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Union leader takes crack at crime victim due to benefit cuts 8/1/2014 3:57 am UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two young men were violently attacked in downtown Memphis. Carol Furr’s son told police the men opened his mouth, laid him on the curb and then stomped on the back of his head. “Hi
School bus drivers say strike is possible before first day of class 8/1/2014 3:24 am UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ed Houston is one of the unionized bus drivers for local 984.  He said many of his union’s  men and women have been carrying kids to school for 30 or 40 years with the former Memph
Student drugged, robbed, beaten after 'pink drink' on Beale 8/1/2014 3:23 am UTC
An Oklahoma college student was drugged, robbed, and beaten during a weekend trip to Memphis.
Sheriff: 4-year-old nearly dies from abuse in McNairy County 8/1/2014 3:23 am UTC
A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused nearly to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn.
Former homeless families lose everything in fire 8/1/2014 3:21 am UTC
A fire at the Bent Tree Apartments Wednesday afternoon left two former homeless families displaced and needing help.
Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine 8/1/2014 3:15 am UTC
A 14-year Memphis benchmark for Ethiopian food is Andy Wise's High Score of the Week!
National Civil Rights Museum Welcomes New President 8/1/2014 3:11 am UTC
After 16 years at the helm, National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson is stepping down. Stepping into her shoes will be Terri Freeman, who brings nearly 20 years experience running a
SCS Bus Drivers May Strike If Agreement Not Reached On First Day Of School 8/1/2014 3:11 am UTC
The first day of school is Monday. But some drivers might not be heading to work due to them not being able to reach a fair agreement with Durham School Services, the transportation provider for st
Clinic Proves School Sports Still Possible With Heart Condition 8/1/2014 3:06 am UTC
Sports physicals for student athletes are often routine.
Driver of stolen vehicle runs from police 8/1/2014 3:06 am UTC
During a traffic stop, a driver fled from police into a wooded area in Frayser.
Ole Miss breaks ground on new hoops arena 8/1/2014 3:04 am UTC
Rebels ready to get started on state of the art basketball home.
Grizzlies make a number of hires for basketball staff 8/1/2014 2:59 am UTC
The Grizzlies hire new faces and move others to new places.
“The Big Bang Theory” delayed by contract negotiations 8/1/2014 2:28 am UTC
The stars of The Big Bang Theory can't reach a contract agreement with the network.
Shelby Co. School Bus Drivers Threaten Strike 8/1/2014 1:50 am UTC
A possible major roadblock for the start of school. School bus drivers in Shelby County are threatening to strike on the first day of class.
Cardinals deal Craig for Lackey 8/1/2014 1:12 am UTC
Change of address forms were in high demand as the Major League Baseball trading deadline drew to a close Thursday.
2 Ebola Patients Returning To U.S. 8/1/2014 1:00 am UTC
The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected
Nine schools handing out clear backpacks to prevent weapons in the classroom 7/31/2014 11:28 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools is trying something new this year: giving kids at nine elementary schools clear backpacks to carry at school. Officials say it’s for safety reasons to help sp
Jurors in Maurice Brown murder trial confronted with photos of 3-year-old’s body 7/31/2014 11:19 pm UTC
Friday was an emotional day in court as jurors in the Maurice Brown murder trial saw pictures of his 3-year-old son who was found dead in a dumpster.
Shelby Co. Sees Spike In Legionnaires' Disease Cases 7/31/2014 11:17 pm UTC
More cases of legionnaires' disease are being reported in Memphis and Shelby County. In fact, the number of reported cases this year has more than tripled compared to last year.
Woman robbed at gunpoint in parking lot; police search for culprits 7/31/2014 11:09 pm UTC
The Stonegate apartment complex in Raleigh is gated, but that didn't stop two men from robbing a woman at gunpoint in the parking lot.
Woman admits to dumping trash after police reveal surveillance footage 7/31/2014 11:05 pm UTC
After more than 30 years of people dumping trash in a Memphis neighborhood, neighbors say action is being taken.
Ripley police investigator charged with animal cruelty 7/31/2014 11:01 pm UTC
GATES, Tenn. — A Ripley police investigator was charged after horses he owns were found malnourished. Some of the neighbors who live in the area say the condition of the horses was so bad that they
Special rescue group arrives to help starving horses 7/31/2014 11:00 pm UTC
An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm.
A Better Mid-South: Giving your help to children 7/31/2014 10:53 pm UTC
Something very special is happening in the Mid-South Friday afternoon.
