Sunday, July 27 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:04:36 GMT
Following a bank robbery at a Memphis bank Saturday morning, Memphis police search for a suspectMore >>
Following a bank robbery at a Memphis bank Saturday morning, Memphis police search for a suspect.More >>
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(WMC-TV) – Despite the wintry weather, there were relatively few travel issues Wednesday.
Meteorologists are expecting more of the same, but experts are still urging drivers to be safe.
If you have ever been behind the wheel in this town, you have likely said it before.
"Memphis drivers? Horrible. Horrible," said Max Maxwell, Maxwell Driving School.
And it only gets worse during winter weather.
But Wednesday, it was a relatively quiet day on city streets. The whipping wind combined with traffic volume helped dry up the roads.
Action News 5's meteorologists predict temperatures to drop into the 20s, which could cause what has already melted – to freeze.
The National Weather Service says they do not expect any re-freeze issues in the metro area, but driving instructor Max Maxwell says drivers should always take extra-precautions regardless.
The biggest thing is slow down. You come to a bridge, you do see some slush on it just come out off the gas. Don't make any changes just come out of the gas and coast across," explained Maxwell.
Whenever necessary, city crews pre-treat overpasses and areas around police precincts, fire stations, and hospitals, but Maxwell says nothing can combat carelessness.
"I can't stress enough: slow down, slow down, slow down," he said. "I leave my house in the morning. I come home at night. That's my primary objective. It's not leave the house, come home three weeks later missing body parts."
As more people begin heading back to work in the morning, Action News 5 will continue to be your source for traffic information during the commute.
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 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
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 >>