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 Toledo Area Humane Society has seized several animals from a West Toledo home near the University of Toledo.
The animals were seized from a house on Perth Street in West Toledo around 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7. Gary Willoughby of the Toledo Lucas County Humane Society says his
agency has all of the dogs seized at the home.
One of those dogs is pregnant and is due to give birth soon. That dog has been placed in a foster home with a Humane Society employee
experienced in dog births.
The man inside says he's been breeding dogs in his home for the past eight years.
"They were like my children, since I don't have a family and my mom just died," George Francel, owner.
All of Francel's pets were like family and now all 35 are gone, seized by the Toledo Area Humane Society Wednesday morning after a neighbor complained. Toledo police assisted in the seizure.
"I just think it got a matter out of hand, as far as how many litters they had and how fast he could get them out to people," said Sergeant Pete Lavey, Toledo Police.
Francel was seen hugging Humane Society employees, saying he is a licensed breeder. He said he was told every time he renewed his license that there was no limit as to how many dogs could be inside one home.
"I knew that I was within the law. There was no required number," said Francel.
"A lot of cute little puppies and I know that George wants them back, but I think there might be just a few too many for him to keep. So maybe they have a good home for them all," said Lavey.
Francel said he gives away his dogs for free, and has spent about $10,000 caring for the pups.
Update: About half of the remaining dogs are now in foster care. Willoughby says all 35 dogs have hookworms and were extremely dirty.
All the dogs have been bathed and treated for hookworms. He says the Humane
Society is working with Francel to see if he can make changes in the dogs
living conditions so that some, or all, of the dogs can be returned. We
are expecting an update on Monday May 12 afternoon.