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.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:21:05 GMT
Tracy Lynn Garner is being sentenced, Tuesday, in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to an Atlanta woman's death. Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberatedMore >>
Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberated for about five hours.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert Mahaffey of Brandon in the first weekend of the season.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:39:10 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
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