Friday, August 29 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:43:46 GMT
(WMC) - A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee. Today they'll meet with 9th District U.S. Congressman SteveMore >>
A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:40:38 GMT
(WMC) - A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them. WMC Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is investigatingMore >>
A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:27:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi. A 15-year-old says the women made their way onto the bus at a stop and that another child let an adultMore >>
Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:59:53 GMT
Memphis police have arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. Terrance Ivory heads to juvenile court at 1 p.m. for a detention hearing on charges he robbed a woman in the area of CrabappleMore >>
Memphis police arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. More >>
A Corinth, MS, manager tries to give Andy Wise the "grade" slip on his restaurant's bad score.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - Two of the Mid-South's oldest civil rights groups stepped into the spotlight Monday to bring attention to a racially motivated attack on the Ole Miss campus.
After being racially attacked on the campus of Ole Miss, Jamal Woods and his family enlisted the help of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Operation Push to bring justice in the case.
SCLC leaders announced they are sending a letter to the University of Mississippi calling for a meeting with the chancellor.
The group says the university has not shown enough interest in the hate crime against Jamal Woods.
In August, the Ole Miss freshman filed a complaint about a racial slur on the door of his residence hall room. Two days later he was moved, at his own request, into another hall of residence on campus.
Earlier this month, university police discovered that all four tires of his vehicle had been slashed and it had also been keyed.
Woods is hoping the university will do more to protect him and keep other students on campus out of harm's way.
"Better safety on the parking lot on campus. Surveillance cameras or security or anything like that. We have people who go around writing tickets all day, but we don't have enough security," said Woods.
"You address the violence and acts of disrespect that has taken placed toward him and restore his vehicle and then assure him this thing will not happen again," said LaSimba Gray, Memphis Chapter of People United to Save Humanity.
Both civil rights organizations have put up a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the capture of those responsible for the racial attack on Woods.
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:34 GMT
(WMC) - A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Residents at Country Squire apartments found fliersMore >>
A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.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, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:10 GMT
(WMC) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign kicked off midnight on Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,More >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>