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.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 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 >>
(WMC-TV) - Clear or see-through backpacks may be mandatory at some Shelby County schools next year, and the idea could eventually spread districtwide.
The idea comes from Chicago Public Schools, where officials claim clear backpacks have cut down on school incidents.
East High School senior Thaddeus Person has nothing to hide, but he still does not want a transparent backpack.
"I wouldn't like a clear backpack ... For other people to see what I'm carrying," said Person.
He does not believe transparent backpacks would necessarily cut down on campus crime.
"They'll still have other ways to get something into the school," said Person.
Many district leaders disagree, and they are in the process of proposing a clear backpack requirement next year in 14 high incident middle and high schools.
"I don't have a problem having the clear backpacks district-wide. It's something that provides a clear boundary of safety for all students," said school board member Shante Avant.
Some say clear backpacks would also allow parents to keep track of what their kids are carrying but not all are on board with the idea
"What you're doing in invading children's privacy, and let's say they want to bring their gym clothes, underwear, and stuff. That's going to be somewhat embarrassing," said Memphian Victor Benson.
A majority of the school board will have to approve the clear backpack plan. End of the year data will determine the pilot schools.
If passed, the backpacks would be provided to students free of charge.
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 >>