Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:20:22 GMT
(WMC) - A new plan to serve as a "safety net" for City of Memphis employees and retirees rolled out during Tuesday's council health care oversight committee meeting. Their "Healthcare Assurance Plan"More >>
A new plan to serve as a "safety net" for City of Memphis employees and retirees rolled out during Tuesday's council health care oversight committee meeting.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:54:45 GMT
(WMC) – A job fair specifically geared toward veterans is being held on Wednesday, July 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 in theMore >>
A job fair specifically geared toward veterans is being held on Wednesday, July 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 in the 1st Floor Entrance Meeting Room C.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:50:02 GMT
A Memphis mother wanted by police after giving birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs, has been arrested.More >>
Police arrested a Memphis mother who gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs.More >>
(WMC-TV) - The two and a half year Memphis-Shelby County school merger battle hits a landmark Monday. That is when the Tennessee General Assembly votes whether or not to lift the ban on municipal schools.
"I'm optimistic about it, I'm hopeful," said the bill's author Senator Mark Norris of Collierville.
Norris hesitated to claim victory before Monday's vote to lift the ban on municipal schools in Tennessee.
"There's some opposition so you can't be presumptuous about it, but we'll do the best we can," he said.
When the Tennessee House and Senate vote on companion bills 4 p.m. Monday, the powerful Republican State Senate Majority Leader Norris will have a Republican super-majority.
The vote impacts every county in the state.
"I think it's just a reaffirmation of the importance of parental choice, neighborhood schools and options," said Norris.
Suburban Shelby County parents want this to avert the merger with Memphis schools, nearly two and a half years after the Memphis school board surrendered its charter.
Even if the vote passes, the merger will happen for one year, because the suburbs need time to elect a school board.
Shortly before Norris left for the state capitol, he addressed the suburban property tax increase that will likely follow Monday's vote.
"At least in this county, it's a pill that over 80 percent of the citizens in most municipalities were willing to swallow. They had a referendum last year and it had overwhelming support," he said.
Action News 5 is following every development of this story, you can get the latest updates on WMCTV.COM.
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 >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>