Friday, July 25 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:29:43 GMT
(WMC) – One of the best times of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. Whether you are doing back-to-school shopping,More >>
One of the best weekends of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:11:11 GMT
A sheriff's deputy in training now accused of a nearly year-old deadly hit and run suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. Hunter Queen, 24, is locked up in the ShelbyMore >>
A sheriff's deputy recruit accused of a hit-and-run accident that happened nearly one year ago, suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:25:46 GMT
(WMC) – The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, located on Vance Avenue, does muchMore >>
The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:21:52 GMT
(WMC) – Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall MATA officials said during Friday's news conference. WMC Action News 5 crews saw the five trolleys that officials say should be readyMore >>
Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall MATA officials said during Friday's news conference.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - An artsy Midtown neighborhood will make a comeback this weekend, as event organizers put "A New Face on an Old Broad."
During the weekend event, Broad Avenue in Midtown will become an arts district. Storefronts along the street, most of which are currently vacant, will temporarily house antique dealers, a bike shop, a coffee house and other businesses.
The purpose of the event is to help entrepreneurs envision what the street once was - and could again be.
"What's going to happen is all of the shops are going to re-open," business owner Jo Buehler said. "People are going to see that they can have tea shops and restaurants or maybe a cleaners."
"The vision of the businesses association is to have more: more businesses, more residents, and more bike riders down the street," event organizer David Wayne Brown said.
The bike connection is critical. Special bicycle lanes will be added on Broad, and even a bike valet will appear Friday. Broad intersects with Tillman Street and Shelby Farms' Greenline, completing a bike path linking Shelby Farms to nearby Overton Park.
"This is a critical link in joining the Greenline, which I think...is the catalyst to turn around attitudes towards Memphis, Tennessee," event sponsor Charles McVean said.
"It just clicked that this had to be done on Broad," Sarah Newstock of Livable Memphis added. "It would be a way to bring in the bike lanes and the facilities that we're hoping to have along the entire route, and also bring in the neighborhood revitalization piece, which is so important to our work at Livable Memphis."
The face-lift this Friday and Saturday is designed to attract new suitors for old Broad, promising plenty of good years ahead.
For more details about this weekend's event, click here.
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." 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 >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>