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) – Shelby County leaders voted 5 to 4 Wednesday in committee to not be a part of a Memphis Cook Convention Center expansion study committee.
"That's what this is about. This is about us getting a voice at the table, a voice or reason," said county commissioner Steve Basar.
Former Mayor Willie Herenton and Mayor A C Wharton have both pushed for these talks in the past.
Efforts to build a new convention center and hotel resurfaced back in October after talks that Memphis could lose its convention status. That could mean the city would lose out on conventions and tourism dollars to competing cities like Nashville and St. Louis.
"Many of you sat here last spring and voted against every expenditure possible. To put this on the list with all the other things in front of us makes no sense at all," said county commissioner Mike Ritz.
There are concerns that building a new facility would be a financial struggle not only for Memphis but also for taxpayers. That concern was shared among county commissioners Wednesday morning.
Another issue is that Shelby County has already sold its interest in the current convention center. The county sold its share of the convention center to the City of Memphis three years ago. And while county leaders want tourists to continue to flood the Bluff city, they are not interested in paying for it.
"I think the convention center and community need to realize we can support modest sized conventions and that's it," said Commissioner Ritz.
Tourism leaders say it was never their intent to force the county back into financing the aging convention center. This expansion study committee is merely being formed to look at options to either renovate or rebuild the facility.
"2012 was the busiest year in the history of that building, but we're still facing stiff challenges," said Kevin Kane with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Memphis Cook Convention Center's General Manager Pierre Landaiche did not want to comment on Wednesday's commission committee vote.
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 >>