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) - The City of Memphis Public Works division accepted the resignation of two deputy directors after an internal review.
Public Works Director Dwan Gilliom initiated the review of operations, according to an email.
Chief Administrative Officer George Little sent out the email to the Memphis City Council Friday informing members of the personnel changes.
The division accepted resignation from deputy director Onzie O. Horne. The email states the division accepted his resignation due to a lack of adequate financial controls and accountability in the Neighborhood Improvement Department.
The resignation and retirement of deputy director Andy Ashford in the Solid Waste Division was also accepted. Horne and Ashford will be on administrative leave until their resignation takes effect February 7.
"I have complete confidence in Director Gilliom's assessment of the situation and in his ability to take appropriate corrective actions as he strives for operational excellence in the Public Works division," Little wrote.
The city says both public works appointees were let go for unrelated reasons.
City hall insiders say Horne was blowing through the neighborhood improvement program's $3.5 million budget faster than should be expected.
"We've been looking at the grass cutting program and found there were inadequate financial controls," said Little.
Little says complaints raised concerns.
"We had vendors complaining of not getting paid," he said.
City hall insiders also said Ashford was let go because he was simply behind the times. Little put it more mildly.
"We are looking for new leadership in that area. We are looking to move that division forward," he said.
Councilman Myron Lowery commends the city's actions.
"I think these resignations demonstrate the fact the city is policing its own," he said. "We are doing our due diligence to find out if there are any improprieties and a lack of controls in all of our departments."
When asked about money missing, Little said nothing was gone so far. However, at the end of the audit if money is missing then it will be addressed accordingly.
Little says both situations came to a head at the same time because the pension fund squeeze has the city taking a hard look at all operations.
"I think one of the themes you'll hear a lot of in the coming months is increased accountability with the scarce resources we have," he said.
Ashford worked for the city long enough to collect pension. Horne did not.
The city says they will make the audit available when it is complete.
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 >>