Sunday, December 8 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-08 23:47:26 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area. For tow truck drivers like Champ Halam, closing business was not an optionMore >>
It was a busy weekend for tow truck drivers as cars slid out of control on roadways when winter weather hit the area.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-08 23:29:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - In Arkansas, electric crews are working overtime to restore power to Entergy Arkansas, Inc. customers. More than 1,000 people were in the dark at the peak of the storm in Poinsett County andMore >>
Electric crews are working overtime to restore power in Memphis and parts of Arkansas.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-08 23:05:55 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A second round of winter weather moving into the Mid-South caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County. The icy conditions caused multiple accidents overnight on I-385More >>
A second round of winter weather caused ice to form on roads, bridges, and overpasses in Shelby County overnight.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:39 AM EST2013-12-08 15:39:36 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >>
A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning.More >>
Sunday, December 8 2013 12:30 AM EST2013-12-08 05:30:07 GMT
(WMC - TV) - On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub. "Today is his birthday, he got killed on his birthday," said Linda Vaughn about herMore >>
On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Memphis firefighters went door to door Thursday looking for anyone living in dangerous situations because of the heat.
Just south of Central Avenue in Orange Mound, a team of firefighters looked for elderly residents who might be in danger because of the heat.
"We don't want people sitting up in hot houses and dying because the government is not taking care of them," said Battalion Chief Cordell Cooper, of the Memphis Fire Department.
There have been a number of heat related deaths in Memphis over the years and that's why Verlene Sellers thinks it's a good idea for firefighters to check on the elderly.
Sellers, an Orange Mound resident, said that many of her elderly neighbors are scared their utility bills will skyrocket if they use their air conditioners.
As they went door to door, firefighters looked to see if elderly residents had air conditioners and were keeping cool.
Residents were also told about MATA's citywide plan to provide free transportation for residents who want to go the various city cooling centers.
Firefighters also told elderly residents about free fans and other cooling services available.
The firefighters didn't just check on the elderly though. They also checked on Memphians with special needs and disabilities.
Cooper said he and other firefighters are happy to help anyone who needs assistance.
Sellers has lived on her street for about 30 years and she's concerned about neighbors who are vulnerable to hot weather because she knows that not all of them have air conditioners.