Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A surveillance camera that can hear and react? It isn't science fiction, it is reality in Memphis.
A few cameras are already watching and listening to what happens on Memphis' streets, but are not yet integrated into operations. And more are coming soon.
A small restaurant that is tucked into the shadows of FedExForum is popular among the lunch crowd, and hungry hoops fans alike.
"Actually, we have our own little spot by ourselves, so it makes it even better," said Stacey Kerr, Lunchbox Eats. "So far, we haven't had any problems. I mean, we see some of the stuff on the news that might've happened in the surrounding area."
Lunchbox Eats sits in the general area where the Memphis Police Department is getting new surveillance cameras that have the technology to detect the sound of a gunshot.
As seen in a demonstration video from YouTube, the camera spins to the location of the gunshot in less than one second. It then charts that location on a map, theoretically capturing the shooter on camera immediately following the gunshot.
Two of the special cameras are already installed downtown, with 10 more coming soon to locations that are yet to be determined.
Each camera will feed directly into Memphis Police Department's real-time crime center, which is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Morris Parker owns and operates Tire Concierge Services, an errand service in town.
"Downtown Memphis is a great place," he said. "Has a lot of soul, a lot of background, a lot of history, and it's a great place to be."
Parker is in support of anything that fosters a safe environment downtown.
"I think it's something that's good. It would be beneficial to the community," he said.
At Lunchbox Eats, everything has a school house theme. Better crime-fighting tools? Well, that's just elementary.
"I believe with those cameras it would just make it a lot easier for everybody, you know, tourists and people who live in the area feel a lot safer," agreed Kerr.
The cameras are not cheap, but MPD says they have not cost taxpayers a dime. The new cameras were paid for with grant money.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>