Friday, August 29 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:34:05 GMT
(WMC) - Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit! College sports fans are encouraged to wear apparel of their favorite college on Friday to celebrate and promote the traditionsMore >>
Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit!More >>
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 >>
CLARKSDALE, MS -
(WMC-TV) – Investigators were at the home of Ethel Lewis Monday, working to learn more about the 80-year-old woman's murder.
Red flowers and yellow crime scene tape surround her home. Lewis was found dead in her home, her body on fire.
Clarksdale police say her car was stolen by the 17-year-old man accused of robbing and killing her.
It happened in broad daylight on Saturday.
"It hurts and I can't imagine, God bless her family," said Lewis' neighbor, Ken Murphey. "Left my door opened, unlocked, my wife was at home. You just never think that this is going to happen in your neighborhood."
The teenage suspect was caught after a tip came into the Clarksdale Police Department that the 17-year-old was on his way south with her stolen car. He was caught about 45 minutes away in Ruleville.
This is the second attack on an elderly Clarksdale resident in the past few months.
Shirley Gordon, 77, was beaten with a piece of concrete after a 14-year-old reportedly tried to steal her car.
"Some of the neighborhoods that these kids grow up in, they are exposed to shootings and to older gang members that live in that area," said Captain Robbie Linley, Clarksdale Police Department.
Clarksdale police officers are working with local, state, and federal agencies in an effort to curb violence.
"Parents have got to hold their children responsible for what's going on, they need to know their whereabouts, they need to do a better job," said Murphey.
The teenager accused in Ethel Lewis' murder is scheduled to go before a judge to have his bond set.
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 >>