Friday, March 7 2014 5:29 AM EST2014-03-07 10:29:24 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Shelby County School District extended the General Choice Transfer process through Friday, March 21 to allow parents more time to look at their options for the 2014-2015 school year. This extensionMore >>
Shelby County School District extended the General Choice Transfer process through Friday, March 21 to allow parents more time to look at their options for the 2014-2015 school year.More >>
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 >>
(WMC-TV) - Top stories are the most memorable and influential reports shared during the year, despite whether they are uplifting or tragic. If you are interested in seeing some of the most heartwarming stories of 2013 then you can click here.
Action News 5 chooses top stories that garnered the most website pageviews, created the most viewer attention, or had the most social media engagement. We are taking a poll because we want to hear what you think belongs in the Mid-South's tops stories of 2013 category. If your nomination is not in the poll then you can email it to email@example.com.
Two ricin arrests made in North Mississippi
An Elvis impersonator was originally arrested in connection to the letters that were mailed to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker. Both letters tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison that comes from castor beans. Investigators later dropped the charges against Paul Kevin Curtis. Authorities then arrested Everett Dutschke in the investigation of the ricin-laced letters. Dutchke was later indicted on five charges including making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon.
Attempted murder suspect's body found in bathtub of burned house
Medical crew killed in helicopter crash on way to pick up sick child
Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flite nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams were on their way to pick up a patient from a hospital in Bolivar when the helicopter went down near Somerville, TN. Everything was confined within an area of about 100 feet diameter in a wreckage path, according to the NTSB.
MPD's grant request reveals thousands of backlogged rape kits
The Memphis Police Department requested a $500,000 grant in August, which revealed more than 2,000 rape kits sat untested on shelves for decades. Weeks later the number of untested kits grew to more than 10,000. Toney Armstrong said in December that the exact number is 12,164. The police department is sending 400 kits a month for testing. The process will take at least two and a half years to clear up the thousands of kits.
All six municipalities choose to form school districts
Mississippi Supreme Court upholds open-carry gun law
Open-carry laws went into effect after the MS supreme court upheld the law in August. House Bill 2 was signed by the governor in 2012. It redefined the word concealed. Any citizen without a felony can openly carry a firearm as long as the weapon is fully or partially visible. Mississippians can carry firearms openly unless there is a sign prohibiting the guns.
TN Rep. Lois DeBerry dies after battling pancreatic cancer
Two sisters built a big empire to support their baby brother and other kids like him at St. Jude Children's Hospital. They did not do it by starting a lemonade stand or holding a bake sale but by going straight to the top. They took their presentation to the corporate level and raised thousands of dollars.
Recruiter accused of shooting commanding officers at National Guard Armory
Authorities arrested a Tennessee National Guard employee after he reportedly shot his commanding officers at the National Guard Armory in Millington. Before the shooting, Amos Patton's bosses had come to talk with him about administrative policies and procedures and to relieve him from duty because of "misconduct." According to the FBI, Patton went to his car in the midst of his meeting and retrieved government-issued gear to return it. When he came back to the meeting he had a fanny pack, which he previously did not have. He then took out a semi-automatic .380 pistol out. The guardsmen shouted "gun." Patton reportedly emptied his weapon and fired seven to 10 shots at his commanding officers. The officers jumped on Patton and wrestled him while managing to keep the gun down. Click here to read more.
Memphis City Council renames three confederate-themed parks
The Memphis City Council renamed Nathan Bedford Forrest Park and two other confederate-themed parks after protests from supporters of the existing names and from those who found them offensive. The statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on his horse sits in the park now named Health Sciences Park. Confederate Park downtown was changed to Memphis Park, and Jefferson Davis park also in downtown was renamed Mississippi River Park.
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 >>