Defendant Pleads Guilty Mid-Trial, Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison 10/31/2014 8:23 pm UTC
A 44-year-old defendant in a burglary case stopped his trial Thursday and announced he wanted to plead guilty, said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich. Alonzo Lee was immediately s
Retiree Health Care Injunction Denied, Judge Sides With Memphis 10/31/2014 8:10 pm UTC
Shelby County Chancellor Walter L. Evans has denied an injunction to immediately stop City of Memphis retiree health care subsidy cuts from taking effect Jan 1 and has sided with the city.
Hillcrest, Mitchell HS Football Teams Banned From Postseason Through 2016 10/31/2014 7:54 pm UTC
Hillcrest High School and Mitchell High School football programs have received a three-year restricted probation and fines from the the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, FOX13 Sports
Judge rules city can cut retiree health care 10/31/2014 7:50 pm UTC
A judge ruled Friday that City of Memphis is allowed to cut subsidies for retiree health care on Jan. 1.Unions and retirees alike have adamantly opposed the cuts. Retirees asked a judge to force th
City retirees denied benefit cuts injunction 10/31/2014 7:34 pm UTC
Lawyers for four retirees asked a judge to stop the city’s open enrollment
St. Jude Children Receive Special Halloween Treat 10/31/2014 7:26 pm UTC
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patients received a very special Halloween treat on Friday from 2013 St. Jude Memphis Marathon heroes as the runners donated their race medals to the unsung he
Halloween safety: Use TN sex offender tracker to map your route 10/31/2014 7:03 pm UTC
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has an interactive map highlighting all the homes in Tennessee where sex offenders live.
Mother pregnant with triplets evicted from home 10/31/2014 6:55 pm UTC
A Horn Lake, Mississippi mother, with triplets on the way, has handed over the keys to her house. She and her family now has no place to sleep Friday night.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes; one dead 10/31/2014 6:51 pm UTC
It's the second incident in a week involving the commercial space industry
Battle of the Bells give bands a chance to play FedExForum and help The Salvation Army 10/31/2014 6:49 pm UTC
Support The Salvation Army for your chance to play the Grizzlies pre-game show! Calling all musicians, garage bands, singers, ringers and wannabes! It’s the “Battle of the Bells” music contest. Jus
Both high schools appeal football ban 10/31/2014 6:45 pm UTC
Shelby County Schools says both Hillcrest and Mitchell High Schools are appealing thethree year probationfrom post-season play after a fight broke out between the two teams on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Restraining order stops annexation of Southwind by Memphis 10/31/2014 6:43 pm UTC
The annexation was scheduled to go into effect Saturday
MSU's Head Vet Known As "Bully's Mom" 10/31/2014 6:39 pm UTC
Her title, as Bulldog fans have known her for the last 21 years, is Bully's Mom. She has taken care of six of Mississippi States beloved mascot pups.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery 10/31/2014 6:31 pm UTC
Sunday is the end of daylight saving time so be sure to change your clocks back one hour Saturday night.
Get Out The Vote Rally Held In Jonesboro 10/31/2014 6:22 pm UTC
Why was a potential Presidential candidate in the Mid-South campaigning for Arkansas Republican candidates?
Local Cool School: Memphis Business Academy 10/31/2014 6:21 pm UTC
Impressive is the first thing that comes to mind when visiting classes here at Memphis Business Academy.
School appeals football ban; second school expected to appeal 10/31/2014 6:10 pm UTC
The punishment was issued after a fight broke out at the end of last week's game between two schools.
Restraining order filed in Southwind annexation 10/31/2014 5:55 pm UTC
Memphis Chancery Court confirmed that Shelby County Chancellor Oscar Carr filed a temporary restraining order and injunction of relief against Memphis.
Heightened levels of arsenic and lead found in Binghampton groundwater 10/31/2014 5:16 pm UTC
Binghampton residents received a letter in the mail from the Environmental Protection Agency warning of heightened levels of arsenic and lead in ground water test samples.
Debra Black releases debut worship album 10/31/2014 5:05 pm UTC
"God in Every Season" has critics raving!