Woman arrested for attacking husband in front of their child 7/31/2014 10:49 pm UTC
A mother is behind bars, charged with attacking her husband in front of their child.
National Civil Rights Museum announces new leader 7/31/2014 10:46 pm UTC
Terri Lee Freeman, the new president of the National Civil Rights Museum, lays out vision for museum's future
Testimony continues in Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial 7/31/2014 10:46 pm UTC
The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment.
SUPERINTENDENTS WEEK: Milton Kuykendall with DeSoto County Schools talks about school year 7/31/2014 10:37 pm UTC
WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week talked with Milton Kuykendall, who is the superintendent of the largest school district in Mississippi, DeSoto County Schools.
SUPERINTENDENTS WEEK: David Stephens with Bartlett City Schools discusses new school year 7/31/2014 10:33 pm UTC
WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week continues with David Stephens from Bartlett City Schools.
Kellogg’s workers file EEOC complaints 7/31/2014 10:32 pm UTC
They say the Kellogg's work lock-out was racially based
Agricenter Home To Acres Of Crops And Research 7/31/2014 10:29 pm UTC
Agricenter International, a place that many drive by everyday without giving a second thought.
New NCRM President Steps In 7/31/2014 10:23 pm UTC
It’s a new era for the National Civil Rights Museum.
15-Year-Old Wiz Kid Begins Next Chapter As Grad Student 7/31/2014 10:21 pm UTC
When he was in the third grade, Arun Jambulapti got disgusted when his teacher was showing him how to set times on a clock.
Body found in I-55 Ark. ditch 7/31/2014 10:15 pm UTC
A body was found Thursday near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis.
Attorney: Mother of baby who tested positive to drugs needs help 7/31/2014 10:10 pm UTC
A mother arrested for reportedly giving birth to a baby, who tested positive for drugs, says she wanted help with her drug addiction, but she could not get it.
New NCRM president ready to step in place 7/31/2014 10:03 pm UTC
No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions.
Kellogg's Ordered To End 9 Month Lockout 7/31/2014 9:58 pm UTC
What began last October has ended in apparent triumph for a union local who stood their ground against the Kellogg’s company in Memphis.
No agreement could mean no bus drivers in back-to-school strike 7/31/2014 9:56 pm UTC
Students and parents are getting ready for the first day of school, but bus drivers could put the breaks on a smooth start with a potential strike in the works.
iCan Bike program uses bikes to teach independence 7/31/2014 9:53 pm UTC
iCan Bike" is a national program in which Memphis 25 campers are taking part
Hidden Cameras Catch Illegal Dumpers 7/31/2014 9:47 pm UTC
12 black bags of trash land a Shelby County woman behind bars.
Kellogg employees claim lockout was racially motivated 7/31/2014 9:47 pm UTC
Local BCTGM Union members will gather Thursday for a news conference to announce the filing of complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Bus Drivers Threaten Strike On First Day Of School 7/31/2014 9:28 pm UTC
The threat of a school bus driver strike looms as students prepare for the first day of classes.
Mom Of Baby Born Addicted To Drugs Awaits Judge's Decision 7/31/2014 9:24 pm UTC
New information in the case of the Memphis mother accused of giving birth to a drug-addicted baby.
Body Of Woman Found Along I-55 In Crittenden County 7/31/2014 9:15 pm UTC
The body of a woman was found along I-55 in Arkansas this morning. Arkansas State troopers say her body was in a ditch along a service road at the Jericho exit.
Wheelchair Bound Man Sues Clarksdale Police Department 7/31/2014 9:10 pm UTC
A wheelchair bound, North Mississippi man is suing the Clarksdale Police Department alleging police brutality.
Abused Horses Described As "Breathing Skeletons" 7/31/2014 9:03 pm UTC
Six severely abused horses were rescued Thursday from a property near Gates, Tennessee. Rescuers on scene described the animals as "breathing skeletons."
2 teens charged with first-degree murder in Rhodes Ave. shooting 7/31/2014 9:02 pm UTC
Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins.
MPD cruiser involved in early morning crash 7/31/2014 8:57 pm UTC
A Memphis Police Department car was involved in a crash that happened early Thursday morning.
Billboard: Friends don't let friends muffin top 7/31/2014 8:56 pm UTC
A plastic surgery center in Michigan is getting attention across the country for a billboard promoting its work.
