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."
It all starts with your smart phone. Lyft is an app you download and the home screen allows you to see where the nearest drivers are. To request a ride from those drivers, you just hit a button.
You may have seen cars cruising the Glass City with fuzzy pink mustaches. They're all part of the new ridesharing program.
"It's awesome. People contact me for rides and I pick them up," said Shayna Lohbauer, Lyft driver.
People from the Toledo area can sign up to be drivers with Lyft. The company then does criminal and traffic background checks and inspects their car. If they pass, they'll start showing up on your phone as an available driver.
Lohbauer says the program has only been in Toledo for about two weeks, but it already has traction.
"I've taken people to go job hunting, I've taken people to coffee shops, to restaurants, everywhere, wherever they need to go," said Lohbauer.
You need to attach a Facebook profile and credit card to your account before using the app. Lohbauer says she does this as a second job and that the best part isn't the money.
"Definitely meeting new people. The conversations you can have in such a short period of time is just incredible," said Lohbauer.
Lyft operates in 60 US cities. Company leaders say they chose Toledo as one of those cities because of the strong community roots, hometown pride, and number of people who rely heavily on their own cars to get around
In terms of regulation Lyft representatives say the peer-to-peer business model does not fit into existing regulations for taxis and limos.