Local I Team: Deputies Caught Tearing Up Golf Course 10/31/2014 4:58 pm UTC
Shelby County deputies were caught on camera tearing up a golf course in Lakeland.
Arlington Parents And Students Upset About New Tardy Policy 10/31/2014 4:27 pm UTC
Some parents and students in Arlington are not too happy with their local high school's new "tardy to school policy," which some say is a bit extreme.
Police investigate possible cockfighting case 10/31/2014 4:23 pm UTC
Police are investigating what they believe could be a case of cockfighting in Memphis.
Community rallies around teen who lost leg in motorcycle accident 10/31/2014 4:18 pm UTC
Community members are raising money for a Tipton County 19-year-old, who lost his leg in a recent motorcycle accident.
Wharton proposes ‘Juvenile Safety Centers’ for curfew violators 10/31/2014 4:13 pm UTC
"Removing the handcuffs from our police officers when it comes to making decisions as to transporting juveniles would go a long way."
Fear Of Spiders Surgically Removed From Man's Brain 10/31/2014 4:08 pm UTC
A 44-year-old business man had his lifelong fear of spiders abolished overnight.
Judge issues order against Maine nurse 10/31/2014 2:56 pm UTC
Three foot buffer instituted
Operation Blackout: Halloween Safety 10/31/2014 2:42 pm UTC
Operation Blackout is a Tennessee Department of Corrections crackdown on sex offenders to make sure they stay away from your child during trick-or-treating.
WREG personalities share Halloween pics 10/31/2014 2:15 pm UTC
Here are a few pictures from the good old days
Fight on football field leads to probation for two high school teams 10/31/2014 2:11 pm UTC
Two high school football teams are on a three year probation from post-season play after a fight broke out between the two teams on Thursday, Oct. 23.
TDOC launches Operation Blackout on Halloween 10/31/2014 2:09 pm UTC
Law enforcement agencies are working to keep your children safe and there is zero tolerance for sex offenders who break the rules this Halloween.
FREEBIE FRIDAY: Halloween treats, no tricks 10/31/2014 2:08 pm UTC
WMC Action News 5's Kym Clark has found several Halloween treats for this edition of Freebie Friday.
Movie Madness: How to register and win! 10/31/2014 2:07 pm UTC
A new contest is underway at WMC Action News 5 where you can win $500 cash, movie tickets, a hefty gift basket, and a chance for airfare, hotel, and tickets to a movie premiere in Hollywood!
Firefighters called to early morning house fire 10/31/2014 2:07 pm UTC
Memphis firefighters were called to a house fire in the 900 block of North Parkway around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
Sellers don't have to tell you about houses' gruesome histories 10/31/2014 2:05 pm UTC
If you're in the market for a new place to call home, chances are you will do your research. But what about the secrets sellers are not required to share?
D.A. investigates photo of teen at center of Kroger attacks 10/31/2014 2:02 pm UTC
One of the teenagers at the center of the Kroger beating case could face more trouble for a photo that surfaced on Instagram.
Father plans protest at Dillard's, claims son was racially profiled 10/31/2014 1:56 pm UTC
A father is planning a protest against a major retailer after he says his 16-year-son was racially profiled. Javier Bailey says his son, Jabari, was accused of stealing from the Dillard's store at
Fifth graders attend Beefmasters on Beale Street 10/31/2014 1:53 pm UTC
It was not a typical fifth grade field trip for students from Sherwood Elementary. They visited the 54th Annual Beefmasters United Convention. It is the first time the event has been held in Memphi
Soon-to-be mother of triplets could soon be homeless 10/31/2014 1:52 pm UTC
Chevis Poole, 28, reached out to WMC Action News 5 on Thursday morning. The young mother says she's up for eviction on Friday and fears that she and her children could be homeless if she doesn't ge
Bullied teachers come forward after one speaks up to school board 10/31/2014 1:51 pm UTC
More bullied teachers are sharing tales of terror regarding unruly students. One teacher claims the constant harassment led her to contemplate suicide.
Tonight Is The Tigers' Halloween Homecoming 10/31/2014 1:49 pm UTC
It's a Halloween homecoming for the Memphis Tigers.
