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."
Federal workers are feeling the government shutdown more than anyone. Most are off work and losing money each day.
Nike Bies makes the commute every day from Sylvania to Ann Arbor for his job at the National Vehicle Fuel Emissions Laboratory. He does hands-on emissions testing on every kind of vehicle sold in the U.S., but because the lab is run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bies has been furloughed.
"My direct management has no idea [how long the furlough will last]," Bies said.
The time off is no vacation. Bies has to worry about paying the bills, and says there's no guarantee he'll get paid for these days off.
"I'm actually helping a friend out," he said. "He owns a small business in Michigan. I'm just kind of helping him out a little bit, but other than that, that's about it…I feel like I'm kind of held hostage. I don't know what to do, exactly."
Bies says he can apply for unemployment if the shutdown drags on, but he'll have to rely on his savings account to pay his bills now.
He says he has a message for Congress:
"I would just like to see them work together. Put the individual agendas aside and work together for the country."
Bies is also worried the auto industry will suffer. Since his lab can't test emissions, he thinks production lines could end up getting shut down.