Friday, August 29 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:43:46 GMT
(WMC) - A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee. Today they'll meet with 9th District U.S. Congressman SteveMore >>
A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:40:38 GMT
(WMC) - A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them. WMC Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is investigatingMore >>
A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:27:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi. A 15-year-old says the women made their way onto the bus at a stop and that another child let an adultMore >>
Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:59:53 GMT
Memphis police have arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. Terrance Ivory heads to juvenile court at 1 p.m. for a detention hearing on charges he robbed a woman in the area of CrabappleMore >>
Memphis police arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. More >>
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LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -
The livestock trailer loaded with horses that overturned on Interstate 40 Monday night may have been delivering the horses to their deaths across the border.
Three Angels Farms, based in Lebanon, may sound like some sort of horse rescue operation, but the Lebanon company is licensed as a livestock dealer. The driver, Mance Frank Reed, told state troopers Monday night he was taking the horses to Presidio, TX.
Presidio is the home of a feed lot where horses are commonly held in pens until they are brought across the border to be slaughtered in Mexico. The meat is exported for human consumption outside the United States.
The owner of Three Angels Farms, Dorian Ayache, confirms that his company has delivered loads of horses to Presidio before and has done business with C-4 Cattle Company, a company that holds horses for export to Mexican slaughterhouses.
During the summer of 2011, authorities in Texas investigated how animals that were rejected by the slaughterhouses ended up abandoned with no food and water.
Ayache confirmed to Channel 4's Nancy Amons that he was involved in the incident in Presidio, but said, "I'm not willing to talk about it."
He initially told Amons the truck from Monday's accident had been headed to Oklahoma, but would not say where in Oklahoma.
The truck was loaded with 36 horses. Ayache confirmed what authorities told us Monday night - that three horses had to be euthanized, one was injured, and 32 were taken to a Dickson livestock facility after the wreck.
A man who identified himself as the owner of Dickson Livestock told Amons another semi came to pickup the horses in the wee hours of the morning to transport the horses to Texas.
The state veterinarian for Tennessee, Dr. Charles Hatcher, confirms that he got a phone call from authorities in Texas several months ago asking about Ayache.
Hatcher says the Texas state vet called about concerns that Ayache was importing horses into Texas without the proper paperwork, including health certificates.
Hatcher says he paid a courtesy visit to Ayache, where they discussed the importance of following animal import regulations.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture licenses Three Angel Farms as a livestock dealer. Livestock dealers are supposed to have an inspection of their records once a year. Three Angel Farms was first licensed in July 2011, but has yet to have its first inspection.
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Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:34 GMT
(WMC) - A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Residents at Country Squire apartments found fliersMore >>
A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.More >>
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 >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:10 GMT
(WMC) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign kicked off midnight on Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,More >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>