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 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:06:36 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 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 >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:22:53 GMT
(WMC) – A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. Bartlett Psychiatric Center on Kirby-WhittenMore >>
A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - Some Mid-South parents are demanding answers after a man claiming to have cheap school supplies never delivered.
A Memphis company was supposed to deliver hundreds of boxes of school supplies to students in DeSoto County Schools, but now, a couple weeks into the school year, more than a quarter of the orders have not been filled, leaving more than 100 students without the school supplies they ordered.
"I feel like the kids were taken advantage of," said Lisa Woods, who cannot believe her child still does not have the supplies she paid for from Conley's School Supplies in Memphis.
"It's been an absolute nightmare, they haven't received anything, I've been sending them emails and calling them," she said.
The company promised to deliver the supplies before the first day of school. A phone number ends in an automated message. Parents and school officials say emails have gone unreturned, too.
Action News 5's Michael Clark was able to track down the company owner, Lee Conley, on his cell phone.
"You said these things would be delivered by the first day of school. Why is it taking so long?" Michael Clark asked.
"OK sir, let me get out of my meeting and I'll give you a call back," Conley responded.
Conley claimed his company had a glitch that caused them to be behind on orders . He promised items would be delivered within a couple of weeks.
"If they have not received it within our time frame, they can get their money back," Conley said.
"Well, if they're having a hard time getting a hold of you to tell you they have not received it, how do they go about getting their money back from you?" asked Clark.
After a long pause, Conley responded, "We are going to be returning any phone calls and emails that we have."
A spokesperson for DeSoto County Schools said this was supposed to be an option to save parents time. The district turned this matter over to its attorney.
Conley said he hopes to have everything delivered in a couple of weeks, despite school starting about three weeks ago.
DeSoto County released the following statement:
DeSoto County Schools is extremely disappointed that Conley School Supplies has not delivered all of the pre-paid school supplies our parents ordered last spring.
This was meant to be a service to save parents' time. It worked last year with different vendors.
Conley School Supplies had the low quote. Their contract said they would deliver the pre-paid school supplies before July 31st. They have delivered approximately ¾ of the orders.
Teachers are checking each order to ensure parents get what they paid for and are making sure each child has what they need at school until the supplies arrive.
Since they will not answer our phone calls or respond to daily emails, we have turned this matter over to our attorney.
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 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:46:04 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 deciding whether to charge a California man who says he fatally shot a violent burglar in the back in an alley as she fled his home face a difficult decision because the case falls in a gray area involving...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 >>