Thursday, July 31 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:03:26 GMT
(WMC) - No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions. "It's important to know the struggles that normal people actually went through during those times,"More >>
No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:56:04 GMT
(WMC) - Students and parents are getting ready for the first day of school, but bus drivers could put the breaks on a smooth start with a potential strike in the works. A month ago the union voted toMore >>
Students and parents are getting ready for the first day of school, but bus drivers could put the breaks on a smooth start with a potential strike in the works.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:49 GMT
(WMC) – The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment. Brown Sr. is accused of murderingMore >>
The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment.More >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Aid workers in the United States are rushing together to help save lives in the Philippines as anxious family members of missionaries wait for word after a typhoon devastated the southeast Asia island nation.
A medical team from North Kansas City Hospital heading to the country includes Filipino natives. Sutures, bandages, swabs, disposable instruments, over-the-counter pain medicines and other desperately needed supplies are being packed for the overseas flight.
Dr. Antonio Racela is going to the Philippines on behalf of the nonprofit organization he founded, World Outreach Foundation.
"We're doubling our efforts," Racela said. "There is going to be a rise in GI problems and also respiratory problems because of the deteriorating sanitary conditions and there's not enough adequate housing."
Cora Zamora is an intensive care nurse who has two sisters in the devastated area.
"We can make a difference to the lives of those people who are really badly hit by this disaster," she said. "Even to help one person at a time, that would really make me feel good."
Henna Fuller is hauling supplies. She is anxious because she has been unable to reach her family.
"I could not sleep," she said.
Area hospitals are contributing supplies to the effort. Because of the conditions, the team won't be able to leave until mid-December for the medical mission. Heart to Heart International is putting together care packages.
Many are like Fuller and are in agony because they have been unable to reach loved ones in the areas decimated by what is called Typhoon Yolanda in the former U.S. territory.
Hundreds of missionaries are serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.
Some were thrilled to receive word that they survived the storm, but others are still waiting for word.
Karyn McMillan said her sister and brother-in-law love doing the mission work and working with the Filipinos. She was quite nervous and quite relieved when she learned Monday afternoon that they were OK.
Jeane and Dick Douglas have served in the country for two years. They prepared for the storm by stocking up on water and other supplies. They ensured heavy rains and a loss of utilities but are OK.
They are working with other members of their congregation to connect them with missing loved ones. An estimated 10,000 or more were killed by powerful storm.
"We're praying for them and hoping everybody will be accounted for," said McMillan.
The church says that there are 24 missionaries who remain unaccounted for. Many of those missing are in the hard-hit area of Tacloban.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:38:19 GMT
(WMC) – An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm. 'Horrendous' is the word rescuers are using to describe the condition the horsesMore >>
An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm.More >>
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 >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:14:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn., according to District Attorney Mike Dunavant. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more detailsMore >>
A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused nearly to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:59:11 GMT
(WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been foundMore >>
Arkansas State Police are on the scene where a body was found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:06:38 GMT
(WMC) - A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham. Investigators say the teenage girls are brought from city to city.More >>
A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:02:29 GMT
(WMC) – Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins. On Tuesday, July 22, Memphis police responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of RhodesMore >>
Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins.More >>