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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
The final vote for the Spring Meadows Overlay District is Monday night in Springfield Township, and residents are concerned their houses will be affected if it passes. It's happening along Airport Highway from Holloway to Eber.
The goal is to spruce up the area, but the overlay district border lines cross onto residential land, creating fears for those living in the Wolf Creek area. Springfield Township officials say Wolf Creek residents should not be concerned about the Spring Meadows Overlay District, despite the boundaries including some homes in the area.
"The whole purpose of the district it is for commercial uses anyways," said Jacob Barnes, the zoning inspector.
In response to people voicing their concerns to the township, Barnes says they have changed the write up of the overlay district.
"We have added some more language just since the last hearing to clarify the residential uses and zone partials are not included in this district," said Barnes.
Some of the new changes to businesses will include less parking and more green space, promoting high quality building materials and designs, like canopy. Barnes says the township wanted to take control of what the future township will look like.
"It is important because it is the main commercial area in the township. It is the heart of our commercial activity. It is pretty much our identity," said Barnes.
If township officials pass the overlay district, it will take effect in 30 days. The new rules only apply to incoming businesses, or businesses undergoing major renovations.