Friday, December 13 2013 12:02 AM EST2013-12-13 05:02:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - One person is dead after a CSX train accident in Haywood County, according to Brownsville police. Tennessee Highway Patrol is working the accident at Shaw Chapel Road. Stay with WMCTV.COMMore >>
A fatal train crash took the life of a family man.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-12-13 04:56:29 GMT
Will Furlong doesn't meet many strangers."I go to Walmart, and he high five's people, they say 'hey Will.' I don't even know who they are," says Will's Dad Morgan. So when he saw the chance to get upMore >>
Will Furlong doesn't meet many strangers. So when he saw the chance to get up close and personal with his favorite Grizzlies star, he took it.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:40 PM EST2013-12-13 04:40:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Two inmates attacked a Shelby County Corrections Deputy Thursday leaving him with a broken nose and a deep cut on his head. Deputy Stanley Jones remains in the hospital but is stable. MedicalMore >>
Two inmates attacked a Shelby County Corrections Deputy Thursday leaving him with a broken nose and a deep cut on his head.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-13 04:15:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Officials removed one of 52 so-called unsafe bus companies from the road in Memphis after a nationwide sting. The buses in GWC Enterprises' parking lot on Crump Road are curbed Thursday followingMore >>
Officials removed one of 52 so-called unsafe bus companies from the road in Memphis after a nationwide sting.More >>
Healthy choices in healthy portions, inside the place where the pastor used to live in Marion, AR -- it's Andy's Big Tip!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, December 12 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-12 23:29:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died. We understand he passed on Wednesday. Action News 5 is working on getting more informationMore >>
The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-12 04:27:21 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-12 04:31:23 GMT
A 5-year-old is making waves on the Internet, thanks to some signing she did for her deaf parents. A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days. It shows ClaireMore >>
A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-11 23:03:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case. Prosecutors say the little girl was beaten for anything and everything, especially as sheMore >>
A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:18 AM EST2013-12-12 10:18:49 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail. Donell Johnson, 20, is all smiles in this mug shot, but he is facing more time after his second arrest onMore >>
A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-12 00:19:40 GMT
After University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed two field goals and one was blocked in the Iron Bowl he received threatening messages on social media. Foster's teammates and many Alabama studentsMore >>
Former President George W. Bush sent an encouraging letter to University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster who received backlash and threats after the Iron Bowl.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:40 AM EST2013-12-12 10:40:23 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt when he was dancing with her. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse andMore >>
A Memphis couple is on trial for punishing a little girl. Officers say they beat her with paddles.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:53 AM EST2013-12-12 15:53:27 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels comingMore >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels coming into the stadium and was trying not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." Thamsanqa Jantjie also said he has been violent in the past.