Monday, April 7 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-04-07 10:19:58 GMT
Several women off Memphis streets after prostitution sweepMore >>
Prostitution operations are conducted often in Memphis, and likely in cities everywhere, but it is still disheartening for residents to hear that this type of business is going on right in their neighborhood.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Five suspected prostitutes are off the streets after an undercover sweep in a Memphis neighborhood. All five suspects are scheduled to go before a judge Monday.
After a proposition for sex and money, Tamara Sisson, Lisa Prejean, Zenekia Taylor, Christina Hickey, and Patti Newkirk were arrested. Each woman was charged with prostitution near a church or school.
This area of Tillman Street includes at least three churches and at least one school.
WMC Action News 5 spoke to a mother who lives in the neighborhood who says she's concerned about Memphis police's priorities.
She says officers can do more to clean up her part of town.
"They are actually worried about more traffic tickets, than what is going on in this neighborhood," Tremika Pirtle said. "They burn the streets up and ride corner to corner and they stop the wrong people for the wrong things, when it's other stuff that's going on out here right in front of them that they shouldn't be doing."
All five women are due in court Monday and WMC Action News 5 will be tracking what happens in the courtroom.
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 >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:01:35 GMT
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor.More >>
Who wouldn't feel sorry for a man that stands in front of you, nearly in tears, and talks about how his wife died eight months ago during labor, his mother just died, and now he is a single father raising a newborn all alone.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:49:29 GMT
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened last night, while he was making an arrest, at the intersection of Forest Hill RoadMore >>
A Jackson police officer has been hospitalized after being attacked in south Jackson. The department says it happened Wednesday night, while he was making an arrest at the intersection of Forest Hill Road and Raymond Road.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:26:05 GMT
This is a news release from the office of Judge Hollis McGehee Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Circuit Court CourtroomMore >>
Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee said he will file a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran trial by the end of this week. 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.