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TBI: Tipton Co. Man Officially Charged In Domestic Homicide 9/23/2014 4:40 am UTC
Dwight Alston of Drummonds, who surrendered to the Tipton County Sheriff and questioned in the Sept. 20 homicide of his wife, was officially charged by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He is
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria 9/23/2014 4:37 am UTC
The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brut
Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case 9/23/2014 4:28 am UTC
Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a kn
Memphis Man Jailed For Alleged Attempted Rape 9/23/2014 4:20 am UTC
A North Memphis man was booked at the Shelby County jail for attempted rape after an incident Sunday involving a neighbor in his apartment complex, police said.
Memphian Indicted For Alleged Rape Of Stepdaughters 9/23/2014 4:12 am UTC
Sylvester Hayes III of Memphis has been indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on a laundry list of charges for allegedly raping his stepdaughters.
Winning Tigers Football Translates In Good Business 9/23/2014 4:06 am UTC
Saturday's big 36-17 win for Memphis over Middle Tennessee State in front of the largest crowd in eight years at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is translating into big expectations.
Minster Faces Rape And Sexual Battery Charges 9/23/2014 3:44 am UTC
A minister of a church in Olive Branch, Mississippi was arrested Monday evening.
Pedestrians at greater risk of death in poorer neighborhoods 9/23/2014 3:26 am UTC
City of Memphis making several streets safer for walkers
Memphis pastor hits the streets to fight crime 9/23/2014 3:19 am UTC
Just this weekend, there were robberies, carjackings, murders and shootings throughout the city.
Tigers LB wins weekly conference honor 9/23/2014 3:18 am UTC
Memphis' Tank Jakes has a game to remember.
Oakhaven students to protest over cell phone ban 9/23/2014 3:18 am UTC
The school board's policy is pretty clear concerning cell phones, but principals still have some discretion.
Father mauled to death by dogs 9/23/2014 3:16 am UTC
“He was chewed up pretty bad, marks all over him, left ear torn off, clothes torn off, shoes torn off."
Ole Miss vs. Alabama to air on News Channel 3 9/23/2014 3:15 am UTC
Rebels get main daytime slot vs. Tide.
Company Donates $25K Worth Of Sports Equipment To School 9/23/2014 3:13 am UTC
The Hamilton Middle School Wildcats have a lot to cheer about tonight. The football team has been sidelined for weeks because the school didn't have the safe equipment needed for
Horrified mom watches as son leads police on chase 9/23/2014 3:04 am UTC
Elizabeth Boyd says she was watching a police chase WMC Action News 5 when she got a huge shock.
Is your home safe? How to keep thieves away 9/23/2014 3:01 am UTC
Almost 800 homes are broken into every month in Memphis and you may be inviting thieves to yours.
U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against ISIS Inside Syria 9/23/2014 2:46 am UTC
Airstrikes against up to 20 ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to Pentagon officials. The operation marks the first time the U.S. has launched strikes in Syria, a
Soccer organization accuses Tipton County of taking land 9/23/2014 2:38 am UTC
The Brighton American Youth Soccer Organization says that Tipton County is breaching a lease agreement and taking back land intended for new soccer fields.
CANCEL City Watch: Endangered Adult Avila Thompson 9/23/2014 2:33 am UTC
UPDATE: Memphis Police have canceled the city watch for Avila Thompson. He has been found.
Arlington High Still Open Despite Threatening Message 9/23/2014 2:02 am UTC
An ominous message scrawled on a bathroom wall threatened students at Arlington High School on Monday but school officials made the call to keep school in session. Investigators with the Shelby Cou
U.S. begins airstrikes in Syria against ISIS 9/23/2014 1:37 am UTC
U.S. jets began airstrikes in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday
Shelby County Commission Assignments Remain In Limbo 9/23/2014 1:27 am UTC
Shelby County Commission assignments are still in limbo, after the commission failed to approve them on Monday afternoon. The newly formed commission vowed to work together, but it looks like it mi
Billion Dollar Steel Mill Brings Much Needed Boost To Ark. Delta 9/23/2014 1:23 am UTC
Thousands are being hired to build it, then hundreds will work there once complete.
Pilot Founder Jim Haslam In Traffic Accident 9/23/2014 1:19 am UTC
Pilot Flying J founder Jim Haslam, the father of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, has been involved in a three-car traffic accident in Knoxville.
FedEx Employees Help Build Habitat Homes During Care Week 9/23/2014 1:11 am UTC
A team from Federal Express spent the day working on a home for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. More than 100 volunteers helped build 50 new homes in the Uptown district of Memphis. FedEx
3 Arrested In New Albany Shooting 9/23/2014 12:50 am UTC
Three people have been arrested after an early morning shooting Sunday in New Albany, Miss., after police say an argument escalated between a woman and her boyfriend.
