Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:39:02 GMT
(WMC) - A man drowned after falling into a lake while fishing on Tuesday. The lake is located just south of Memphis International Airport. Officers responded to 2982 East Holmes Road just after noon.More >>
A man drowned after falling into a lake while fishing on Tuesday. The lake is located just south of Memphis International Airport.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:31:39 GMT
(WMC) – A child was sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after a crash. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at Finley Road and Faronia Drive. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com forMore >>
A child was sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:28:28 GMT
(WMC) - Police responded to two unrelated shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon. Memphis police responded to the first shooting in the 1400 block of Tunica Street Tuesday around 4 p.m. One person wasMore >>
Police responded to two unrelated shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon.More >>
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(CONSUMER REPORTS) - Student debt has reached an alarming benchmark. It now tops $1 trillion. Loans for higher education exceed all other consumer loans except mortgages. Two-thirds of college graduates carry a debt burden.
Consumer Reports says that it is twisting the lives of young people and creating a drag on the economy.
Consumer Reports recommends getting government loans rather than loans from private lenders, such as banks. Government loans have advantages. You may have the right to a temporary deferment or a flexible repayment plan.
Students should only get loans from private lenders, including banks, as a last resort.
Private lenders don't have to offer flexible repayment plans to students, and the loans may not come with fixed interest rates. So that can make them costlier, riskier, and harder to repay.
Other ways to minimize student debt:
Consider attending a state school.
Submit the federal loan application, called the FAFSA, as early as you can.
Borrow only what you really need, not the amount you qualify for.
Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling for changes in current law so that students get standardized, easy-to-read information about their financial aid options, including grants and scholarships, before they commit to loans.
Also, students should have the right to refinance their loans as circumstances warrant. And private lenders should be required to offer flexible payment options, as the government now does.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:17:22 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:36:46 GMT
(WMC) – Police were called to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Memphis around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Police say a doctor was stabbed by a patient. The patient then ran from the scene; police are stillMore >>
Police were called to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Memphis around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say a doctor was stabbed by a patient. 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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:59:09 GMT
Records show victim Tasha Thomas had an active restraining order against her husband before he gunned her down outside University of Little Scholars Daycare Tuesday morning. This year, Charles ThomasMore >>
Records show the victim of a day care shooting had an active restraining order against her husband, before police say he shot and killed her outside University of Little Scholars Learning Center Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 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.