Wednesday, September 4 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-09-04 15:38:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Zoo is celebrating something that has not happened at the zoo in more than a decade. A snow leopard cub was born July 19. Snow leopards are highly endangered, making this birthMore >>
The Memphis Zoo is celebrating something that has not happened at the zoo in more than a decade. A snow leopard cub was born July 19.
INSIDE: Photo gallery and videos of new cub More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:00:24 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:59 GMT
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(WMC) - Nearly 40 emergency personnel responded to a morning apartment fire at 888 Kerr Avenue. Investigators determined children in one apartment started the fire accidentally. They were playing withMore >>
Nearly 40 emergency personnel responded to a morning apartment fire at 888 Kerr Avenue.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:18:28 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:16:19 GMT
(WMC) - For the 27th year in a row, Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) fed hundreds of people in the Mid-South. It's called the "We Care Cookout," and it was held at Trinity United Methodist Church. CommunityMore >>
For the 27th year in a row, Olympic Career Training Institute fed hundreds of people in the Mid-South.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 is partnering with Memphis Zoo to give you the opportunity to help name its new snow leopard cub.
You will be able to vote on the cub's name until 12 p.m. on September 20.
Choose the name you like best from the following list and cast your vote via text (scroll down for instructions) or vote in our online poll (which can be found in the upper right-hand corner of this article for web users).
Billy - In memory of Billy Wharf, a Memphis Zoo welder who passed away shortly after the cub's birth
Worf - In memory of Billy Wharf, but Star Trek-ized due to the cub's vaguely Klingon forehead markings.
Baofengxue - (pronounced Bow-FUNG-shweh) Chinese word for "blizzard." Would be called "Bau" or "Bowser."
Dudh - (pronounced 'dude') Nepali word meaning "milk." Taken from a list of words and names provided by a keeper's friend from Nepal. Speaks to the cub's obvious love of milk, given how round and well-fed he is.
Taza - Kazakh name meaning "clear." Nicknamed "Taz" as we anticipate he will be quite the devil.
TEXT TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS: (Standard text message rates do apply)
Text SNOW to 90105 for the list of names, then text the name you would like to vote for!
Or you can text the keyword for the name you prefer to 90105:
Text BILLY to 90105 to vote for Billy. Text WORF to 90105 to vote for Worf. Text BOWSER to 90105 to vote forBàofÄ“ngxuÄ›. Text DUDH to 90105 to vote for Dudh. Text TAZA to 90105 to vote for Taza.
TWEET TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS:
Tweet the keyword (listed above) with a hashtag to @ActionNews5 (Example: Hey @ActionNews5, I'm voting for #BILLY)
We will announce the winning name once the naming contest closes on September 20.
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 >>
Monday, September 1 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:48:25 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis leaders are working to make downtown parking garages safer. Seven of the city's downtown garages are monitored by Downtown Parking Commission, but the rest have no standards. Some downtownMore >>
Memphis leaders are working to make downtown parking garages safer. More >>