,
because essential personnel often board them.
"Our buses are out
there to take them to medical appointments, if they need to get to the store,
to work. Work trips are the number one trip on TARTA," said Atkinson.
While today's ride wasn't
quite as smooth as normal, riders are happy to have the option to ride TARTA.
"It's been OK.
They've been sliding, but they made it down here," said one rider.
The slick roads caused two
TARTA buses to crash Wednesday. One of them skidded off the road near Glendale Avenue. It had to be towed out, but no passengers
were on board at the time of the crash.
"Our drivers have a lot of
responsibility. Safety is number one," said Atkinson.
Keeping safety in mind,
TARTA posted on its website it's limiting some routes due to impassable roads.
Officials say one way
riders can avoid having to wait out in the elements for a long time, is with
the "TARTA Tracker app."
"Passengers know that
the bus has arrived and they can wait inside, and then once the bus shows up,
they can go out and not have to wait out in the cold. It's a very convenient,
user-friendly system," said Atkinson.
Click here for
more information or to download the TARTA Tracker app.