Friday, July 25 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:23:10 GMT
A sheriff's deputy in training now accused of a nearly year-old deadly hit and run suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. Hunter Queen, 24, is locked up in the ShelbyMore >>
A sheriff's deputy recruit accused of a hit-and-run accident that happened nearly one year ago, suddenly stopped driving his pick-up truck sometime last year, neighbors say. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:19:19 GMT
(WMC) - A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls. The tolls would help fund an I-40 expansion project from West MemphisMore >>
A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:08:50 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police crews are responding to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road. Two vehicles and a bus are involved. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation smart map,More >>
Memphis police crews responded to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road on Friday afternoon. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:44:32 GMT
(WMC) – The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, located on Vance Avenue, does muchMore >>
The funeral home where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s body was prepared after his assassination is celebrating 100 years.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
The bond has passed, and now, Tyler ISD is moving forward with plans to bring students newer and safer classrooms.
The $160.5 million dollar TISD bond passed Saturday night with 63 percent of the vote.
Supporters of the bond have said it's unprecedented because it will affect 8,000 of Tyler ISD's 18,000 students.
It will bring the district three new middle schools, remodel two elementary schools, and build a new career and technical education center for high schoolers.
Superintendent Gary Mooring says the victory is a mandate from the community to improve Tyler's schools.
"That's close to a 2-to-1 margin," Mooring said. "It's just fantastic for the bond to pass period, but with that kind of community support, it really gives us a mandate to move forward with construction."
Mooring says the bond was successful in large part because of the work Tyler Proud, a pro-TISD organization that formed last August, did in the community.
"They're the ones that got the people out to vote, they're the ones that developed the enthusiasm for this bond," said Mooring. "I can't pass a bond and the school board can't pass a bond, it's the community. To me that was the difference."
One of Tyler Proud's biggest concerns during the campaign were the 155 portable buildings being used in TISD - and the safety and security risk they pose to teachers and students.
"When you can address this is one bond and look at at least 60 percent of your portables going away and students being able to be in a safe and secure environment, that means the world to me as an educator," Mooring said. "Because I worry every day about health, safety and security of our students, so this is a big step for Tyler ISD and the community."
Mooring said he also heard the concerns of teachers and community members that opposed the bond, saying the district is constantly working to improve discipline issues.
"We've made a lot of changes and we're looking at some things right now before we even get the bond in place, to help in those discipline areas," he said. "It's just like everything else we do here, we're not setting back and thinking about we can do anything else, this is what we've got to do."
As for next steps, Mr. Mooring says there will be a special board meeting in the new future, where the district will bring forward contracts for architects.
The design and planning phase will last for 6 to 8 months, and the district plans for all new facilities to open in the fall of 2015.
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 >>
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 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:25:53 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>