Saturday, May 18 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:26:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter. Cedric Mims, 17, and AllenMore >>
Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:19:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Grizzlies will begin its series against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday afternoon. Tickets for the first game in the series at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon. Playoff ticketsMore >>
Tickets for the first game in the series against the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:44:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit. In the South Main Arts District today MCS unveiled the multimedia exhibit titled "I teach. I am...an Irreplaceable." TheMore >>
Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:52 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Hurricane is home.The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.MAS is reviewing video footage to see who turned the dog in.The dogMore >>
The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Timothy Pollard and his family started waiting in line for Grizzlies tickets at five Saturday morning. "10 of us, a bunch of us with sandwiches and food because we had already made a plan thatMore >>
Some Grizzlies fans are deterred by the higher cost of playoff tickets.More >>
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The mayors of Memphis and Shelby County are calling for more discussion about efforts to dissolve the Memphis City Schools' charter and force consolidation of the county and city school systems.
Neither Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell nor Memphis Mayor A C Wharton support Shelby County Schools board chairman David Pickler's push to get the state legislature to grant special school district status to the suburban system, The Commercial Appeal reports.
But the two mayors also aren't rushing to retaliate by supporting a move to dissolve Memphis City Schools and force consolidation. "We need to kind of cool our jets on this and get some reasonable discussion going," Luttrell said this week after the Memphis City Schools board set a December vote on surrendering the charter.
If the school board approves the resolution, voters would decide in March whether to dissolve the city school system and turn over all public education to Shelby County's system.
Pickler's push to get special school district status for Shelby County has the support of Republican suburban legislators.
Luttrell has not endorsed the special district maneuver, saying he needs more information. Luttrell added that Pickler has never suggested to him that county schools want to be granted taxing authority.
On school funding, Luttrell indicated during his campaign for mayor this summer that he preferred a single-source process that would relieve Memphis taxpayers of double-taxation for paying for education in city and county taxes.
Luttrell hedged on that earlier this week, saying he needs a clearer picture of what single-source school funding for the two systems would look like.
Wharton is calling for more discussion while warning that the backdoor consolidation could create other issues that would be harmful to the city and its children. He stresses that a compromise should involve both sides.
"You can't have a one-sided cease-fire," Wharton said. "If it's going to be a stand-down, it needs to be a mutual stand-down."
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:05:19 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests. Halyn Hunt, 14, said a 3-year-old English Bulldog named HurricaneMore >>
A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests.More >>
Click here to see how much you would take home depending on which state you bought your winning lottery ticket in. BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games likeMore >>
Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games like Powerball every week. We wonder what the odds actually are that you'll choose the winning combinations. WAFB's Keitha Nelson talks with an expert on numbers.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:25:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide AMBER Alert for a Georgia girl believed to be abducted by her father. The TBI believes they may travel through Tennessee on their wayMore >>
The 2-year-girl who was the center of a multi-state AMBER Alert was found safe at Southand Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:26:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene of a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road. According to reports, two children were ejected from a vehicle and two others are missing.AMore >>
Five people were taken to the hospital after a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:53 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:53:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player. Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday. RutherfordMore >>
A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>