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  NOH8 Campaign hosts open photo shoot in Memphis

Hundreds of people gathered at the Playhouse Theatre Saturday afternoon to show their support for love and acceptance.

5 Great Things: Grant program to help uplift community, unclaimed veterans given proper burial

Memphis Grizzlies giving away free tickets to furloughed workers for MLK Jr. Celebration Game

Food drive held for Mid-South federal employees

Framework begins on 2019 St. Jude Dream Home

AutoZone Park to host 2019 AAA National Championship

Volunteer Memphis kicks off MLK Days of Service 2019

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  Grant program created to uplift the community

Community steps in to give unclaimed veterans a proper burial

Here’s where to find local deals and freebies for furloughed workers

Paralyzed Olive Branch veteran to receive donated exoskeleton

Exoskeleton device helps paralyzed Olive Branch veteran walk again

FedEx teams up to fight hunger

  Veterans Court gives Shelby County veterans 2nd chance

Congratulations are in order for 10 men and woman who graduated Wednesday from the veterans court program.

Stax Museum gives govt. employees free admission during shutdown

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis is giving government employees free admission during the government shutdown.

Teach901 to host first job fair of 2019

The Bluff City is in need of more educators, and there's a job fair for those seeking opportunities.

Double amputee overcomes challenges, bowls a perfect 300

Ricky Rader has always been a great bowler, spending years perfecting his game. Now, he is overcoming new obstacles as he adapts to bowling with two prosthetic legs.

  Local Boy Scouts troop encourages girls to join

Grind City Kicks honors 9-year-old Kameron Johnson killed in bus crash

Memphis native celebrates her 100th birthday

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

Community helps the family of fire victims

Program provides juvenile intervention through mentorship

  Boy Scouts of America will allow girls to earn Eagle Scout rank

Starting in February, girls ages 11 to 17 will be welcomed into the Scouts to start working toward the Eagle Scout rank.

5 Great Things: Real-life superhero donates liver, helping federal employees

There's no shortage of Great Things happening in the Mid-South this first full week of 2019.

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.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Memphians lend helping hand to federal employees affected by shutdown

As the shutdown continues, the number of people and businesses being impacted is starting to be felt across the Mid-South.

$1.3M approved for Juvenile Justice and Education Center

Shelby County Commissioners gave initial approval for 1.3 million dollars in architecture and engineering work for Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris' newly proposed juvenile justice facility.

  Memphis collects 20,687 tires on Day 1 of tire redemption program

Long lines stretched out before sunrise as hundreds cashed in on a new program to do away with blight in Shelby County.

Program allows residents to trade in dumped tires for cash

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

Need to smile? Watch this Kentucky boy’s reaction to ‘Happy Birthday’

One video posted by a Bowling Green mom is so cute, it’s been shared more than one million times. Yeah, million.

Husband pleads for different seats to Justin Timberlake concert after his wife has early c-section

An Arkansas man is pleading to Justin Timberlake for help so his wife can enjoy his concert.

Real-life superhero donates liver to stranger

A Memphis man who has played superhero to thousands of children in the Mid-south will soon use his super powers in a whole new way.

Arkansas RB McFadden selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Legendary Arkansas Running Back Darren McFadden is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jersey Mike’s opening new location in Bartlett

A famous sub shop is opening in Bartlett.

Ole Miss legend selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Former Ole Miss All-American linebacker Patrick Willis is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.

5-year-old battling brain tumor gets wish to be a mermaid ‘where Moana lives’

A 5-year-old girl from the Mid-South received a special mermaid wish.

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.

Central High basketball team volunteers at food bank

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

Car salesman and former cop stops identify thief

A Memphis man is behind bars after trying to buy a new car after the salesman realized he was possibly a thief.

Memphis police help man in broken wheelchair

Three Memphis police officers were recently seen going above and beyond to help a resident in need.

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.

Southaven church moves forward after collapse

The Plenitud Church congregation has found a new place to worship after the building collapsed in Southaven Monday morning.

