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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
Prosecutor Mark Miller says there's no need to re-open it. Bracey disagrees.
"Yes, the murderers are behind bars, but not all of them involved [are] behind bars," Bracey said.
Voices for Vera had been planning to take part in Findlay's upcoming Halloween Parade sponsored by the Hancock County Leadership Alumni Association. They planned to dress in purple, Reigle's favorite color, and hand out candy and fliers to raise awareness about abuse.
But the alumni association pulled the plug on their involvement.
"I don't understand why we can't stand up for something that happened to not just Vera Jo, but a lot of people," said Amber Greer. "Abuse is a common thing and I feel more should be done."
The alumni association released a statement saying: "Our highest priority as the organizers of the parade is to do our best to ensure the safety and security of all the participants and spectators, including the group in question. Therefore, the group in question will be refunded their entry and not be participating in the parade."
"I believe they're trying to keep it silent because they don't want to start up more problems," Greer said.
Despite the snub, Voices for Vera will be at the parade, just not to march in it.