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 7:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:18:20 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."
It is hard to find two brothers closer than Hunter and Braden Gandee, and what heights Hunter will go to in order to help his little brother. On June 7 he will start walking the 40-miles from Bedford Junior High to the University of Michigan's wrestling center with Braden on his shoulders.
"You know, I think I am (prepared) as of right now but I mean, I think there will be so much emotion the day of the walk with all the hype, all the people there," said Hunter Gandee.
Hunter and Braden have been training for the mission. They will walk 25-miles the first day and 15 the next.
"Well you know we're going to take lots of breaks. Obviously depending on weather, we may have to take more if it's hot and sunny," said Hunter.
Braden has a great sense of humor and is taking the weather in stride.
"Because it might be sunny and I'll be sweating on my brother's back, which he wouldn't probably want that! He is going to have to deal with it, right? Yeah. He could just take a shower afterwards," said Braden.
Hunter and Braden's walk has gotten the attention of major network news broadcasts and they're hoping the more people that see them, the more they will understand the struggles of cerebral palsy.
"He has support from his brothers and sister. It has changed our whole family. It has really shaped their mentalities and how they've grown up and the people that they are," said Sam Gandee, father.
"I just feel like I have opportunities I have been given and blessed with many opportunities that have been put around me," said Hunter.