Monday, July 28 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:44:59 GMT
(WMC) - The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies,More >>
The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies, though, the jury will have already heard from him.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:59:45 GMT
(WMC) - On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss. The site of a proposed industrial park could bring hundreds of jobs to DeSoto County,More >>
On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:53 GMT
(WMC) - It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house. Emergency vets say the dog survived despite someMore >>
It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.It's golf's version of the NFL's punt, pass and kick competition. KidsMore >>
More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:48:23 GMT
On Friday, rescuers in Lauderdale County found horses on a farm in Gates, TN that appeared to be malnourished and neglected. Sources tell WMC Action News Five's Justin Hanson those horsesMore >>
Rescuers in Lauderdale County found horses on a farm in Gates, Tenn. that appear to be malnourished and neglected. More >>
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(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.
Saturday, July 26 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:48:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday. "This individual walked in, said 'I work for the sheriff's department, andMore >>
A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday.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 >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:51:59 GMT
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the incident allegedly occurred Friday, July 18More >>
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Maurice Brown Jr. would have turned 6 years old just three days ago, but in 2012 his life was cut short. His body was found in a dumpster and his own father is charged with his murder. MauriceMore >>
Maurice Brown Sr. faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son. In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
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 >>