Thursday, July 24 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:17:27 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 Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit during training Thursday for being the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:33:44 GMT
(WMC) - On the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland Street, dozens of police and fire department supporters spent their afternoon calling on others to help make change. The goal? "Trying to get everybodyMore >>
On the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland Street, dozens of police and fire department supporters spent their afternoon calling on others to help make change.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:46:27 GMT
A Lakeland woman fought off a stranger who attacked her with a knife in her own home, and then she hid with her 8-year-old cousin in a closet until Sheriff's deputies arrived. Shelby County Sheriff'sMore >>
A Lakeland woman fought off a stranger who attacked her with a knife in her own home. She then hid with her 8-year-old cousin in a closet until sheriff's deputies arrived. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:12 GMT
(WMC) - A Mississippi congressional candidate is accused of being dishonest about his service record to benefit his campaign. Ron Dickey is a veteran from Horn Lake. He claims to be a Green Beret veteranMore >>
A Mississippi congressional candidate is accused of being dishonest about his service record to benefit his campaign.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:00:45 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has received some complaints about trash not being picked in the 3600 block of Pryor Street in the Frayser area; residents were upset so the Investigators went out to take a look. ThereMore >>
WMC Action News 5 received some complaints about yard debris and trash not being picked in the 3600 block of Pryor Street in the Frayser area; residents were upset so the Investigators went out to take a look. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – The year was 1962. Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" was at the top of the charts when a high school sophomore named Dave Brown landed his first job in broadcasting.
"Dave and I went to school together," says DJ Tony Reeves.
Reeves needed a host for the Saturday afternoon Record Hop at WKBJ in Milan, Tennessee.
"Dave came by one day and he said man you're playing records and all this great music and getting paid for it. I'd like to do that," Reeves says.
Dave hit the airwaves on June 30th 1962 as Dee Brown.
"One of my all time favorite songs was a song by Tommy Roe called ‘Sheila'," Dave says.
It seems that handsome, All-American-Teenager with a love for Rock and Roll would do anything to get the full time job.
Ken Galey, a co-worker has fond memories of those radio days.
"That was just Dave having fun," Galey says. "Dave has not changed one bit from the first time I met him."
But there were big changes in store for Dave. In 1967 he did make a pretty woman his wife. Margaret Brown was and still is his beautiful bride.
Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" was number 1 on May 22, 1977, Dave's first day at Channel 5.
Mid-South viewers quickly felt his comforting presence during his daily forecasts. Outside the storm tracking center, Dave was the face of Lewis Ford.
Who could resist that '77 Thunderbird? Or a free CB radio and Dave in a brown leisure suit?
He helped viewers remodel their kitchens, told them where to stash their cash, took them to the horse races and into the wrestling ring!
While Dave seems to be at ease anywhere, it's his calm during the storm that puts the rest of us at ease.
As a viewer's letter after a recent storm shows - we turn to Dave for the life-saving information we need.
"That day my hometown was destroyed. But my mother, at home only with her small dog, survived. She was safe. I truly believe you are part of the reason she is still in my life today," the letter reads.
For his many decades of service Memphis Magazine dubbed Dave "a port in every storm" last year when they named him one of the top 35 movers and shakers in Memphis.
This year the Memphis Grizzlies honored Dave at their first playoff game.
Dave arrived "Chopper 5 style" to throw out the first pitch at the 2012 Redbirds season opener.
Despite all the fanfare, the man with his own bobble-head never let success go to his head.
"Just a huge thanks to the people of the Mid-South who have been so wonderful so supportive in so many good and bad things over the years and I can't express my gratitude enough," Dave says.
Tuesday, Dave announced that he has no intention to retire any time soon, and he plans to stay with Action News 5 to continue bringing you trusted weather coverage when you need it.
The Mid-South is grateful for 50 years with you Dave!
Happy Anniversary Dave! Thanks for 50 great years!
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 >>
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeMore >>
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:21:32 GMT
(WMC) - "Are you from here?" "Yes ma'am." "What high school did you go to?" "Trezevant High." "Why are you still here?" "I've lived in different cities, but there's nowhere like Memphis. We're unique.More >>
By posting short dialog accompanied by pictures, photographer Kirstin Cheers hopes to ignite some fire for change in the community.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:15:28 GMT
(WMC) - Witnesses say a woman left her two young boys in her car outside the Memphis food stamp office with a heat index over 90 degrees. As the sun hit its highest point in the sky Wednesday, MonicaMore >>
Witnesses say a woman left her two young boys in her car outside the Memphis food stamp office with a heat index over 90 degrees. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:33:12 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department shut down Holmes Road between Airways Boulevard and Tchulahoma Road after a tree fell across the street. The tree could have possibly landed on a car. Reports are comingMore >>
A building's wall collapsed in Southaven on Access Drive near Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard amid stormy weather on Wednesday.
Two adventurous kayakers in Argentina experienced the thrill of a lifetime following an encounter with a pod of massive whales. The video was taken somewhere off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina.More >>
Two adventurous kayakers in Argentina experienced the thrill of a lifetime following an encounter with a pod of massive whales.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:24:28 GMT
(WMC) - Tired, overweight, and otherwise uninterested in the bedroom? Ads on TV suggest these symptoms could mean a man is suffering from low "T," and that he should take drugs to increase his testosterone. ButMore >>
Tired, overweight, and otherwise uninterested in the bedroom? Ads on TV suggest these symptoms could mean a man is suffering from low "T," and that he should take drugs to increase his testosterone.More >>