Grant program created to uplift the community

Three organizations are partnering to uplift the Memphis community.

Public invited to weigh in on new community center at Frayser Park

Governor Hutchinson sworn in for second term, delivers State of the State Address

MLGW giving away space heaters, electric blankets

Local Boy Scouts troop encourages girls to join

WWE Superstars make $10,000 donation to National Civil Rights Museum

Mid-South Food Bank feeding federal employees during government shutdown

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  KIPP Memphis students get new coats through ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign

FedEx Express holding job fair Saturday

National Civil Rights Museum offering free admission on MLK Day

Blight remains after Memphis’ tire drop-off program

Program provides juvenile intervention through mentorship

Pet of the Week steals the show on WMC Action News 5 at Noon

  MLGW helping furloughed government workers

MLGW has enacted their Hardship Policy for eligible customers, meaning furloughed workers can make payment arrangements and prevent having their services shut off.

Memphis collects more than 50,000 tires during 2-day redemption effort

In just two days the city collected 50,535 tires. Residents who participated in the program will receive $1 per tire up to $250.

Whitehaven neighborhood receives $3K for SkyCop camera

Residents with the Watchful Eye Neighborhood Association near Graceland will soon get another SkyCop camera.

Steven Tyler partners with Youth Villages to create haven for abused girls

Singer and songwriter Steven Tyler is using a hit Aerosmith song to help abused and neglected girls across the country, including Shelby County.

  Memphians lend helping hand to federal employees affected by shutdown

Anonymous donor takes vested interest in K9 officer

City looking to purchase Germantown Country Club

Restaurant holds fundraiser for Collierville fire victims

FedEx looking to hire part time workers

Bishop Joseph Howze dies at the age of 95

  Program allows residents to trade in dumped tires for cash

A Memphis-Shelby County proposal targets tires and offers money up for grabs.

Elvis memorabilia auctioned off for the King of Rock’s birthday

Elvis Presley would have turned 84 years old Tuesday.

Shelby County homeowners pocket $10.9M for Airbnb rentals in 2018

The typical Shelby County Airbnb host earns $8,400 a year in supplemental income.

Governor renames Tennessee state park for Sen. Lamar Alexander

The former Rocky Fork State Park in Flag Pond, Tennessee is now the Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park.

Deadly Collierville house fire blamed on live Christmas tree, fireplace embers

A Collierville house fire that claimed the lives of four people is being attributed to a fireplace and live Christmas tree.

Inspire Cafe opens in Binghampton

The Inspire Community Cafe opened for business Friday morning in the new shopping center at Sam Cooper and Tillman.

  Conway Cares awards couple with new heating and cooling system

A Mid-South couple will be able to stay warm this winter after receiving a donation from Conway Services.

Study ranks Little Rock and Jackson, MS among least-safe cities in America

The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018′s Safest Cities in America.

Central High basketball team volunteers at food bank

Central High School basketball players spent part of their Friday giving back to their community.

5 Great Things: Free meals for homeless, local schools nationally recognized

We ended and brought in a New Year this week, along with a host of great things that happened in the Mid-South.

UT-Knoxville says sorority member was caught on camera using racial slur

According to the university, video of a student using the “n-word” was posted to social media.

Congestion concerns have some Midtowners opposing apartments

A plan to build new apartments in Midtown has been met with opposition.

Arkansas side of Big River Crossing closed over Mississippi River flooding

Flooding in Arkansas is leading to some closures on Big River Crossing.

City of Hernando waving some fees on past-due utility bills

City officials say their software company mailed out the previous month’s bills instead of the current month.

Saint Francis Hospital welcomes 1st baby of 2019

Meet Ezra Wayne Pipkin. His parents are Sarah Hopper and Christopher Wayne Pipkin Jr.

10th flu related death reported in Arkansas

Nearly two-thirds of Arkansas counties saw flu cases, with 40 positive PCR flu tests during the last week of the year.

Memphis nonprofit works to end homelessness among children, young adults

Every year, organizations like Youth Villages help Mid-South children and families dealing with issues like homelessness, and 2018 was no different for the nonprofit.

Munford High School band performs in Tournament of Roses parade

The Munford High School band marched in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California Tuesday.

Headstones found vandalized at Memphis cemetery over the weekend

Headstones were discovered knocked over and damaged at New Park Cemetery in Whitehaven.

Mid-South Heroes: Woman rescues deaf dalmatians

For over 10 years, Patricia Belt has turned her love for deaf dalmatians into a way to help veterans and educate children.

Outgoing superintendent reflects on his time with Shelby County Schools

Outgoing Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson sat down with WMC to reflect on his time leading the school system.

Mayor Strickland joins Tigers coach Penny Hardaway for toy giveaway

Mayor Jim Strickland the Memphis Tigers gave back to children in need Friday.

Southaven announces plans for special-needs playground

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced Friday plans for a new special-needs playground.

Memorial football game planned for OMYA player who died in bus crash

Mid-South coaches hope to fill the stands Saturday at christian Brothers High School for an all-star memorial game honoring the life of 9-year-old Kameron Johnson.

