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 >>
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(WMC-TV) - Investigators say con artists in Indiana are scamming people by pretending to raise money for a church and now officials say people in the Mid-South need to be on the lookout too.
Police in Petersburg, IN said while they've never seen a scam exactly like this one, it does have similarities to other criminal activity HERE - because they say the scammers mix religion with money!"
A man and a woman have been going to door to door and pretending to raise money for a church, according to police in Petersburg, IN. Once inside the homes, one of them asks to use the bathroom and then raids the medicine cabinet.
"I think they've got a lot of guts to go into someone's residence and try to scam them like that," said Cpl. Chad Tharp, of the Petersburg Police Department.
In some cases, the couple took it a step further and even asked the victim to join them in prayer. While the victim was praying with their eyes closed, the suspects made off with money out of the victim's purse or wallet.
The Mid-South Better Business Bureau reports faith-based scams are rampant in the Memphis area.
One phony, faith-based scam made headlines a few years ago. Crooks using the name "Miracle Cars" sold dozens of vehicles at a discount to the faithful. They even recruited ministers to endorse the program and took in more than $20 million. However, the crooks never actually had any cars.
The BBB advises people to be wary of investment or other opportunities tied closely with a specific religious belief.
The group also says you should be on guard if someone you don't know shows up at your house asking for money for a religious group you don't belong to.
They also tell people to always check to make sure the organization is legitimate before money changes hands.
However, Tharp says the most important lesson you can learn from this particular scam is to never let strangers in your house.
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 >>