Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:39:02 GMT
(WMC) - A man drowned after falling into a lake while fishing on Tuesday. The lake is located just south of Memphis International Airport. Officers responded to 2982 East Holmes Road just after noon.More >>
A man drowned after falling into a lake while fishing on Tuesday. The lake is located just south of Memphis International Airport.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:31:39 GMT
(WMC) – A child was sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after a crash. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at Finley Road and Faronia Drive. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com forMore >>
A child was sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:28:28 GMT
(WMC) - Police responded to two unrelated shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon. Memphis police responded to the first shooting in the 1400 block of Tunica Street Tuesday around 4 p.m. One person wasMore >>
Police responded to two unrelated shooting incidents Tuesday afternoon.More >>
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(WMC) - The Heal the Hood Foundation is hard at work changing lives one child at a time, and 16-year-old Andrew Hunt says he has a lot to thank the Heal the Hood Foundation for that.
The son of a single mother, Hunt was only 12 years old when he was almost sucked in by peer pressure to join a gang.
"I saw the drugs, and the gangs, and all of that, so I started to feel the pressure of being in a gang," said Hunt.
Hunt says he would have actually taken the steps to join the gang, but something stopped him.
"By actually seeing the results of what gangs do to young men, I had to back out. Cause that's not something I wanted to do in my life," he said.
Hunt says he had been watching what Heal the Hood was doing with others students and he wanted in. The group's Evolution School of the Arts offers students a chance to learn animation, dance, and how to actually play instruments.
The group's first comic book, inspired from pressure to join gangs, goes on sale in August and will have support from some Walmart stores.
The Heal the Hood Foundation will host their annual Celebrity Basketball Game on June 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.hthmemphis.org.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:17:22 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:36:46 GMT
(WMC) – Police were called to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Memphis around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Police say a doctor was stabbed by a patient. The patient then ran from the scene; police are stillMore >>
Police were called to the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Memphis around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say a doctor was stabbed by a patient. More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:59:09 GMT
Records show victim Tasha Thomas had an active restraining order against her husband before he gunned her down outside University of Little Scholars Daycare Tuesday morning. This year, Charles ThomasMore >>
Records show the victim of a day care shooting had an active restraining order against her husband, before police say he shot and killed her outside University of Little Scholars Learning Center Tuesday morning. More >>
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.