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."
The push is on to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. This has brought excitement to many people and nervousness to small business owners.
The raise-the-wage tour is going on all throughout Ohio, and the next stop is Dayton, Ohio.
People living and working in the Toledo area are on both sides of the minimum wage increase issue. Maureen Wilcheck, a TARTA employee, says increasing the minimum wage would help her in a big way.
"It's very hard to make ends meet. That's why I had to take a second job just to cover paying all my bills and just to get the most minor health insurance," said Wilcheck.
If the minimum wage is increased to $10.10, that would dramatically affect Thomas Bolander's popular Toledo restaurant, Tom's Bar-B-Que and Grill.
"I'd have to raise the menu prices right off the get-go to compensate for that kind of wage because the food business is such a small profit margin and it would be hard to be able to pay them $10.10 an hour," said Bolander.
The "Give America a Raise" bus tour is getting out across America promoting the benefits of raising the minimum wage.
"$10.10 means 1.14 million Ohio workers will see a raise and that's good for the local economy and the state as a whole. When you make more money, you spend more money," said Jimmy Donofrio, Americans United for Change.
The current minimum wage in Ohio is $7.95 an hour. The senate will have a vote on the minimum wage legislation on Wednesday April 30.