Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Alex Bolar, the Frayser teen shot and killed in a city park earlier this month was a latch key kid, according to his father. Ironically, just a little more than 100 yards away from the place where Alex died, Frayser's Youth Visions welcomes latch key kids every school day.
"We have an after school program here," said Youth Visions' Marron Thomas. "Club programs, college prep programs, just a variety of programs to empower youth to become leaders."
The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation, which recently donated a new basketball court to Youth Visions, focuses almost exclusively on mentoring. Programs like Youth Vision serve Memphis' countless latch key kids.
"We can stop some of the violence that's happening if we just spend some time with the children," said the Grizzlies Foundation's Teresa Dickerson. "They just want someone to spend some time with them."
Bolar lived within easy walking distance of Youth Visions. According to Thomas, Bolar visited from time to time, but his brother was a regular who benefited greatly from programs designed specifically for children from single parent households:
"A lot of times when you come from those type of situations, young people feel there's a limit on what they can do," Thomas said. "And so we want to give life to young people and let them know that in spite of where you come from, you can make it."
Kids on the wall outside Trezevant High say there's plenty of after-school activities on campus as well as at Youth Visions. Now, they miss their classmate:
"He was like, real cool," Keisha Bridges said. "He was real smart."
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>