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) - The Beale Street Strategic Planning Committee presented its first report to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton with suggestions to enhance the city's top tourism attraction.
The 58-page report will serve as a guide to Mayor A C Wharton and the Memphis City Council to help steer Beale Street's future and attract even more visitors to the entertainment district.
First and foremost, the city will determine a model to operate Beale Street.
The city just settled an 11-year lawsuit against the former private operator of the street, Performa Entertainment, to gain control of the three-block long strip.
The action allowed the city to end the original 52-year lease with Performa.
The new model could be run by a Beale Street Business Improvement District. The other option for the operational model would be to have a new private operator, but the lease would be limited to five years.
"We've got to have somebody come in here who wakes up every morning and whose job is to say, 'What can I do to make Beale Street the best it can be?'" said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton. "To do that you're going to have to answer the questions, 'Are we true to the Beale Street mission? Is Beale Street as safe as it can be?'"
Committee Chairman Jeff Sanford says their plan to make Beale Street better includes developing a 200 to 500 seat venue, planned daily activities, marketing Beale online, and expanding the entertainment district.
"To extend west towards the river to connect with Beale Street Landing, the Orpheum, the shops on Main Street," said Jeff Sanford, Beale Street Strategic Planning Committee.
Grammy-winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum wants to help attract more visitors, including a plan to target untapped customers over age 45 and to showcase more Blues.
"The old Memphis like the birth of the Blues from the 1800s and also a sophisticated jazz experience," explained Wahlum.
From better security to cleaner streets and speedier I.D. checks, the mayor says the plan hinges on one thing... who is going to run Beale Street?
The Memphis City Council will decide if a private contractor should run Beale or a city-run Beale Street Business Improvement District staff.
The mayor and city council will now take these suggestions and decide how to proceed.
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 >>