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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
Now that a fire at the Stickney Recycling plant is out, the company is facing shutdown and fines.
Officials discovered that the landfill fire started back on April 14, which means it had been burning for more than two weeks. Besides the fire, the state is accusing the landfill of violating several other regulations.
Representatives from the Attorney General's Office, along with the EPA and landfill, decided to conduct a settlement agreement with the plant. If they cannot agree Tuesday, a date for another hearing will be scheduled.
State officials have charged the facility with nine different counts. They claim the landfill has failed to cover disposed waste with nonflammable material, has had personnel that were not familiar with proper operating procedures, and has failed to prevent littering -- just to name a few.
The fire started Friday morning, and Toledo Fire & Rescue said it was not extinguished until Monday afternoon.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department issued a smoke warning to residents, urging those in the area to stay indoors. That warning was lifted over the weekend.
On Monday, the health department conducted tests of the smoke and materials which burned, and said results showed no concerns.
Stickney Recycling will continue to monitor the area to ensure the fire does not reignite, and will also monitor the air around the center.
It is unable to accept new materials because of a restraining order issued after the fire began.