Friday, March 7 2014 8:45 PM EST2014-03-08 01:45:53 GMT
(WMC – TV) – The Germantown school board is meeting on Friday to consider rescinding a tuition hike for non-residents. On Monday, the board voted to charge $200 per year to non-Germantown residents.More >>
The Germantown school board is meeting on Friday to consider rescinding a tuition hike for non-residents.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:30 PM EST2014-03-08 00:30:12 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police Department now describes Thursday night's shooting at Oak Court Mall as a "conventional shooting." The initial calls described the possibility of an "active shooter," which isMore >>
Memphis Police Department now describes Thursday night's shooting at Oak Court Mall as a "conventional shooting." The initial calls described the possibility of an "active shooter," which is a law enforcement term that MPD specifically prepared for at the mall.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-03-08 00:22:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Memphis police believe the shooter from Thursday's Oak Court Mall incident is still on the loose. Shortly after the shooting Thursday evening, officers stopped a car they thought was connectedMore >>
Thursday's shooting at Oak Court mall started with an argument over a previous gang shooting and a stolen shirt, according to witnesses cited in a Memphis Police Department incident report.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:14 PM EST2014-03-08 00:14:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It has been almost two weeks since 13-year-old Cartrial Robertson was shot dead by his 15-year-old friend. But photos on the boy's Facebook page paints a different picture. His family says andMore >>
It has been almost two weeks since 13-year-old Cartrial Robertson was shot dead by his 15-year-old friend.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:49 PM EST2014-03-07 23:49:50 GMT
(WMC-TV) - MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.Action News 5's Anna Marie HartmanMore >>
MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.More >>
WESTMINSTER, CO (KCTV) -
Authorities in Colorado have arrested a 17-year-old Colorado resident in connection with the abduction and slaying of Jessica Ridgeway.
Police were searching Wednesday night for part of Jessica's remains underneath the suspect's family home. Police have said Jessica's body was "not intact" when the remains were found in an open park area Oct. 10.
Austin Reed Sigg is employed at Arapahoe Community College and lived near Jessica. Prosecutors plan to file numerous charges against Sigg, including two counts of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and charges related to an attempted kidnapping of a jogger in May.
Because of his age, a U.S. Supreme Court decision means Sigg cannot face the death penalty. This has disappointed Jessica's paternal family, who live in Independence, MO.
"I think it's all I've got within me not to just want to just burn him, and I mean burn him," Jessica's great-grandmother, Donna Moss, said Wednesday evening. "I meant literally lit him on fire. Send him to hell in a blaze of glory."
She said she has to fight the rage she feels and she knows as a Christian she should forgive.
"I'm really angry and really hurt this person has done this," she said.
Moss also fears a second person was involved, citing Sigg's surprising young age.
"My heart just goes out to his mother because I can't understand how it would have to feel to be the mother of a monster like him," Moss said.
Jessica's father, Jeremy Bryant, did not speak but was present when his grandmother and other family members spoke to the media Wednesday evening. Moss said Bryant is having a difficult time dealing with his daughter's death and is naturally experiencing overwhelming anger.
"You just take it one day at a time," she said.
Kathy Moss, Bryant's aunt, said she and Bryant wish they could take vengeance themselves.
"Let me have at him. Let me have at him and I will take care of justice myself. That's how he feels and that's how a lot of people feel," Kathy Moss said. "They need to make sure he never gets loose."
Sigg's mother, Mindy Sigg, told The Associated Press that her son turned himself in.
"I made the phone call, and he turned himself in. That's all I have to say," said Mindy Sigg, before she broke down in tears and hung up.
Her son also is accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogger. He was taken into custody at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Jessica's family was notified Wednesday morning about the arrest.
"I am pleased to announce today that I believe we have taken a significant step toward justice for Jessica," Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk said. "We hope and pray that this arrest gives them some measure of closure in dealing with this horrible tragedy and loss that they have suffered."
He said he hopes residents can rest "a little easier and maybe feel a little safer."
Birk said tips from the public were quite helpful to investigators. He said the public's support has given strength and encouragement to both investigators and Jessica's family.
Jessica's great-grandmother echoed this, saying how much the family appreciated that law enforcement officials tirelessly worked around the clock to find the culprit.
Law enforcement officials said they are limited on what they can say because a judge has sealed documents in the case.
Sigg will make his first court appearance Thursday. Denver media outlets reported he had recently placed second in a crime scene investigation contest. He also reportedly was interested in mortuary science.
Police are asking anyone who recognizes Sigg and can provide additional information to contact the authorities.
Before the news conference began, police announced the arrest via a news release.
"Law enforcement received the major break in the Jessica Ridgeway investigation they have been hoping for," according to a news release from the Westminster Police Department. "Late Tuesday evening, police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space. With this discovery, police are able to announce we have made an arrest in the Ridgeway murder investigation."
The 10-year-old girl disappeared Oct. 5 while making the 1,000-foot walk to her school. Her backpack and water bottle were later found, reportedly with her clothes, minus her socks, folded inside.
Colorado media outlets reported Wednesday night that Sigg confessed to forcing Jessica into his vehicle and strangling her. He allegedly told police where to find the remainder of her body.
Trash collectors discovered portions of her remains five days later in a rugged isolated area. Sigg reportedly lives close to this area.
After Jessica's remains were identified, grim-faced law enforcement officials said the search for Jessica had turned into a quest "for justice for Jessica."
Police have said she was abducted and a "predator" was loose in the community. Jessica's abduction and murder have been connected to the attempted Memorial Day weekend abduction of a 22-year-old jogger.
"Additionally, authorities will file charges against the attacker in the May 28, 2012, attempted abduction at Ketner Lake," the police statement said.
Moss had told KCTV5 on Tuesday that she was confident Jessica's killer will be caught and "the sooner, the better."
"Most of it has been mental stress. Not knowing where this person is and how long it's going to take before they catch him. But they will catch him, I'm sure of that," Moss said.
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Thursday, March 6 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-06 16:52:13 GMT
The Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours. Officials say the calls started aroundMore >>
The Emergency Communications Center in Nashville says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours.More >>
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 >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:04 AM EST2014-03-07 11:04:46 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation. A witness on the scene told Action NewsMore >>
A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation.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 >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:15 AM EST2014-03-07 15:15:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport. Frontier Airlines is the latest to land at MEMMore >>
Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport.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 7:57 PM EST2014-03-07 00:57:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 uncovered shocking new details about the man accused of murder in connection with Holly Bobo's disappearance. A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams hasMore >>
A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams has a history of violent assaults against women, including one against his own mother.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-03-06 21:05:57 GMT
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm. Senator Keith Ingram ofMore >>
State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm.More >>