Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:21:40 GMT
(WMC-TV) - 6-foot-2 combo guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High school in Columbia, Missouri picked the Razorbacks over Missouri.Whitt held more than 25 offers including one from the University of Memphis.More >>
Six-foot-2 combo guard Jimmy Whitt of Hickman High school in Columbia, Missouri picked the Razorbacks over Missouri.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:12:03 GMT
(WMC) - Property and domestic violence crime stats are on the decline in Shelby County, but violent crime is rising. Technical problems with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations database delayed countywideMore >>
Property and domestic violence crime stats are on the decline in Shelby County, but violent crime is rising.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:53:47 GMT
(WMC) - Crews are responding to an abandoned apartment fire in South Memphis. Chopper 5 images show flames coming from West Fay Avenue and Kansas Street. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for updates. CopyrightMore >>
Crews responded to an apartment fire in South Memphis on Tuesday night. More >>
WHITEVILLE, TN -
(WMC-TV) – A community is rallying around two young girls who survived the unimaginable. Neighbors of Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain are vowing to help keep them safe and protect them as they recover from a terrifying ordeal.
Six months have passed since the Bain sisters were kidnapped and held captive in the woods by Adam Mayes, who killed himself as soon as they were found.
It may have been six months, but the pain caused by the two week ordeal is still present.
"Yes, we pray for them. We have a prayer list that goes out every week and they're on the prayer list," said Joleta Raines, who lives in Whiteville.
Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah, 8, survived the diabolical plan hatched by family friend Adam Mayes.
Mayes killed their mother JoAnn and older sister, Adrienne, in May, before kidnapping the two girls and taking them to Mississippi.
"I just wish I really knew what happened and then again I don't. I'm sorry they're gone. I wish they were still here. I don't understand anyone's mind that can do that," said Whiteville resident Gail Carter.
We may never understand because Mayes killed himself before authorities could take him in. His wife and mother will face a grand jury in January on charges that they helped him carry out the plan.
"I can't do anything about what's already happened. My concern now is the girls, worried about their future," said Raines.
Their future is hard to piece together. The people of Whiteville are very protective of the Bain sisters. Any information about the girls is spoken in whispers.
"It's kind of quiet right now. I haven't heard a lot," said Raines.
Whiteville's police chief says Alexandria and Kyliah are doing well. Action News 5 learned the girls are being home schooled and they make occasional trips to the Whiteville library.
We are told they are undergoing counseling at the Carl Perkins Center in Jackson and they often spend time with extended family.
"They're gonna have to have a lot of help through it, for the next 20 to 30 years. Counseling and other things like that. They lost their mother and stepsister," said Carter.
Joleta Raines is active at First Baptist Church in Whiteville. She does not know the family personally, but her prayers are with them.
"They have a future. They're not just thrown to the side, not just forgotten. Because they lost a loved one, they have no hope...they do have hope. They have a community behind them," said Raines.
They also have Gary Bain, who is the biological father to Kyliah and adopted dad of Alexandria. Those we spoke to say Gary is doing what any loving father would do in this situation. He is protecting his daughters by keeping them out of the public eye and in counseling.
The trial against their captors could begin as early as next May. It has not been announced whether the Bain sisters will testify.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:59:02 GMT
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. Police say a Huntsville mother found a 19-year-old man hidingMore >>
An Alabama mother came face-to-face with a man hiding in her daughter's bedroom. It turns out that social media brought the two together. The case is shedding light on some of the dangers of social media. Police are urging parents to do more when it comes to monitoring their children's accounts.
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 >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:14:39 GMT
(WMC) - An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday. The child has been sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. His father was reportedly asleep on the couch, according toMore >>
An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:59:32 GMT
(WMC) - A DeSoto County mother is desperate to find her missing child. She has video of her daughter leaving the family's home with an unknown person. Flyers with 15-year-old Katie Little's picture canMore >>
A DeSoto County mother is using everything in her power to try and find her missing child.More >>
Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:44:44 GMT
(WMC) - A Mid-South family was robbed in their own driveway and police are searching for those responsible. WMC Action News 5's Ben Watson is gathering the details about the most recent driveway robbery. TuneMore >>
A Mid-South family was robbed in their own driveway and police are searching for those responsible.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:29 GMT
(WMC) - A secret phone call helped a mother and her children avoid being kidnapped. The children's grandmother says she's still trying to figure out what happened. "My son and daughter-in-law came overMore >>
A secret phone call helped a mother and her children avoid being kidnapped.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:55:15 GMT
(WMC) - Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday. The park'sMore >>
Residents at Leahy's Mobile Home Park are preparing to leave after receiving the final notice from MLGW that the utilities at the park will be disconnected due to non-payment on Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:49:36 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis man was arrested after police say he held a FedEx contractor's truck hostage for unpaid wages. Memphis police arrested 61-year-old Phil Tuggle on Saturday, August 16. Tuggle is accusedMore >>
A Memphis man was arrested after police say he held a FedEx contractor's truck hostage for unpaid wages.More >>