Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:28:44 GMT
(WMC) - A promising athlete and upcoming college freshman died in a car crash on Monday. Steven Pegram's friends called him 'Cross.' So it's fitting that his friends went back to where Pegram died andMore >>
A promising athlete and upcoming college freshman died in a car crash on Monday.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:23:20 GMT
(WMC) - A multiple-vehicle crash is affecting traffic on Interstate 240 eastbound at Millbranch Road. Eastbound traffic has been shutdown at mile marker 25. The accident should be cleared by 5:15 p.m. CopyrightMore >>
A two-car crash shut down a stretch of Interstate 240 eastbound at Millbranch Road. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:19:51 GMT
(WMC) - Shelby County Democrats have dug up an 11-year-old audio clip to try and discredit Mayor Mark Luttrell. Mayor Luttrell says he heard this audio clip in a new radio ad by the Shelby County Democrats.More >>
Shelby County Democrats have dug up an 11-year-old audio clip to try and discredit Mayor Mark Luttrell.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:12:30 GMT
(WMC) - A firefighter was injured while working an apartment fire near the Memphis airport. Heavy smoke was showing from the Bent Tree Apartment shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The firefighter is inMore >>
A firefighter was injured while working an apartment fire near the Memphis airport.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:11:48 GMT
(WMC) - The Shelby County Commission is working to curb the controversy surrounding residency rules for elected commissioners. This comes after an investigation was launched looking into if CommissionerMore >>
The Shelby County Commission is working to curb the controversy surrounding residency rules for elected commissioners.More >>
WESTMINSTER, CO (KCTV) -
Authorities in Colorado have been unable to identify a body found in the search for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, police said Thursday afternoon.
"We appreciate the media recognizing that from the helicopter you have footage of the body showing that it is not intact," Westminster Police Department's Trevor Materasso said. "This is extending the length of time it is taking for the investigation to positively identify who that body is."
In a tweet, Westminster police said Friday morning that a positive identification won't come until late Friday. Police have previously said this is "due to the condition of the body."
"We are expecting that sometime tomorrow we will be able to hold a press conference with the agency heads. That information will then be released at that time tomorrow," Materasso said during a Thursday news conference.
Many in the Westminster area are wearing the color purple or purple ribbons on Friday in a show of solidarity for Jessica. Purple is her favorite color.
This comes as the search of the area continues by hundreds of law enforcement officials. Materasso asked residents to continue to report tips to 303-658-4336.
Materasso took no questions and spoke for a minute and 20 seconds.
ABC News has reported that investigators believe the body is that of Jessica.
Denver media outlets reported Thursday that the body had been dismembered and did not appear to be that of an adult. One media outlet said the body had been hacked up and the scene was "gruesome."
The body was reportedly discovered Wednesday evening near an abandoned mining shack on the Pattridge Park open space in Arvada.
"At this time, we're unable to make any connection to the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway," Materasso said Wednesday night.
He said Westminster and Arvada detectives, along with others, continue to work the crime scene.
FBI spokesman Dave Joly described the type of person that authorities are seeking. Joly said investigators are assuming this is a man who likely lives in the area.
He asked residents to keep a close eye out for anyone who has had since Friday unusual changes in their behavior or have made changes to their physical appearance such as shaving a moustache.
Jessica was last seen Friday morning as she left her home to go to school. She never made it school.
Police have cleared her parents as suspects. Jessica lives with her mother. Her father, Jeremy Bryant, lives in Independence, MO, along with his grandmother. A vigil was held in Independence on Wednesday night.
Bryant traveled from Independence to Colorado this week. He made an emotional plea on Wednesday for the safe return of his daughter.
Her family in Independence told KCTV5 Wednesday that police alerted the family to the discovery of the body Tuesday night. However, they remain hopeful that the girl will be returned to her family safely.
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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, July 30 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:11:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at Desoto Central High School and taken to the hospital, according to Desoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. The man works withMore >>
A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at DeSoto Central High School. He was taken to the hospital, according to DeSoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:12:00 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday, a woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. Neighbors say the family moved intoMore >>
A Memphis woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:58:33 GMT
(WMC) – The second day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial is began on Wednesday, July 30. Brown Sr. is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, Maurice Brown Jr. He has pleaded not guilty to the chargeMore >>
A WMC Action News 5 interview played a key role in the second day of testimony in the Maurice Brown Sr. murder trial.More >>