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 >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton says his top priority this budget season will be to reinstate the 4.6 percent employee pay cut. But did he write a check he can't cash?
Property tax collections are the city's main source of revenue.
With property values tanking out in 2013, the mayor has a mountain to climb. But he says he is determined.
"I'd like to get the 4.6 restored to the employees," he said Monday. "The employees have sacrificed to the tune of $16 million."
But it will be a tall order.
The city will collect significantly less property tax money this year, after the latest home reappraisals showed a sharp drop in property values.
"We had a $6 million drop in values based on the old values, even before the reappraisal," said Mayor Wharton.
In August 2011, the mayor cut salaries for himself and all city employees to offset the budget shortfall.
Since then, employees have been very critical of the cuts and the reinstatement has become a rally cry.
Wharton says he is in heavy labor negotiations right now.
"We're sitting with the employees right now and contrary to what you hear, we're not just going in with an ax just chopping everything. It's a give and take," he explained.
Action News 5's Kontji Anthony asked the mayor how he could possibly reinstate the salary cuts with so many cards stacked against him.
He responded, "Keep in mind we're not funding schools this year, and hopefully, our sales taxes will begin to trend upward."
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 >>