Memphis police buy gym equipment for elementary school

Memphis' finest have been busy spreading holiday cheer all over the city in the days leading up to Christmas.

Owners try to calm Ripley hospital employees' fears following delayed paychecks

Employees at Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tennessee tell us a member of the ownership group’s executive leadership team was on campus Wednesday, trying to calm employee fears and meeting with hospital leaders.

Huey’s employees to feed Memphians in need on Christmas Day

Employees will hand out hot, home-cooked meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day at the Huey’s Downtown location.

FedEx Cares teams with Operation Warm to give students new coats

FedEx Cares and Operation Warm teamed up Tuesday to give students at Winchester Elementary new coats.

Community showers Porter-Leath toy drive with generosity

People from all across the Mid-South stopped by the WMC Action News 5 studios to drop off toys and generous monetary donations Saturday.

Memphis Catholic Diocese hopes Vatican names new bishop in 2019

The person Pope Francis appointed to oversee the Catholic Diocese of Memphis says he hopes a new bishop will be named next spring or summer.

Mayor Jim Strickland’s office delivers Christmas baskets to the elderly

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration spread holiday cheer on Friday. Each year, Strickland delivers Christmas baskets to the seniors at City View Towers.

Porter-Leath toy drive will help 6,200 local children

For 17 years, Porter-Leath has worked to make sure children, no matter their parents’ income, have toys underneath the Christmas Tree. Once again, WMC Action News 5 is getting involved with the toy truck drive.

Shelby County offers free flu vaccines for children, adults

Shelby County Health Department is offering free flu vaccinations at all of its public health clinics.

Cooper-Young neighborhood’s cameras help police catch criminals

A network of surveillance cameras in one Memphis neighborhood is credited with helping police capture an alleged killer.

Germantown postpones holiday parade for Saturday rain

The parade is now planned for Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Shelby County’s Youth Assessment Center plan moves ahead

Plans are moving forward to create a Youth Assessment Center to target at-risk juveniles in Shelby County.

UofM teams with City of Memphis for ‘Tiger Toy Drive’ Friday

It’s happening Friday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the atrium of the campus administration building.

WMC Action News 5′s Holiday Food Drive supports the Mid-South Food Bank

Stop by any CashSaver or Gateway Tire location until 6:30 p.m. and donate food or money for the Mid-South Food Bank.

  Mayor Harris wants Shelby County to take over vacant school building

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris hopes to turn the vacant Vance Middle School building around as a number of revitalization projects are now underway in South Memphis.

Pictures: 11th annual WMC Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive

Check out these photos from the 11th annual WMC Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive!

FedEx Hub to hold job fair Saturday

FedEx is looking to hire workers in Memphis.

‘This is not acceptable’: Neighbors vow to fight proposed landfill

It didn't take long for residents at the meeting, which was held to discuss a proposed landfill in the Berclair area, to speak out against it.

National Civil Rights Museum delays Saturday opening for St. Jude Marathon

The National Civil Rights Museum will delay opening Dec. 1 for the St. Jude Marathon.

Walmart hosting toy demos, Fortnite parties this season

Walmart his hosting holiday toy demos this Saturday followed by Fortnite parties Sunday so parents and kids can check out this seasons hottest toys and video game.

Collierville reschedules Christmas parade due to weather threat

The potential for storms Friday has prompted Collierville officials to postpone the annual Christmas parade.

‘Operation Grizzly’ keeps moving with driver safety in mind

Law enforcement officers are looking toward the next steps of “Operation Grizzly.”

Literacy and career night at Promise Academy promotes family engagement

Encouraging parents and students to read and set goals together was the mission of the inaugural Literacy and Career Night Wednesday at Promise Academy-Spring Hill.

Registration for summer youth program opens soon

Memphis youth looking to gain some valuable experience this summer can already look ahead.

Library program to teach toddlers about science

The Collierville Library is launching a new program to teach toddlers about science.

Holy Convocation returning to Memphis in 2021

Memphis' oldest and largest convention Holy Convocation is coming back to Memphis in a few years.

WMC kicks off 2018 Holiday Food Drive

For more than a decade, WMC Action News 5's Holiday Food Drive has collected more than 1.5 million pounds of food for the Mid-South Food Bank.

2018 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank

WMC Action News 5's Holiday Food Drive is back helping the Mid-South Food Bank feed needy families through the winter.

West Memphis hospital ready to open its doors

For years, people in Crittenden County, Arkansas, have been without their own hospital, but that will soon change.

Upcoming job fair looks to fill positions at new Crittenden County hospital

For the last few years, people in the West Memphis area have been without their own hospital. However, that's about to change in the next two months.

Election Guide: Early voting underway for midterm elections

Polls open at 11 a.m. at most of the 27 sites. They'll close at 7 during the week.

Ole Miss athlete to hold sock drive for MS homeless shelters

An Ole Miss football player is doing his part to help those in need.

Election runoffs a key issue on ballots

If you live in the City of Memphis, your midterm election ballot will include 3 referendums, two of which are on the issue of runoffs.

Axe throwing business debuts Memphis

Civil Axe has people channeling their inner lumberjack and is the first axe throwing business to open in Memphis.