Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:32:49 GMT
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Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:49 GMT
(WMC) - Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear. The trailer was stolen from a church parking lot in Southaven.More >>
Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:24 GMT
(WMC) - A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city. The officers were along South Third Street and Western Park Drive cleaning the community they vowed to serve andMore >>
A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:47:03 GMT
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, which is off of Rhodes between Getwell and Cherry. Police say the victim was just returning home, talking on herMore >>
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, near Rhodes Avenue, between Getwell and Cherry roads. More >>
(WMC-TV) - A convenience store chain is now asking for identification before you can buy energy drinks. What makes this even more interesting: there is no law regulating who can purchase the drinks. The chain is now defending its stance.
Jason Anderson works two jobs. Being active for more than 12 hours a day, he says he needs an extra boost from time to time.
"They do the job, keeps me going," he said. Jason prefers the energy shots as opposed to anything in a can.
"I switched from the red bull drink over to the five hour energy cause I was told it's got more vitamins," he explained.
He's right. The energy shots do have more vitamins, but sometimes, its too much.
For example, an entire 30 millimeter bottle of MiO energy contains 120 percent of the daily value for vitamins B6 and B12. Other shots contain much higher percentages.
That concerns some doctors.
"You could end up with toxicity from B vitamins. Numbness, tingling, and neurological disorders," said Dr. Louis Krenn. "One little shot can have as much caffeine in them as a large cup of coffee and most people don't stop there."
Tuesday, Jason did not stop there.
As an adult, he made the decision to buy two energy shots.
But at Casey's General Store chains, minors cannot even buy one energy shot.
"It just doesn't feel right. We consider ourselves a family friendly retailer," said Brian Johnson, Casey's General Stores.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office confirms there is no legal age limit on the purchase of energy drinks. Still, if you want to buy an energy shot at Casey's, the chain does require you to be 18 years old or older.
"Below the age of 18 basically sometimes they don't make the best decisions, it's not the fact that one shot has more caffeine than a cup of coffee, it's the fact they could buy five of them and make a very concentrated drink and drink it all at once," said Johnson.
Casey's General Stores I.D. for only a select few energy drinks, not all of them.
"It's just one of those things, it doesn't feel right to sell to kids, so we made the decision not to do it," added Johnson.
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Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:48:03 GMT
(WMC) - Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill. According to the affidavit, the church's security director noticed the card wasMore >>
Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:51 GMT
(WMC) - Chinese cyber thieves victimized at least six Mid-South hospitals and doctor's offices. Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminalsMore >>
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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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:16 GMT
(WMC) - An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, took personalMore >>
An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:10:16 GMT
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Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:47:34 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself. Lee Harris's car was burglarized this week. It's just the latest in a string of crimes on MudMore >>
A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself.More >>