1 killed in collision between garbage truck and freight train 10/31/2014 1:47 pm UTC
The driver of a City of Memphis garbage truck was killed when the truck collided with a freight train on Thursday morning.The fatal accident happened in the 1400 block of Rozelle Street, just south
Changes on tap for Bass Pro Pyramid construction project 10/31/2014 1:44 pm UTC
Big changes are coming to Bass Pro's construction project at the Pyramid in Downtown Memphis. A Memphis City Council member released a status report on the project Thursday.
Gunman captured at elementary school, no one injured 10/31/2014 1:40 pm UTC
Ross Elementary School was locked down for hours Thursday after a man entered the school with a loaded gun.
School bus crashes with 25 students on board 10/31/2014 1:37 pm UTC
Twenty-five students were on board a school bus that crashed at 8342 Highway 51 in Millington, TN.
60+ students sent home from school over residency verification problems 10/31/2014 1:35 pm UTC
More than 60 students were sent home from school on buses in Tunica County because school leaders say there were problems verifying where the students live.
BLOG: Powerful moment witnessed in the halls of Juvenile Court 10/31/2014 1:29 pm UTC
WMC Action News 5's Lauren Squires witnessed a powerful moment in the halls of juvenile court on Tuesday. It's a place where cameras aren't allowed. So, she wanted to share it with you in writing.
Superheroes surprise patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital 10/31/2014 1:04 pm UTC
A day before Halloween, the patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital got a special treat from the rooftop. Three men from American National Skyline, who usually get paid to wash windows, dressed
Undefeated Mississippi State Gears Up For Battle Against Arkansas 10/31/2014 12:56 pm UTC
Bulldog Fever is in full force today in Starkville. Mississippi State University remains number one on college football polls. The team plays Arkansas tomorrow. FOX13's Tom Dees is in Starkville ch
Republican Heavy Hitters Join Arkansas Governor Hopeful For Breakfast Rally 10/31/2014 11:15 am UTC
This morning governors from several states are joining Asa Hutchinson in a Get Out the Vote rally in Jonesboro.
Curfew changes proposed to reduce youth crime 10/31/2014 10:56 am UTC
Many people are hoping to keep the tricks to a minimum on Halloween. But curfew changes could be part of a long-term plan to reduce youth crime in Memphis.
Local Music Artists To Hold Event To Benefit The Homeless 10/31/2014 9:43 am UTC
Memphis musical artists to hold a basketabll challenge and food drive for the homeless.
Intense fire creates dangerous situation for firefighters 10/31/2014 9:34 am UTC
Memphis firefighters were ordered out of a burning house overnight due to fears that the building might collapse.
1 Of 3 White Station Teens Facing Drug Charges 10/31/2014 4:46 am UTC
Shelby County Sheriff's deputies say Victor Estrada, 18, one of three students arrested for bringing hallucinogenic mushrooms to White Station High School Oct. 29, has been charged.
FBI Most-Wanted Captured 10/31/2014 4:33 am UTC
The manhunt for one of the FBI's Most-Wanted ended Thursday night with the capture of accused cop killer Eric Frein.
MFFA 1784 Donates $25K To Regional One Burn Center 10/31/2014 4:26 am UTC
Members of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association 1784 Thursday handed over a $25,000 check to the Regional One Medical Center's Firefighters Burn Center.
The Investigators: Bus driver secrets 10/31/2014 4:02 am UTC
Eleven accidents in two months. A few with questionable backgroundsand a company hiding its drivers behind the shield of privacy.
President Clinton To Campaign In AR For "Arkansas Victory 2014" 10/31/2014 3:56 am UTC
President Bill Clinton will campaign for Arkansas Victory 2014 this Sunday November 2nd in West Memphis, Blytheville, Texarkana and Fort Smith.
Former Jackson Police Officer And His Uncle Indicted In Vehicle Theft Plan 10/31/2014 3:45 am UTC
An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Jackson, TN police officer and his uncle on charges of filing false reports and
Teen involved in Kroger attack could be in trouble again 10/31/2014 3:22 am UTC
The DA's Office is trying to find out if he's in a picture on social media, flashing the middle finger and with what appears to be a gun in his pocket.
