Thursday, July 31 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:03:26 GMT
(WMC) - No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions. "It's important to know the struggles that normal people actually went through during those times,"More >>
No matter what brings you, the National Civil Rights Museum is liable to bring out emotions.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:56:04 GMT
(WMC) - 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. A month ago the union voted toMore >>
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.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:49 GMT
(WMC) – 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. Brown Sr. is accused of murderingMore >>
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.More >>
Brian Teigland, a long-time weather forecaster on Memphis television, passed away early Friday morning.
Teigland, 53, became ill in his home overnight. Paramedics from the Memphis Fire Department could not revive him, and he was later pronounced dead at Germantown Methodist Hospital.
For more than two decades, Teigland was a fixture on Mid-South television. From his early years with WREG, to more recently as Chief Meteorologist at WPTY, Teigland brought his own style to each and every weather cast.
Friday, Teigland's friends and colleagues were saddened by the news.
"The thing about Teigland, doing the weather was that, the guy you knew in person was the guy you saw on television. He was just as cool and laid back and causal with his weather presentation as he was in person," said Action News 5's Ron Childers. "That was the great thing about watching him on television - you got the feeling he was talking to you an individual, took it seriously (and) loved the weather, but at the same time, he had this relaxed, casual approach to it."
Teigland was a man of many hats. Viewers knew him as a trusted weather man, but to his colleagues and friends, he was a caring father, a loyal husband and a great friend.
"He was a real cut-up," said Action News 5's Bill Lunn, who worked with Teigland for several years at WPTY. "He was very quick...very sharp. If you were around him you were going to laugh, because you were going to get on some silly subject, and Brian was going to come up with a zinger that would put you on the floor laughing. There had been many times that I would be laying on the floor in the weather office laughing, just because he was that funny of a guy."
Brian Teigland is survived by his wife and three children.
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ABC24/UPN 30 issued the following release about Teigland's passing:
Eyewitness News Everywhere meteorologist Brian Teigland suddenly passed away this morning of natural causes.
Brian has been a favorite Mid-South weatherman and TV personality for more than 2 decades, and has been a member of the Eyewitness News Everywhere team since December 1994. He was very active in our community working with students of all ages and countless civic and church groups.
Brian was one of a rare breed in our industry. He cared more about others than himself. He was a loved and respected father to his children, a loving and loved husband, and a caring and compassionate friend to all those about whom he cared. It is hard to describe the incredible feeling of loss we have inside our newsroom today, because it isn't just about losing a co-worker. It’s about losing someone we loved who was in the prime of his life.
To say that we will miss Brian, more for what he did off the air than what he did on it, does not do justice to the grief and pain we all feel right now. There will be a huge void on our newscasts when it’s time for weather. There is an even bigger void in our hearts. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Eyewitness News Everywhere family go out to Brian’s loving wife Cindy, their children, and his extended family. We hope the entire Memphis area will offer the same.
Brian is survived by his wife and 3 children, two daughters and a son.
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:38:19 GMT
(WMC) – An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm. 'Horrendous' is the word rescuers are using to describe the condition the horsesMore >>
An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:14:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn., according to District Attorney Mike Dunavant. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more detailsMore >>
A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused nearly to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:59:11 GMT
(WMC) – Arkansas State Police are on the scene of a report of a body found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. Reports are a body may have been foundMore >>
Arkansas State Police are on the scene where a body was found near the Interstate 55 exit to Jericho, Arkansas, which is about 17 miles from Memphis. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:06:38 GMT
(WMC) - A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham. Investigators say the teenage girls are brought from city to city.More >>
A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:02:29 GMT
(WMC) – Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins. On Tuesday, July 22, Memphis police responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of RhodesMore >>
Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins.More >>