Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ben Tuberville turned away from our cameras as Clinton police fingerprinted him Thursday afternoon. He's now charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor. Police served the warrant on him at his Clinton home, and called him cooperative.
However, police had harsh worlds regarding the electronic messages they say Tuberville shared with a 15-year-old Clinton child in early July. The gender of the child has not been made public.
"I'll tell you they were highly inappropriate between an adult and a minor child. The investigation centers around one set of messages. One incident," says Clinton Police Detective Warren Sullivan.
Police say Tuberville and the minor used an app called Voxer. It sends pictures, voice and text on mobile devices.
"The minor's mother is alert. She was checking on the electronic communication of her child. She found this information on the child's phone," Sullivan says.
The mom alerted authorities, and on Wednesday, Tuberville was fired from his new job as band director at McLaurin High School in Rankin County. Tuberville had previously been a band director in the Hinds County School District. He has never been employed with the Clinton schools.
Nonetheless, the Clinton Schools are using a new technology this year that allows teachers to safely text students. All it takes is a computer and a phone.
The free program, called Remind 101, fits with the policy of the Clinton School District and most other districts in the metro area, which prohibits teachers from texting an individual student.
Clinton Schools Technology Director Kameron Bell says teachers can use it to disseminate study tips or other messages.
"It is a one-way mass communication system, so it will not allow the student or parent to respond to the teachers," Bell says, "It goes through a 3rd party through the website. It scrambles the numbers," she says, explaining that Remind 101 hides the phone numbers of the teachers, students and parents.
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