Whitehaven neighbors raise money for Skycop camera

Neighbors and members of the Watchful Eye Neighborhood Association gathered Thursday morning to watch the installation of a SkyCop camera near Graceland

Saint Francis Hospital welcomes 1st baby of 2019

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

Memphis making plans to celebrate 200th birthday

The Bluff City faces a major milestone this year as Memphis turns 200!

Memphis Animal Services reaches goal of 7,000 animals finding new homes in 2018

More than 7,000 animals at MAS found new beginnings through adoption or rescue transfer in 2018.

Meet Alaina, the first Mid-South baby born in 2019!

A Mid-South family brought in the New Year with a new addition to their family. Alaina Scott was the first baby born in 2019 at Methodist South Hospital.

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.

Second Line provides free meals, haircuts to homeless

For the second year, Second Line restaurant opened its doors to provide free meals and haircuts to about 500 people in need.

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.

Ridgeway High players featured in NFL commercial

A new NFL commercial is all the talk of the town in Memphis.

Memphis 2018: A year in review

As we ring in 2019, WMC5 took a look back over the past 12 months and highlighted Memphis’ biggest moments.

New MPD recruits save man from burning home

Two new recruits with Memphis Police Department are being called heroes after they saved a man from a burning house Saturday.

Mid-South musician nominated for Grammy

A local Mid-Southerner, nominated for a Grammy award, played to a packed house in Overton Square Thursday night.

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.

Alice Marie Johnson celebrates 1st Christmas as a free woman; talks prison reform

After two decades behind bars, Alice Marie Johnson was able to spend her first Christmas as a free woman Tuesday.

$100K Powerball ticket sold in Memphis

Memphis is the source of a $100,000 Powerball winner.

Liberty Bowl brings expected $25M boost to Memphis economy

The teams are in town, fans are arriving, and Liberty Bowl week is officially underway.

Munford band gets police escort en route to Rose Bowl

The Munford High School band received a police escort on the way to California.

Conley gives shoes to family of 9-year-old killed in bus crash

Memphis Grizzlies point guard made a special gesture after his team won Wednesday night.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

Westy’s cooks up Christmas meals for the hungry

In a Christmas tradition, Westy’s will serve a meal for those in need this holiday.

Volunteers hand out Christmas meals to seniors

While many are opening presents under the tree this Christmas, others are spending their time giving back.

TV stars take underprivileged children on Christmas shopping spree

Five children from underprivileged families received an unbelievable gift organized by two Memphian actresses.

Malden, MO woman hopes to inspire others after getting back on her feet

A woman from Malden, Missouri has quite the story to tell and hoped her message will inspire others to not give up when things look their worst.

Separated siblings meet for the first time

After being separated by foster care and adoption, two siblings have finally met for the very first time.

Olympic athlete’s missing medal replaced after 30 years

A prized Olympic medal, missing for more than 30 years, has finally been replaced.

Memphis artist uses re-purposed Christmas trees to help domestic violence victims

After overcoming abuse, Memphis artist Jasmin Cage is using her past to give back and encourage others.

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.

New Amazon fulfillment center expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Marshall County

Amazon plans to build a new fulfillment center in Marshall County, Mississippi, bringing in hundreds of new jobs.

5 Great Things: Deputy spends thousands on gifts for children, FedEx Cares supplies students with new coats

With so many people on Santa's "good" list this week, I practically closed my eyes and pointed to pick out this week's 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South.

Amazon locating consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs

Amazon is currently making improvements to an existing 554,000-square-foot building in the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park.

Tigers visit Civil Rights Institute of Birmingham

Aside from daily practices, the Tigers took time to see the sights of Birmingham as part of Bowl Festivities.

Air Force veteran brings Christmas cheer to Memphis

Air Force veteran Raymond Williams has spent the last 15 years decorating his home on Union Avenue Extended in Memphis for everyone to see.

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.

Shelby County Jail inmates getting free phone calls for the holidays

The sheriff’s office is offering jail inmates a chance to connect with friends and family through free holiday phone calls.

MPD partners with Secret Order of Boll Weevils to replace stolen gifts

Nearly a dozen Memphis homes were burglarized weeks before Christmas, but two organizations stepped in to make sure the thieves didn’t ruin the holiday.