Monday, March 4 2013 11:22 AM EST2013-03-04 16:22:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The family of Marco McMillian, the recently murdered Clarksdale, Mississippi, mayoral candidate, is speaking out. In a newly released statement, they're sharing what they know about how he died. TheMore >>
In a newly released statement, the family of Marco McMillian, the murdered mayoral candidate, is sharing what they know about how he died. More >>
Thursday, February 28 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-02-28 21:17:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Only on 5, the other driver in a crash involving a dead North Mississippi candidate's car reveals for the first time what he saw that day. The driver said he had no idea that this car crashMore >>
Only on 5, the other driver in a crash involving a dead North Mississippi candidate's car reveals for the first time what he saw that day.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 10:19 PM EST2013-02-28 03:19:19 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Marco McMillian interacted with brothers around the world as a past international executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. That included past president of the Memphis alumni chapter. "HeMore >>
Marco McMillian interacted with brothers around the world as a past international executive director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.More >>
Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:16 AM EST2013-02-27 16:16:54 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The search for a missing Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate will resume Wednesday morning. More >>
The search for a missing Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate will resume Wednesday morning. Marco McMillian, 34, went missing after his car was involved in an accident near the Coahoma-Tallahatchie County line, Tuesday. More >>
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(WMC-TV) - The body found Wednesday morning in Coahoma County is now confirmed to be that of Marco McMillian, 34. McMillian was a mayoral candidate in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Police began searching for McMillian after his car was involved in an accident that sent two people to the hospital.
His body was found about 10 to 15 miles west of Clarksdale at 9 a.m.
The Coahoma County Sheriff's Office said it does have a suspect in custody, but it will not confirm nor deny if it is the person who was driving McMillian's car when it crashed Tuesday.
The person driving McMillain's car was flown to Memphis, and at some point authorities received information that the mayoral candidate might be in danger, prompting the search.
Friends, family, and church members are stunned by his death.
"When you see potential in this young man and so much that he had to bring to Coahoma County, of course, you're going to ask, 'Why?'" said Gale Moore.
Moore says McMillian will still make a difference in Clarksdale, even though he is gone. He helped the RSVP Seniors Program get grant funding approved just two days before his death.
"The bad news started coming seemingly right after we knew we were going to be funded for this program," she said. "We're going to miss you [Marco McMillian], and we love you dearly."
McMillian's friends gathered Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to pray for his safety.
"I had just talked to him Monday of last week," said friend Keomi Scott. "We were all here, we were all rooting for him in the election for mayor and it's really hard."
"He was bringing more here for us here in Clarksdale with our youth, and everybody knew him," Catchings said.
Two of McMillian's challengers for the mayor's race were also at the vigil to show their support.
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.
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 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:49:38 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.