Friday, February 15 2013 11:34 AM EST2013-02-15 16:34:40 GMT
(WMC-TV) – District 9 Congressman Steve Cohen revealed he has a long lost daughter, and that she was the woman he tweeted from the State of the Union address. It was a tweet heard around the nation, evenMore >>
District 9 Congressman Steve Cohen revealed he has a long lost daughter, and that she was the woman he tweeted from the State of the Union address.More >>
Friday, February 15 2013 11:30 AM EST2013-02-15 16:30:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The marching ducks are a longtime tradition at Memphis' famous Peabody Hotel. It was one of the attractions Congressman Steve Cohen's daughter checked out on a recent trip. On January 8th,More >>
The marching ducks at the famous Peabody Hotel are a longtime tradition in Memphis. It was one of the attractions the woman Congressman Steve Cohen is now claiming as his daughter checked out on a recent trip to the Bluff City.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Congressman Steve Cohen confirms the model he was tweeting during the State of the Union address is his daughter.
Following the address, many of Cohen's constituents expressed concern over the fact that he was tweeting messages to the young woman during the president's important speech.
Cohen's office initially said she was the daughter of a longtime friend. But Thursday night, Cohen admitted he learned this woman was his daughter three years ago. This is the first time he publicly shared that information.
During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is seen peeking at his phone then putting it down to give President Obama a standing ovation.
Halfway through the address, around 8:30 p.m., Cohen sent a tweet to 24-year-old model Victoria Brink.
In one tweet, Cohen tells Brink, "pleased you are watching, ilu", which stands for 'I love you'.
In another, he says "nice to know you're watching the State of the Union. Happy Valentine's Day beautiful girl. ILU".
Cohen's tweets were the talk of his district this Valentine's Day.
"That goes to show you he had his mind on other things except the State of the Union," said Memphis resident Jerome Holloway.
Cohen deleted the tweets after he realized they were public and not a private direct message.
Many in his district feel his attention should have been focused on the president.
"Everybody carries a phone but it should have been off for something that important," added Holloway.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:30:06 GMT
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya ThompsonMore >>
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. The Gulfport girl was sexually assaulted and strangled in July. Alberto Julio Garcia is charged with capital murder in the case. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:15:59 GMT
A power outage has shut down a portion of downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi says that crews are on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Entergy's website shows that overMore >>
Entergy's website showed that over 400 people were without power in the downtown area on Friday.
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.
Friday, August 29 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:50:26 GMT
Special Judge Hollis McGehee has decided to dismiss an election challenge filed by Chris McDaniel..More >>
Special Judge Hollis McGehee has decided to dismiss an election challenge filed by Chris McDaniel. The judge announced his decision Friday in Gulfport, but that may not be the end to the legal battle between the two candidates.More >>
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