Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:12:26 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department shut down Holmes Road between Airways Boulevard and Tchulahoma Road after a tree fell across the street. The tree could have possibly landed on a car. Reports are comingMore >>
A building's wall collapsed in Southaven on Access Drive near Stateline Road and Airways Boulevard amid weather Wednesday.
Also, flooding has affected areas across the Mid-South, including Holmes Road and Apollo Street where water is up to some residents' mailboxes. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:10:22 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs. The baby was born on July 5 in Memphis. After determining the baby was addicted to illegal drugs, medicalMore >>
Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A project that will upgrade and expand transportation infrastructure from uptown Memphis to South Main and across the Harahan Bridge could end up costing more than originally planned.
The project is called Main Street to Main Street. It will use the Harahan Bridge over the Mississippi River to connect Main Street in West Memphis, AR, to Main Street in Memphis.
After securing funding and grants from local, regional, and federal sources, the budget spiked and more money appears to be needed to complete the project.
Organizers insist the project will boost the global image of Memphis, Tennessee.
"International, significant project. The secretary of transportation just visited a couple of weeks ago and was saying this is a national model of the Obama administration's progress," said Paul Morris, Main Street to Main Street project director.
Morris says $32 million is already committed to the project, coming from about 12 different sources that include private funding, state funding, and federal grants. But the project needs more money.
"The project will be around $40 million and it will be done by 2016," explained Morris. "But that is not a budget or a promise, it is an estimate based upon what we currently know."
Morris says his team is fielding estimates and should have a more definitive budget number at the end of the month. What may be the most costly improvements are the repairs needed on the Harahan Bridge.
"There was a slight concern about the existing steel stringers that go east to west," said Morris. "Those stringers were damaged and the engineers recommended that out of an abundance of caution we should replace the steel stringers and that is an expensive item."
Organizers say they will be looking for more dollars from all of their current sources of funding. The mayor's office is working to help secure more private investments.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:35 GMT
(WMC) - Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. Police say the little girl called 911 becauseMore >>
Horn Lake, Miss. police say 26-year-old Stephanie Scott was given a summons to appear before a judge after her 6-year-old daughter was found home alone. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:19:13 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene where a contractor is reportedly trapped. MFD is sending rescue equipment to 1239 Whitten Road, north of Shelby Farms Park. Details about the contractorMore >>
Memphis Fire Department rescued a contractor who became trapped in a trench Tuesday morning. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:16:24 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police received a call about a possible shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road, just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. WMC Action News 5 crews are there and sayMore >>
Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 3500 block of Tchulahoma Road, near Winchester Road. Police received the call just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:00:42 GMT
(WMC) - ANDY, WILL IT WORK? Scratch-dini = DON'T BUY!If it doesn't have color, it can't remove the scratch.That's the mantra of Bill Fowler, owner and 40-year veteran auto body expert of Bill Fowler'sMore >>
The do-it-at-home scratch-remover for cars is a big, fat DON'T BUY!More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:13:57 GMT
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(WMC) - A vehicle crashed into a person walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. Memphis firefighters and police officers responded to calls about a hit-and-run around 3:30 p.m. Memphis policeMore >>
A woman has died after a vehicle crashed into her while she was walking on Beechmont Street near Portland Avenue. More >>