Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:15:02 GMT
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(WMC)- Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe. With more people, Southaven leaders know more crime, deteriorating streets,More >>
Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:12:14 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs. The baby was born on July 5 in Memphis. After determining the baby was addicted to illegal drugs, medicalMore >>
Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:00:50 GMT
(WMC) - The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum. The city's being bombarded with complaints about poor trash service. The director is tellingMore >>
The Memphis Director of Public works is giving the city's new solid waste contractor an ultimatum.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:48:16 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 weather Wednesday.
Memphis Fire Department shut down Holmes Road between Airways Boulevard and Tchulahoma Road after a tree fell across the street.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:45:55 GMT
(WMC) - St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. The event is held every August and provide school supplies and more than 250 backpacksMore >>
St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.More >>
OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) – As the National Transportation Safety Board comb the site of a plane, friends and family are coping with the loss of three family members killed in the crash.
Ole Miss student Caroline Bartley and her parents, Terri and James, were killed when their small plane crashed during a flight from North Carolina to Oxford.
Four black bows line the columns of the Alpa Omicron Pi sorority house on the Ole Miss campus, where Caroline was an active member.
"We as a university are always saddened when we lose a student, Ole Miss is such a place of family, communications, and we're a close knit community even as big as we are," said Ole Miss Dean of Students Sparky Reardon.
Reardon said Caroline was a sophomore studying biology at the university.
"Every student I've talked with, or whom I've talked, has talked about what a bright and bubbly and just friendly person she was," said Reardon.
Even though it is summer and many students are away from campus, it did not stop an outpouring of prayers and support through sites like Facebook and Twitter. Reardon said the school will honor Bartley at a special ceremony.
"We have a University Memorial Day in the spring each year where we will remember all of the students in our community who have passed and she will be included in that this year," he said.
Bartley's parents were also killed when the plane went down. Investigators say severe storms near Booneville may have played a role in the crash. Reardon says the family leaves one behind.
"Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with her sister and her close friends and our students from Columbus Georgia where we have many," said the dean.
The AOPI sorority is sad to hear the news of its sister. They sent Action News 5 the following statement:
"As an organization founded solely on the premise of friendship, a loss of one of our members is always felt throughout all of our chapters across North America. Alpha Omicron Pi sends its deepest condolences to Caroline's siblings, the entire Bartley family and to the sisters of the Nu Beta Chapter with which she devoted so much of her time. In this time of tragedy, it is our hope that each of these ladies can find some comfort in the strong bonds of sisterhood within Alpha Omicron Pi."
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:19:13 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene where a contractor is reportedly trapped. MFD is sending rescue equipment to 1239 Whitten Road, north of Shelby Farms Park. Details about the contractorMore >>
Memphis Fire Department rescued a contractor who became trapped in a trench Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:16:24 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police received a call about a possible shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road, just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. WMC Action News 5 crews are there and sayMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road. Police received the call just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:00:42 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Scratch-dini = DON'T BUY!If it doesn't have color, it can't remove the scratch.That's the mantra of Bill Fowler, owner and 40-year veteran auto body expert of Bill Fowler'sMore >>
The do-it-at-home scratch-remover for cars is a big, fat DON'T BUY!More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:13:57 GMT
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(WMC) - A vehicle crashed into a person walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. Memphis firefighters and police officers responded to calls about a hit-and-run around 3:30 p.m. Memphis policeMore >>
A woman has died after a vehicle crashed into her while she was walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. More >>