Educator of the Week Brandi Stroecker 9/1/2014 1:30 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Brandi Stroecker of Maxine Smith STEAM Academy has been named a Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week. Brandi teachers in the sixth grade STEM lab. She says she loves how students
Homeless Picnic & Cookout Underway 9/1/2014 1:29 pm UTC
A 27 year tradition started by Memphian Pat Carter gets underway this morning at Morris Park in Downtown Memphis.
Memphis Police Investigate Late Night Shooting 9/1/2014 1:20 pm UTC
Memphis Police are investigating a late night shooting in Whitehaven.
Suspected thief due in court Wednesday, pastor forgives him 9/1/2014 1:14 pm UTC
A Memphis man accused of burglarizing several churches will go to court this week.
Victim yet to be identified in S. Memphis shooting 9/1/2014 1:08 pm UTC
Police were called to the Lamar Express Coin-Op where they found a man shot to death around 1 p.m. Sunday.
19-year-old suspect charged with aggravated rape near U of M 9/1/2014 1:05 pm UTC
Memphis police arrested a man they believe raped a woman near the University of Memphis campus.
MFD responds to fire at Super 8 Motel 9/1/2014 1:04 pm UTC
A huge fire broke out at the Super 8 motel at 4060 Lamar Avenue Sunday afternoon.
Grizzlies waive Franklin 9/1/2014 12:59 pm UTC
The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Jamaal Franklin, the team announced on Sunday.
Disney Star Peyton List in Memphis for Delta Fair 9/1/2014 12:58 pm UTC
Teen star Peyton List is in Memphis to meet fans and sign autographs.
2 kids, 1 teen hit by cars on Sunday 9/1/2014 12:56 pm UTC
Two children and a teen were struck by cars on Sunday.
Suspected Country Squire rapist captured 9/1/2014 12:52 pm UTC
Memphis Police captured a man suspected of raping a woman at Country Squire Apartments.
Annual 'We Care' Homeless Cookout heads into 27th year 9/1/2014 12:50 pm UTC
Another annual Labor Day tradition will continue as the community gathers to give back to those who are less fortunate.
Violent day in Memphis leaves 1 dead, 2 critically injured 9/1/2014 12:46 pm UTC
There were two shootings in Memphis on Sunday that happened less than three miles apart.
12th Annual Chick-Fil-A 5K to be held Monday 9/1/2014 12:34 pm UTC
Thousands of runners are expected to lace up and participate in what's become a Labor Day tradition in Memphis.
Amber Alert issued for missing Jackson, Miss. girl 9/1/2014 12:29 pm UTC
Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.
Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues 9/1/2014 11:40 am UTC
A single funeral caused many.
Back To Back Shootings In Southeast Memphis Leave One Dead, Two Injured 9/1/2014 3:56 am UTC
Back to back shootings in southeast Memphis leave one dead and two injured.
Vols open 2014 with resounding win 9/1/2014 3:51 am UTC
Worley throws for 273 yards and 3 TD's in win over Utah State
Amber Alert Issued For Missing Teen In Jackson, MS 9/1/2014 3:35 am UTC
The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Sunday night for a Jackson teenager. Troopers say 17-year-old Katelyn Beard was taken from her home early Sunday morning.
Amber Alert for missing Mississippi teen 9/1/2014 3:03 am UTC
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Katelyn Beard, Dewayne Thompson or the vehicle call the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 1-855- 642-5378.
Grizzlies waive Franklin 9/1/2014 3:01 am UTC
Franklin's departure opens up a much needed roster spot for the Grizz
Stolen Truck Found In Arkansas River 9 Years Later 9/1/2014 2:59 am UTC
A stolen truck was found in the Arkansas River nine years after it went missing.
Amber Alert Issued For MS Teen 9/1/2014 2:54 am UTC
An Amber Alert has been issued for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.
Vols Thump Utah State In Season Opener 9/1/2014 2:42 am UTC
Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night.
Grizzlies Waive Jamaal Franklin 9/1/2014 2:40 am UTC
The Memphis Grizzlies have waived 2013 second round pick Jamaal Franklin.
