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 >>
The Lester Street Massacre happened on the outskirts of Binghamton.
Ironically, Binghamton has tried mightily to re-invent itself with neighborly love.
One example is SOS, Service Over Self. SOS is a ministry that has restored 750 homes of people unable to afford home repairs.
SOS has used volunteers from the Mid-South and around the world to help take back neighborhoods.
"Not only does SOS help meet the needs of underprivilged, less fortunate people who are unable to repair their own homes, they go in and share the Good News of Jesus with them kind of in a basic, fundamental way," Marlon Brown said.
On this day, SOS has major repairs underway at Teunica Allen's home on Guernsey Street:
"Teunica is 24. She adopted her 5 sisters and brothers. She has 4 kids of her own," Brown said.
Tree limbs threaten to fall on a roof already in danger of caving in. The floor is a mess, the walls are buckled, the place is falling apart.
Marlon and his volunteers will fix it all at no charge and carry the tools for spiritual repairs, too.
"Growing up in homes that aren't spiritual and neighborhoods that aren't spiritual that are missing the father figure. Those factors contribute to all the drugs, all the crime, all the delinquency, all the educational issues that we have," Brown said.
Using mostly college and high school student volunteers, SOS has fixed 750 houses in a decade. By far most of them in Binghamton, not far from Lester Street.
"I don't let things like the Lester St. murders cause me to entertain and walk and live in fear. It only amplifies the need for Christ in education and change, in parenting and in our neighborhoods," Brown said.
It is a Gospel Marlon preaches while taking back neighborhoods one house and one soul at a time.
SOS began as a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church.
Thousands of college and high school students spent their Spring breaks and Summers doing service over self in Binghamton, Orange Mound and other Memphis neighborhoods.
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 >>