Outside Group Files Briefs In Miss. Senate Dispute 9/23/2014 12:39 am UTC
An Alabama group is filing legal arguments to support Chris McDaniel as he tries to overturn his Republican primary loss to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.
Groundbreaking for Big River Steel Mill in Osceola, hundreds of new jobs coming 9/23/2014 12:21 am UTC
Big River Steel announced in early 2013 it had chosen 1,400 acres off Highway 198 for its state-of-the-art mill and recycling facility.
No. 10 Mississippi Knows Tougher Tests Ahead 9/23/2014 12:17 am UTC
Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is certainly pleased his team is undefeated and has its highest national ranking since 2009. He's also well aware the Rebels haven't really accomplished anything yet.
Benton Co. Man Dies From Pit Bull Attack 9/23/2014 12:06 am UTC
A Benton County man died Sunday afternoon following a vicious attack just after midnight Saturday by a pack of pit bulls in Lamar, Miss. The dogs' owner has been charged with manslaughter.
Man charged with attempted rape 9/22/2014 11:43 pm UTC
He's accused of snatching a woman into his apartment and demanding sex.
Starbucks testing beer-flavored drink 9/22/2014 11:36 pm UTC
The beverage would not contain alcohol.
City to add new community compactors to clean up downtown 9/22/2014 11:36 pm UTC
The Downtown Memphis Commission anticipates the compactors will be in place by spring of 2015.
MPD: 27 calls about Hickory Hill nightclub this year 9/22/2014 11:35 pm UTC
One crime victim said there isn't sufficient security at Silver Spoon.
Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes wins AAC Defensive Player of the Week 9/22/2014 11:12 pm UTC
Memphis Tigers senior linebacker Tank Jakes racks up his second award in three weeks, this time winning the American Conference's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Tigers' 36-
Celebrating What Would Be Bishop Patterson's 75th Birthday 9/22/2014 11:10 pm UTC
He was a dynamic preacher under whose leadership the Church of God in Christ prospered and expanded to new heights worldwide. The widow of former presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson is staging a specia
Germantown man mauled by bear 9/22/2014 11:08 pm UTC
A Mid-South man is dead after he was attacked by a grizzly bear.
#WeAreMemphis video shares great things city has to offer 9/22/2014 10:53 pm UTC
(WMC) - After weeks of headlines about violence in Memphis, a local church decided to show what's great about the city. How many times have you heard someone complain about Memphis? People who love
Germantown Man Dies In Grizzly Bear Attack 9/22/2014 10:47 pm UTC
A Germantown man has died after he was attacked by a grizzly bear in Canada.
Grizzlies Once Again Rank In Top 5 In "Ultimate Standings" 9/22/2014 10:47 pm UTC
Memphis is being called the most underrated sports city in the country.
Neighbors blame parents for string of Orange Mound shootings 9/22/2014 10:44 pm UTC
People who live there say they're not pointing the blame at police -- they're pointing the blame at parents.
Is the city ignoring violent crime issue in Orange Mound? 9/22/2014 10:42 pm UTC
Several of this weekend's six shootings happened in Orange Mound, but locals say they aren't getting nearly as much attention as the Beale Street beating and the Kroger mob attack.
Parents want to know why Arlington School District kept silent about shooting threat 9/22/2014 10:37 pm UTC
Concerned parents say they should have been told even if the threat was a rumor
Wait continues for opening of downtown’s newest restaurant 9/22/2014 10:34 pm UTC
Sweetie Pie's hopes to open in November.
Vanderbilt suspends Memphis Native Brian Kimbrow indefinitely 9/22/2014 10:32 pm UTC
Vanderbilt has suspended running back Brian Kimbrow (East HS, Memphis) indefinitely for what Commodores coach Derek Mason described as "conduct detrimental to the team."The school announced Kimbrow
First Case Of Enterovirus D68 Confirmed In Arkansas 9/22/2014 10:31 pm UTC
The Arkansas Department of Health confirms the first case of the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in the state.
Feds order Panola bridges closed 9/22/2014 10:30 pm UTC
One Mid-South county says it’s got a problem, it doesn't have enough money to budget for.
Pyramid Showing Signs Of Change 9/22/2014 10:29 pm UTC
The Pyramid Arena in Memphis is showing signs of big changes.
Titans QB Locker hurt right wrist, has had MRI 9/22/2014 10:28 pm UTC
Titans quarterback Jake Locker hurt his wrist in Tennessee's loss to Cincinnati, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says Locker was sore enough at the end of the game the quarterback could barely grip the ball.
Children of man mauled, killed by pit bulls speak out 9/22/2014 10:27 pm UTC
A Mississippi man is dead after he was mauled by several pit bulls over the weekend.  The dogs' owner is charged with culpable negligent manslaughter in the man's death. The victim's children were
Travel restrictions lifted for Galilee owner 9/22/2014 10:13 pm UTC
Months after a Bartlett cemetery owner was arrested, families across Tennessee are still unable to visit their loved ones.
