Saturday, May 18 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:26:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter. Cedric Mims, 17, and AllenMore >>
Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:19:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Grizzlies will begin its series against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday afternoon. Tickets for the first game in the series at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon. Playoff ticketsMore >>
Tickets for the first game in the series against the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:44:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit. In the South Main Arts District today MCS unveiled the multimedia exhibit titled "I teach. I am...an Irreplaceable." TheMore >>
Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:52 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Hurricane is home.The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.MAS is reviewing video footage to see who turned the dog in.The dogMore >>
The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Timothy Pollard and his family started waiting in line for Grizzlies tickets at five Saturday morning. "10 of us, a bunch of us with sandwiches and food because we had already made a plan thatMore >>
Some Grizzlies fans are deterred by the higher cost of playoff tickets.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A spokesperson for Shelby County Schools said Friday if there is a city and county school merger, the system hopes its current superintendent, John Aitken, will stay on.
But some county school board commissioners say an effort to keep him on board could result in hundreds of thousands of wasted taxpayer dollars.
Aitken is under contract as Shelby County Schools superintendent until 2013, and Shelby County Schools board commissioner Mike Wissman hopes he'll stick around longer.
"As Shelby County schools is concerned, we're happy with Mr. Aitken," Wissman said.
Wissman has proposed extending Aitken's contract until 2015 to ensure stability in the event of a city and county school merger.
"What this contract will do will provide that a superintendent is in place when that transition team occurs, you know, through the two and a half years through the Norris bill," Wissman said.
Aitken's current contract includes a $190,000 per year salary and a 5 percent annual increase. It also includes a clause that says the county would have to pay him one year's salary if he's forced out by a state education planning commission.
Wissman is proposing extending that buy-out to two years, which would cost nearly $400,000.
County board commissioner Diane George wonders why the district would risk the added expense.
"Everything is so unknown right now, and we're spending money, and I think good business leaders would look at this and say, 'Why are spending money when we know the outcome of anything?'" she said.
Wissman argues it could ultimately save county taxpayers money if the MCS charter surrender is approved by city voters, by locking Aitken into one of the lowest superintendent salaries in the state. And if the county has to hire a new superintendent, candidates will ask for a much higher salary to run the largest school district in the state.
"As much turmoil as we've got going on right now, I don't think either system could afford that," he said.
The Shelby County Schools board is expected to vote on extending Aitken's contract at their meeting next Thursday.
Friday, May 17 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:05:19 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests. Halyn Hunt, 14, said a 3-year-old English Bulldog named HurricaneMore >>
A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests.More >>
Click here to see how much you would take home depending on which state you bought your winning lottery ticket in. BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games likeMore >>
Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games like Powerball every week. We wonder what the odds actually are that you'll choose the winning combinations. WAFB's Keitha Nelson talks with an expert on numbers.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:25:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide AMBER Alert for a Georgia girl believed to be abducted by her father. The TBI believes they may travel through Tennessee on their wayMore >>
The 2-year-girl who was the center of a multi-state AMBER Alert was found safe at Southand Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:26:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene of a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road. According to reports, two children were ejected from a vehicle and two others are missing.AMore >>
Five people were taken to the hospital after a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road.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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:53 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:53:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player. Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday. RutherfordMore >>
A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>