Wednesday, July 17 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-07-17 19:49:48 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:39:59 GMT
(WMC) – In the weeks following racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., people across the country are looking at the racial breakdown of law enforcement forces. When you look at Shelby County numbers, the clearMore >>
In the weeks following racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., people across the country are looking at the racial breakdown of law enforcement forces.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:34:05 GMT
(WMC) - Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit! College sports fans are encouraged to wear apparel of their favorite college on Friday to celebrate and promote the traditionsMore >>
Friday is College Colors Day, and we want to see your school spirit!More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:43:46 GMT
(WMC) - A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee. Today they'll meet with 9th District U.S. Congressman SteveMore >>
A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:40:38 GMT
(WMC) - A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them. WMC Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is investigatingMore >>
A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:27:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi. A 15-year-old says the women made their way onto the bus at a stop and that another child let an adultMore >>
Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi.More >>
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -
A 25-year-old Gardner woman is dead following a single-vehicle rollover accident. Authorities are investigating whether texting was a factor.
Tamiqua S. Kendricks also was not wearing a seat belt.
The wreck happened about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 35 just south of 167th Street near the New Century Airport. The roadway reopened about 11:50 a.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said it appears she was texting just minutes before the crash, but they will do a more thorough investigation to determine if texting is to blame.
"She apparently was in a conversation, and very well might have been distracted," said Trooper Howard Dickinson. "She has been texting prior to the crash, within a few minutes. There will be a lot more investigation, but she was doing it just prior to the crash."
The driver lost control of her 2002 Ford Explorer veered off the highway and over-corrected. The SUV then traveled across both lanes of traffic and went off the right side of the road. The Explorer rolled and landed in the embankment, troopers said.
When troopers arrived on the scene, they immediately located Kendricks, who had been ejected. Because she had a child car seat, officers were afraid that her child may have also been thrown during the crash.
Authorities quickly searched the area, and even brought out a helicopter to help look for possibly an injured child that may have wandered away in the fields nearby, or been ejected during the crash.
But once officers were able to contact the woman's family, they learned that her 5-year-old son was not traveling with her at the time of the accident, and he was located safely somewhere else.
Troopers said the mother was not wearing a seatbelt, and they want to remind drivers it is the No. 1 killer of drivers in Kansas and Missouri.
They also said if people are belted in, they have a 65 percent chance of surviving the powerful impact of a rollover accident.
"Just imagine how much force you are going at 70 mph and spin it. That will increase amount of force when you hit the ground. Our bodies are just not made to survive that kind of impact," Dickinson said.
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Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:34 GMT
(WMC) - A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Residents at Country Squire apartments found fliersMore >>
A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.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, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:10 GMT
(WMC) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign kicked off midnight on Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,More >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>