Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 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.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 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 >>
TUNICA, MS -
(WMC-TV) - A Mississippi lawmaker is hoping to change a law in order to save the state from losing money from its gamblers.
Right now, gamblers who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more at the slot machines have their taxes taken out by the casinos. But if you win less, it is your responsibility to pay the taxes later.
Alicia Powell remembers her friend paying taxes after hitting it big.
"She won, I think, like $4,000 so they made her fill out that form," explained Powell.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue says a 3 percent withholding is required on jackpots of $1,200 or more.
"It's the amounts that are less than what we currently require withholding on that will be affected," said Kathy Waterbury, MS Department of Revenue.
Winners are supposed to pay the withholdings on anything less than $1,200, but the deputy director of the state's gaming commission says that could change if Senate Bill 2144 passes.
"What this bill would do would in some way require casinos in some way to withhold the 3 percent on any jackpot," said Jay McDaniel, Mississippi Gaming Commission deputy director.
The money collected could be used for transportation and other capital needs, causing mixed reactions.
"I think it's nothing wrong with being taxed, all of us gotta live here and the government works off tax money," said Mississippi resident Monique Welch.
Action News 5's attempts to reach out to some of the Tunica casinos for comment on the bill went unanswered.
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 >>