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) - Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism is accused by a fellow commissioner of using his power to help his own personal business.
Commissioner Terry Roland is accusing Chism of voting on Head Start funding he says benefited Chism's day care. They sat across from one another at an awkward ethics hearing Tuesday as their attorneys went toe-to-toe.
Defense Attorney Ricky Wilkins says Roland's claims against Chism are unfounded.
"We categorically deny Mr. Chism has done anything improper," he said.
An attorney, hired by the county to fight Roland's argument, told the ethics panel he begs to differ.
"You have a sitting commissioner who voted on a contract. That contract named the sitting commissioner's daycare center," said Brian Faughan, Roland's attorney.
Roland says he got a tip Chism voted on legislation that routed funds to his Horn Lake Road day care facility for students services, including dental screenings and meals.
"After this was put in my lap, I had to act on it," said Roland.
The hearing never got off the ground because Wilkins claimed the attorney hired to argue Roland's claims bogged him down with vague, extraneous, and incomplete evidence.
"He sent some discovery to me this morning about something that happened yesterday, which I don't think has any relevance to this proceeding because the charges relate to votes Commissioner Chism made in 2012," said Wilkins.
Attorney Brian Faughnan said Wilkins seemed more focused on the process than the case.
"We have a fundamental difference of opinion on the complexity of this matter, how we got here," said Faughan.
Wilkins said this action, coming from a commissioner who complained for years about spending taxpayer dollars on outside attorneys, is hypocritical.
"Yet in this matter, the county has seen to it to hire a lawyer to prosecute Roland's complaint against Commissioner Chism," he said.
Roland said the attorney had to be impartial, "I had no control over this because I couldn't prosecute anybody if I wanted to."
The panel will reconvene the end of August to review Chism's rebuttal.
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 >>