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New Trial Ordered In Tennessee Murder Case 8/23/2014 7:36 pm UTC
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a woman convicted of stabbing her mother to death as a teenager.
American Ebola Doc Urges Help Fighting Outbreak 8/23/2014 7:24 pm UTC
As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much
Thousands Turn Out For Rally Over Chokehold Death 8/23/2014 7:15 pm UTC
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
Shelby County D.A. issues statement regarding State v. Noura Jackson case 8/23/2014 7:07 pm UTC
State Supreme Court ruled for Noura Jackson to get a new trial based on constitutional errors during the original trial.
Statement From DeSoto Sheriff On Heat 8/23/2014 6:00 pm UTC
Given the high temps across the Mid-South, Desoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco has released a statement.
Israeli Airstrike Collapses Gaza Apartment Tower 8/23/2014 5:40 pm UTC
Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.Gaza police say Israeli aircraft fired a warning missile at the roof of the tower at dusk Saturday,
Jury convicts Arkansas man of murdering wife 8/23/2014 5:36 pm UTC
Thompson was sentenced to forty years in prison.
University of Memphis off-campus robbery suspects caught 8/23/2014 3:25 pm UTC
Two 20-year-old men are in custody charged with aggravated robbery in a case that prompted the University of Memphis to send a campus-wide alert.
How Ferguson could be America’s future 8/23/2014 3:18 pm UTC
Why racial conflict may be good for America?
Worker dies after falling off I-40 bridge 8/23/2014 1:39 pm UTC
Arkansas State Police say a construction or repair worker fell off the Hernando DeSoto bridge on Interstate 40 near West Memphis on Friday.
Increased police presence at high school football game after 'bless you' incident 8/23/2014 1:37 pm UTC
There was an increased police presence at the Dyer County High football game Friday night. The school received hundreds of threats of violence after a student was reprimanded for saying "Bless You"
CarMax employee accused of defrauding customers 8/23/2014 1:36 pm UTC
It's the end of the road for a CarMax employee accused of illegally using customer information.
Constitutional errors entitle convicted murderer Noura Jackson to new trial 8/23/2014 1:26 pm UTC
Tennessee Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Shelby County woman convicted in the second-degree murder of her own mother.  
Day care van involved in crash; possible injuries 8/23/2014 1:16 pm UTC
A day care van crashed into another vehicle at 980 Creston Avenue on Friday.
One dead in three-car crash on Walnut Grove 8/23/2014 1:16 pm UTC
One person is dead after a three-car crash on Walnut Grove and Farm Road.
Woman Charged With TennCare Fraud 8/23/2014 1:06 pm UTC
 A Dyer County woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using the state's Medicaid benefits to go to multiple providers in a short period of time in order to obtain contro
Friday Football Fever Week 0 Roundup 8/23/2014 4:10 am UTC
It's a big week for football here in Memphis, but a hot one outside. Several games had to start late due to heat and humidity.
Wine in Grocery Stores Referendum 8/23/2014 4:09 am UTC
Wine will not be sold in grocery stores in unincorporated Shelby County.
Friday Week 0 Tennessee Scores 8/23/2014 3:52 am UTC
Friday Week 0 Tennessee Scores
Friday Week 0 Mississippi Scores 8/23/2014 3:41 am UTC
Friday Week 0 Mississippi Scores
Redbirds reclaim sole possession of first place 8/23/2014 3:36 am UTC
Memphis picks up second straight win over Sacramento.
HVAC repair calls rise with temperature 8/23/2014 3:13 am UTC
CORDOVA, Tenn —  HVAC companies have had an easy summer, sitting by the phone with little to do as temperatures stayed abnormally cool. But as summer slips away with rising temperatures, suddenly a
Football Friday night scores 8/23/2014 2:39 am UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Football scores from area high school games are coming into the WREG newsroom. We’ll list them here as we get them. MELROSE 65 MAHS 0 COLLIERVILLE 30 BOLTON 18 SOUTHAVEN 38 CLARKSD
Wynne Father Angry After Son Dropped Off At Wrong Bus Stop 8/23/2014 2:36 am UTC
A Wynne, Arkansas father is furious after he says a bus driver took his 8-year-old son to a stop three miles away from his bus stop and told his son
Investigation Underway After Man Falls From Bridge 8/23/2014 2:16 am UTC
An investigation is underway tonight on how a worker fell from the I-40 bridge in West Memphis.
MPD: New recruit class not full 8/23/2014 1:56 am UTC
Although budgeted to have 90 recruits, a new Memphis police academy scheduled to begin September 22 will be less than two-thirds full, according to Memphis Police Department.
