Friday, March 7 2014 8:45 PM EST2014-03-08 01:45:53 GMT
(WMC – TV) – The Germantown school board is meeting on Friday to consider rescinding a tuition hike for non-residents. On Monday, the board voted to charge $200 per year to non-Germantown residents.More >>
The Germantown school board is meeting on Friday to consider rescinding a tuition hike for non-residents.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 >>
Friday, March 7 2014 7:14 PM EST2014-03-08 00:14:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It has been almost two weeks since 13-year-old Cartrial Robertson was shot dead by his 15-year-old friend. But photos on the boy's Facebook page paints a different picture. His family says andMore >>
It has been almost two weeks since 13-year-old Cartrial Robertson was shot dead by his 15-year-old friend.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:49 PM EST2014-03-07 23:49:50 GMT
(WMC-TV) - MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.Action News 5's Anna Marie HartmanMore >>
MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Family, friends, colleagues, and community members gathered to pay their respects to MPD officer Martoiya Lang, who lost her life in the line of duty one week ago today.
The memorial service was at Hope Presbyterian Church, it lasted about two hours as choirs sang tributes and coworkers and public officials recalled Lang's service to the City of Memphis.
"Lang strived to be the best, she did not shy away from challenge - but instead, insisted on the biggest challenge," said the OCU team six commander Lt. Frank Winston.
Winston said that Lang will be remembered for her ethics and her dedication to her girls.
"She left four children, including a newborn - when she went to work for the last time a week ago today. Those children are ours now," said Mayor A C Wharton during the service.
Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong stepped up to the podium and thanked law enforcement officers who traveled near and far to join in solidarity.
"You now understand the devastating loss an officer can have not just in the enforcement, but on the entire city," said Armstrong.
Armstrong said calls and emails of sympathy and concern are still pouring into the department.
Along with sharing that President Obama mentioned Lang's shooting recently in a national address, he said Lang's death has touched the lives of Memphians and communities around the world.
Armstrong shared that he went to visit with Lang's mother the night of the shooting.
"I visited to offer her comfort, but the roles were soon reversed...she said "I'm not trying to make sense of it, I'm not confused, she returned to God, and I'm glad I had 32 years with her,'" said Armstrong.
That evening, Armstrong said he went home and was greeted by his own daughter, and that is when it hit him the hardest that Lang's four daughters would never have the opportunity to kiss their mother again.
"She woke up December 14, just as she's done before - and kissed her girls goodbye," said Armstrong.
Armstrong said that Lang could have opted out of the assignment, because the risk was too great and she had children. But he said Lang was dedicated to the oath she took along with every other officer.
"She was an elite officer, a fighter to the end," said Lang.
Armstrong assured Lang's daughters that their mother did not die in vain.
"She is now, and will forever remain our 'shero.' Thank you for the nine years of dedication," said Armstrong
Armstrong also asked for a round of applause for officer William Vrooman, and wished him a speedy recovery.
After the service ended, there was a procession to the Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery.
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 >>