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."
City council will fill an opening for District 2 in a special election on Tuesday, for Mayor Collins' unexpired term. Another seat could open if a current councilman has his way.
At-large city councilman Jack Ford filed signature petitions on Monday afternoon at the Lucas County Board of Elections, for the 11th District state senate seat currently held by democrat Edna Brown. Brown is running for re-election.
Ford has only been on council since January but says he would still have the rest of this year to fulfill his campaign promises. And he feels he can do more, for more people, in the state senate.
Ford wants to focus on Great Lakes issues and jobs for young people and also the growing heroin epidemic. He ran a drug treatment program for 13 years and says he's uniquely qualified to address the problem.
"We need long term care. We cannot stay with the traditional hospital-based two weeks to 4 week care. We need folks, months in treatment, and then when they get out, they have to have an extensive reentry program," Ford said.
Ford is a former state house member, Toledo mayor and school board member.
He is also a longtime democrat but will run for state senate in the fall as an independent.