Friday, March 7 2014 5:26 AM EST2014-03-07 10:26:48 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 5:26 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 >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:36 PM EST2014-03-07 04:36:49 GMT
(WMC-TV) - HIGHLIGHTED SCORES: JD's Wings 2 Go, 5066 Navy Rd., Millington, TN, 97 on Feb. 27 Moe's Southwest Grill, 465 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN, 96 on Feb. 14 Nagasaki Restaurant, 3951More >>
Original hot wing sauces and a Navy man's work ethic put this spot in Millington, TN, right over the top!More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - The holiday lighting of Graceland is a Memphis tradition that attracts millions of visitors to relive the spirit of Christmas through Elvis' eyes.
Recreating this winter wonderland each year is no small task.
"We actually start decorating for the holidays right after Halloween, said Kevin Kern of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
It takes about two weeks to deck the halls at Graceland inside and out and most of what you see has been carefully preserved since Elvis himself spent Christmas in Memphis.
From the metallic trees that line the mansion, to the larger than life nativity scene, Elvis had everything was custom made for Graceland.
"He wanted to be sure and have a larger than life manger on the grounds of the front lawn of Graceland and so this dates back to the 60s," Kern said in reference to the famous manger Graceland manger scene.
The scene takes two and a half days to assemble.
Elvis used a 'Merry Christmas' message as the backdrop for his family Christmas card in the 1950s, but that's just the beginning of the story.
Elvis' 'Merry Christmas to all' decoration recently returned to Graceland. Elvis only used it for a couple of years in the 50s and then it disappeared, but more recently Graceland staff discovered it in a stable on the grounds.
"Now it has a new life here at Graceland greeting our visitors here through the holidays," Kern said.
This year, American Idol contestant Skylar Laine debuted her new single at Graceland and had the honor of flipping the switch to illuminate the mansion.
"Elvis is gonna be forever," Laine said. "I love hearing his songs they're so much fun there's so much passion behind them you hear it in his voice so it's gonna be forever."
Christmas with The King just might go on forever.
His Christmas album recently reached diamond status, the highest honor for record sales an artist can receive.
Like the lights of Graceland, Elvis still shines in the hearts of millions during the holidays.
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 >>