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."
You may not know it, but the rating
your local fire department receives on periodic evaluations directly affects
the price of your homeowner's insurance.
The same is true for renters, commercial and industrial property insurance.
Northwood residents could soon get a
break on their insurance; the city's fire department recently improved its rating. At the time of its
last evaluation a decade ago, Northwood fire received a rating of 5. Now, that
rating has dropped to a 4. The closer a rating is to a 1, the better for the
The department's chief says new equipment, 24-hour
staffing, and mutual aid agreements with other departments helped them lower
49,000 fire departments that were evaluated and I think there was only 4,000 or
so that got a class four. Class one, there's only 60 in the country that are a
class one," said Northwood Fire Chief Joel Whitmore.
Whitmore says Northwood is only a few points
from a 3 rating. The department is currently looking for more volunteer firefighters.
More people fighting fires, even volunteers, would mean a lower rating for the