Judge increases bail for mother whose newborn tested positive for drugs 7/31/2014 8:55 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge has upped the bail from $10,000 to $100,000 for the mother whose newborn baby tested positive for drugs. Jamillah Falls’ is the second case under a new Tennessee law crimin
Hernando Residents To Vote On 'Pennies For Parks' 7/31/2014 8:43 pm UTC
It could cost Hernando, Mississippi residents more to eat out this fall if voters approve a new "Pennies for Parks" tax.
Ark. Child Being Treated For Child Abuse Injuries 7/31/2014 8:41 pm UTC
We are following a developing story out of Arkansas tonight.
Germantown Schools ready for new challenge 7/31/2014 8:40 pm UTC
We continue our education series by introducing you to a municipal school district superintendent
Southaven Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect Next Week 7/31/2014 8:40 pm UTC
A smoking ban in Southaven, Mississippi is set to go into effect next week.
Fringe Festival coming to Oxford, Mississippi 7/31/2014 8:37 pm UTC
The event will feature all sorts of art, music and films
Kids start sno-cone business 7/31/2014 8:34 pm UTC
A couple of young entrepreneurs started off small and now their business is growing
Burning and dry eyes 7/31/2014 8:31 pm UTC
Dry eyes are one of the leading causes of visual problems in our community
Kitty council, cuddle commission: These animals want you to vote 7/31/2014 8:18 pm UTC
As the general election approaches, Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County launched a campaign featuring adoption candidates in need of a loving home.
MAS Confirms New Case Of Parvo 7/31/2014 8:08 pm UTC
The Memphis Animal Services announced on Thursday that another case of parvo has been discovered at the facility.
DA: Six Abused Horses Being Removed From Gates, Tenn. 7/31/2014 8:05 pm UTC
Six horses have been removed from Gates, TN and their owner charged with six counts of animal cruelty.
Police: Arkansas Man Tried To Mail Meth To Jail 7/31/2014 7:15 pm UTC
Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail.
No Injuries After Axe Flies Off Truck, Winds Up Lodged In Car's Windshield 7/31/2014 7:11 pm UTC
Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield.
U.S warns against travel to W. Africa due to Ebola 7/31/2014 6:53 pm UTC
There have been 1,201 cases of Ebola reported and 672 deaths
Child in critical condition due to child abuse 7/31/2014 6:44 pm UTC
The child was brought from McNairy County Thursday morning
Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday 7/31/2014 6:40 pm UTC
Monday marks the beginning of school here in Shelby County, and starting today Mid-South parents can rack up on supplies – with a discount. Both Arkansas and Tennessee will hold their sales tax hol
Child playing in car dies from heat 7/31/2014 6:19 pm UTC
Police are investigating, but they do not suspect any foul play
Two Teenagers Arrested In Connection With Shooting On Rhodes Ave. 7/31/2014 6:06 pm UTC
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with first degree murder in perpetration of a robbery and first degree murder in perpetration of a burglary.
Another Case Of Parvo Discovered At MAS 7/31/2014 5:51 pm UTC
For the second time in two months, a life-threatening virus leads to the shutdown of Memphis Animal Services.
Elvis Week 2014 Event Schedule 7/31/2014 2:03 pm UTC
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) has announced an exciting lineup of events for Elvis Week to be held at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis Is No.10 For Most Expensive City To Fly Out Of 7/31/2014 1:59 pm UTC
After a short break, Memphis is once again in the top 10 most expensive cities to fly out of in the U.S.
Child sex trafficking loop exposed; teen recalls being held captive 7/31/2014 12:06 pm UTC
A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.
Judge orders work for locked-out Kellogg employees in Memphis 7/31/2014 12:05 pm UTC
After a nine-month lockout in Memphis, a judge ordered Kellogg Company to put more than 200 people back to work within five days.
Are apps designed to protect debit cards a true safeguard? 7/31/2014 12:04 pm UTC
The apps prevent unwanted charges by letting users turn off their cards with a simple touch of the screen. But is a "remote control" for your cards a true safeguard to keeping your information prot
Teenage sisters in ICU after being hit by car 7/31/2014 12:02 pm UTC
Two teenage sisters are in the hospital after reportedly being struck by a car as they crossed the street Tuesday night in Memphis.
'Healthcare Assurance Plan' aims to help employees affected by city cuts 7/31/2014 12:02 pm UTC
A new plan to serve as a "safety net" for City of Memphis employees and retirees rolled out during Tuesday's council health care oversight committee meeting.
'Big brother' watches for illegally dumping 7/31/2014 11:44 am UTC
Shelby County installed new security cameras designed to catch people illegally dumping trash.
US Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law 7/31/2014 11:16 am UTC
Mississippi's governor and attorney general must decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that's keeping the state's only abortion clinic open.
Lee Co., MS Moves To New Emergency Radio System 7/31/2014 11:13 am UTC
Most emergency responders in Lee County are now on a new radio system.
Restaurant tax proposed would fund Hernando park improvements 7/31/2014 10:40 am UTC
People in Hernando, Miss. are at odds over a proposed restaurant tax that would fund park improvements.
Racial slur accusation used against Shelby Co. mayor in re-election campaign 7/31/2014 10:37 am UTC
Shelby County Democrats have dug up an 11-year-old audio clip to try and discredit Mayor Mark Luttrell.
2014 TCAP scores show improvements in SCS 7/31/2014 10:35 am UTC
Shelby County Schools performed better on the 2014 TCAP than the 2013 version.
Judge Orders Locked-Out Kellogg's Employees Back To Work 7/31/2014 3:31 am UTC
Locked out Kellogg's workers could be going back to work soon.
Judge Orders Locked Out Kellogg's Employees Back To Work 7/31/2014 3:12 am UTC
U.S. District Court Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays, Jr. has ordered parent company Kellogg to put its 220 locked-out workers at its Memphis cereal plant back to work.
Memphis firefighters investigate house fire 7/31/2014 3:12 am UTC
An investigation is underway to determine what caused an early Wednesday morning house fire.
SUPERTINTENDENTS WEEK: John Aitken with Collierville Schools discusses new school year 7/31/2014 3:11 am UTC
Collierville Schools Superintendent John Aitken joins WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week and talks about the biggest differences parents and students should expect this year.
New Dem Party Ad Takes Aim At Mayor Luttrell 7/31/2014 3:08 am UTC
A racial slur at the center of the Shelby County Democratic Party's latest radio advertisement has taken aim ar Republican County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning In Florida 7/31/2014 2:23 am UTC
Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease.
24 Firefighters Promoted At Special Ceremony 7/31/2014 2:16 am UTC
Twenty-four Memphis Firefighters were promoted Wednesday evening during a special ceremony at the Chester Anderson Training Academy.
Red Cross Fighting Significant Blood Donation Shortage 7/31/2014 1:53 am UTC
The Red Cross needs the public’s help donating blood to prevent an emergency situation. In the southern region, blood donations are down 23-percent from the shortfall they already expected.
SUPERTINTENDENTS WEEK: Dr. William Bibb talks about Tipton County Schools 7/31/2014 1:26 am UTC
WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week continues with Dr. William Bibb from Tipton County Schools discussing some changes parents and students should expect.
Two-car crash causes delay on I-240 at Millbranch Road 7/31/2014 1:22 am UTC
A two-car crash shut down a stretch of Interstate 240 eastbound at Millbranch Road.
Red Cross faces blood shortage; donations needed 7/31/2014 1:21 am UTC
Blood donations have been on the decline for the last 11 weeks. There are about 80,000 fewer donations. The Red Cross needs eligible donors with types O negative, B negative, and A negative blood.
Kohl's asked to stop selling 'knock-off' Jack Daniel's shirt to teens 7/31/2014 1:19 am UTC
Could the big-box retailer Kohl's be selling a shirt inspired by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey to teen girls? 
Stranded Shelby Forrest Boater Rescued 7/31/2014 12:51 am UTC
An 80-year-old boater was rescued Wednesday evening by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and Memphis Police after he called to say he was stranded on a sandbar.
Crash takes rising Mississippi State freshman before his time 7/31/2014 12:28 am UTC
A promising athlete and upcoming college freshman died in a car crash on Monday.
QB Prescott, MSU Embrace SEC Expectations 7/31/2014 12:26 am UTC
Quarterback Dak Prescott's breakout sophomore season produced some impressive moments last fall, including 13 touchdown runs, 10 touchdown passes and a comeback win over a bitter in-state rival.
Arkansas Asks Judge To Keep Marriage Ban In Place 7/31/2014 12:20 am UTC
Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate state interest.
Co. commission works to curb residency controversy 7/31/2014 12:11 am UTC
The Shelby County Commission is working to curb the controversy surrounding residency rules for elected commissioners.
Crawford Among 5 To Oppose VA Overhaul Measure 7/30/2014 11:57 pm UTC
Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford is among five House members to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care, a vote that drew immediate criticis
Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead 7/30/2014 11:49 pm UTC
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority

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