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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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."
As we get ready for warmer
temperatures, local emergency management directors want to make sure you're
ready for any severe weather that could be coming along.
They're working to
increase communication between the National Weather Service and people in our
An annual "Skywarn
Training Session" was held Wednesday in Wood County. Representatives from the National Weather
Service met with people to teach them how to become Weather Spotters.
Those spotters learn what
things to look out for in the sky, as well as how to prepare for severe
EMA Director Brad Gilbert says
this training is especially important because Wood County has had a high number
of tornados over the last few years.
"Out here in the country
where you can see long distances with few obstructions, it's great to have this
type of training," Gilbert said. "You
can see what's coming at you, so you can prepare and move to safety before it
even gets there."
The National Weather
Service hopes these trained spotters will help them out by reporting what they
see, and they can do that online, over the phone or over a radio.