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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:15:47 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.More >>
Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. Jackson Police Department confirms it found Beard's car behind a vacant building. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - The sons of famed civil right photographer Ernest Withers are "lawyered up." They are prepared to defend their father's legacy in a courtroom, if necessary.
Joshua "Billy" and Andrew "Rome" Withers say their father is being mis-portrayed in media reports that claim Ernest Withers doubled as a civil rights photographer and FBI informant.
"What is being portrayed is a 180 degree difference than what we actually know," said Billy.
"Find me one person in the community that he informed on that can come back and say, he set me up," said Rome. "You won't find anybody."
Ernest Withers photographed the most memorable images of the civil rights era.
"To structure his whole activities for the FBI is a discredit to his career because most of what he had to cover were deep, dark, dangerous assignments," explained son Billy.
The sons say recent news reports calling their father an informant are embellished.
"They said Martin Luther King was a communist," Billy said. "This was in the FBI files, based on an agent."
Rome Withers specifically addressed one FBI file now posted all over the Internet. It says Withers tipped the feds that the Invaders, the Memphis chapter of the Black Panther Party, planned an armed takeover of LeMoyne Owen College.
One son calls it a sensationalized student protest.
"This story was about black history being taught at LeMoyne," said Rome. "They tuned the story around and made it appear that The Invaders were doing something out of the ordinary."
They say it adds insult to injury that the files came out after their dad died.
"They would always question him. He was beaten by local police here and there," Billy stated. "I know one incident where they came in, disrupted his studio asking for information."
The brothers' attorney, J. Stephen Toland, has a warning for any entity disseminating information about Ernest Withers.
"To the extent this changes that legacy and prevents these gentlemens' good works in the community, absolutely we would address all those grievances in court and seek those remedies we're entitled to," Toland stated.
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 >>