Sunday, July 27 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:04:36 GMT
Following a bank robbery at a Memphis bank Saturday morning, Memphis police search for a suspectMore >>
Following a bank robbery at a Memphis bank Saturday morning, Memphis police search for a suspect.More >>
MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Marlboro Electric Cooperative has received many reports this week from Marlboro County citizens concerning phone scammers who are pretending to work for Marlboro Electric and demanding immediate payment to prevent service disconnection.
"Marlboro Electric does not contact citizens or customers asking them to share personal information over the phone. We will not contact you by phone, text or email to discuss the termination of service or ask you to share your account number or password," said John Powers, Manager of Information Systems and Public Relations. "In addition, do not assume you can trust caller ID to let you know where the caller is located. Scammers are using new technology that disguises their actual location."
The scam callers instruct consumers to pay money instantly using a third-party pay system, such as a pre-paid debit card available at many local convenience stores and pharmacies, to avoid having their electricity disconnected. The caller often instructs the consumer to provide the serial code listed on the card immediately or to call a toll-free number to deliver the serial code listed on the card.
Cooperatives are instructing members to call local law enforcement if they are contacted by someone suspicious asking for electric bill payment and threatening to disconnect service.
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 >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>