Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:10:22 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 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:33:47 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.
Also, flooding has affected areas across the Mid-South, including Holmes Road and Apollo Street where water is up to some residents' mailboxes. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:26:48 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 >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:48 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 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:55 GMT
(WMC) - Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court. We sat in on the largest "graduation" class yet. JasonMore >>
Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court.More >>
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(WMC-TV) – The mother of the Bartlett woman who went overboard on a cruise ship is sharing details about her daughter's final moments and the search that followed her fall.
Ariel Marion reportedly went overboard Royal Caribbean's vessel "Allure of the Seas" at the beginning of a seven day cruise headed to Nassau on Sunday, September 17.
The last photos taken of Ariel Marion and her mother, Vera, show an excited mother and daughter who appear ready for the vacation.
Just hours after those photos were taken, a passenger reported she saw a woman go overboard.
By phone, Vera Marion shared information about the cruise and how ship security responded to the reports.
"They knew she had gone overboard. The woman called and said something from the deck fell and hit her arm. They immediately cleared off that side of the ship, but they never started the search," said Vera.
The ship departed port at 5 p.m. Within hours, Vera said another passenger called ship security after she said she felt A'Riel go overboard. .
"This is a very specific 911 call that a passenger from the cabin below was actually struck on the arm by the person who fell from the cabin above," said the Marion family's attorney, Brett Rivkan.
At 9:30 p.m., the ship's staff brought Vera to a secure room. Two hours later, the U.S. Coast Guard was called. At that time, the ship was 47 miles off of the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
At 1:30 a.m., the search for A'riel began.
The Coast Guard said it scoured more than 2,300 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean over two days.
"I believe they could save my daughter if they had began the search immediately. My daughter could swim a little bit. I told them that. They started asking me, ‘Could she swim?' And that's when I panicked and knew that they knew that she had gone overboard," said Vera.
A candlelight vigil will be held for A'riel Marion on Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
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 >>