City Council Will Meet To Discuss Retiree Benefits 9/1/2014 2:28 am UTC
Starting on Labor Day, city workers will shell out 24% more in health benefits.
Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya 9/1/2014 1:10 am UTC
An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomat
Widower’s beloved photos of wife returned 9/1/2014 1:04 am UTC
The camera was stolen after his house was broken into
Rape Suspect Behind Bars 9/1/2014 1:00 am UTC
Donald Gwiin is in custody after Memphis police say he forced a woman to preform oral sex before robbing her at gunpoint.
Man Charged With Aggravated Rape Due in Court Tuesday 8/31/2014 11:39 pm UTC
Memphis police arrest a man accused of raping a woman in the U of M area last night.
New County Commission sworn in 8/31/2014 11:23 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Commission has taken some heat on Informed Sources over the years. They’ve called the body everything from dysfunctional to a bunch of misfits. A new commission w
Cordova apartment rape suspect arrested 8/31/2014 11:21 pm UTC
Donald Gwiin is charged with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
Sumo Wrestlers Compete At Delta Fair 8/31/2014 10:29 pm UTC
Sumo wrestlers took the stage at the Delta Fair on Sunday.
Two people shot in East Memphis 8/31/2014 9:57 pm UTC
No suspects have been arrested at this time
Challenges mar start of school year 8/31/2014 9:39 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — From teachers threatening a sickout, to a restructuring at the central office, to a walkout by students down in Tunica, the school year seems to be getting off to a tumultuous star
Super 8 Damaged By Weekend Fire 8/31/2014 9:08 pm UTC
A one-alarm fire at the Super 8 Motel on Lamar and Winchester in Southeast Memphis closed part of Lamar and left many people without a place to stay on Sunday.
Dad Creates App To Keep Kids Out Of Hot Car 8/31/2014 8:46 pm UTC
A Tennessee father of three has created a smartphone app that reminds parents not to leave their children in a hot car.
State To Help Stock, Manage Amory Pond 8/31/2014 8:18 pm UTC
An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife.
Mississippi Child killed 8/31/2014 8:12 pm UTC
The Grand jury is expected to get the case of the suspect in a child's death.
Columbus Police-Body Cameras 8/31/2014 8:07 pm UTC
The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras for officers to begin wearing this fall.
Former Infantryman Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison 8/31/2014 8:03 pm UTC
In Clarksville, Tennessee, a former Army infantryman has been sentenced to 17 years For a home invasion.
Assistant Director Charged With Sex With Student 8/31/2014 7:47 pm UTC
An East Tennessee Band Director faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape.school duties.
Business Leaders Help Memphis High School Seniors 8/31/2014 7:41 pm UTC
Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.
Memphis Firemen Responding Motel 8 fire 8/31/2014 7:27 pm UTC
Memphis Firedepartment is responding to a 2 alarm fire at the Motel 8 in the 3000 block of Lamar at American Way.
New grocery store chain coming to the Mid-South 8/31/2014 7:26 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After years of a grocery store drought in the Memphis area, things are finally looking up for the consumer. A new chain is coming to town, others are expanding, and the wine refere
Memphis Police Responding To A Shooting Call 8/31/2014 7:19 pm UTC
Memphis Police are on the scene at the Lamar Express Coin Op Laundromat, 3088 Lamar between Semmes and Prescott where there has been an apparent shooting.
Housing Market Improving In Arkansas 8/31/2014 6:16 pm UTC
The housing market shows signs of improvement as home sales rise in Arkansas.
Fire destroys Southeast Memphis Hotel 8/31/2014 6:05 pm UTC
There is no word on what caused the fire that destroyed the Super-8 Hotel.
Man killed in laundromat shooting on Lamar Avenue 8/31/2014 5:55 pm UTC
"He gone now. He gone and I'll never see him no more," Edith Houston said.
Plastic bags banned in California 8/31/2014 5:36 pm UTC
The bill is now headed to the Governor's desk, and must be signed into law by September 30th.
Junk food does more than make you fat, and other studies you may have missed 8/31/2014 4:00 pm UTC
Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.
