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."
Free vaccinations are available for kids and infants in need in Wood County. Health officials say they want all parents to be prepared for the worst. They are hoping their push during National Infant Immunization Week will help educate everyone.
After several outbreaks of the measles and mumps already in Ohio, Wood County health officials are urging you right now to get your children vaccinated. Diseases could be lurking in your child's classroom.
"They're in a classroom full of different people, from different homes, different lifestyles. They need immunizations," said Jaclyn Smith, teacher at St. Wendelin Schools.
"Some of them spread very easily to unvaccinated individuals. The general plan is to get as many kids vaccinated and immune as possible. It gives us what we can. It gives us herd immunity," said Ben Batey, CEO Wood County Community Health and Wellness Center.
That herd refers to a large group of people who are immune. If more people join the herd, it's difficult for anyone infected to spread their disease. Now imagine the reverse.
"We are seeing a decrease in vaccinated individuals and so once you drop so low below a certain level, you lose that herd immunity and then it can spread a lot quicker," said Batey.
Parents in one waiting room are making sure their kids stay healthy.
"We have some other concerns that we wanted to make sure, she has to make sure she is as healthy as she can be," said Marlene North, parent.
Vaccines will be provided at no cost for children whose parents can't afford to pay. National Infant Immunization Week ends May 3, but the health center offers immunizations during normal business hours.