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."
Fostoria has a new fire chief, but the city's safety forces are already pretty familiar with him. Current Fire Chief Keith Loreno will become the city's Police Chief.
Chief Loreno has served as the city's fire chief since 2010. Prior to that, he was an arson investigator for the State Fire Marshal's Office, a sergeant with the Sycamore Police Department and a Fire Prevention Officer at Ohio State University.
The former police chief, John McGuire, retired in December, after being out on medical leave since July 2012.
It was a unanimous decision Tuesday night to hire Loreno for the new role. The pay likely wasn't a factor for him. Loreno's salary, just over $69,000 will only go up about $1,500 annually.
Loreno says he viewed the new role as a new challenge and was approached by several people about taking the position. Loreno admits, he is nervous about the switch over.
"It's a big change; making sure that I can do the job 100 percent. I always have high expectations of myself, and I hope I can meet those," said Loreno.
Loreno will remain fire chief until city council's next meeting on May 6. A selection committee will be created to hire a new fire chief.