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 >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Nearly 1,500 Memphis City Schools' teachers earned the highest scores on new teacher evaluations sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since he started teaching four years ago, Woodale Middle School's Brian Wilson has been on a mission to educate students.
"The kids want to know that you are invested that you are not going to be here one year and then leave, they want to know that you are really invested in their future," said Wilson.
Meanwhile, across town at Airways Middle School, Wilson's wife, Daphne is on a teaching mission as well.
"We should be focused on making students better," she said.
Daphne teaches language arts. Her husband teaches social studies.
Recently, both were singled out along with about 1,500 MCS teachers, for getting top scores on the new TEM - 5 rating and evaluation...
The ratings are all part of the teaching effectiveness initiative sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates.
The rich and powerful couple gave MCS a $90 million grant to help improve student achievement over seven years.
"You know part of what we have to do is be meticulous and we have to be very detail oriented," said Daphne Wilson.
Brian Wilson credits his wife with getting him fired up about teaching. They say others in the district also gave them motivation.
"The reason I'm a level five, it is not because something I did on my own. The teacher around me groomed me my older teacher, my principal," said Brian.
The Wilson's have three young children and you can expect to see them pass their positive motivation on to them.
Memphis City Schools is just one of just three school districts in the nation to receive the prestigious $90 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its Teacher Effectiveness Initiative.
Now, in year four, the district has implemented processes for teacher evaluation, support, retention/recruitment and compensation that are yielding positive results and national recognition.
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 >>