Friday, July 25 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:38:33 GMT
(WMC) – Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall MATA officials said during Friday's news conference. WMC Action News 5 crews saw the five trolleys that officials say should be readyMore >>
Trolleys could be running in Downtown Memphis by the fall. MATA officials provided an update on the renovation process during a news conference Friday. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:29:43 GMT
(WMC) – One of the best times of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. Whether you are doing back-to-school shopping,More >>
One of the best weekends of the year for shoppers has started in Mississippi. The state's sales tax holiday started just after midnight on Friday, July 25. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:11:11 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 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:25:46 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 >>
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(WMC-TV) – Saturday's deadly apartment fire that killed two people, is still under investigation, while some fire trucks were out of service to save money.
Video shot from Pamela Isabell's cell phone shows the start of the fire across from her building.
But as the fire spread, and before the fire department arrived, Isabell ran across the street.
Isabell told us she went door to door, knocking, pounding, doing anything she could to try to get everyone's attention but the flames were too much for the upstairs apartments.
Isabell watched as several trucks arrived.
"They pulled the body out and I'm seeing them pumping," said Isabell. "I'm actually there seeing them pumping and everything."
The two men pulled from the building later died. All of this happened at the start of a brown out weekend for the Memphis Fire Department.
Brown outs happen when fire trucks are taken out of service in an effort to cut down on overtime. The fire happened in Truck 21's territory. Truck 21 was one of four trucks browned out that day.
"I don't like it at all, it's nothing I prefer to do as fire director, its something I don't want to do. We want every truck in the city to be fully staffed, everyday all day," said Isabell.
Fire trucks need personnel to operate them, but if too many firefighters call in sick then the fire department has to pay overtime to keep the trucks on the street. Declaring a brown out can save money, though Union representatives say it's not a safe solution.
Sources say Truck 21, responding to this territory, was in a brown out on Saturday morning. That makes tenants like Isabell nervous.
"It's just sad, it could have been me. But it's just hurtful that somebody died," Isabell explained.
Memphis Firefighters Union President Thomas Malone said he could not comment on Truck 21 until he had all the information. He did say, however, that brown outs are a dangerous way to save money and says it will only get worse if they continue.
Friday, January 10 2014 11:03 PM EST2014-01-11 04:03:30 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Firetrucks were taken out of service Friday as part of a Memphis Fire Department brown out, which is an effort to cut down on overtime. Four Memphis firetrucks were taken off the streets forMore >>
Firetrucks were taken out of service Friday as part of a Memphis Fire Department brown out, which is an effort to cut down on overtime.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 >>
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 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 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 >>
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.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 >>