Saturday, May 22 2010 9:32 AM EDT2010-05-22 13:32:11 GMT
The suspects in a double shooting Thursday that left two West Memphis police officers dead were identified Friday by Arkansas State Police as Jerry Kane, 45, and his son Joseph, 16, both of Ohio.More >>
Friday, May 21 2010 5:40 PM EDT2010-05-21 22:40:48 GMT
This Tuesday, Action News 5 is partnering with Sun Trust Bank, The West Memphis Police Department, the West Memphis Wal-Mart, Clear Channel Radio, Citadel Radio, Entercom Radio and Flinn Radio for a Fallen Officers collection drive.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:48 PM EST2014-03-07 22:48:03 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police Department now describes Thursday night's shooting at Oak Court Mall as a "conventional shooting." The initial calls described the possibility of an "active shooter," which isMore >>
Memphis Police Department now describes Thursday night's shooting at Oak Court Mall as a "conventional shooting." The initial calls described the possibility of an "active shooter," which is a law enforcement term that MPD specifically prepared for at the mall.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-03-07 22:34:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.Action News 5's Anna Marie HartmanMore >>
MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-03-07 22:25:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Memphis police believe the shooter from Thursday's Oak Court Mall incident is still on the loose. Shortly after the shooting Thursday evening, officers stopped a car they thought was connectedMore >>
Thursday's shooting at Oak Court mall started with an argument over a previous gang shooting and a stolen shirt, according to witnesses cited in a Memphis Police Department incident report.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:25 PM EST2014-03-07 21:25:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - First Book Mid-South has, again, put books in the hands of young readers; this time the delivery numbered in the thousands. Title 1 Schools across Shelby County received a donation of 120,000More >>
First Book Mid-South has, again, put books in the hands of young readers; this time the delivery numbered in the thousands.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:21 PM EST2014-03-07 21:21:11 GMT
(CNN / WBBJ) - The family of the man charged in Holly Bobo's disappearance is shedding new light on the case. Zachary Adams' step-father says living with the now-accused killer was like a recurring nightmare.More >>
The family of the man charged in Holly Bobo's disappearance is shedding new light on the case.More >>
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WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - Two West Memphis police officers were shot and killed Thursday during a traffic stop along a busy cross-country interstate highway. The local sheriff and his chief deputy were wounded in a later shootout that left a pair of suspects dead.
Officers pulled over a white minivan with Ohio license plates while "running drug interdiction" on Interstate 40 in east Arkansas, said West Memphis Police Inspector Bert Shelton. Two men got out of the van with the assault rifles and opened fire on the officers, he said.
Sgt. Brandon Paudert, 39, the son of West Memphis' police chief, died at the scene and Officer Bill Evans, 38, died at a hospital, authorities said. Evans made the initial stop, and Paudert arrived moments later as backup, Assistant Police Chief Mike Allen said late Thursday.
"In what was probably only a few minutes, Officer Evans was shoved to the ground and the men in the minivan started shooting at both officers," Allen said.
Arkansas State Police spokesperson Bill Sadler said the suspects were armed with, "a long rifle and a handgun."
Additionally, Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby and a deputy, W. A. Wren, were shot and wounded. Both men were taken by helicopter to The MED.
According to Crittenden County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Tommy Martin, Busby was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Wren was shot multiple times in the stomach, and was listed in critical condition.
Officials said late Thursday evening that both men are expected to recover.
After the shootout, the Walmart was closed as law enforcement secured the area.
"I heard quite a few loud pops," Johnna Long, who was inside the Walmart with her 14-year-old son during the shootings, told The Associated Press.
At first, she thought something large had fallen from an upper shelf, she said. But she'd gotten a call a few minutes earlier about a police shooting, and made the connection. She then heard more pops and people screaming.
"I couldn't see what was going on," Long said, adding that she and other shoppers were confused because no one knew if the shootings would move inside the store.
Wal-Mart employees moved shoppers into the store's lawn-and-garden section and eventually told them they could get their cars if the vehicles were outside police tape cordoning off the shooting scene, she said. Long left without her sport utility vehicle. She returned about 6:30 p.m., but still wasn't allowed to get it.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said the killings were a reminder of the risks that police face.
"I have reached out to express my condolences to the entire West Memphis Police Department, including Sergeant Paudert's father, Chief Bob Paudert," Beebe said in a statement. "This is a loss shared by all Arkansans."
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-06 16:52:13 GMT
The Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours. Officials say the calls started aroundMore >>
The Emergency Communications Center in Nashville says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:50 AM EST2014-03-06 12:50:29 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence. Along with various drug-related crimes, Adams has served in jail for a varietyMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:04 AM EST2014-03-07 11:04:46 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation. A witness on the scene told Action NewsMore >>
A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation.More >>
Friday, May 18 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-05-18 23:17:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 1,000 Action News 5 Facebook fans are rallying around a mother who feels Facebook is discriminating against photos she posted on the social media network of her son. Grayson JamesMore >>
UPDATE: A Mid-South mother has been banned from Facebook for the photos she posted of her newborn son.
Monday, February 17 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-02-17 20:39:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Millington police are investigating a homicide at Jones Orchard Sunday. According to investigators, the victim is a baby. Police are working at the orchard on Singleton Parkway. Action NewsMore >>
Millington investigators contacted Memphis Police Department crime scene investigators knowing they had been working a missing baby case since early January. More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:15 AM EST2014-03-07 15:15:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport. Frontier Airlines is the latest to land at MEMMore >>
Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:45 AM EST2014-03-06 09:45:02 GMT
(WMC-TV) - An indictment was handed down Wednesday of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder on Zachary Adams in connection to the disappearance of Holly Bobo.Watch the news conferenceMore >>
A grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday charging Zachary Adams with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder in connection with the three-year disappearance of Holly Bobo.
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:57 PM EST2014-03-07 00:57:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 uncovered shocking new details about the man accused of murder in connection with Holly Bobo's disappearance. A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams hasMore >>
A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams has a history of violent assaults against women, including one against his own mother.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-03-06 21:05:57 GMT
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm. Senator Keith Ingram ofMore >>
State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm.More >>