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) - Some Shelby County Schools parents say the school system is putting administrative perks above its teachers.
So far, 160 teachers have been told they have been "excessed", meaning they are not guaranteed jobs when Memphis and Shelby County Schools merge this fall.
Parents like Audrey Grossman are emailing, calling and sending Facebook messages to Action News 5 with concerns about teacher cuts.
"Teachers who have received notice they're being 'excessed' are afraid to talk," said Grossman.
The school system says lower enrollment and the tight budget mean teachers lose tenure and they will have to reapply for their jobs.
Grossman says administrators have no problems paying themselves with car allowances and work cell phones.
"With high-priced executives and the perks they receive, instead of cutting classroom teachers, counselors, nurses," added Grossman.
Parents and teachers are also hearing that the school system is leaning towards the old Memphis schools model to increase class size, so there would be less teachers.
Action News 5's Kontji Anthony obtained internal school memos that reveal in addition to a 26 percent reduction in central office staff, the superintendent has called to eliminate executive director positions, except for security. And he wants to eliminate all executive car allowances.
"I applaud them for that. I think it should have been done a long time ago," said Grossman.
The class size issue has yet to be determined.
The administration says they will share more concrete information later this week.
In one memo, the superintendent said there is no easy way to do this.
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 >>