Friday, December 6 2013 4:05 PM EST2013-12-06 21:05:18 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 >>
More than 6,000 MLGW customers are without power as of 3:00 p.m. Friday.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:12 PM EST2013-12-06 18:12:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. issued a state of emergency for Shelby County as a result of icy conditions on the roads. In addition to Shelby County, a state of emergency was issued for TennesseeMore >>
Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. issued a state of emergency for Shelby County as a result of icy conditions on the roads.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:31 PM EST2013-12-06 17:31:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - AAA is offering advice for drivers who must go out in the wintry weather conditions. Precipitation and cold temperatures can cause ice to form, especially on bridges. Here are some tips toMore >>
AAA is offering advice for drivers who must go out in the wintry weather conditions.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 10:29 AM EST2013-12-06 15:29:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning will be in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas. A mix of freezing rain and sleet will begin Friday morningMore >>
As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning is in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC TV) - Love on the Internet was a trap for a father with Alzheimer's Disease.
Douglas Butler's 80-year-old father, confused by dementia, lost his life savings -- more than $2 million -- to a woman he met online.
"If she could think of a lie to tell my Dad about why she needed money, she told it," Butler said.
"She told him she needed the money for breast cancer surgery, purchase a vehicle to fix up her home and also pay off debt to leave her job and be with him," said U.S. Postal Inspector Amy Kerkof.
Postal inspectors began tracking bank records and found the suspect, Shea Saenger, was spending the money on a new house, new equipment for her family farm and additional land.
Butler's father was so deep into his dementia, he didn't even know he was a victim. Inspectors eventually arrested Saenger. She was convicted and sent to prison.
"We are working on getting funds back to the victim," said Kerkof. "The farm equipment and land and other assets are being liquidated so they can pay for his medical care."