Tenn. High Court Orders New Trial For Noura Jackson 8/23/2014 1:48 am UTC
On Friday the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, who was convicted in 2009 of stabbing her mother to death. The justices say Shelby County prosecutors violated Jackson's
Mayor: Cameras coming to MPD squad cars 8/23/2014 1:40 am UTC
Memphis Police Department is moving toward having dashboard cameras in all patrol vehicles.
Mid-South woman with ALS calls #IceBucketChallenge 'wonderful' 8/23/2014 1:22 am UTC
The Ice Bucket Challenge taking the Internet by storm is more than just about dousing yourself with ice water. It's about bringing awareness to an illness that is impacting families across the worl
Les Smith Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 8/23/2014 12:53 am UTC
Over the past week several FOX13 News family members have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Friday we add one more to the list - senior correspondent Les Smith.
12-year-old assaults teacher 8/23/2014 12:52 am UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 12-year-old was issued a juvenile summons for assaulting a teacher Friday. The Greeter Middle School teacher told police the boy slapped him several times, then hit him in the ch
Crooks steal expensive audio boards, vintage guitar, handguns 8/23/2014 12:29 am UTC
LAFAYETTE, Miss. — Burglars in Lafayette County, Miss., stole a vintage guitar, a flat screen TV and some rare, expensive parts for a recording console. Andrew Ratcliffe,  the owner of Tweed Record
UniverSoul Circus Stops In Memphis Aug. 26-Sept. 1 8/23/2014 12:28 am UTC
UniverSoul Circus returns to Memphis, Tuesday, Aug. 26 thru Monday, Sept. 1 at Hickory Ridge Mall.
Volunteers knit tiny beanie caps for NICU patients 8/23/2014 12:19 am UTC
In the summer heat, you probably are not wearing too many hats. But for a group of babies in the NICU at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, it is a necessity.
Man arrested in fatal shooting at grocery store 8/23/2014 12:09 am UTC
Darnae Christon is charged with the shooting death of a man during an argument at a neighborhood grocery store.
Orientation Held For New Shelby Co. Commissioners 8/22/2014 11:51 pm UTC
Friday morning marked a new chapter for the Shelby County Commission; a changing of the guard of sorts. Orientation was held for six new commissioners, who were elected during the Aug. 7 Shelby Cou
One dead in double shooting; police search for Ford Mustang 8/22/2014 11:49 pm UTC
Two people were shot at 1632 Patterson Street on Friday afternoon.
Teacher assaulted by 12-year-old in school 8/22/2014 11:45 pm UTC
A student at Geeter Middle School assaulted a teacher, and some parents say this is a sign of a much bigger problem.
New law allows access to social media accounts of the deceased 8/22/2014 11:43 pm UTC
When someone dies, what happens to the social media accounts they leave behind? Do they die, too, or do they stay up serving as a virtual reminder of that person?
Goodwill Job Center hosts Kelly Services Warehouse Job Fair 8/22/2014 11:41 pm UTC
Kelly Services will be at the Goodwill Job Center recruiting for warehouse positions on Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 3830 Austin Peay Highway.
Study: Parent's work schedule can impact children's weight 8/22/2014 11:40 pm UTC
New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight.
Police capture child abuse suspect 8/22/2014 11:39 pm UTC
A Memphis father accused of beating, choking, and throwing his children across the room is now behind bars.
Tips lead to arrest of TJ Maxx robbery suspects 8/22/2014 11:39 pm UTC
Two people are charged in a bizarre robbery attack at a Memphis TJ Maxx, where a security guard was threatened with AIDS.
Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks 8/22/2014 11:38 pm UTC
Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an
FREEBIE FRIDAY: Offer from local cafe, bagel, groceries 8/22/2014 11:36 pm UTC
This Freebie Friday features a deal at a locally owned business, specifically for WMC Action News 5 viewers, and free food.
1 injured in southeast Memphis shooting 8/22/2014 11:36 pm UTC
A shooting victim was taken to the hospital from the 5800 block of Mount Hickory Drive in southeast Memphis around 12:30 Friday morning.
Crash sends driver to hospital 8/22/2014 11:35 pm UTC
A Memphis driver was rushed to the hospital after slamming their car into a tree late Thursday night.
Wharton hires public relations firm to explain health care cuts 8/22/2014 11:18 pm UTC
Mayor AC Wharton hired Archer Malmo for $24,000 to explain benefit cuts to employees, retirees and citizens
Two arrested for TJ Maxx robbery 8/22/2014 11:15 pm UTC
MEMPHS, Tenn. — Police arrested Latasha Brooks and Christopher Talley for beating a guard, then robbing a TJ Maxx in East Memphis. Officers said surveillance pictures led to several tips and eventu
1 Dead In Double Shooting In Orange Mound 8/22/2014 11:11 pm UTC
Memphis Police say two people were shot Friday afternoon in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis. One person has died.