Cordova Man Convicted In Child Rape Case 9/22/2014 10:12 pm UTC
A Cordova man has been convicted of child rape and aggravated sexual battery involving a 9-year-girl.
Varsity donates football and cheer uniforms to Hamilton Middle School 9/22/2014 10:12 pm UTC
Weeks after WMC Action News 5 did a story on the football team having inadequate equipment, they finally scored thanks to a local company.
Sheriff confirms Panola gang disturbance 9/22/2014 10:10 pm UTC
The Panola County Sheriff confirms a shootout in rural Panola County over the weekend that killed two people was indeed gang-related.
Arlington Community Schools reports half of students absent after threat 9/22/2014 10:09 pm UTC
About 50 percent of students were absent from Arlington High School on Monday after a threatening message reportedly written on a wall was posted on social media.
Suspect's Brother Arrested In Bobo Case Appears In Court 9/22/2014 10:04 pm UTC
John Dylan Adams, the brother of Holly Bobo murder suspect Zachary Rye Adams who was arrested Thursday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, made his first appearance in a Decatur County courtr
Memphis Police Association Fighting For City Audit 9/22/2014 10:03 pm UTC
The Memphis Police Association is going back into the billboard business.
Chili's Will Donate Today's Profits To St. Jude 9/22/2014 9:50 pm UTC
You got your baby back baby back ribs?
Emergency kit cook-off 9/22/2014 9:37 pm UTC
September is National Preparedness Month
Local Charity Offers "Bouquets Of Hope" 9/22/2014 9:32 pm UTC
Some Bartlett nursing home patients are enjoying a bright and colorful surprise tonight.
Monday Weather Blog - Brian Basham 9/22/2014 9:30 pm UTC
How about this start to the Fall season? It really couldn't be any nicer. Unless we could do it again tomorrow.  And, we can!
Memphis City CAO: Health care discussion not over, pension fund needs $37M 9/22/2014 9:26 pm UTC
City CAO George Little says the financial adjustment to the vote will be challenging so far into the budget season.
Osceola Steel Mill Will Impact Mississippi Co. 9/22/2014 9:25 pm UTC
Often politicians can be accused of spewing too much hyperbole at groundbreaking ceremonies. But, in the case of touting the construction of $1.3 billion Big River Steel Mill facility in Osceola, o
2 West Nile Deaths In Lee and Coahoma Counties 9/22/2014 9:20 pm UTC
State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five.
A Better Mid-South: Students get involved in the community 9/22/2014 8:50 pm UTC
You may have heard of the brain drain going on here in Memphis and the Mid-South. That's where young people are getting high level degrees and then moving elsewhere in the country to find work.
Cordova Man Faces 37 Years for Sexually Assaulting Child 9/22/2014 8:49 pm UTC
A 35-year-old Cordova man is facing up to 37 years in prison man after he was convicted of child rape and aggravated sexual battery involving a nine-year-girl, Shelby County District Attorney Gener
Daily Meal Names Gus's Fried Chicken Best In America 9/22/2014 8:11 pm UTC
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken has just been voted the best fried chicken spot in the nation according to The Daily Meal.
Suspect in New Albany shooting arrested, kids found with him 9/22/2014 8:02 pm UTC
Police in North Mississippi arrested the man suspected of shooting someone and then taking off with an SUV full of children.
Computer technicians needed in Olive Branch area 9/22/2014 8:01 pm UTC
Staffmark is hoping to fill more than 100 position in the Olive Branch area. The company is looking for experienced computer repair technicians with a minimum of six months of hands-on experience.
Meet our Furry Friend, a 4-month-old puppy named Ian 9/22/2014 7:47 pm UTC
Ian is neutered and his adoption fee is $95.
“The Hungry Girl” makes eating healthy and delicious 9/22/2014 7:43 pm UTC
Lisa Lillien is the author of nine best-selling books, including her most recent, "The Hungry Girl Diet."
Humane Society holds holiday card contest for adopted pets 9/22/2014 7:40 pm UTC
The Human Society of Memphis and Shelby County (HSMSC) is giving your adopted pet the chance to be the star of its holiday card.
Legislative Group: Miss. Parole Board Faces Backlog 9/22/2014 7:38 pm UTC
A legislative watchdog group says some Mississippi inmates are not receiving parole hearings the first month they're eligible, and that's causing the state to spend extra money to keep them in pris
Groundbreaking Held For New Osceola Steel Mill 9/22/2014 7:24 pm UTC
Big River Steel LLC broke ground during a ceremony Monday morning for its new $1.3 billion steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, Arkansas.
