Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - The campaign for Shelby County District Attorney took another bizarre turn after some voters claims they got a flier comparing incumbent Amy Weirich to a witch. The Wizard of Oz's Wicked WitchMore >>
The campaign for Shelby County District Attorney took another bizarre turn after some voters claims they got a flier comparing incumbent Amy Weirich to a witch.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:51:02 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:44:24 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 >>
ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -
A mother has been charged in the death of her bedridden 4-year-old daughter who suffered from cerebral palsy.
Alexandra Thurman Laureen Schurr is in jail, charged with her daughter's death. Amber Elizabeth Mosier was bedridden with cerebral palsy. Buchanan County prosecutors said Schurr didn't check on her for nearly an entire day before she was found dead.
Prosecutors charged Schurr with involuntary manslaughter for the death of her daughter. Court documents show that, between Oct. 9 and Oct. 10, Schurr did not check on her daughter, who suffered from cerebral palsy for over 20 hours.
"She had heard the child vomiting and failed to go back and check on the little girl and, with the child's condition, she was unable to care for herself," said Capt. Matt Rock with the St. Joseph Police Department.
Police found Amber dead on Oct. 10 in her bed. They were called to the home about 5:30 p.m.
In severe cases of cerebral palsy, some children require a feeding tube. The autopsy report revealed that Amber suffocated because her airway was obstructed, possibly by her own vomit.
Prosecutors said Schurr also failed to give Amber her medicine for several days and left the child unattended.
"I don't know her whereabouts for that 20-hour period," Rock said.
A KCTV5 crew went by the home on South 36th Place, just off of South 36th Street, but no one answered. Neighbors said they saw Schurr frequently take the child and her other older daughter outside for afternoon walks and were surprised to hear of the charges.
KCTV5's Heather Staggers also reached out to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Northwest Missouri in St. Joseph to ask them about caring for a child with a severe disability, but they did not want to speak with her.
A doctor from a national cerebral palsy organization said it's not uncommon for deaths to happen with feeding tubes. Children often die in their sleep from airway obstruction.
The mother, Schurr, is being held at the Buchanan County Law Enforcement Center on a $50,000 bond.
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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 >>
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, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>