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I'm pretty sure we haven't heard the last of Justin Pearson. Justin is 15-years-old and a sophomore at Mitchell High School, a Memphis City School. Young Justin did what many highly compensated school administrators could not accomplish. He got school textbooks handed out to the students in his school.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:00:24 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.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:59 GMT
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(WMC) - Nearly 40 emergency personnel responded to a morning apartment fire at 888 Kerr Avenue. Investigators determined children in one apartment started the fire accidentally. They were playing withMore >>
Nearly 40 emergency personnel responded to a morning apartment fire at 888 Kerr Avenue.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:18:28 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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:16:19 GMT
(WMC) - For the 27th year in a row, Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) fed hundreds of people in the Mid-South. It's called the "We Care Cookout," and it was held at Trinity United Methodist Church. CommunityMore >>
For the 27th year in a row, Olympic Career Training Institute fed hundreds of people in the Mid-South.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mitchell High School student, outraged over a shortage of books, got results after taking his complaints straight to the top.
Justin Pearson, a sophomore at Mitchell, addressed the Memphis City Schools Board of Commissioners Monday night, telling members he and many of his classmates didn't have all their books.
"The hardest part of not having books was not being able to go over prepositions in English," he said.
Wednesday, district officials confirmed there was a mistake, saying the missing books were found in the school's storage. Mitchell High's principal has since been reprimanded for failing to follow district directives.
"There was a mistake made operationally but it happened at the building," Deputy Superintendent Dr. Irving Hamer said. "The central administration did its work and purchased the books - spent $9 million on buying textbooks for every single child."
Hamer said all principals across the district will now be audited to make sure that books have been distributed or have been ordered.
"What's really the challenge here is whether or not we ordered enough books for all the children," he said. "That's a function of some children showing up at schools that were not in the early counts."
Justin Pearson, meanwhile, was thankful his concerns were dealt with.
"A lot of textbooks were delivered," he said. "Some may still be on the way, but the quick response really shows they heard and they listened."
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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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:48:25 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis leaders are working to make downtown parking garages safer. Seven of the city's downtown garages are monitored by Downtown Parking Commission, but the rest have no standards. Some downtownMore >>
Memphis leaders are working to make downtown parking garages safer. More >>