Tuesday, August 13 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-08-14 02:55:18 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Family and friends grieve the loss of a beloved nurse. David Santucci was murdered early Monday morning while walking home on South Main in downtown Memphis. David Santucci's mother is stillMore >>
Family and friends grieve the loss of a beloved nurse. David Santucci was murdered early Monday morning while walking home on South Main in downtown Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, August 13 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-08-13 20:33:24 GMT
(WMC-TV) -Three people are in custody in connection with an early Monday morning homicide. The deadly shooting happened a little before 2 a.m. in the 200 block of South Main in Memphis. Memphis PoliceMore >>
Three people are charged with murder-related charges following an early morning shooting that left one person dead downtown. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday at 275 South Main.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Kindness is taking over the city of Memphis and beyond as many Mid-Southerners are paying it forward in honor of a young nurse
The murder of David Santucci sent shock waves through many in the community after he was killed on South Main. Many people were afraid and angry including his friends, but they decided to turn fear on its face.
"The movement's just been insane how people have responded," said friend Justin Hurley.
Hurley and Drew Fryman wanted to remember their friend David Santucci in a way that testified to how he lived his life. So Fryman called Hurley with the perfect plan to pay it forward.
"What if we leave a really big tip for somebody and just leave a little message about David?" said Hurley recalling the start of the campaign. "I jumped onboard immediately, I thought it was just a great idea."
First stop was Chili's in Cordova.
"We left a pretty sizable tip on a pretty small tab," said Hurley."We did the same thing at another restaurant."
"I guess just seeing how far it's spread from our core group of friends to people who know people, who know people, who know us kind of thing ... It's pretty cool," said Fryman.
Santucci, 27, had just begun a nursing career with Methodist Hospital when he was shot and killed almost four weeks ago in downtown Memphis.
For these childhood friends there was an immediate desire for revenge. But they changed their focus and decided to pay it forward after seeing forgiveness from Santucci's Mom.
"It's kind of selfish of us to sit there and say man, 'I really want to be face to face with these guys' And then [the mom] sit there and say, 'I' ll be face to face with them and forgive them and tell them that Jesus loves them," said Fryman.
Hurley says paying it forward by doing something as small as buying a cup of coffee for someone is a great way to honor Santucci.
To learn more about the campaign and donate, click here.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:15:18 GMT
The body of an unidentified man was found inside an 18 wheeler, Tuesday night. It happened at the weigh station on Interstate 20 westbound in Warren County. The State Highway Patrol and Warren CountyMore >>
MDOT enforcement officers went to check out a suspicious vehicle that had not moved all day. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:22:41 GMT
As this Youtube video shows, on July 17, the Ohio-based pro-life group Created Equal demonstrated in front of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, located in Jackson. They were given the go-ahead from policeMore >>
A pro-life group called Created Equal plans to file a Temporary Restraining Order against the city of Jackson this week, and a lawsuit might follow. It's due to what can be seen in a Youtube video from July 17.More >>