Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:48:27 GMT
(WMC) - Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis. TheMore >>
Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:47:14 GMT
(WMC) - The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14. The Guest House is said to include 450 rooms, meeting and special eventsMore >>
The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:46:06 GMT
(WMC) - Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. Police are investigating, and the driver remained in the area of the incident at HillviewMore >>
Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:26:30 GMT
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog 'Major' are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -
Three charities raised around $8 million they said would 'go directly to the families of those 19 firefighters' who died fighting a wildfire on Yarnell Hill in late June.
In late August, those 19 families have only seen a quarter of those donations.
"We will possibly disburse the money in December, but I think it could go into 2014," Phoenix firefighter Russ Kirk said.
Kirk is one of five serving on a board created by two of the charities: the United Phoenix Firefighters Association and the Prescott Firefighters Charity. Combined, the two charities have raised nearly $5 million in donations.
"When these funds were donated we were facing a maze of tax complexity," certified public accountant Matt Holdsworth said.
Holdsworth says since the federal government denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request to declare the fire a national emergency, donations lost their tax-exempt status. Accountants like himself are now working with Kenneth Feinberg.
Feinberg was appointed Special Master of the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund as well as administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. Feinberg has also played a role in administering payments to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the Aurora Victim Relief Fund and served as an advisor to The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation.
Feinberg's latest task is assisting these charities in distributing donations to the Granite Mountain Hotshot families. Each family, with different needs.
Once accountants, attorneys and the board make the donations tax-exempt, they will then need to figure out how to distribute that money.
"We're grateful for everything," Juliann Ashcraft said. "Regardless of the distribution every penny, we're grateful for everything."
Ashcraft's husband, Andrew, was one of the 19 Granite Mountain hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Each of the charities have been working closely with Ashcraft and the other families to determine how to split the donations.
"That's the biggest problem right now," chairwoman of Prescott Firefighter's Charities, Billie Denike said.
Most of the $8 million donated sits in an account at a Prescott bank, untouched by the families that money was meant for. However, each charity claims every penny will get to those families eventually.
The 100 Club has already begun dispersing donations, cutting checks to those families for funeral expenses, bills and debt.
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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 >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>