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) - Memphis Mayor AC Wharton toured churches Sunday to encourage people to vote "yes" for the half-cent sales tax hike to fund universal pre-K.
Mayor AC Wharton stood before the Golden Gate Cathedral congregation to tout the benefits of pre-K.
"If a half-cent increase is good enough for Bartlett, Germantown, Millington, isn't it good enough for the great city of Memphis, Tennessee," questioned Wharton.
The former defense attorney even mentioned the tragic death of contractor J.P. Shelley, shot by a Memphis 15-year-old who was supposed to be in school.
"I can't talk right about that particular young man. But, in the vast majority of cases that I personally handled, those academic failures started (at) pre-K," continued Wharton.
He said people will either vote to pay the half-cent sales tax increase in November or pay more later.
"Building a juvenile hall or taking care of an underweight baby born to 14-year-old," Wharton said.
On his way to three more churches, Wharton explained this is personal to him.
"My personal story, living in a segregated, inferior school system in which I just had to get out and dig and scratch and learn on my own," stated Wharton.
He mentioned it is hard to reverse what children learn.
"These kids are being hardwired so early. By the time they get to school, the circuitry is so welded in, even the teachers, with their best efforts, can't turn some of the deficiencies around," declared Wharton.
$30 million of the tax collected would expand pre-K to more than 5,000 students. The remaining $17 million collected would be used to lower Memphis property taxes.
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 >>