Ford recall 10/31/2014 3:11 am UTC
Gas tanks could rust, leak and cause a fire
MPD: 48 Roosters Removed From Potential Cockfighting Case 10/31/2014 3:07 am UTC
Memphis Police Organized Crime Unit detectives have removed at least 48 roosters from a potential cockfighting case.
City adamant Riverside Drive will remain two lanes 10/31/2014 2:59 am UTC
The road is now one lane in each direction, with two lanes dedicated to traffic for biking, jogging, and walking.
TN Amendment 3 Would Prohibit State Income Tax 10/31/2014 2:39 am UTC
The battle over four Tennessee amendments continues. One of them is Amendment 3. It will ask the voters if they want to place language in the Tennessee Constitution that would
MPD Loses Millions After Atlanta Area PD Inflates Crime Stats 10/31/2014 2:31 am UTC
A federal investigation obtained by FOX13 News said $2 million in federal grant money meant for Memphis Police have been lost after the DeKalb County, Georgia, Police Department in suburban Atlanta
Grizzlies prep for Pacers 10/31/2014 2:19 am UTC
The Grizzlies look to start the season 2-0 with a win at Indiana on Friday.
Father Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun Into SCS School 10/31/2014 2:17 am UTC
The father of a Ross Elementary student is in police custody after be brought a loaded gun into his child's school Thursday morning, forcing the school to be locked down for a period of time.
Animal control removes 47 roosters, chickens from North Memphis home 10/31/2014 2:14 am UTC
A Memphis Police Department spokesperson says there are some signs of possible cockfighting.
Haunted Memphis 10/31/2014 2:10 am UTC
We all know Memphis has a deep, rich, cultural history. It's home of the Blues, birth place of Rock n Roll, and world-famous for barbeque, but few know the "haunted history" behind the Bluff City,
Students Saving Students: Peer Power Program A Success 10/31/2014 2:00 am UTC
Some East High School students have shattered long held beliefs about how late is too late to save a student, with help from Charlie McVean
Police arrest man in connection to 1990 murder 10/31/2014 1:59 am UTC
Justice could come soon for the family of a liquor store owner who was gunned down at his Midtown Memphis store more than two decades ago.
I-40 crash causes slow Thursday morning commute 10/31/2014 1:55 am UTC
Drivers encountered long delays on westbound Interstate 40 due to very heavy traffic Thursday morning.
Police find man's body during unrelated shooting investigation 10/31/2014 1:52 am UTC
Police are investigating two separate incidents at a Memphis gas station after responding to a shooting call early Thursday morning.
Shelby Co. Commission Votes To Raise Insurance Premiums 10/31/2014 1:39 am UTC
In a special called meeting Thursday afternoon, Shelby County Commissioners voted to increase insurance and the spousal carve out. Both passed by a 9-3 vote.
Murder Suspect's Wife Charged In Realtor's Death 10/31/2014 1:36 am UTC
The wife of murder suspect Arron Lewis has been charged in the death of Little Rock realtor Beverly Carter.
Vandals shoot into vehicles, bust car windows 10/31/2014 1:18 am UTC
Chip Washington with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says they've received several calls this month about the vandalism.
Superhero Window Washers Surprise Le Bonheur Children 10/31/2014 12:56 am UTC
Hospitals is scary enough for kids, so for Halloween three superheroes surprised children Thursday morning at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Nearly 200 animals rescued during two Alcorn County raids 10/31/2014 12:07 am UTC
There was a report that two dead dogs were found at one of the locations.
Kroger Attack Teen Who Apologized Under Investigation Again 10/30/2014 11:56 pm UTC
Stanley Self, one of the eight teenagers who pled guilty in Shelby County Juvenile Court to being involved in the Sept. 6 riot in the Poplar Plaza parking lot, is now being investigated again by Me
Enrollment Boom Expected At Mississippi State 10/30/2014 11:45 pm UTC
Mississippi State University remains atop the college football polls and the team's ranking is expected attract more than just players to the program. In the words of one alumnus, you can't buy thi
Second Riverside Drive public meeting to be held 10/30/2014 11:16 pm UTC
With two lanes already marked for cyclists and runners, some wonder whether the city is even listening to their opinions.
