Friday, March 7 2014 5:29 AM EST2014-03-07 10:29:24 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Shelby County School District extended the General Choice Transfer process through Friday, March 21 to allow parents more time to look at their options for the 2014-2015 school year. This extensionMore >>
Shelby County School District extended the General Choice Transfer process through Friday, March 21 to allow parents more time to look at their options for the 2014-2015 school year.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:26 AM EST2014-03-07 10:26:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Parents living in unincorporated Shelby County learned Thursday night what schools their children could attend after six new municipal school districts form next year. "We purchased our homeMore >>
Parents living in unincorporated Shelby County learned Thursday night what schools their children could attend after six new municipal school districts form next year.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:26 AM EST2014-03-07 10:26:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Shelby County Schools announced during a media briefing Wednesday that its budget is about $227 million less than last year as a result of the formation of the municipal districts. SuperintendentMore >>
Shelby County Schools announced during a media briefing Wednesday that its budget is about $227 million less than last year as a result of the formation of the municipal districts.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:56 AM EST2014-03-07 09:56:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Police are responding to a shooting call at the Oak Court Mall in East Memphis. Action News 5 is working to learn more. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the latest. Get the latest from Action NewsMore >>
A shooting sent security guards running through the Oak Court Mall during the dinner hour Thursday evening. Witnesses say the guards told everyone to get inside a store and take cover.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:48 PM EST2014-03-07 04:48:03 GMT
It's been a season of learning for the youthful University of Memphis Women's basketball team. But their effort has Not gone unnoticed. Sophomore guard Ariel Hearn is named to the AAC's first team All-Conference,More >>
It's been a season of learning for the youthful University of Memphis Women's basketball team.More >>
WESTMINSTER, CO (KCTV) -
Authorities in Colorado have been unable to identify a body found in the search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, police said Thursday afternoon.
"We appreciate the media recognizing that from the helicopter you have footage of the body showing that it is not intact," Westminster Police Department's Trevor Materasso said. "This is extending the length of time it is taking for the investigation to positively identify who that body is."
In a tweet, Westminster police said Friday morning that a positive identification won't come until late Friday. Police have previously said this is "due to the condition of the body."
"We are expecting that sometime tomorrow we will be able to hold a press conference with the agency heads. That information will then be released at that time tomorrow," Materasso said during a Thursday news conference.
Many in the Westminster area are wearing the color purple or purple ribbons on Friday in a show of solidarity for Jessica. Purple is her favorite color.
This comes as the search of the area continues by hundreds of law enforcement officials. Materasso asked residents to continue to report tips to 303-658-4336.
Materasso took no questions and spoke for a minute and 20 seconds.
ABC News has reported that investigators believe the body is that of Jessica.
Denver media outlets reported Thursday that the body had been dismembered and did not appear to be that of an adult. One media outlet said the body had been hacked up and the scene was "gruesome."
The body was reportedly discovered Wednesday evening near an abandoned mining shack on the Pattridge Park open space in Arvada.
"At this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway," Materasso said Wednesday night.
He said Westminster and Arvada detectives, along with others, continue to work the crime scene.
FBI spokesman Dave Joly described the type of person that authorities are seeking. Joly said investigators are assuming this is a man who likely lives in the area.
He asked residents to keep a close eye out for anyone who has had since Friday unusual changes in their behavior or have made changes to their physical appearance such as shaving a moustache.
Jessica was last seen Friday morning as she left her home to go to school. She never made it school.
Police have cleared her parents as suspects. Jessica lives with her mother. Her father, Jeremy Bryant, lives in Independence, MO, along with his grandmother. A vigil was held in Independence on Wednesday night.
Bryant traveled from Independence to Colorado this week. He made an emotional plea on Wednesday for the safe return of his daughter.
Her family in Independence told KCTV5 Wednesday that police alerted the family to the discovery of the body Tuesday night. However, they remain hopeful that the girl will be returned to her family safely.
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Thursday, March 6 2014 7:50 AM EST2014-03-06 12:50:29 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence. Along with various drug-related crimes, Adams has served in jail for a varietyMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:39 PM EST2014-03-06 03:39:53 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Traffic along Interstates 40 and 55 in Arkansas was still slow and go as of Wednesday evening. Some drivers are using alternative methods to ease their mind from standstill stress, like aMore >>
Traffic along Interstates 40 and 55 in Arkansas was still slow and go as of Wednesday evening.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:45 AM EST2014-03-06 09:45:02 GMT
(WMC-TV) - An indictment was handed down Wednesday of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder on Zachary Adams in connection to the disappearance of Holly Bobo.Watch the news conferenceMore >>
A grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday charging Zachary Adams with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder in connection with the three-year disappearance of Holly Bobo.
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:46 AM EST2014-03-06 09:46:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) - SCS announced all but 10 schools will be in session Thursday, March 6. Bus lots can now be accessed and power is restored to all schools. Ten schools, however, will remain closed because theMore >>
SCS announced all but 11 schools will be in session Thursday, March 6. Bus lots can now be accessed and power is restored to all schools.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.
Monday, February 17 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-02-17 20:39:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Millington police are investigating a homicide at Jones Orchard Sunday. According to investigators, the victim is a baby. Police are working at the orchard on Singleton Parkway. Action NewsMore >>
Millington investigators contacted Memphis Police Department crime scene investigators knowing they had been working a missing baby case since early January. More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 5:37 AM EST2014-03-06 10:37:53 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Police are searching for a person who killed a man in the 1700 block of Borden Drive, near Millbranch Road in Memphis. Neighbors tell Action News 5 they heard three loud gunshots around midnight.More >>
Police are searching for a person who killed a man in the 1700 block of Borden Drive, near Millbranch Road in Memphis.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:36 AM EST2014-03-05 11:36:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A family is pleading for help to bury a life gone too soon. Cartrail Robertson, 13, was shot and killed just days after his family says he surrendered his life to Christ. Cartrail was killedMore >>
A family is pleading for help to bury a life gone too soon. Cartrail Robertson, 13, was shot and killed just days after his family says he surrendered his life to Christ.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-03-06 22:41:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It's the photo seen around the world: Ellen Degeneres' Oscar selfie. More than two million people retweeted the photo of famous celebrities posed for a selfie Sunday night, and that sparkedMore >>
It's the photo seen around the world: Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-03-05 23:56:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A suspect was shot by police in the 700 block of Ledbetter Avenue in Memphis. We understand this happened while the Bartlett Police Department was serving a warrant. Officers from Memphis andMore >>
A man was shot by Bartlett police officers, who were serving a warrant on Ledbetter Avenue in Memphis, Wednesday morning.More >>