Monday, July 28 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:24:03 GMT
Penal farm security procedures under review after inmate escapes, jumps into lake Shelby county officials are investigating what if any changes need to be made after an inmate kicked open a prison door,More >>
Shelby County officials are investigating what, if any, changes need to be made after an inmate kicked open a prison door, ran "through the security fence located around the facility," and jumped into a lake near the intersection of Sycamore View Road and Dovecrest Road. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:56:24 GMT
(WMC) - An Oregon musician will spend four years in prison for his role in a scam involving the West Memphis Three, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Kasey Anderson raked in more than $500,000More >>
An Oregon musician will spend four years in prison for his role in a scam involving the West Memphis Three.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:56:20 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday is a big day for schools in Shelby County. It's the first registration day since the county schools were reconfigured and municipal schools were created. All seven school systems say theyMore >>
Tuesday is a big day for schools in Shelby County. It's the first registration day since the county schools were reconfigured and municipal schools were created. All seven school systems say they are ready.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Hundreds of people turned out to remember the short life of 3-year-old Maurice Brown, Junior on Saturday. A scuffle broke out during the little boy's funeral service.
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church was filled with family and friends who shared the loss and memories of little Maurice.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again, only God knows the pain I feel inside when it comes to my son but I know he's in a better place and I'm gonna see him again one day," said the boy's mother, Latoya Page Kanneh.
Memphis found Maurice Junior's body inside a trash bin south of downtown on Tuesday. His father, Maurice Brown Senior, is charged with first degree murder in his death.
Brown's father, Maurice Brown Senior, is charged with First Degree Murder in the child's death.
"At the precious age of three, Junior could probably recite more scriptures than me. You'd think he was too young to know the Lord, but they were very well acquainted," said his aunt, Princess Page.
As people remembered what a sweet boy Maurice Junior was, two men began to exchange words.
When the fight broke out, the service stopped and people began to fill the foyer. Memphis police were called to the scene but no arrests were made.
When the service resumed, the three-year-olds family asked for continued prayers for strength from the community.
"My baby, my baby, but I know you're in a better place. I know you're in a better place. Can't nobody do like the Lord can do, can't nobody keep him like God can keep him," said his mother.
R.S. Lewis and Sons donated the funeral expenses for Maurice Brown Junior. He was buried this afternoon in Elmwood Cemetery.
Saturday, July 26 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:48:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday. "This individual walked in, said 'I work for the sheriff's department, andMore >>
A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday.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 >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:51:59 GMT
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the incident allegedly occurred Friday, July 18More >>
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Maurice Brown Jr. would have turned 6 years old just three days ago, but in 2012 his life was cut short. His body was found in a dumpster and his own father is charged with his murder. MauriceMore >>
Maurice Brown Sr. faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son. In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>