Saturday, May 22 2010 9:32 AM EDT2010-05-22 13:32:11 GMT
The suspects in a double shooting Thursday that left two West Memphis police officers dead were identified Friday by Arkansas State Police as Jerry Kane, 45, and his son Joseph, 16, both of Ohio.More >>
Friday, May 21 2010 5:40 PM EDT2010-05-21 22:40:48 GMT
This Tuesday, Action News 5 is partnering with Sun Trust Bank, The West Memphis Police Department, the West Memphis Wal-Mart, Clear Channel Radio, Citadel Radio, Entercom Radio and Flinn Radio for a Fallen Officers collection drive.More >>
Friday, May 21 2010 12:25 PM EDT2010-05-21 16:25:08 GMT
Two West Memphis police officers were shot and killed Thursday during a traffic stop along a busy cross-country interstate highway. The local sheriff and his chief deputy were wounded in a later shootout that left a pair of suspects dead.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:32:49 GMT
There is a heat advisory until 7pm tonight for most if the Mid South. It's the first one issued since school started. Tonight on WMC Action News 5 at 5, Lauren Squires shows us how people are preventingMore >>
Shelby County is under its first heat advisory since school started, which means players and coaches are being forced to make adjustments. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:49 GMT
(WMC) - Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear. The trailer was stolen from a church parking lot in Southaven.More >>
Police in Mississippi are looking for whoever stole a Boy Scout troop's trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:49:24 GMT
(WMC) - A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city. The officers were along South Third Street and Western Park Drive cleaning the community they vowed to serve andMore >>
A group of Memphis police officers spent Wednesday cleaning up blight in the city.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:47:03 GMT
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, which is off of Rhodes between Getwell and Cherry. Police say the victim was just returning home, talking on herMore >>
Memphis police are working another driveway robbery case, this time on Wedgewood Street, near Rhodes Avenue, between Getwell and Cherry roads. More >>
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WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby and his Chief Deputy W. A. Wren were still recovering at The MED Friday. Busby is in serious condition and Wren is in critical condition.
Some of Wren's family was in the Walmart parking lot where the deadly shootout happened.
Customers who were inside the West Memphis Walmart said the gunfire was so loud they thought people were being shot inside the store. While Libby Wren took shelter inside, her brother-in-law was outside in the line of fire.
"I ran out back, as many others did, and we ran to the automotive end," Libby Wren said, "and some of us got behind the wooden fence on that end of the store and I called my husband."
At the time, she did not know that her brother-in-law was outside, wounded in the gunfire.
"I heard the gunshots," Libby Wren said. "Little did I realize that W. A. was involved."
Libby Wren and her husband, Russell, were back at The MED for visiting hours Friday. They said W. A. Wren is critical but stable and holding his own.
Russell Wren said he was overwhelmed by the community's outpouring of support.
"Sheriff Luttrell and his crew have been so nice," he said.
W. A. Wren may need more surgery. Relatives asked that people keep the wounded officers in their thoughts and prayers.
"He's a strong fellow," Russell Wren said, "and we feel sure that he'll make it through this."
Libby Wren said among the many visitors who have come to express their concern, the sister of murdered West Memphis officer Bill Evans stands out.
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WEST MEMPHIS OFFICERS KILLED - CONTINUING COVERAGE
Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:48:03 GMT
(WMC) - Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill. According to the affidavit, the church's security director noticed the card wasMore >>
Ferdarious Bowen is accused of stealing a credit card from Bellevue Baptist Church and racking up quite the bill.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:46:51 GMT
(WMC) - Chinese cyber thieves victimized at least six Mid-South hospitals and doctor's offices. Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminalsMore >>
Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminals accessed social security numbers, names, birthdays, phone numbers, and physical addresses.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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:45:16 GMT
(WMC) - An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus. Police say two men, one armed with a handgun, took personalMore >>
An alert went out warning University of Memphis faculty and students of an armed robbery that happened on Tuesday night near campus.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:10:16 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Magic Tank = WISE BUY!Think of Magic Tank as a $30 'insurance policy' for your gas tank.It's a half-gallon petroleum derivative. Translation: it won't explode while you keepMore >>
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Friday, August 12 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-08-12 16:55:30 GMT
Police have charged six people Friday in connection with a meth bust in Lake County, Tenn. Brian Davis, 35, of Tiptonville was charged with possession of schedule 2 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:47:34 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself. Lee Harris's car was burglarized this week. It's just the latest in a string of crimes on MudMore >>
A Memphis City Councilman is calling a crime meeting Wednesday morning after falling victim himself.More >>