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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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."
How safe are your kids on the road? Parents beware as we enter the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers according to the National Safety Council.
This time of year is the most dangerous on the road for teen drivers. National statistics show a spike in crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
"Right now the kids have a lot of free time on their hands," said Sergeant Chris Fitzgerald, Ohio Highway Patrol.
Teens have free time and many choose to spend it behind the wheel. But state troopers say before you let your teen drive, there are a few things you should know.
"The biggest detriment to safe teen driving right now is that they're inexperienced," said Fitzgerald.
Ohio Highway Patrol recommends going to a low-traffic area or parking lot to practice safe driving with your teen.
The National Safety Council says nearly 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during this time period in 2012. They say inexperience and distractions in the car both increase the risk of crashing. It's important to note the number of passengers teens can have is limited.
"Until you reach 18 you're not allowed to have more than one person who is not related to you in your vehicle," said Fitzgerald.
The National Safety Council says teens are three times more likely to crash than experienced drivers. Be sure to go over some of these tips with your teen before they hit the road.