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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 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."
These extremely cold temperatures can be more than dangerous, they can be deadly for hundreds of homeless people in the area. The Cherry Street Mission will never turn anyone away during this cold weather.
Calvin Smallwood is one of 270 people who depend on the mission for a safe place to stay and keep warm. For him, it's beyond a blessing.
"Being here out of the cold in 10-below, 14-below weather is – it's unexpressable, how a person feels," he said.
With next week's temperatures predicted to not even reach zero degrees, the mission plans to house a lot more people.
"We're making sure that each one of our critical facilities is self-contained, making sure that food stocks and reserves are high and that all of the warm gear is on every site," said Dan Rogers, CEO of Cherry Street Mission.
To make this possible, the mission needs the community's help. They are asking for donations of towels, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant. More importantly, if you see anyone huddled outside in the cold without a place to stay, call Cherry Street Mission.
"If you actually see someone who needs shelter, please call us right away and let us know the location of that individual," Rogers said. "We have vans that go out every day looking for people that need shelter."
The number for Cherry Street Mission is 419-242-5141.
Another place taking people in is St. Paul's Community Center. Every night at 7 p.m. people can show up for a hot meal, shower and a warm place to sleep. They can even provide clothing if needed.
"The need is an extreme need," said Deb Renollet from St. Paul's. "Something people are not aware of. A lot of time we go to the comfort of our home and forget there are a lot of people out there freezing.
They can hold about 60 people each night and are located in the 200 block of 13th Street. The only downside is people must check out by 7 a.m. the next morning, but they are welcome to return again that night.
"It means everything," said Randy O'Connor, who has stayed at St. Paul's. "Just to have a place to come to
where it's warm means a lot."
For more information about St. Paul's, call 419-255-5520, extension 208.
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 >>