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 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 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."
The Toledo Zoo is sad to
report that Bubbles, its 58-year-old female hippo, was euthanized today due to
complications of advanced age.
One of three hippos at the
Toledo Zoo, Bubbles was estimated to be the oldest female Nile hippopotamus in
any zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The AZA estimates a
hippo's mean life expectancy at 36 years.
"Bubbles was an iconic animal who had been a part
of the Toledo Zoo longer than any person currently on staff," Jeff Sailer,
executive director of the Zoo, said. "During her 57 years here, three
generations of families included her in their trips to the Zoo -- more than 20
million people just in the last 20 years."
Born at the Philadelphia
Zoo in October, 1954, Bubbles came to the Toledo Zoo in September, 1955. She
spent her first 31 years at the Zoo's former elephant house (now the African
Lodge) before moving to the new, world-renowned Hippoquarium®
in 1986. This exhibit featured the world's first filtered underwater viewing of
hippos, offering clearer underwater viewing of the animals than zoo visitors
had been able to enjoy previously.
In 1987, Bubbles made headlines with the birth of
her calf, Puddles, who was born in the Hippoquarium®
(during regular Zoo hours, no less). This was the first time anyone in the
world had seen or filmed an underwater hippo birth. Bubbles successfully raised
a total of 11 calves while at the Zoo.
"Most of the visitors who saw Bubbles would never
have had a chance otherwise to see a hippo up close," Jeff Sailer, executive
director of the Zoo, said. "She had a long, productive life and inspired awe
among the countless people whose lives she touched."
Monday, September 1 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:36:02 GMT
A teenager is dead after Lincoln County officials said he drowned in a cove off Blackfoot Rd. Paul Reviere, Lincoln County Coroner, identified the victim as Jacoby Mason, 17, of Lincolnton. Sheriff BruceMore >>
A 17-year-old boy is now dead after drowning in a cove in Lincoln County.More >>