Police make arrest in Shady Grove burglary 8/31/2014 2:45 pm UTC
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man possibly connected to a robbery in East Memphis.
Beale Street cover charge prompts federal lawsuit 8/31/2014 2:28 pm UTC
Beale Street's new Saturday night cover charge policy is creating a lot of controversy, and one man is threatening to take it to court.
High 5: Mid-South resident celebrates 100th birthday 8/31/2014 2:10 pm UTC
A big High 5 goes to James Ora Hannah who turned 100 years old Saturday!
Rain doesn't stop Tiger tailgate 8/31/2014 2:01 pm UTC
The University of Memphis Tiger fans fought through the rain Saturday afternoon during tailgating and, lucky for them, it cleared up a bit.
Central's Class of 89 uses reunion to save lives 8/31/2014 1:53 pm UTC
A Memphis high school reunion was not only about the good times on Sunday, but it was also about saving lives.
Bid To End Dry Counties In Arkansas To Hit Ballot 8/31/2014 12:18 pm UTC
A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot.
People Rally At Ohio Wal-Mart Where Cops Shot Man 8/31/2014 10:16 am UTC
Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
Some Tenn. Schools Pass On Social Studies Books 8/31/2014 9:54 am UTC
A number of Tennessee school systems have decided not to purchase social studies textbooks, and instead rely on the Internet and digital resources.
Police Dept. In Mississippi To Wear Body Cameras 8/31/2014 7:27 am UTC
The police captain says the cameras will increase the department's ability to assess the validity of complaints with visual evidence.
Tigers win season opener for first time since ’04 8/31/2014 4:17 am UTC
The 63 points are 5th most in school history.
Bullies roll over Southern Miss 8/31/2014 4:10 am UTC
Rivals playing for the first time in almost 24 years.
Auburn takes down the Hogs 8/31/2014 4:05 am UTC
Arkansas loses 13th straight SEC game.
Memphis Beats Austin Peay 63-0 In Historic Season Opener 8/31/2014 4:02 am UTC
The Memphis Tigers were confident about their season-opener against Austin Peay. But even they couldn't have predicted just how well it would go, as the Tigers rolled to one of the biggest wins in
Mississippi State Dominates Southern Miss 49-0 8/31/2014 3:50 am UTC
Mississippi State took care of business with one in-state rival, making a Week One statement by beating Southern Miss 49-0.
Memphis Heritage Festival Celebrates Culture And Art 8/31/2014 3:50 am UTC
The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival showcases and celebrates the music, culture, arts and rhythms of the Memphis-Delta region.
Memphis Redbirds Clinch Division Title 8/31/2014 3:42 am UTC
The Memphis Redbirds are excited to announce they have clinched the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division, marking the fourth time in franchise history that the Redbirds have reached post
Auburn Pulls Away From Arkansas 45-21 8/31/2014 3:40 am UTC
The Arkansas Razorbacks went into halftime dead even with the defending Southeastern Conference champions. It was downhill from there in the Razorbacks' 45-21 opening loss to No. 6 Auburn, which sc
Ferguson Business Owners Unsure When They Will Repair Damages 8/31/2014 3:26 am UTC
Business owners in Ferguson, Missouri, say they don't know when they'll feel safe to repair damage left by looters and vandals.
Tiger Fans Excited By Season Opener 8/31/2014 3:05 am UTC
The University of Memphis Tigers blew out Austin Peay in their first game of the season.
Man arrested for rash of burglaries in East Memphis 8/31/2014 2:53 am UTC
There have been more than 30 home burglaries, just in one month alone.
Greyhound celebrates a milestone 8/31/2014 2:46 am UTC
Greyhound showed riders how their buses have evolved over the years.
TN Highway Patrol cracking down on holiday travel 8/31/2014 2:34 am UTC
THP will be conducting a "No Refusal" weekend for suspected drunk drivers.
CHS Class of '89 Honors Classmates With Organ Donation And Blood Drive 8/30/2014 11:48 pm UTC
Central High School's Class of 1989 got together for their 25th reunion Saturday afternoon to honor a friend and classmate.
