Friday, December 13 2013 6:20 AM EST2013-12-13 11:20:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Memphis police are on the scene of a possible shooting in the 3100 block of Beauchamp Drive, near Memphis International Airport. Action News 5 has a crew on the scene gathering details aboutMore >>
Memphis police are on the scene of a possible shooting in the 3100 block of Beauchamp Drive, near Memphis International Airport.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 6:03 AM EST2013-12-13 11:03:36 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A Memphis man was shot in an attempted robbery. Police say the suspect pulled a gun on the man in the 7100 block of Falls Hollow Cove just before midnight, Thursday night. This is near RiverdaleMore >>
A Memphis man was shot in an attempted robbery. Police say the suspect pulled a gun on the man in the 7100 block of Falls Hollow Cove just before midnight, Thursday night.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 5:29 AM EST2013-12-13 10:29:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Germantown is set to interview three candidates to head its Municipal School District and the public is invited. The prospects for superintendent are set to be interviewed next week and a schoolMore >>
Germantown is set to interview three candidates to head its Municipal School District and the public is invited.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 5:19 AM EST2013-12-13 10:19:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) – According to Shelby County Schools, John Aitken was selected as the superintendent for the Collierville Municipal School District. Collierville leaders say there is a contract on the table,More >>
According to Shelby County Schools, John Aitken was selected as the superintendent for the Collierville Municipal School District.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 12:02 AM EST2013-12-13 05:02:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - One person is dead after a CSX train accident in Haywood County, according to Brownsville police. Tennessee Highway Patrol is working the accident at Shaw Chapel Road. Stay with WMCTV.COMMore >>
A fatal train crash took the life of a family man.More >>
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Tierria McDaniel knew her husband had lost a daughter two years ago, but she never knew the mind-boggling details until her own infant son was at death's door due to alleged abuse.
"It was just killing me," Tierria McDaniel told KCTV5's Jeanene Kiesling exclusively. "It's two kids now. One is deceased and my son is on his deathbed. But he made it, so I am grateful for that. But at the same time, how did y'all let the first one get away?"
And she feared another baby would be harmed until her husband, Jamaal, was arrested earlier this week.
Jamaal L. McDaniel faces abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Jamirr McDaniel suffered a fracture to his left femur, old and new brain hemorrhaging and fractured ribs, according to court records.
This occurred in January when the baby was just 7 weeks old, but his father wasn't charged until this week. Jamirr is likely to have long-term brain injuries due to the abuse, his family says.
Jamirr and Tierra McDaniel's daughter have been placed in the custody of their great-aunt. Tierra McDaniel has visitations with them and she is fighting to get back custody.
She said she never imagined that the man she has known most of her life would intentionally hurt her baby. But while she was at work on her first day back from maternity leave, she said her husband let her know that he had nearly dropped their son while bathing him and had to grab him roughly.
She said she was concerned because of a prior similar incident. When she got home, she lifted his jumpsuit up and "his whole leg was purple."
She took photos and sent them to both her mother and mother in law, who advised her to get immediate medical attention. So she rushed her son to Children's Mercy Hospital where she got a double whammy.
"The hospital was telling me the story just didn't add up. And I was like, 'well, I figured that,'" she said.
Not only did doctors, nurses and social workers think her son had been abused by her husband, but she learned his daughter had died under questionable circumstances in 2011.
"In this little short time, your whole life is just flipped," she said.
She had been told that her husband's 4-month-old daughter had died of sudden infant death syndrome. And that is what the medical examiner's office had ruled.
But an autopsy showed something more sinister. The autopsy showed that Jamaal McDaniel's infant daughter had five broken bones in various stages of healing, which the medical examiner said was consistent with abuse. Those injuries are similar to those found on Jamirr.
According to court records obtained exclusively by KCTV5, the state's family services agency investigated Jamaal McDaniel and the mother of his daughter. After she got pregnant again and gave birth, their parental rights were terminated and the baby was taken into protective custody.
However, there is no indication that any charges were filed in the death of the girl.
After she learned that, Tierra McDaniel was relieved her son's injuries were discovered before he was dead. And she feared history would repeat itself.
"I just kept saying, 'he's going to go after another person with another baby.' I thought they were going to let it go. I was just happy they had him," she said.
KCTV5 has reached out to prosecutors, police officers and the state social service system to ask about the daughter's death, but no one has responded. We will keep you updated.
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Thursday, December 12 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-12 23:29:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died. We understand he passed on Wednesday. Action News 5 is working on getting more informationMore >>
The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-12 04:27:21 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-12 04:31:23 GMT
A 5-year-old is making waves on the Internet, thanks to some signing she did for her deaf parents. A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days. It shows ClaireMore >>
A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-11 23:03:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case. Prosecutors say the little girl was beaten for anything and everything, especially as sheMore >>
A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:18 AM EST2013-12-12 10:18:49 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail. Donell Johnson, 20, is all smiles in this mug shot, but he is facing more time after his second arrest onMore >>
A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-12 00:19:40 GMT
After University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed two field goals and one was blocked in the Iron Bowl he received threatening messages on social media. Foster's teammates and many Alabama studentsMore >>
Former President George W. Bush sent an encouraging letter to University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster who received backlash and threats after the Iron Bowl.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:40 AM EST2013-12-12 10:40:23 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt when he was dancing with her. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse andMore >>
A Memphis couple is on trial for punishing a little girl. Officers say they beat her with paddles.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:53 AM EST2013-12-12 15:53:27 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels comingMore >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels coming into the stadium and was trying not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." Thamsanqa Jantjie also said he has been violent in the past.