Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-05 04:43:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - With a busy weekend ahead, and the threat of wintry weather in the air, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is keeping a close eye on the conditions. The Emergency Operations Center willMore >>
With a busy weekend ahead, and the threat of wintry weather in the air, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is keeping a close eye on the conditions.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-05 04:35:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - You are invited to join Action News 5 behind the scenes for what has become an annual holiday tradition. For the fifth year, members of the Action News Five family will sing Christmas carolsMore >>
You are invited to join Action News 5 behind the scenes for what has become an annual holiday tradition.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:25 PM EST2013-12-05 04:25:14 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Imagine the number of people it would take to fill 10 FedExForum arenas. That is how many people the Mid-South Food Bank provides emergency food and assistance to each year. Out of the estimatedMore >>
Imagine the number of people it would take to fill 10 FedExForum arenas.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-12-05 04:22:45 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Some Germantown residents will notice their mail looking a little bit different Tuesday. A fire extinguisher burst at a post office, sending a white substance into the air, which ended up coveringMore >>
Some Germantown residents will notice their mail looking a little bit different Tuesday.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:58 PM EST2013-12-05 03:58:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A judge ruled the two teenagers accused of killing a contractor and father to be tried as adults. A murder victim's wife faced the suspect killers in a courtroom Wednesday. "Extremely difficultMore >>
A judge ruled the two teenagers accused of killing a contractor and father to be tried as adults.More >>
WEST MEMPHIS, AR -
By CHUCK BARTELS Associated Press Writer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A panicked driver who'd just witnessed two Arkansas officers shot during a traffic stop struggled as he described the gruesome scene to a 911 dispatcher, saying he was looking at a dead officer, according to tapes of the anguished calls released Friday.
"Oh my God! Oh (expletive)! Oh my God, please! Hello?" Vincent Brown said as he got out of his truck at an Interstate 40 exit where authorities believe the West Memphis officers were ambushed by an anti-government activist and his teenage son, who was armed with an AK-47.
The FedEx delivery truck driver's words became muffled before the dispatcher asked what he saw.
"His brains. He's dead, his brains is on..." Brown answered.
"This is an officer?" the dispatcher asked, and Brown replied: "Yes, yes."
Officers Brandon Paudert, 39, and Bill Evans, 38, were attacked after pulling over a white minivan around 11:30 a.m. on May 20 along the busy interstate in northeast Arkansas near Memphis, Tenn. The officers were trying to arrest Jerry Kane, who was traveling with his 16-year-old son, Joseph.
Brown said Jerry Kane pushed Evans down toward a ditch, where prosecutors believe Joseph Kane shot Evans before turning and shooting Paudert in the head.
Brown gave a detailed description of the van, including its license plate number, which helped law enforcement track down the vehicle within 90 minutes. Father and son were killed nearby during a shootout that injured two other officers in a crowded Walmart parking lot.
Jerry Kane, 45, of Forest, Ohio, traveled the country with his giving paid seminars in which he instructed people on how they supposedly could avoid paying their debts. Kane had declared himself "sovereign," which he claimed made him immune from U.S. laws. He didn't carry a driver's license, and said in a seminar posted online that he was willing to kill police officers.
He had been released from jail a month earlier in New Mexico, after being held on traffic violations.
Prosecutors said Friday that they released 911 call, along with recordings of other callers who reported officers being shot and seeing the van, to confirm what happened during the incident because misinformation is circulating on the Internet.
Video from Evan's patrol vehicle "closely matched the account of Vincent Brown," according to a state special agent's summary of the investigator, and brief footage caught by Paudert's camera showed Jerry Kane standing with Evans.
"The officers were victims," Prosecutor Mike Walden said Friday. He ruled previously that police were justified in shooting the Kanes.
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Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:49 PM EST2013-12-05 00:49:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) – According to the Olive Branch Police Department, a 6-year-old was hit by a car while running to meet the school bus, Wednesday morning. This happened at Fox Hunt Drive and Alexander Road, nearMore >>
According to the Olive Branch Police Department, a 6-year-old was hit by a car while running to meet the school bus, Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:52 AM EST2013-12-04 10:52:56 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The Memphis Fire Department was called to a late night fire at what once was the River City Barbeque restaurant in South Memphis. The building located in 3400 block of Cazassa, has been vacantMore >>
he Memphis Fire Department was called to a late night fire at what once was the River City Barbeque restaurant in South Memphis.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-12-04 11:02:45 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A man was critically shot in a South Memphis residential area Monday, according to preliminary information from Memphis police. Police responded to 345 South Parkway East around 7:30 p.m.More >>
A robbery victim has died one day after being shot and Memphis police need the public's help finding three suspected gunmen.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-04 04:31:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A mother and four children escaped a dramatic fire along Interstate 40 partially because of a passing motorist. That motorist happens to be an undercover DEA agent, and he believes it was moreMore >>
A mother and four children escaped a dramatic fire along Interstate 40 partially because of a passing motorist.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-12-04 04:57:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis police responded to Minglewood Hall on Madison Avenue in Midtown after receiving a shooting call. Dispatch said they have a wounding outside in the parking area of the building. TheMore >>
Memphis police responded to Minglewood Hall on Madison Avenue in Midtown after receiving a shooting call Tuesday. When arriving on the scene, officers found someone was stabbed in the finger.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 6:01 AM EST2013-12-02 11:01:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The father of an unborn child is under arrest after police say he shot the woman carrying his baby. Jonathan Turner, 32, was arrested Friday, accused of shooting a woman several times as sheMore >>
The father of an unborn child is under arrest after police say he shot the woman carrying his baby.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:35 PM EST2013-12-04 17:35:11 GMT
(KSDK) - Not many of us can say we have saved a life, but 9-year-old Emily Ogle of Roxana, Illinois did just that earlier this week. "Well, I was just sitting there eating my lunch and then I looked overMore >>
Not many of us can ever boast of saving a life, but 9-year-old Emily Ogle of Roxana, Illinois did so earlier this week.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-12-04 04:07:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Police responded to two separate, critical shootings Tuesday afternoon. Officers found a man shot at 273 Carpenter Street near East Memphis shortly before 5:30 p.m. In a separate, unrelatedMore >>
Police responded to two separate, critical shootings Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-03 22:52:08 GMT
Eleanor Turner passed away in a hospice facility early Friday morning. While her son and daughter were debating whether to tell Eleanor's husband Frank, another phone call came. Frank Turner passedMore >>
In the Sunday edition of the Charlotte Observer, Page 7 B, you find a story of a love so true, even death didn't part them for long.More >>