Elementary School Principal Buys Crack-Cocaine 8/30/2014 10:46 pm UTC
An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine.
Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran 8/30/2014 9:01 pm UTC
The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachus
Ferguson Slowly Starting To Make Comeback 8/30/2014 8:48 pm UTC
The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know
Rams Cut Sam, 1st Openly Gay Player Drafted 8/30/2014 8:35 pm UTC
The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any
Health Law Factors Into Governor's, Senate Races 8/30/2014 8:29 pm UTC
Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago. But, running in the two hottest races in Ark
Sterling Says Clippers Deal Started With 2 Numbers 8/30/2014 6:44 pm UTC
When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.What wasn'
Ebola In Mind, US Colleges Screen Some Students 8/30/2014 4:37 pm UTC
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in hi
Obama To Attend Wedding Of Longtime Personal Chef 8/30/2014 4:12 pm UTC
Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family.
Mother indicted after child dies with deadly dose of Benadryl in system 8/30/2014 2:28 pm UTC
The mother of a 4-month old girl who died of drug toxicity was indicted on reckless homicide charges.
Some Tenn. schools pass on social studies books 8/30/2014 1:52 pm UTC
A number of Tennessee school systems have decided not to purchase social studies textbooks, and instead rely on the Internet and digital resources.
Road rage and a billy club land Memphis man in jail 8/30/2014 1:22 pm UTC
(WMC) - Road rage has landed a Mid-South dad behind bars. Investigators say he used his car as a battering ram — with his family inside.
Memphis Public Library kicks off Library Card Sign-Up Month with new design 8/30/2014 12:48 pm UTC
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and to kick it off, the Memphis Public Library unveiled a special edition library card.
Delta Fair returns to the Mid-South 8/30/2014 12:42 pm UTC
The crowd at the Agricultural Center is picking up as folks are starting to show up for this year's fair.
MY5: Send your #collegecolors day photos! 8/30/2014 12:28 pm UTC
Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit!
Memphis Mother Charged For Drug Death Of Infant 8/30/2014 10:27 am UTC
Prosecutors say the mother of a 4-month-old girl who died of a drug overdose has been indicted.
Labor Day Savvy Shopping 8/30/2014 10:22 am UTC
For all you savvy shoppers, Labor Day weekend is a good time to hit the stores, especially if you're in the market for certain things.
MS Prisons Seek New Operators 8/30/2014 10:18 am UTC
The Mississippi department of corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate four of the state's private prisons.
Jury Finds Woman Guilty In Silicone Injection Case 8/30/2014 4:21 am UTC
A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.
Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal 8/30/2014 4:20 am UTC
Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a
Friday Night Blitz Week 1 Tennessee Prep Football Scores 8/30/2014 4:09 am UTC
Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Tennessee.
Friday Night Blitz Week 1 Mississippi Prep Football Scores 8/30/2014 3:47 am UTC
Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Mississippi.
One injured in propane tank explosion at Liberty Bowl Stadium 8/30/2014 3:04 am UTC
Memphis Fire Department is responding to an explosion that injured a 55-year-old concession stand worker at Liberty Bowl Stadium.
Ferguson unrest brings to light racial breakdowns in law enforcement agencies 8/30/2014 2:21 am UTC
In the weeks following racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., people across the country are looking at the racial breakdown of law enforcement forces.
Stranger helps kids pay for their mom's funeral 8/30/2014 2:19 am UTC
In an amazing act of generosity, Memphians stepped up to help a family in need. WMC Action News 5 first introduced you to four children who were raising money to help bury their mother, Wileen
MATA Shuttles Won't Run For 25th Southern Heritage Classic 8/30/2014 2:14 am UTC
If you're headed to the 25th annual Southern Heritage Classic, featuring Jackson State and Tennessee State at the Liberty Bowl on Sept. 13, you may notice one big thing missing.
Teen claims assault by grown women on school bus 8/30/2014 1:29 am UTC
A teen says several adults, including someone's grandmother, made their way onto her school bus and attacked her with a cell phone.