Thursday, July 31 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:14:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn., according to District Attorney Mike Dunavant. WMC Action News 5 is working to learn more detailsMore >>
A 4-year-old child was reportedly abused nearly to death Thursday morning in McNairy County, Tenn. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:28:57 GMT
(WMC) – An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm. 'Horrendous' is the word rescuers are using to describe the condition the horsesMore >>
An special animal rescue team is in Gates, Tenn. helping to rescue six horses that were found neglected on a farm.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:43:57 GMT
(WMC) – The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment. Brown Sr. is accused of murderingMore >>
The third day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial began on Thursday, July 31 with the state recalling an officer who collected evidence from Brown's apartment.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:23:35 GMT
(WMC) – Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins. On Tuesday, July 22, Memphis police responded to a shooting in the 4000 block of RhodesMore >>
Two 17 year olds are charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Blevins.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:34:02 GMT
On Wednesday, Federal Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mayes ordered Kellogg employees back to work within five days. These employees have been walking the picket line after a nine-month lockoutMore >>
Local BCTGM Union members will gather Thursday for a news conference to announce the filing of complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. More >>
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -
Who were these brave men who sacrificed their lives? We know they were all young men. Many lived in the Prescott area. They left behind mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, fiancees and children.
Many of the people learned the tragic news Sunday, but even 24 hours later, the gravity of the situation is still sinking in.
There wasn't a dry eye in Overflow Coffee in Chino Valley on Monday, as members of Manifest Youth Ministry remembered one of their most beloved members, 22-year-old Wade Parker.
"He grew up with my kids, very close to my kids," said Laura Kirk. She said she received a text message Sunday night telling her Parker was one of the 19 brave men who sacrificed their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
"I was waiting for the next text that said it was a mistake, it wasn't true, we messed up, but that text never came," Kirk said with tears in her eyes. She described Parker as a fun-loving daredevil who loved sports, his church and his fiancee, who he was supposed to marry in October.
"He would lay down his life for a friend and I think he lived for that. I think that's what he wanted to do. It was in his blood," Kirk said.
Another victim in the Yarnell Hill Fire was 29-year-old Andrew Ashcraft, a loving family man, who leaves behind a wife named Juliann and four young kids.
"We would watch Andrew and Juliann marry and have children," said Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. He said his daughter is a close friend of the Ashcrafts, and said he can only imagine what their family is now going through.
"Juliann was always concerned when he was fighting this fire, but he had always come home," Bennett said. "Seven, eight, later we get a call that this time he didn't come home."
"He just had that smile and that spark," said Lou Beneitone, speaking of 28-year-old Clayton Whitted. Beneitone coached football at Prescott High, and Whitted was one of his star linemen.
"The kids loved him, he was funny, humorous, but when it came down to getting serious, he got serious," Beneitone said.
When Beneitone heard the news Sunday night that Whitted was part of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew that died in the fire, he was devastated.
"It was very tough to hear," Beneitone said, fighting back tears.
Beneitone said he saw Whitted just a couple of months ago, and he was getting ready for what they knew would be a tough fire season.
"I shook his hand, hugged him and said, 'be careful out there,' and he said, 'I will, coach,'" Beneitone said.
"Scott was an exceptional man, wise beyond his years," said Jim Marnell of another member of the Hotshot crew, 28-year-old Scott Norris. Marnell said he worked for him in the off-season at his gun shop, Bucky O Neill Guns.
"When I finally woke up this morning, I thought I had dreamt of his demise, but quickly realized that it was reality," Marnell said.
He said Norris was witty and had an uncanny ability to relate with anyone he met, regardless of their age or background. And when it was time for him to go back to the Hotshot crew, he wished him well, never thinking of what he would be up against.
"We did say good luck to him, but we never expected him to be in any danger," Marnell said.
Kevin Woyjeck, 21, was from Seal Beach, CA, and followed in his father's footsteps.
Anthony Rose, 23, had worked for the Crown King Fire Department, and was expecting a baby in October.
Billy Warneke, 25, was from California, and married his high school sweetheart. They, too, were expecting a baby in December.
"He had wanted to get on the Hotshot crew in Prescott a year ago, but wasn't able to get on so he continued waiting and volunteering," said Jack Warneke, Billy Warneke's grandfather.
Sean Misner, 26, also leaves behind a pregnant wife; they chose the name Jaxon for their baby boy, due in September.
"He was always the guy you could confide in, you could tell him anything and he'd be there for you," said Jason Lambert, Misner's good friend.
Garret Zuppiger, 27, went to the University of Arizona and was extremely hard working and full of energy.
Jesse Steed, 36, was athletic and always concerned with others. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.
"He was always compassionate to people around him, and still with just a clown-like demeanor and definitely a mischievous streak," said Garic Hayes, Steed's good friend.
The list goes on, each story as inspiring as the last, each man leaving behind a legacy of faith, family, and sacrifice.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:23:25 GMT
The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identities of four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in rough terrain northwest of Sedona on Sunday.More >>
The victims were the pilot, Jonathan McGeary, 22, of Flagstaff; Levi Wallace, 23, of Prescott; Johanna Naber, 18, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Canada; and Sabrina Giebelen, 19, of Krefeld, Germany.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 >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:05:16 GMT
(WMC) - After a nine-month lockout, a judge ordered Kellogg in Memphis to put more than 200 people back to work. Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays agrees with federal labor officials who say the company wasMore >>
After a nine-month lockout in Memphis, a judge ordered Kellogg Company to put more than 200 people back to work within five days. More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:37:03 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 >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:06:38 GMT
(WMC) - A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta and Birmingham. Investigators say the teenage girls are brought from city to city.More >>
A recent TBI investigation revealed a four-city child sex trafficking loop made up of Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Birmingham.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:05:39 GMT
(WMC) – A Memphis Police Department car was involved in a crash that happened early Thursday morning. This happened just before 2 a.m. at E. H. Crump Boulevard and Danny Thomas Boulevard. The crash knockedMore >>
A Memphis Police Department car was involved in a crash that happened early Thursday morning.More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:02:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two teenage sisters are in the hospital after reportedly being struck by a car as they crossed the street Tuesday night in Memphis. The accident took place at the intersection of Neely Road andMore >>
Two teenage sisters are in the hospital after reportedly being struck by a car as they crossed the street Tuesday night in Memphis.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.More >>
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:02:19 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 >>