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(WMC-TV) On Monday, the Tennessee Senate passed a bipartisan bill by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) that will help reformed former felons find employment and lead lives as productive members of society.More >>
On Monday, the Tennessee Senate passed a bipartisan bill by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) that will help reformed, former felons find employment and lead lives as productive members of society.More >>
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(WMC-TV) – Blight. It is a problem seen across the City of Memphis. Mayor A C Wharton is now asking for people like you to get involved in a city cleanup initiative. The city's appearance is a major talkingMore >>
Blight. It is a problem seen across the City of Memphis. Mayor A C Wharton is now asking for people like you to get involved in a city cleanup initiative.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Action News 5's Joe Birch was injured in a traffic accident in Midtown Tuesday night.
Joe's neck was broken, but according to his wife, Robin, his doctor says it is the best kind of break a patient can get.
The doctor also says there are no other tears or injuries.
Joe will not need surgery, but he will need time to recover and Robin tells us that she and his two sons will be taking good care of him.
"I feel really blessed that I didn't have a more severe injury. I could have really been seriously hurt. Thank goodness, even though this looks bad, it's not a critical injury," Joe told Ursula Madden Wednesday afternoon. "It is a neck injury, it will cause me to be on the sidelines for a little while. I'm going to be back as soon as they let me return to action."
When the accident happened, Joe was driving to a business on Union Avenue to mail a thank you gift. As he spoke with Ursula, he expressed his concern for the other driver involved in the accident.
"My heart goes out to the other young lady who was involved in this accident with me," he said. ""It was my decision that caused the accident and so I'm very concerned about the young woman."
Action News 5 viewers have been leaving well wishes and prayers on our Facebook page. He is overwhelmed by all of the support he has seen since the accident.
"This is really a great city in many ways. People in our community do have a warm heart and do really love each other despite the fact that we don't act like it sometimes," he said. "There's really strong evidence, just in this brief experience that happened just last evening, that people really do care about people in our community and that's what we really need to focus on."
Robin said that Joe had never been involved in a car accident before this one.
Leave your well wishes and thoughts for the Action News 5 anchor in the comments section below.
Monday, May 21 2012 10:10 AM EDT2012-05-21 14:10:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Facebook is apologizing to the mother who was temporarily banned from posting photos to the popular social networking site. Heather Walker spoke with Action News 5 after she was temporarilyMore >>
Facebook is apologizing to the mother who was temporarily banned from posting photos to the popular social networking site.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.