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 grassroots movement is emerging, as lawmakers and school leaders begin to take action on the Memphis City School Board's decision to surrender its charter and consolidate with county schools.
School consolidating is uncharted territory for Memphis and Shelby County, and citizens have questions. But they're not waiting for lawmakers to bring them answers.
Kenya Bradshaw of Stand for Children Memphis says a movement took seed even before Monday's vote to transfer Memphis City Schools to Shelby County.
That night, people held up signs, wore T-shirts, and took to the podium.
"It is our belief that if special school district status is obtained by Shelby County, they will violate the equal protection provisions of the state constitution, and also the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment," Bradshaw said.
The group has been holding community meetings, e-mail and social media campaigns, and got 2,200 people to sign a petition against the special school district. But they never took a position on the charter surrender.
"We didn't have an opinion on that decision, but now that decision is here, we have an opportunity," Bradshaw said.
The group wants leaders to include parents and community groups in developing a plan before voters go to the polls on this issue.
"We don't need to wait until the election is certified for them to come together," Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw believes people must stop the emotional rhetoric, find real answers, and stop propagating untruths. For one, she says, teachers are being misinformed about their jobs.
"We know that teachers' jobs are protected, whether it be abolishment or consolidation," she said.
Stand for Children is not alone. An unlisted administrator launched a "Vote Yes - Surrender the City Schools Charter" Facebook page urging people to "read the resolution."
"I would hope that the turnout for this would be greater than any election we've ever had," she said.
Stand for Children is holding a town hall meeting January 11th at Bridges, where school consolidation experts and local leaders will join parents in the discussion.
For more information about Stand For Children Memphis, click here.
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 >>