Unemployment rate rises 8/22/2014 11:01 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Searching for a job is almost becoming a career for some people. New numbers show the unemployment rate is up again in Memphis, although some other areas in the Mid-South have it a
New Trial Ordered For Noura Jackson 8/22/2014 10:52 pm UTC
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, a Shelby County woman convicted of the second degree murder of her mother.
Why some are wary about doing ALS challenge 8/22/2014 10:38 pm UTC
Concern centers around support of the ALS Association for embryonic stem cell research
Woman convicted of mother’s murder to get new trial 8/22/2014 10:32 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman convicted in 2009 of second-degree murder will get a new trial. Noura Jackson is accused of stabbing her mother, Jennifer Jackson, at least 50 times in 2005. The new trial
Dead fish surface in community pond 8/22/2014 10:26 pm UTC
Thousands of dead fished are surfacing in a pond in the center of the Lakeshore Estates mobile home community in Marion, Arkansas.
Tigers ready for Saturday Fan Fest 8/22/2014 10:24 pm UTC
The Tigers football team wants fans to get involved.
Memphis Police Department recruiting new officers as benefits battle continues 8/22/2014 10:23 pm UTC
Police union questions the quality of the officers who might apply
Tenn. Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Noura Jackson 8/22/2014 10:19 pm UTC
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, a Shelby County woman convicted of the second degree murder of her mother, Jennifer Jackson, because the Court found there wer
Mother of five dead, child critically injured after shooting 8/22/2014 10:16 pm UTC
Police are still looking for the suspects, who got away in a white four-door car.
Kelly Services Warehouse Job Fair Aug. 27. 8/22/2014 10:12 pm UTC
Kelly services host a warehouse job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the new Goodwill Job Center.
Worker believed to be alive after falling off bridge 8/22/2014 10:05 pm UTC
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A worker fell off the Hernando de Soto Bridge Friday afternoon. Arkansas State Police say they believe the worker is still alive. Shortly before 6 p.m., authorities left the sc
Mother Convicted of Contributing To Child's Truancy 8/22/2014 10:01 pm UTC
Sherrie Daly, the mother of a teenage boy who had 52 unexcused absences from Germantown Middle School in 2012-13 has been convicted of criminal charges, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy
Mother claims daughter suspended for defending herself against bullies 8/22/2014 9:43 pm UTC
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mother claims Whitehaven High School has not been doing enough to keep her daughters safe from bullies on the school bus. Ashley Perry said Whitehaven expelled her older daughter
ISIS may be targeting American city 8/22/2014 9:35 pm UTC
“we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.”
DeSoto Co. Construction Highest In 7 Years 8/22/2014 9:27 pm UTC
Construction numbers across DeSoto County in northern Mississippi continues to jump. Some contractors say they can't build fast enough.
Another political cover-up in Southaven? 8/22/2014 9:15 pm UTC
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Southaven’s director of parks and recreation was first found guilty of groping a woman last year, but the city didn’t decide to fire him until Thursday night. Now Southaven resid
DeSoto Co. Career Center Partners With OB Businesses 8/22/2014 9:13 pm UTC
DeSoto County Schools Career and Tech Center is getting more businesses involved in the center and the hope is to get students more insight into the workforce and to help get many hired.
E. Memphis Couple Charged With Child Abuse, Neglect 8/22/2014 9:01 pm UTC
A day after Memphis Police arrested a 37-year-old mother who was wanted on four counts aggravated child abuse and four counts child abuse and neglect charges, her 31-year-old husband was also arres
Sherrie Daly Convicted of Contributing to Child’s Truancy 8/22/2014 8:53 pm UTC
The mother of a teenage boy who had 52 unexcused absences from Germantown Middle School in 2012-13 has been convicted of criminal charges, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich
Officials Monitoring Heat Ahead Of Friday Night Football Games 8/22/2014 8:49 pm UTC
Friday night football has arrived and it is right in the middle of a summer heat wave. The hottest days of the year so far.
Dead Fish Creating Smelly Problem In Mid-South Neighborhood 8/22/2014 8:24 pm UTC
An unbearably stinky situation in Arkansas.
Tenn. Schools Lauded For Achievement, Growth 8/22/2014 8:17 pm UTC
Gov. Bill Haslam is recognizing 168 Tennessee schools for their achievement and growth.
Dashcams Coming to Memphis Police Cars 8/22/2014 8:12 pm UTC
There is a reorganization of the Memphis Police Department going on. And it will mean cameras in patrol cars.
Jonesboro Police Chief Gets 30-Day Suspension 8/22/2014 8:09 pm UTC
Jonesboro's police chief is to serve a 30-day suspension and issue written apologies to The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter at the paper for derogatory comments he made on Facebook.
