Saturday, August 23 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:07:26 GMT
On Tuesday, K - 9 students will be back in the classroom at Toledo Public Schools. Sophomores, juniors and seniors return the next day. Two TPS high schools have new stadiums to show off this year. AtMore >>
At Scott High School, there is a home field for the first time since 2009.
Their is a beautiful new stadium at Woodward High School too.
The polar bears haven't had a home field in 8 years.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:56:35 GMT
Members of Lighthouse Church in central Toledo turned a wrong into a right on Saturday. Back in June an outside air conditioner was stolen from the church on Dorr St. It has since been replaced throughMore >>
Back in June an outside air conditioner was stolen from the church on Dorr St.
It has since been replaced through insurance and donations, but $300 was left over.
On Saturday, the church used the money to hold a community day for kids.More >>
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 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
One north Toledo resident is taking matters into his own hands with a fight against blight.
People living on the 2300
block of Chase Street say they're extremely fed up with the way their
neighborhood looks. Now Ben Epperson has taken it upon himself to clean up the
"I keep it clean because I'm
tired of looking at it," he said. "I mow some of the lots and pick the papers
Epperson says he's tired
of waiting for the city to clean up his neighborhood.
"I do this with a regular
mower, so I don't understand why the city can't get out here with the
professional equipment and make a better effort at it," he said.
The tall grass is just one
of the problems. Neighbors say there are abandoned homes that have been sitting
vacant for years, drawing drug activity, among other things.
"The junk just keeps
growing and growing," said resident Delores Stokes. "You don't see people do
it, but then all of a sudden you look and it's like, ‘Holy cow! There's more
there now than there was yesterday.'"
Epperson wants the city to
hear his frustration loud and clear. He says the cleanup is costing him a lot
of time and money.
"The mayor is doing a
great job, but he's uninformed," said Epperson. "He does not know what is going
on address to address, neighborhood to neighborhood."
Mayor Collins could not be
reached for comment due to the holiday.