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."
The Toledo chapter of the National Organization or the Reform of Marijuana Laws wants to decriminalize the drug in Toledo.
Supporters claim pot usage is a nonviolent crime. The so-called "sensible Toledo" ordinance would reduce the penalties for most marijuana crimes to a minor misdemeanor. The group says that would mean no fines or jail time.
The group has collected 2,800 signatures so far. NORML says 6,600 signatures will be needed to place the issue on the November ballot.
"Were this to pass, what it would do is anybody who is found in possession of 200 grams or less of marijuana would be facing a minor misdemeanor. No problem. No fines. No jail time," said Sean Nestor.
NORML is also collecting signatures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of Ohio. The group hopes voters will be able to decide both measures on November 4.