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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 >>
effort is underway to curb crime committed by kids and teens in our area. With temperatures
warming up and the end of the school year drawing near, folks in one neighborhood
are hoping to work with police to help delinquent juveniles.
up and down the middle of the street, harassing the neighbors, breaking in and
out of the houses, jumping on the cars," complained Sandra Lewis of Toledo.
say they think it's only going to get worse as we inch closer to summer.
schools out the park is open all the time so yeah, It's going to be a rough
summer," said Lewis.
Tuesday night, residents in the Willys Parkway neighborhood came together to be
proactive. They met with community service officers, a city council member and
juvenile justice leaders to answer one question.
we do about the juveniles out there breaking the curfew and disrespecting the
neighborhood?" asked Block Watch Leader Tina Scott.
brainstormed ideas and spent time learning about the city's effort to mentor
and work with children and teens causing problems; to change their path rather than sending them
straight to the justice system.
have several mentoring programs in place. Residents are hoping those programs
along with close communication with police can help cut down on some of the