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Warmer today, sales tax hike proposal, Ole Miss football player laid to rest, Tea replacing coffee?

Good morning and welcome to Action News 5 on a fantastic Friday! TGIF! High of around 90...warm and muggy this weekend and the chances of rain are slim. Details on WMC-TV5.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is responding to a proposed sales tax hike in Memphis saying he supports it. City leaders say the sales tax hike would be used to fund Pre-K and drop property taxes. We'll explain more about the pitch this morning on WMC-TV5.

Changes may be in store for another downtown Memphis park and this time... it's not because of ties to the Confederacy but Christopher Columbus. We explain this morning on WMC-TV5.

The state legislature in Oregon has approved a new tuition plan for it's seven state universities.. It would allow students to attend school.... then repay tuition at a later date based on their earnings.We'll explain more on the plan and if it could catch on here in the Mid-South.

The Ole Miss football player who died in a car crash will be laid to rest this weekend. We'll have details on the death of Park Stevens and how people are remembering him.

The Mid-South gives its final farewell to a medical pioneer who's saved thousands of lives in Memphis.We are live with how Dr. Sheldon Korones is being remembered.

Coffee has long been one of the most popular drinks in the U-S, but experts say that change is brewing!

On Action News 5 at 6am this morning...How tea time is becoming more and more trendy and taking the place of coffee.

Join us for a fabulous Friday on WMC-TV5.

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