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 >>
(WMC-TV) - This week the left leaning website Mother Jones has put Tennessee's state lawmakers as the worst state legislature in the United States.
Republicans have a supermajority in the both the state house and legislature in Tennessee.
Before you dismiss the ranking as typical partisan bickering, the website put together a 'list' to back up its claim.
Before Mitt Romney's 47 percent comment made headlines last fall Mother Jones was best known by its niche readers, but those secret tapes helped catapult the liberal website into the national spotlight overnight.
This week they released to their readers the worst state legislatures in the country.
Tennessee which has supermajority republicans in both houses is leading the way.
"It's not that all republicans are reckless or the democrats, can't be just as reckless there were some bad goofy democratic bills in the last couple of sessions too," said Memphis Flyer political reporter Jackson Baker.
Jackson Baker has been following politics for decades with our partners at the Memphis Flyer.
He says both parties are guilty of submitting crazy legislation.
"There's something I don't know maybe in the water supply in parts of our state that just encourages it this kind of nuttiness," said Baker.
Mother Jones listed why Tennessee tops its list, "the gateway sex bill" by State Senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville introduced the so called "don't say gay bill" so teachers could not talk about homosexuality in grade school.
That bill failed but it inspired an abstinence only sex education program.
Another bill by Senator Bo Watson from Chattenooga was aimed at transgender people who doesn't use a restroom or dressing room that matches their sex identification on his or her birth certificate if fined $50.
That bill also failed.
A third reason was from Rep. Matthew Hill near Johnson City, would name all abortion doctors along with demographic information about patients - that could lead to identifying patients.
Hill's bill also failed.
"Governor Bill Haslam who is a bona fide republican himself was frustrated last year about what he called 'crazy bills,'" said Baker.
Expect to see more craziness next month when the new legislative session begins in Nashville.
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 >>