Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:35:58 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 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:26:06 GMT
(WMC) – WMC Action News 5 Superintendent Week continues with Dr. William Bibb from Tipton County Schools discussing some changes parents and students should expect. "We have a new student management system.More >>
WMC Action News 5 Superintendents Week continues with Dr. William Bibb from Tipton County Schools discussing some changes parents and students should expect. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:22:48 GMT
(WMC) - A multiple-vehicle crash is affecting traffic on Interstate 240 eastbound at Millbranch Road. Eastbound traffic has been shutdown at mile marker 25. The accident should be cleared by 5:15 p.m. CopyrightMore >>
A two-car crash shut down a stretch of Interstate 240 eastbound at Millbranch Road. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:22:05 GMT
(WMC) - Shelby County Schools performed better on the 2014 TCAP than the 2013 version. That improvement is in line with scores from across Tennessee. TCAP is also known as the Tennessee Comprehensive AssessmentMore >>
Shelby County Schools performed better on the 2014 TCAP than the 2013 version.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:21:44 GMT
(WMC) - American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and it needs your help. Blood donations have been on the decline for the last 11 weeks. There are about 80,000 fewer donations. The Red Cross needsMore >>
Blood donations have been on the decline for the last 11 weeks. There are about 80,000 fewer donations.
The Red Cross needs eligible donors with types O negative, B negative, and A negative blood.More >>
(WMC-TV) - A convenience store chain is now asking for identification before you can buy energy drinks. What makes this even more interesting: there is no law regulating who can purchase the drinks. The chain is now defending its stance.
Jason Anderson works two jobs. Being active for more than 12 hours a day, he says he needs an extra boost from time to time.
"They do the job, keeps me going," he said. Jason prefers the energy shots as opposed to anything in a can.
"I switched from the red bull drink over to the five hour energy cause I was told it's got more vitamins," he explained.
He's right. The energy shots do have more vitamins, but sometimes, its too much.
For example, an entire 30 millimeter bottle of MiO energy contains 120 percent of the daily value for vitamins B6 and B12. Other shots contain much higher percentages.
That concerns some doctors.
"You could end up with toxicity from B vitamins. Numbness, tingling, and neurological disorders," said Dr. Louis Krenn. "One little shot can have as much caffeine in them as a large cup of coffee and most people don't stop there."
Tuesday, Jason did not stop there.
As an adult, he made the decision to buy two energy shots.
But at Casey's General Store chains, minors cannot even buy one energy shot.
"It just doesn't feel right. We consider ourselves a family friendly retailer," said Brian Johnson, Casey's General Stores.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office confirms there is no legal age limit on the purchase of energy drinks. Still, if you want to buy an energy shot at Casey's, the chain does require you to be 18 years old or older.
"Below the age of 18 basically sometimes they don't make the best decisions, it's not the fact that one shot has more caffeine than a cup of coffee, it's the fact they could buy five of them and make a very concentrated drink and drink it all at once," said Johnson.
Casey's General Stores I.D. for only a select few energy drinks, not all of them.
"It's just one of those things, it doesn't feel right to sell to kids, so we made the decision not to do it," added Johnson.
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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 >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:11:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at Desoto Central High School and taken to the hospital, according to Desoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. The man works withMore >>
A subcontractor was shocked while doing renovations at DeSoto Central High School. He was taken to the hospital, according to DeSoto County Schools spokeswoman Katherine Nelson. More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:12:00 GMT
(WMC) - Tuesday, a woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. Neighbors say the family moved intoMore >>
A Memphis woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she beat her six children with an extension cord, choking one of them. More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:58:33 GMT
(WMC) – The second day of Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial is began on Wednesday, July 30. Brown Sr. is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, Maurice Brown Jr. He has pleaded not guilty to the chargeMore >>
A WMC Action News 5 interview played a key role in the second day of testimony in the Maurice Brown Sr. murder trial.More >>