Saturday, December 7 2013 4:56 PM EST2013-12-07 21:56:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Shelby County remains in a state of emergency Saturday evening. Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come. They say whenMore >>
Emergency management officials say they are keeping a close eye on conditions and fear the worst is yet to come.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 12:49 PM EST2013-12-07 17:49:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 6,000 MLGW customers are without power Friday afternoon. According to the MLGW map, there are 127 outages. If you have an emergency to report to MLGW, such as a downed power line,More >>
Thousands of customers were still without power as of Friday night, according to the MLGW power outage map.
Only about 200 people were without power Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:23 PM EST2013-12-07 04:23:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning. Public works crews laid sand and salt on bridges and overpasses all day Friday,More >>
Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South. There is a chance they will freeze early Saturday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:22 PM EST2013-12-07 04:22:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Fire Department is responding to a report of an overturned church bus in North Memphis. The accident happened at Jackson Avenue and Warford Street on an overpass. Action News 5More >>
A church van overturned on an slick overpass Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-12-07 04:21:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing. "Really don't like getting out in it but you gotta do what you gottaMore >>
Sometimes you are just hungry, and sometimes you just have to get out and get food no matter what the weather is doing.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Hostess, the company famous for Twinkies and Wonder Bread, announced it will apply for liquidation and close down for good.
Hostess employees went on strike last week after rejecting a contract offer that cut wages and benefits in September. Thursday, Hostess reportedly gave the workers a 4 p.m. deadline to end their protest.
The company says the strike hurt production, but the workers refused to leave the picket line. And today, the snack food company announced it will close for good.
That means more than 18,000 employees nationwide, and hundreds who work at the distribution center near President's Island in Memphis, face unemployment.
"I've been here 26 years I was within 2 years of getting my retirement," said Hostess employee Randy Golden.
"What's next for them is unemployment. File for unemployment look for other jobs until a new owner comes in and buys it and they get re-hired," said James Rivers, B.T.C.G.M Union.
Disgruntled Union Members say starting over may be the best thing for Hostess, if someone will buy the company and continue making their legendary snacks.
Hostess, which is based in Irving, Texas, said its stores will stay open for several days to sell remaining products. It will reportedly begin to close all operations as soon as Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving.
The news about Hostess is causing store shelves to sell out of its snack cake supply.
News of the company closing is trending online. Many say they will miss the soothing smell of freshly baked Wonder
Bread wafting through downtown Memphis. And on EBay, a box of 10 Twinkies has already hit $59.99.