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 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:42:13 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."
According to FBI reports, Toledo is the fourth worst city in the United States when it comes to human trafficking. Ohio has been ranked fifth among the 50 states for the crime.
In an effort to stop abductions and trafficking, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority kicked off a "standing strong against human trafficking" campaign Monday, May 5.
Busses will feature onboard signs to educate riders on human trafficking. Drivers will be trained on how to recognize signs of human trafficking. TARTA also says that its busses will serve as a safe haven for anyone looking to escape human trafficking.
"There's no way we can be everywhere as a law enforcement organization. We need people out there that communicate with communities, that can be our eyes and ears in the community," said Agent David Dustin, FBI.
It is a big deal for Toledo and TARTA to jump on board and basically assist the FBI, police, and sheriff's office with the human rights issue.
"This is huge that everyone's coming together now because it wasn't happening in 1972. It was law enforcement basically responding for stopping this activity but look what we have today," said Sheriff John Tharp.