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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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 >>
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."
All lanes of I-75 have reopened in Monroe County after a fatal semi truck accident Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on I-75 near Exit 12, Dunbar Road.
Michigan State Police say a semi driver lost control and hit the left side of the Dunbar Road overpass support. That sent the semi sideways, and another semi truck did not have time to stop. Police say the second semi hit the first truck between the tractor and the trailer, throwing the driver and his cargo onto the roadway.
Both semi-tractors caught fire and were immediately engulfed in flames. A passenger vehicle, unable to avoid the second semi-tractor, struck the rear-end of the truck's trailer.
Michigan State Police say the driver of the first semi, Kevin Dake, 43, of Bloomington, IL, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second semi-tractor driver was able to escape his burning vehicle, and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a Monroe hospital. The driver of the passenger vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to a Monroe hospital for treatment.
The crash closed the northbound lanes and backed up traffic.
I-75 northbound and southbound lanes were closed while the Monroe Township Fire Department extinguished the fire on both vehicles. In addition, bridge inspectors from the Michigan Department of Transportation were called to the scene to check the structural integrity of the overpass prior to opening all lanes of southbound I-75. The northbound lanes were completely blocked due to debris and were closed from Laplaisance Road to Front Street from the time of the crash until 2:30 p.m.
Around 11 a.m., the right and center lanes of southbound I-75 opened. One of the northbound lanes reopened just before 3 p.m. The remaining northbound lanes reopened just after 5 p.m.
Police say the other two northbound lanes should reopen some time Wednesday evening, due to an issue with the liquid laundry detergent that was spilled on the roadway. The slow clean-up is delaying the reopening of all lanes of travel.
At this time, MSP say it is unknown what caused the initial semi-tractor driver to lose control and strike the overpass supports, but further investigation is still pending by the MSP Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit. In addition, the medical examiner's office will be conducting an autopsy on the deceased driver looking for underlying medical conditions, which could have contributed to the crash.
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