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."
And the entire city of Port Clinton knows it. They're going all out for him - creating a Christmas-Halloween holiday extravaganza in his honor.
Because there's a chance he won't be here when the real thing rolls around.
Devin's a fighter. He's been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year. His family just learned the chemotherapy isn't working. Doctors say he doesn't have months.
He has weeks.
"We want Devin to have the best Christmas that he's ever had," said Alexis Kohlman, Devin's mother. "And we want to make sure that he has Christmas."
So the city of Port Clinton (seriously. everyone.) is stepping up for the middle schooler. They're lighting the city up. They're decorating. They're coming together and they're celebrating life, celebrating the season, and celebrating 13-year-old Devin.
"I've never seen anything like it," his mother said. "We're really thankful. But it's for Devin. It's not for us."
The city threw a welcome home parade for Devin Sunday night, and Walmart even agreed to fund all of the family's Christmas gifts this year.
"I would hope that if this were to happen to my kids, the community would pull together as well and support my family," said Julie Whiteside, a resident.
Other residents say they want Devin to see the city's decorations right from his window and know each night that his neighbors are standing by him.
"We decided at 10 o'clock this morning that we wanted to decorate this and make something special...and within an hour we had probably 50-60 people here bringing decorations, plus what the city had," said Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone.
It turned into a winter wonderland across the street from the Kohlmans' house. Hundreds of residents gathered, dressed in red and green, to sang carols and launch balloons for Devin.
"I'm really glad that everyone came out here because [Devin's] probably sitting in there with a really big smile on his face, happy that everyone came out here," said Morgan McLaughlin, Devin's classmate. "I'm glad to know he's probably really happy right now."
The community joined hands and prayed for Devin, and they ask others to do the same.
"[We're] trying to give some type of relief to the parents to let them know that they're not in it alone. We're here to support them," Leone said. "Personally, I believe in God and I pray that he's watching out for him. I know he is."
Monday, September 1 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:27:53 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson.More >>
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a 17-year-old girl they say was shot and abducted Sunday morning from a home in Jackson. Katelyn Beard, 17, was taken from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson between 6am and 7am Sunday morning. Police said Beard is seriously injured and is in need of medical attention.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:34:07 GMT
Margaritaville Biloxi executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open past September 19, but a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
Back in July, Margaritaville managers told their employees they're guaranteed to receive paychecks until September 19th. Since that announcement, Margaritaville executives have explored options to see if the casino can remain open. But a spokesman says no deals have been worked out yet.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:44:35 GMT
One of the biggest stories on the coast continues to be construction of a baseball stadium in Biloxi to bring minor league baseball to the coast. The Biloxi City Council gets regular updates on the progress. TheMore >>
One of the biggest stories on the coast continues to be construction of a baseball stadium in Biloxi to bring minor league baseball to the coast. The Biloxi City Council gets regular updates on the progress.More >>