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 >>
(WMC-TV) - Several local organizations helped ex-convicts find work Wednesday. There are thousands of offenders looking for a second chance to turn their lives around and get back in the workforce.
Tamikkia Harris was just released from prison and is just one person looking for a second chance.
"Two counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated robbery, and attempted carjacking," said Harris explaining her charges. "It's really hard, because a lot of people don't hire felons. They don't want to hire you because of your background."
A couple thousand other offenders packed into a room at the Mid-South Fairgrounds looking for help getting back to work.
"Here in Memphis-Shelby County we have over 10,900 who are on probation or parole with the state of Tennessee," said April Buckner with the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
The Tennessee Department of Corrections, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and about 60 community organizations helped violators with outstanding court fines, fees, and other obstacles that keep these people from finding work.
"It makes a difference with the employer, you're trying to better your life as far as your license and all that. It makes a big difference," said Dodrick Houston, who is looking for work .
At the resource fair, Harris found volunteer work in hopes of eventually getting full-time work. While all of the people are not convicted felons like Harris, she says they are all searching for the same thing.
"People change, and we are all qualified for a second chance," said Harris.
If you missed the event, there are still resources available through the Tennessee Department of Corrections here.
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 >>