Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
A mother has been charged in the death of her bedridden 4-year-old daughter who suffered from cerebral palsy.
Alexandra Thurman Laureen Schurr is in jail, charged with her daughter's death. Amber Elizabeth Mosier was bedridden with cerebral palsy. Buchanan County prosecutors said Schurr didn't check on her for nearly an entire day before she was found dead.
Prosecutors charged Schurr with involuntary manslaughter for the death of her daughter. Court documents show that, between Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Schurr did not check on her daughter, who suffered from cerebral palsy for over 20 hours.
"She had heard the child vomiting and failed to go back and check on the little girl and, with the child's condition, she was unable to care for herself," said Capt. Matt Rock with the St. Joseph Police Department.
Police found Amber dead on Oct. 10 in her bed. They were called to the home about 5:30 p.m.
In severe cases of cerebral palsy, some children require a feeding tube. The autopsy report revealed that Amber suffocated because her airway was obstructed, possibly by her own vomit.
Prosecutors said Schurr also failed to give Amber her medicine for several days and left the child unattended.
"I don't know her whereabouts for that 20-hour period," Rock said.
A KCTV5 crew went by the home on South 36th Place, just off of South 36th Street, but no one answered. Neighbors said they saw Schurr frequently take the child and her other older daughter outside for afternoon walks and were surprised to hear of the charges.
KCTV5's Heather Staggers also reached out to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Northwest Missouri in St. Joseph to ask them about caring for a child with a severe disability, but they did not want to speak with her.
A doctor from a national cerebral palsy organization said it's not uncommon for deaths to happen with feeding tubes. Children often die in their sleep from airway obstruction.
The mother, Schurr, is being held at the Buchanan County Law Enforcement Center on a $50,000 bond.
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>