Friday, March 7 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-03-08 04:32:22 GMT
(WMC - TV) - Memphis police have issued an arrest warrant for Thursday's Oak Court Mall shooting suspect. Officer say Otis Reddic, 20, shot Theodis Pitchford in the stomach near The Loft store. As ofMore >>
Memphis police have issued an arrest warrant for Thursday's Oak Court Mall shooting suspect.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 11:26 PM EST2014-03-08 04:26:01 GMT
(WMC – TV) – The Germantown School board voted Friday night to rescind a tuition hike for non-residents. In a vote of 3 – 0, the board, without two members present, voted to rescind Monday's vote. TheMore >>
The Germantown School board voted Friday night to rescind a tuition hike for non-residentsMore >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:39 PM EST2014-03-08 03:39:37 GMT
(WMC – TV) – People in the Mid-South are starting a fight for a light after a Shelby County teacher was killed in a crash. Janice Washington was killed in a crash on her way work at Keystone ElementaryMore >>
People in the Mid-South are starting a fight for a light after a Shelby County teacher was killed in a crash.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 >>
ASHLAND CITY, TN (WSMV) -
An international animal protection organization is set to turn over evidence of an alleged dog fighting operation after removing 65 dogs from a property in Cheatham County on Saturday.
Officials with Animal Rescue Corps said the dogs found on Buckeye Road in Ashland City were mostly pit bull terriers and beagles, none with access to food or fresh water, and all requiring medical attention.
Now, ARC officials say they hope photos of abuse on the property will lead authorities to prosecute the owners of that land.
According to the rescuers, the Ashland City and Pleasant View fire departments discovered the animals when responding to a brush fire call at the address. The firefighters found the dogs chained at various places at the residence and called Cheatham County Animal Control.
One of the animals they found, nicknamed Honor, was apparently used as a breeding dog and had her teeth filed down so she would be non-aggressive. Now, volunteers are feeding Honor peanut butter because she can't chew.
ARC President Scotlund Haisley said his organization has photographs and physical evidence that proves the dogs were abused.
"As we've medically assessed the dogs, we will show they were wearing heavy chains," Haisley said.
Haisley said they also found nooses on the property as well as carcasses of dead animals.
"We believe this is the largest dog fighting rescue in Tennessee history," Haisley said. "The conditions Animal Rescue Corps found on this property are the worst I have ever seen at a dog fighting operation in my 22-year career in animal protection."
Animal control officials identified dog fighting equipment, such as a treadmill, fighting pen and a spring pole used for strengthening dogs' jaws.
This is the seventh time in only two years that ARC has been called to Tennessee due to a case of apparent animal abuse. Local animal rescue workers say that is because they are proactive about fighting abuse.
"We've had a great outreach of people who come to me and report abuse, and we look into it seriously," said Peg Petrelli, with ARC of Tennessee.
In the days following the Cheatham County rescue, many people have donated dog food for the animals, but volunteers say they could also use more straw for bedding, gift cards to buy pet supplies and food for the people who are helping the animals recover.
Most dogs will need extensive rehabilitation before adoptions begin.
Workers said the animals seem friendly to humans but are aggressive toward each other.
Everyone at the facility caring for the dogs says they will happy when the people responsible are put in jail.
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 >>