Friday, March 7 2014 5:30 AM EST2014-03-07 10:30:20 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 5:29 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 10:26:11 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 >>
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(WMC-TV) – Another woman claiming to be a mistress of Joe Caronna took the stand in his trial Tuesday.
Becky Black said she had an affair with Caronna for 10 years. But she ended up working with police, secretly taping the suspect as he tried to woo her mere months after his wife Tina's murder.
"You are my description of love," Joe is revealed to have said on the secret recordings. "I mean, nothing is important without you."
The recordings were made less than five months after Tina Caronna was murdered.
Becky Black met Joe Caronna at church in 1999.
"We were in Sunday school class and he was a Sunday school teacher," Black testified.
Black and Caronna carried on the affair after Tina was murdered. Black cooperated with Bartlett police and wore a wire in an attempt to collect evidence.
Here is an excerpt from one of the recordings played in court:
"Black: I just kept thinking that maybe you might've done that for me thinking that was the only way you could get me. Caronna: I didn't do it. When I say I would do anything for you I mean I wouldn't do something like that. Caronna: I didn't do anything. I had nothing to do with it. You know you can't listen to other people. You gotta follow your heart."
Joe never confessed to Black.
Instead, for more than 20 minutes, he tried to get her to leave her husband for him.
"Caronna: Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I've loved you more than I've ever loved anybody.
Caronna: Because I already know.
Black: Know what?
Caronna: You're what I want. You're why I've always wanted. I would never get rid of you, okay."
The state rested its case shortly after Becky Black's testimony.
Following the testimony of Caronna's longtime girlfriend, his attorneys presented his defense in court.
Contrary to the state's theory, Pat Turner, a friend of the Caronna's, testified that Tina was expecting to close on a new house the Monday after she disappeared.
"She said they had cashed an insurance policy and they were expecting those funds would be used for the closing of the house which she understood to be taking place the following Monday," Turner testified.
The defense also called Joe's sister to the witness stand.
"It was the most traumatic event of my life," Gina Caronna said describing what it was like to view Tina's body with her brother.
She said he seemed devastated.
"He collapsed basically. We got a chair and put him in it. We were all just in complete shock. Just utter and complete shock," said Gina.
Defense attorneys can call as many as two dozen witnesses after the state called close to 40.
On Monday, the state put a federal convict on the stand who claimed Joe confessed to the murders while they shared a holding cell. The defense will try to impeach him as a liar.
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 >>