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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
It's a drug that has long been used by doctors to prevent overdoses from opioids, and it will soon be available to members of the public.
In 2010, more than 16,000 people died from opioid related drug overdoses. Now, some doctors are hoping a new device will help save lives.
Heroin and prescription painkillers are in the opioid drug category. Highly addictive, they are one of the leading causes to overdoses, many of which are accidental.
A new device, which will require a prescription, is called "Evzio." It's like an epi-pen. Once injected into the muscle it will deliver a drug which reverses the effects of an overdose.
The drug is called naloxone, and it has long been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors and is proven to be very effective.
Medical Director of the Emergency Center at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Dr. Brian Kaminski says it will not prevent addiction but will save lives.
"Put in the hands of the right situation and a person that is able to administer medication, it is going to be helpful. So, you can't argue that it's going to save lives. But it really sheds some light on how massive the problem is and how, as a healthcare industry, we've been rather ineffective in overcoming the larger problem," said Dr. Kaminski.
There is no word on when the device will be available for purchase.