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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.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.
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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."
Members of the Black Student Union at BGSU are speaking out after a recent string of racially-charged comments rocked the campus - and now university officials are getting involved.
The tweets started Thursday night, with one Bowling Green University student complaining about black students hanging out at Ziggy's, a local bar.
"We were just having a good time...There was no confrontation between anybody, either black or white," said Tiffany Smith, President of the BGSU Black Student Union. "The next thing you know, you're being called the 'n' word, people are saying they want to take a shower after being at Ziggys."
The Twitter posts read "It got dark real fast," and "F- you black girl." These caught the attention of other students, some who agreed with her, and many others who were shocked and offended by her comments.
The tweets eventually caught the attention of members of the Black Student Union at BGSU. Someone there saved the tweets and brought them to the attention of university officials, then sent them to WTOL 11.
BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey then issued this statement:
"All across campus we work hard to uphold the core values of the university…The actions of the students involved is not condoned, nor acceptable. The incident is under investigation."