Monday, September 1 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:08:35 GMT
(WMC) - Police are on the scene where a man was shot and killed near Lamar Express Coin-Op Laundromat at 3088 Lamar Ave. According to police, no suspects have been arrested at this time, but the investigationMore >>
Police were called to the Lamar Express Coin-Op where they found a man shot to death around 1 p.m. Sunday. More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:04:10 GMT
Memphis Fire Department is responding to a fire at Super 8 Motel, located at 4060 Lamar Avenue.More >>
A huge fire broke out at the Super 8 motel at 4060 Lamar Avenue Sunday afternoon. More >>
(WMC-TV) – And so the national headlines read "Monkey Bill
Becomes Law," "Echoes of evolution debate return to Tennessee," or how about this
one, "Tennessee Devolving."
Who cares if the rest of world is laughing at us if we know
we're doing the right thing?
In this case, we are not.
Tennessee lawmakers passed the so-called "Academic Freedom"
bill which supporters say protects teachers who allow students to criticize
scientific theories like evolution.
Opponents say this is a poorly disguised way of opening the
door to allow Creationism to be discussed in the classroom.
We live in a world of global competition and many other
countries now routinely outdo us when it comes to math and science, and yet the
Tennessee House and Senate would rather rejuvenate our reputation as the home
of the Scopes Monkey Trial.
We've come to expect hijinks like this from them, but we had
hoped that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam would be the adult in the room.
Instead, he allowed a bill he said he did not like to become
law without exercising his right to veto.
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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 >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:41:28 GMT
(WMC) - A Shelby County Schools teacher is suspended after being accused of hitting a special needs student with a stick. The child has DiGeorge Syndrome, which affects her speech. Family members sayMore >>
A Shelby County Schools teacher is suspended after being accused of hitting a special needs student with a stick.