Child on life support, mother arrested for abuse

September 27, 2016 in News, The Buzz

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Police in Natchez say a 23-month-old girl is on life support and her mother behind bars charged with child abuse. Detective Jerry Ford tells The Natchez […]

Autopsies scheduled for Detroit children found in freezer

March 27, 2015 in News, The Buzz

DETROIT (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home. Authorities say they hope the bodies of Stoni Ann […]

Father, stepmom charged in case of Detroit boy in basement

February 20, 2015 in News, The Buzz

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are bringing torture and child abuse charges against the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his father’s basement in June […]

Senate passes bill which would make filing false child abuse claim a crime

February 6, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) —  Making a false report of child abuse could become a crime in Mississippi. The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would set a penalty […]

Woman held without bond in toddler’s death

August 2, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Hinds County woman is being held without bond after being charged with capital murder in the death of her 1-year-old son. Tiffany Michelle Menifield remains behind bars at the Hinds County Detention Center after appearing in court on Saturday, July 27.

Menfield, 25, who lives in the 600 block of Hampton Circle in Jackson, was charged after her son, Tyree McDonald, died on Sunday, July 18 at UMC Hospital.

Barreto added to Marshals’ most wanted list

June 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A woman wanted in Mississippi in the death of a 2-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Most Wanted fugitive list.

Janet Killough Barreto is wanted in Union County for failure to appear on charges of manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, six counts of child neglect and tampering with a witness.

Barreto also is wanted by federal authorities for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Woman convicted of killing her son dies in prison

March 19, 2013 in Top Stories

A woman who plead guilty to manslaughter for the starvation death of her 2-year-old son in 2010 died of lupus, the medical examiner has said.

Kimberly Yvonne Hood, 30, died on Feb. 27 at a prison in Rankin County.

Tara Booth, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), said Hood had been taken to the prison’s infirmary and died while in the medical clinic.

An autopsy report issued by the state medical examiner said the primary cause of Hood’s death was “complications of systematic lupus.”

Miss. bill aims to reduce sexual abuse of minors

May 7, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

A WTVA report TUPELO – The director of the Family Resource Center in Tupelo supports a bill sent to the governor that requires health professionals, clergy and others to report […]