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 6:18 PM EST2013-02-27 23:18:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A body has been found in the area where Coahoma County law enforcement have been searching for a missing man. Police have been searching the area for Marco McMillian, 34, who could not be locatedMore >>
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.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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:45:27 GMT
From LSU SportsHOOVER, Ala. – Second-ranked LSU (48-8) faces Alabama (33-24) at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.The game can be heard on the affiliatesMore >>
Second-ranked LSU faces Alabama at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT Wednesday in the SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:24:32 GMT
A simple glance at the box scores will tell you LSU's Rachele Fico pitched two games against UL-Lafayette this past weekend and lost them both. They were a pair of defeats that ended the Tigers' seasonMore >>
As Fico grunted and launched strikes to UL-Lafayette batters Saturday and Sunday afternoon, she knew her father's longtime battle with cancer was likely nearing an unhappy end.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:45:51 GMT
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.LSU Police say three suspects took the victim's wallet and phone during an armed robbery on April 27th.The robberyMore >>
Two people are wanted for questioning in connection with the use of a stolen credit card.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:43:45 GMT
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials. Baton Rouge attorney Cliff Ivey took one of hisMore >>
A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(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.
"He joined the fraternity around the same time I did, in 99," said Mario Brown.
Brown learned through an Action News 5 alert that the 34 year-old Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dead in a rural area of Coahoma County. McMillian had recently moved back.
"When I saw his picture I got really worried," said Brown. "I said I know this guy. And when I scrolled through the message saw that it was him."
A campaign spokesman told a Jackson, Mississippi newspaper that McMillian was openly gay and on the verge of even greater things.
"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Marco McMillian, one of the 1st viable openly LGBT candidates in Mississippi," tweeted The Victory Fund, which supports gay political candidates.
Action News 5 has also learned it was McMillian's relationship with a former president of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville that led to the president's firing in 2008. It happened after he was accused of paying McMillian an executive assistant's salary though he was working on a master's degree in Minnesota at the time.
Mario Brown said McMillian did far more good in his life and considers his potential the saddest loss of all.
"He was going to do some great things for Clarksdale and apparently it's a city that needs change and somebody like Marco, I know for sure, would have brought that change," said Brown.
We received a statement from the international president of Phi Beta Sigma in Washington, DC.
"Brother McMillian made an incredible difference in his community and in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity through his involvement during his brief time on earth," wrote Jimmy Hammock.