Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:02:14 GMT
(WMC) - A motorcyclist was sent to Regional Medical Center in critical condition after an accident involving a tractor-trailer. Police are investigating the accident, which happened shortly before 3 p.m.More >>
A motorcyclist was sent to Regional Medical Center in critical condition after an accident involving a tractor-trailer.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:56:12 GMT
Transportation is all the talk in Germantown this Tuesday, as the municipal school district faces uncertainty with its bus service and the city considers installing red light cameras in high-trafficMore >>
Transportation was a big topic of conversation in Germantown on Tuesday as the municipal school district faces uncertainty with its bus service.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:47:12 GMT
(WMC) - The City of Germantown is reviewing its red light camera locations. That could add three cameras to intersections surrounded by the city's busiest shopping centers. One of the proposed intersections:More >>
The City of Germantown is reviewing its red light camera locations. That could add three cameras to intersections surrounded by the city's busiest shopping centers.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
12 Investigates has uncovered more problems with Richmond's Department of Social Services in the heartbreaking stories of four babies, who've died in the city in just the last few months. Their families all had prior contact with Child Protective Services.
Social workers reached out because they say the situation for Richmond's children has gotten so bad and so dangerous. Those with decade's worth of experience tell us four deaths in this short period of time is too many and outside of the norm.
Since, these four lives taken far too soon involved families already on the system's radar, the state is investigating each one of them.
A tragic scene we told you about this past June had people wondering what went wrong. A mother was pulled off the roof of her burning Church Hill home, while her 18-month-old son was inside. Both later died. At the time, neighbors told us Ava Marcus had been acting erratically. Now, sources say Marcus had mental health issues and her case was referred to Child Protective Services, but nothing was ever done.
Then in November, one of a set of twins was found dead. Originally, investigators believed this was simply a co-sleeping death, but after further examination, sources tell NBC12 the mother acknowledged giving the child over-the-counter medications so she could have some peace. We're told CPS had already been involved in that home because of the poor living conditions. After the child's death, the other children were removed from the home, according to those familiar with the situation.
Three weeks later, children were removed from a different home after another baby died. The mother had a history with CPS and wasn't supposed to be unsupervised with her children, according to insiders, but, she walked to the hospital with the baby dead in a stroller.
After those two, the man brought in to clean up DSS says the agency looked into the circumstances.
"What lessons did we learn," Stephen Harms said they asked. "Are there key indicators that could help us better pinpoint where a serious injury or death could occur?"
But still, another tragedy struck less than two weeks ago. We're told the family had previous contact with the system, but at this point, they don't know the circumstances behind that child's death.
The state is in the process of evaluating these cases to see what was done and if there are issues that need to be addressed within the city agency. No word on when the assessments will be complete.
Harms said the agency is putting together revised procedures that they will consider using to better screen situations. The current program manager, who was investigated in the scathing DSS audit NBC12 was first to tell you about, is helping draft those standards.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:12:28 GMT
Fire crews are investigating a house fire in Ashland that sent one person to the hospital. The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 12000 block of Cheroy Road. The victim was rushed to VCU MedicalMore >>
An Ashland woman has died after she was pulled from a burning house Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:11:37 GMT
Richmond Police need help identifying four people seen in surveillance photos after a weekend robbery near the VCU campus. A man was attacked and robbed in an alley around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the 1000More >>
Richmond Police need help identifying four people seen in surveillance photos after a weekend robbery near the VCU campus.More >>
Monday, July 21 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:31:55 GMT
Richmond police have charged two sisters in connection to a stabbing that happened on a GRTC bus Monday afternoon. Jonae Cox, 21, and Shamin Cox, 20, are both charged with malicious wounding after policeMore >>
Richmond police charged two sisters in connection to a stabbing on a GRTC bus Monday afternoon. A church pastor helped police nab the pair, by chasing after the suspects.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:07:30 GMT
Peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco and Sam's Club, among other nationwide retailers, are being recalled. Click here to see the details from the FDA: http://1.usa.gov/1nfwXoh CopyrightMore >>
The Wawona Packing Co. is recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco and Sam's Club, among other nationwide retailers. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:51 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are on the scene of a possible shooting in the 4000 block of Rhodes Avenue, near the intersection of Getwell Road. Officers were called to the scene around 9:15 Tuesday morning. WMCMore >>
Memphis police responded to a possible shooting in the 4000 block of Rhodes Avenue.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
(WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-oldMore >>
Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake." More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:52:37 GMT
You're never too old to dance! This old man might need his canes to walk, but when it comes to dancing...well, that's another story. A Facebook video uploaded by Edgard Eleuterio Daza has gone viralMore >>
This old man might need his canes to walk, but when it comes to dancing...well, that's another story.More >>