Tennessee Inmates Sue Over Electric Chair 8/22/2014 7:40 pm UTC
Ten death row inmates in Tennessee are suing to prevent the state from using the electric chair as a backup execution device should it be unable to obtain drugs needed to give lethal injections.
Trial Over Miss. GOP Senate Race Moved To Sept. 16 8/22/2014 7:29 pm UTC
A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win. In an order Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee says the trial will start
Huckabee: 'Stop The Fight' Over Common Core 8/22/2014 7:27 pm UTC
Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Fr
Former U of M Tiger Arrested 8/22/2014 7:12 pm UTC
A former University of Memphis football player is in trouble with the law.
Obama Offers New Accommodations On Birth Control 8/22/2014 6:12 pm UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees.
University of Arkansas creates Walk-Only zone 8/22/2014 4:43 pm UTC
The University of Arkansas is creating a Walk-Only zone in the center of the Fayetteville campus.
Start Co. attracts large crowd for Demo Day of local start-ups 8/22/2014 4:40 pm UTC
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Memphis for Start Co. Demo Day.
Shots fired during latest driveway robbery 8/22/2014 4:22 pm UTC
Police are investigating yet another driveway robbery. This time, shots were fired. The community is asking, what is being done to end the trend?
Cochran attorneys: Election lawsuit too late 8/22/2014 3:07 pm UTC
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's attorneys say a lawsuit seeking to overturn his Republican primary victory should be dismissed because it was filed too late.
ASU delays opening of planned campus in Mexico 8/22/2014 2:23 pm UTC
Arkansas State University is delaying the target opening date of its new campus in Mexico until 2016.
Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: The Flour Garden, plus scores 8/22/2014 11:47 am UTC
The East Memphis custom cake shop with a "royal" reputation earns a perfect score on its health inspection.
Hundreds take icy challenge for Germantown veteran fighting ALS 8/22/2014 11:45 am UTC
It seems the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm, and that includes the Mid-South.
Southaven park director fired after groping accusation 8/22/2014 11:42 am UTC
The Southaven Board of Aldermen voted in executive session to fire the longtime parks director Michael Mullins on Wednesday.
Crooks hammer through concrete store wall, steal cigarettes 8/22/2014 11:38 am UTC
A family business celebrating its grand opening was hit by brazen burglars, who got in by hammering through a concrete wall.
Bartlett Animal Shelter deals with parvo outbreak 8/22/2014 11:29 am UTC
The Bartlett Animal Shelter had to euthanize 20 dogs recently due to a parvovirus disease outbreak.
Tenn. Schools Lauded For Achievement, Growth 8/22/2014 11:10 am UTC
Gov. Bill Haslam is recognizing 168 Tennessee schools for their achievement and growth.
Man & Woman Arrested For Shoplifting, Strangling Security Guard 8/22/2014 10:22 am UTC
A Memphis man and woman are expected in court this morning for a robbery at a TJ Maxx earlier this month.
Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few 8/22/2014 7:45 am UTC
Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds - $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief - offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.
Tenn. schools lauded for achievement, growth 8/22/2014 7:34 am UTC
Gov. Bill Haslam is recognizing 168 Tennessee schools for their achievement and growth.
MEM Moving Forward With Plans To Shrink, Modernize Airport 8/22/2014 3:56 am UTC
It's no secret that Memphis International Airport is a shadow of its former self. So it's embarking on a new plan of action: get rid of the unused parts of certain concourses and concentrate airpor
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson 8/22/2014 3:44 am UTC
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed b
Riders Union Wants Better Training For MATA Security 8/22/2014 3:10 am UTC
Wednesday's grand jury indictment of a contracted Memphis Area Transit Authority security guard stemming from the August death of a bus passenger, who was allegedly pushed off a bus in May, has act
MPD: Father wanted for abusing children, mom arrested 8/22/2014 2:51 am UTC
Memphis police are searching for a father who is accused of abusing his four young children multiple times. He is accused of picking them up by their necks and throwing them across the room.
6 Communities Have Enough Wine In Supermarkets Signatures 8/22/2014 2:14 am UTC
Voters in approximately 60 Tennessee communities, have signed petitions to allow supermarket wine sales on the November ballot, including six Shelby County suburbs.
Firefighters Unite For Ultimate #IceBucketChallenge 8/22/2014 2:07 am UTC
You've seen plenty of videos lately of people across America and across the globe dumping ice water over themselves for the ALS ice bucket challenge. But do you really know the message, the face, b
$3.6M Awarded To Improve Bus Routes, Bike Paths, Lights 8/22/2014 1:31 am UTC
The Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded the city of Memphis, Memphis Area Transit Authority and Memphis Light Gas and Water to help improve or add bus routes, traffic lights and bicycle

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