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 >>
DESOTO COUNTY, MS -
(WMC-TV) - A group of Mid-South cheerleaders is celebrating after taking home the top prize in a recent competition. But we are not talking about your typical cheerleaders. These athletes are facing challenges ranging from down syndrome to autism.
They are now international champions after winning it all in Florida.
Gianni Bunton is close with every member of her cheer squad.
"They are my best friends," she said.
And now, they are more than best friends. They are champions.
Bunton and her special needs squad of cheerleaders won first place at a Universal Cheerleader Association competition in Orlando.
"They want to be treated and to do what everybody else does," said coach Kristen Holloway. "And we can do what everybody else does."
Holloway is a teacher for DeSoto County Schools and she is also the coach of this special needs team. She says there are not a lot of places for the girls to cheer, so she was thrilled to see them compete in Florida.
"The UCA competition in Orlando is the world series of cheerleading," she explained.
This year, several squads from the Mid-South, including Gianni's, were able to come home with the prized black jacket.
"One of my girls in particular that has a cousin that cheers on the regular team was in tears because she had finally won her black jacket," said Holloway.
This talented squad is not done just because they have a gold medal. Parents say they have several more competitions coming up in the next few weeks.
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 >>