The mystery of the Bass Pro Pyramid: Will it open in December or this Spring? 10/30/2014 11:00 pm UTC
Some city leaders say the arena is very likely not to open on schedule, but they say it'll be worth the wait.
TSSAA bans Hillcrest, Mitchell high schools from postseason football 10/30/2014 10:53 pm UTC
Sources tell WREG the TSSAA is handing down a three-year postseason football ban to both schools after a brawl broke out at the end of last week's game.
Legal Ruling Expected To Shake Up MPD Ranks 10/30/2014 10:16 pm UTC
Four years ago more than two dozen Black Memphis Police officers thought they'd won their lieutenants bars by winning a federal lawsuit. But they may find themselves stripped of their rank, thanks
Second Arrest Made In Murdered Realtor Beverly Carter Case 10/30/2014 9:51 pm UTC
Crystal Lowery, wife of accused murderer Arron Lewis has been arrested in connection with the case.
Train Accident Involving Sanitation Truck, 1 Dead 10/30/2014 9:43 pm UTC
A City of Memphis employee died Thursday morning and another suffered a broken arm after a BNSF freight train collided with a city sanitation truck in Midtown Memphis.
Investigators point finger at Karen Swift's husband; victim's mother speaks out 10/30/2014 9:40 pm UTC
She was trapped in a marriage she wanted out of, but weeks after filing for divorce, she disappeared. The 44-year-old mother of four was found dead six weeks later.For the first time, investigators
Police Search For Xbox Shoplifter 10/30/2014 9:15 pm UTC
Memphis Police are in need of identifying a man wearing a Memphis Tigers hooded sweatshirt who stole a Xbox game console from the Cash American Pawn on South Mendenhall.
Environmental Group Sues White House Over Polar Vortex Video 10/30/2014 8:46 pm UTC
An environmental think tank is filing a lawsuit against the White House because of a video the office of science and technology posted earlier this year.
4 Injured In School Bus Accident In Millington 10/30/2014 8:44 pm UTC
Four Millington Middle School students were injured Thursday afternoon in a traffic crash involving a school bus transporting 25 students.
11 School Bus Crashes In First 11 Weeks Of School 10/30/2014 7:57 pm UTC
In the first 11 weeks of the new school year there have been 11 school bus accidents in Shelby County, the most recent took place Oct. 27 where two buses were involved in separate accidents.
No. 1 Mississippi St Winning Despite Shaky Defense 10/30/2014 7:43 pm UTC
Undefeated Mississippi State is the consensus No. 1 team in the country so smiles and praise are easy to find in Starkville. But the success accolades have covered up a defense that — at least stat
Fayette Academy Students Plan For Next Space Project 10/30/2014 7:40 pm UTC
When it comes to rocket science, there have always been more failures than success stories. It's a lesson not wasted on a science class from Fayette Academy.
Bill Clinton To Make Final Push In Arkansas 10/30/2014 7:36 pm UTC
Former President Bill Clinton is making a last-minute push in Arkansas to keep the state's top offices in Democratic control.
NJ Man Indicted For Takeover Of FedEx Government Accounts 10/30/2014 7:18 pm UTC
Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee said that Anthony Caruso, age 48, of New Jersey was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury sitting in the Wes
Plane Crashes At Kansas Airport, 4 Dead 10/30/2014 5:28 pm UTC
A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing four people inside the building and injuring at least four others, of
Memphis Sanitation Worker Killed In Train Accident 10/30/2014 4:39 pm UTC
One person is dead after a city garbage truck was hit by a train Thursday morning.
FTC Sues Gerber Over Claims On Infant Formula 10/30/2014 3:49 pm UTC
Federal regulators are suing baby food-maker Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
SLIDESHOW: Brittany Maynard Travels To The Grand Canyon 10/30/2014 3:40 pm UTC
Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who went public with her decision to end her life, said in a video released Wednesday that she has yet to decide on the date to end her life.
Update: Terminally Ill Woman Says Now ‘Doesn’t Seem Like The Right Time’ To Die 10/30/2014 2:27 pm UTC
Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who went public with her decision to end her life, said in a video released Wednesday that she has yet to decide on the date to end her life.