Monday, March 10 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:43:35 GMT
(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 >>
Monday, March 10 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:40:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Sue Ferrell's roof snapped right down the middle last week due to snow and ice buildup on top of her house located just outside of Covington, Tennessee. She's back in her house for now, butMore >>
A Covington woman's roof snapped right down the middle last week due to snow and ice buildup. Insurance adjusters say she cannot live in her home until it is repaired.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:37:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Two shooting victims were taken to The MED after showing up to a fire station Monday, according to officials. They were taken to the trauma center from the 4200 block of Overton Crossing inMore >>
Two shooting victims were taken to The MED after showing up to a fire station Monday, according to officials.More >>
(WMC-TV) - Two men have severe burns covering 80 to 100 percent of their bodies after a chemical explosion early this morning.
Several teams of investigators are at the site of the explosion working to figure out exactly what happened.
"It was loud, it was," said Sherita Miller, who lives four blocks away. "It shook me out of the bed. I actually thought maybe a plane had hit the house."
"It was fire falling out of the sky last night, it was like a nuclear bomb, you know," said Andrew Mason, who also lives nearby.
It took firefighters nearly two full hours to stabilize the scene, which was confined to one large building on the plant's property.
"There are pharmaceuticals that are made in that area," said Lt. Wayne Cook, Memphis Fire Department. "There was a transfer of the product from one customer to another. During the process of that transfer there was some sort of explosion."
Two employees were rushed to The MED in critical condition with burns covering 80 to 100 percent of their bodies.
Ten other employees on that shift at the time were not hurt.
Neighbors are concerned with what was spilled into the air.
"It was a red haze," said Miller. "If you saw it, it was like a fog out."
But Memphis firefighters say there is no danger to the community and no need for evacuation.
"I mean, that was horrifying," said Miller. "It scared us. It scared us, a lot."
Tennessee OSHA has a team on the scene investigating the explosion.
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.