Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Jamie Williams says when he picked up his one year-old daughter up from daycare Monday she had two busted lips, bruises, and a bite mark. Williams says he took pictures of his daughter after returning home from Kiddie City Childcare Center on Monday.
"Everybody is trying to make me out to be a monster. You know, it wasn't like that. Like, what would you do if your kid was abused at daycare? Would you just talk about it or would you take action? You know, I ain't saying what I did was right you know…actually it was wrong. At that point in time, you know, I couldn't tell it," says Williams.
Williams says he became really upset when daycare workers couldn't provide an explanation as to why his daughter had been injured.
'She (the daycare worker) couldn't tell me anything, you know what I'm saying? But everybody in the classroom pointed to the little boy. You know, I was kind of angry at the time. So, I just slapped him upside his head like don't be doing my daughter like that. You know what I'm saying? I ain't trying to hurt the child or nothing. You know what I'm saying? I got children too."
The 29 year-old Vicksburg man says he wished someone else would have picked up his daughter.
Williams describes how he hit the child.
"I didn't really just cock back and try to hurt the child. I know the child is still a child, you know, but at that point in time I had to do something. I had to hit him a little bit. You know, quit hitting my child man. Don't be putting your hands on my child like that. You know, I ain't try to hurt the baby. I know he a baby, he at a daycare."
It's little comfort for Tyiesha McGowan and her six year-old son, who was hit. McGowen filed charges against Williams.
"He's six years-old and don't nobody's child…they go to daycare, you know, what I'm saying to learn and enjoy they self at daycare, but it's not right for you to have to wonder…"Well, I wonder what's going to happen to my child today at daycare," says McGowan.
Williams says there is video surveillance of the incident. He also believes there is video of his daughter being injured.
'We can't see no tapes of him hitting her. It's just me hitting him."
Kiddie City Childcare Center denied WLBT's request for video of the incident.
Williams says he didn't know the children were cousins at the time of the incident.
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