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 >>
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Kennett Humane Department rescued more than a dozen dogs that had not been outside their home in five years.
"There was probably a quarter of an inch of straight feces, just like if you took a spatula and spread it across the whole kitchen floor. The cabinets were covered in it. The kitchen counter was covered in it," said Humane Officer Tena Petix of the home where the 17 dogs were being kept.
"I was contacted by two of the neighbors because of the smell. Once it warmed up and the wind started blowing they couldn't go outside because of the stench," she said.
By the time Petix went to the home, she said the owners had given five of the dogs away. Petix did not charge the couple with neglect on the condition that they surrender the dogs. The owners turned over nine dogs and were allowed to keep three.
Some of dogs have noticeable defects, such as deformed mouths, legs and eyes, that Petix believes are a result of inbreeding.
According to Petix, the couple who lived in the house moved into a small camping trailer, still on the property, while the animals lived in the house.
"Along with hoarding animals they were also hoarding things. It's just like what you see on the TV show (HOARDERS)," she said.
"The man had some health problems and his doctor told him by no means to go back into the home because I guess he was aware. He had to be aware because the people smelled just like the dogs just like the home."
Petix said the couple moved their refrigerator outside in order to avoid going in the house.
Kennett code enforcement cited the couple for violating a city ordinance that prohibits residents from living in camping trailers.
Petix says seven of the nine dogs that were rescued have been placed in rescue shelters.
Click here to visit the Kennett Humane Department Facebook page.
Anyone who wants to donate to the Kennett Humane Department can do so at the following veterinary clinics.
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 >>