Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-12-05 00:14:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - With a busy weekend ahead, and the threat of wintry weather in the air, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is keeping a close eye on the conditions. The Emergency Operations Center willMore >>
With a busy weekend ahead, and the threat of wintry weather in the air, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is keeping a close eye on the conditions.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:41 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Shelby County commissioner wants the district attorney to investigate Shelby County Schools following the release of a scathing audit revealing that $48.4 million in school equipment is missing. CommissionerMore >>
A Shelby County commissioner wants the district attorney to investigate Shelby County Schools following the release of a scathing audit revealing that $48.4 million in school equipment is missing.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:40 PM EST2013-12-04 22:40:44 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Thousands of runners will gather downtown this weekend to fill the streets with hope for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More than 20,000 people signed up for the 26.2-mile race course,More >>
Thousands of runners will gather downtown this weekend to fill the streets with hope for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-12-04 22:36:02 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The temperatures this week may feel unseasonably warm, but that is all going to change as cold air moves in Thursday. Colder air will set the stage for what could be an interesting weather weekend. OnMore >>
A major winter storm is sweeping across the nation and will impact the Action News 5 coverage area soon. Beginning Thursday evening much of the Mid-South will be under a Winter Storm Watch that will go through Friday.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:10 PM EST2013-12-04 21:10:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Some Germantown residents will notice their mail looking a little bit different Tuesday. A fire extinguisher burst at a post office, sending a white substance into the air, which ended up coveringMore >>
Some Germantown residents will notice their mail looking a little bit different Tuesday.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(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.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:31 AM EST2013-12-04 15:31:50 GMT
(WMC-TV) – According to the Olive Branch Police Department, a 6-year-old was hit by a car while running to meet the school bus, Wednesday morning. This happened at Fox Hunt Drive and Alexander Road, nearMore >>
According to the Olive Branch Police Department, a 6-year-old was hit by a car while running to meet the school bus, Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:52 AM EST2013-12-04 10:52:56 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The Memphis Fire Department was called to a late night fire at what once was the River City Barbeque restaurant in South Memphis. The building located in 3400 block of Cazassa, has been vacantMore >>
he Memphis Fire Department was called to a late night fire at what once was the River City Barbeque restaurant in South Memphis.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-12-04 11:02:45 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A man was critically shot in a South Memphis residential area Monday, according to preliminary information from Memphis police. Police responded to 345 South Parkway East around 7:30 p.m.More >>
A robbery victim has died one day after being shot and Memphis police need the public's help finding three suspected gunmen.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-04 04:31:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A mother and four children escaped a dramatic fire along Interstate 40 partially because of a passing motorist. That motorist happens to be an undercover DEA agent, and he believes it was moreMore >>
A mother and four children escaped a dramatic fire along Interstate 40 partially because of a passing motorist.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-12-04 04:57:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis police responded to Minglewood Hall on Madison Avenue in Midtown after receiving a shooting call. Dispatch said they have a wounding outside in the parking area of the building. TheMore >>
Memphis police responded to Minglewood Hall on Madison Avenue in Midtown after receiving a shooting call Tuesday. When arriving on the scene, officers found someone was stabbed in the finger.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 6:01 AM EST2013-12-02 11:01:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The father of an unborn child is under arrest after police say he shot the woman carrying his baby. Jonathan Turner, 32, was arrested Friday, accused of shooting a woman several times as sheMore >>
The father of an unborn child is under arrest after police say he shot the woman carrying his baby.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:35 PM EST2013-12-04 17:35:11 GMT
(KSDK) - Not many of us can say we have saved a life, but 9-year-old Emily Ogle of Roxana, Illinois did just that earlier this week. "Well, I was just sitting there eating my lunch and then I looked overMore >>
Not many of us can ever boast of saving a life, but 9-year-old Emily Ogle of Roxana, Illinois did so earlier this week.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-12-04 04:07:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Police responded to two separate, critical shootings Tuesday afternoon. Officers found a man shot at 273 Carpenter Street near East Memphis shortly before 5:30 p.m. In a separate, unrelatedMore >>
Police responded to two separate, critical shootings Tuesday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-03 22:52:08 GMT
Eleanor Turner passed away in a hospice facility early Friday morning. While her son and daughter were debating whether to tell Eleanor's husband Frank, another phone call came. Frank Turner passedMore >>
In the Sunday edition of the Charlotte Observer, Page 7 B, you find a story of a love so true, even death didn't part them for long.More >>