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."
the new mayor want a new head for the Toledo Police Department?
Michael Collins has been quiet on the subject, not saying definitively if he would
keep Chief Derrick Diggs in his current position or not. He was, however,
candid about Chief Diggs during an interview with Toledo News Now anchor Jerry
do find that very, very compromising when a police officer who has taken an
oath of office will stand there and be silent when another person is being persecuted
for something that other person had no responsibility for," Collins said.
then asked if Collins had trust in the police chief.
going to have a very serious talk about that issue," Collins responded.
5 Councilman Tom Waniewski invited the chief to a west Toledo meeting Wednesday
to discuss crime in the community and projects within the police department. Among
questions about crime, many asked about Diggs' future with the department.
said he has met with Collins, but he is not ready to discuss his future.
only thing I can tell you is that I am the chief of police. I enjoy being the
chief of police, I love being the chief of police," he said. "As far as my
future here, it's not appropriate to be discussed right now."
for neighborhood crime, Diggs said from 2011 to 2013, focus crimes are down in
District 5 by 20 percent, and reported crimes are down 9 percent.
"We know that there
are some burglaries out here, we know there's some crime with thefts and stuff,
but compared to citywide, crime is very low here and they need to hear that
from the chief," Diggs said.
also discussed expanding the Domestic Violence Unit and implementing
community-oriented policing in 2014.
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>