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 >>
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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."
Rick Shriner says there's no place other than Point Place he'd like to live. Shriner's one major complaint about living in the point is all the commercial vehicles, trucks and 18-wheelers barreling down his residential section of Ottawa River Road.
"It just rattles the windows in the house and everything," said Shriner.
A sign just outside Shriner's house plainly states "through vehicles over 6,000 lbs prohibited." Shriner says many truck drivers completely ignore the sign.
Shriner was so fed up with the trucks, he called the WTOL Call 11 for Action Office. We took his concerns to Mayor D. Michael Collins, who admitted the city has not enforced street weight limits since 2009.
According to Collins, staffing issues made it impossible for the police department to enforce weight limits.
"Back in 2010, we had the lowest number of officers per capita than any other city in the United States," said Collins.
Fining truck drivers for violating weight limits was once a source of revenue for the city, though. Back in 1999, the city made $150,000 off such fines. By 2009, that total had fallen to $30,000.
After WTOL's Brandon Jones took the concerns of Shriner and many other Toledoans to the Mayor, Collins says Toledo Police will begin enforcing the weight limits again soon. That is, if city council goes along with his plan.
"If council approves, we could probably get this program up and running by the beginning of our fourth quarter in 2014," said Collins.
Collins says his plan calls for TPD to use two traffic aides and two sworn officers already on the force. The city would also purchase a new scale for about $40,000.
Police Chief Bill Moton has told Mayor Collins it will cost the city about $300,000 to get the program up and running again.
If you need help, call the WTOL Call 11 For Action office at 419-255-2255.