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."
Leaders in Seneca County want to change the way emergency medical services are run. They say as the number of emergency calls goes up, the number of volunteers goes down.
"Trying to run a 24/7 program on an all-volunteer basis is just becoming more and more difficult," explained Fred Zoeller, Seneca County commissioner.
You cannot run ambulances without personnel, and getting trained workers willing to work for free is getting tough in Seneca County.
"Let's face it, since 1978, the level of volunteerism and the level of free time that individuals have, it's not there!" said Zoeller.
Commissioner Zoeller and other county leaders say the way their system is run has not changed since 1978. Since then, the volume of emergency calls has risen. They hope to model a new system after the village of Bascomb, Hopewell and Loudon townships, which were able to bring in 30 volunteers.
"The other districts...We're lucky if we can maintain six," said Zoeller.
Under the new system, there would be multiple joint ambulance districts, keeping emergency crews close to their hometowns.
"They know their area better than having someone 30 miles on the other side of the county trying to find some county road or township road that not everyone knows about," said Zoeller.
Volunteers would also be partially paid, making $3.50 per hour while on-call.
Individual townships will have to vote and agree on a new plan before any changes take effect.