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, 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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