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) - Not having to wait in line for vehicle inspection has long been considered a perk to living in Shelby County. But if the state takes over the inspection process, those lines will get a lot longer and it will cost you.
The process of inspecting your car in Memphis has been going on since the 1990s and it has not been very popular.
"I think our government gets too ridiculous when it comes to air quality as it does now," said Bruce Klemm, who lives in Bartlett.
But the feds mandate an inspection process to improve air quality in Shelby County.
Memphis usually pays the bill but last year the city council passed a resolution to cut funding hoping Shelby County's would pick it up.
"I'm tired of Memphis on occasion have to bear the brunt of 100 percent of the solutions to county problems. Auto inspection is one of them," said Jim Strickland, Memphis City Council.
Shelby County said it will not fund the program in hopes the state would take it over.
If that happens, everyone living in Shelby County could be forced to have their car or truck inspected.
"In every city and county in Tennessee, where the state has done it, they make everyone in the county go through the inspections and they charge about $10 to do it," said Strickland.
Right now, the vehicle inspection program is costing Memphis about $3 million every year and it employs about 50 people. The resolution that passed last year would have funding cut by the end of June.
"I'd say it's good because it's about time they put the county into something instead of having the city go through it," said Tim Webster, who lives in Memphis.
and when it comes to vehicle inspection everybody has an opinion.
"If they are going to make us go through it they ought to make it where it doesn't take as long. I have heard of people having to wait hours in line," said Klemm.
The Memphis City Council will discuss this program more in-depth next Tuesday.
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 >>