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) - Shelby County Election Commission meetings are not generally known for drama, but many people take their voting rights very seriously.
Concerns about voter access and safety prompted poll worker Yvonne Nelson to speak out Wednesday during a meeting of the Shelby County Election Commission.
"These decisions are being made and forced upon my community — this is my community," said Nelson.
She and others were upset a polling precinct was about to be relocated to Raineshaven Elementary from the recently closed Graves Elementary in Whitehaven.
"So, if this is some sort of ploy to keep the people from voting — you're doing a great job," noted Nelson.
Nelson's words touched a nerve with normally reserved commission chairman Robert Meyers.
"Because that is not true," said Meyers. "And anybody who would say that to me without any idea what it is we do here just doesn't know what they're talking about, and I find that deeply, deeply, offensive."
Nelson refused to apologize.
"You can't sit behind a desk in an office and make decision that affect the community -- you can't do that," said Nelson.
In the end, the commission voted to move the polling place from Raineshaven to Unity Christian Church pending inspection by commission staff and proper voter notification.
In all, the election commission approved three polling precinct changes Wednesday thanks to school closures and/or takeovers: Graves Elementary to Unity Christian, Corry Middle to Norris Avenue Baptist and Lanier Middle to Christ United Baptist.
The changes will take effect for the August 7 elections.
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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 >>