35-year-old man convicted of rape involving a 9-year-old 9/22/2014 7:01 pm UTC
A Cordova man was convicted of child rape and aggravated sexual battery involving a 9-year-old girl, according to Shelby County DA Amy Weirich.
Councilwoman to hold summit to help curb crime 9/22/2014 6:58 pm UTC
In an effort to help curb crime, Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove is hosting a community summit.
Victim injured in early morning stabbing 9/22/2014 6:57 pm UTC
Memphis police are looking for the person who stabbed someone in the head early Monday morning.
What To Expect From FOX's New Show 'Gotham' 9/22/2014 4:35 pm UTC
It's time to go back to the beginning.
Candlelight Vigil Held To Honor Melania Cook 9/22/2014 4:10 pm UTC
Words from friends and family members of a woman who was shot and killed during a domestic dispute in Raleigh. They gathered for a vigil to honor her and raise awareness about the rise in domestic
Alaska Television Reporter Quits On-Air To Run Marijuana Business 9/22/2014 3:45 pm UTC
Reporters are expected to be honest and transparent, but this Alaskan reporter may have been a little too blunt.
Nationwide M&M Recall Issued: Some Chocolate Candies May Contain Peanut Butter 9/22/2014 2:53 pm UTC
Mars, Inc is recalling its MM™ theater 3.4 ounce box products, because boxes identified as milk chocolate could contain peanut butter.
Communities Work To Bring End To Youth Violence 9/22/2014 2:45 pm UTC
It's not just one church or group that's getting together, but several organizations, non-profits, Memphis Police and churches from different backgrounds and religions throughout the city are partn
No More MATA Shuttles For Grizzlies Games 9/22/2014 2:25 pm UTC
Some Grizzlies fans may be out of luck when it comes to getting to the game. Preseason for the Memphis Grizzlies is just weeks away, but some fans will need a new ride down to FedEx Forum. The MATA
16-Year-Old Shot In Midtown 9/22/2014 2:01 pm UTC
A 16-year-old is fighting for his life after being shot. It happened on Lamar Avenue in midtown about 7:45 Sunday night.
Accidental Shooting With BB Gun Kills Man 9/22/2014 1:58 pm UTC
A 20 year old man is dead, after being shot in the eye with a BB gun. His teenage friend is in jail charged with reckless homicide.
Bartlett cemetery owner to appear in court, families left with questions 9/22/2014 12:17 pm UTC
The owner of a Bartlett cemetery is scheduled to be in court Monday to answer allegations of corpse desecration.
SCSO confirms social media threat, has plan to keep students safe 9/22/2014 11:57 am UTC
A threat being shared on social media has the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on alert.
Germantown To Conduct Drug "Take-Back" Program 9/22/2014 11:20 am UTC
The City of Germantown is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration Tennessee District to conduct a prescription drug "Take-Back" program Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.
The AP Top 25 9/22/2014 9:12 am UTC
By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-
Hickory Hill shooting leaves at least one injured 9/22/2014 9:01 am UTC
One woman was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition after an early morning shooting at 6063 Mt. Moriah Road Extended.
BB gun accident takes life of former Germantown High School student 9/22/2014 8:52 am UTC
A 20-year-old male died Saturday evening from injuries sustained from accidental gunfire.
Shooting leaves one dead, neighbors fed up 9/22/2014 8:50 am UTC
It's been a violent 24 hours in Memphis and the Memphis Police Department is searching for several criminals responsible for a handful of deaths.
Memphis Burger Fest draws crowd, raises money 9/22/2014 8:49 am UTC
Hundreds of grillers came out on Sunday to try and prove that they made the best burger money can buy.
Teen Injured In Lamar Avenue Shooting 9/22/2014 2:31 am UTC
Memphis Police are investigating a shooting that injured a 16 year old in the 1600 block of Lamar just before 8:00 pm Sunday.
Bengals Drop Titans 33-7 9/22/2014 12:48 am UTC
The Tennessee Titans dropped to 1-2 after losing 33-7 in Cincinnati.
Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Dies In Car Crash 9/22/2014 12:46 am UTC
Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.
Shooting on Springwind Road leaves one dead 9/22/2014 12:14 am UTC
One man is dead after a shooting at 4216 Springwind Rd in the Hickory Hill neighborhood.
U.S. Gas Prices Fall, Extending Summer Decline 9/21/2014 8:34 pm UTC
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks.
2.5 Earthquake in East Tennessee 9/21/2014 8:32 pm UTC
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred in Monroe County Saturday night. According to WATE-TV the quake happened about three miles northeast of Sweetwater around 8 p.m.
Man Found Fatally Shot At Convenience Store 9/21/2014 7:13 pm UTC
Memphis Police are investigating a shooting at Mike's Express in the 3800 block of Macon Road. One victim was pronounced dead on the scene. A second male victim was found unresponsive who appeared

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