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 >>
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(WMC-TV) - Investigators are wondering if a high profile abduction case in Cleveland, where three women were found alive after 10 years, played a role in a Mid-South 9-year-old's fake abduction call.
Megan Richardson is one of many parents who live near Pope Elementary in Jackson, Tennessee worrying a man was on the loose abducting children.
"Now we know it's a hoax we feel a lot better," said Richardson.
Police said the 9-year-old Pope Elementary student made up a story because she stayed after school without permission and then started walking home.
Police said the 9-year-old girl told a wild tale about an Hispanic man in a red Honda who saw her waking down the road. He pulled her over, put his hand over her mouth, and pulled her into the back seat. A police car happened to pull up behind the man, and he got scared and let her out.
The girl was picked up by a teacher who saw her walking. She told that story to the teacher and her parents.
They called the police who into action. They arrested an Hispanic man and questioned him. He had a solid alibi.
Then the girl's story started falling apart when police questioned her.
Police charged the 9-year-old with filing a false report. She is scheduled to appear in Juvenile court.
"We're not looking for a harsh punishment. We more or less want her to take the matter seriously," said Jackson P.D. Lt. Tyreece Miller.
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 >>