Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:33:47 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 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:26:48 GMT
(WMC) - St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m. The event is held every August and provide school supplies and more than 250 backpacksMore >>
St. Luke Church of God in Christ will host its 7th annual "Back-to-School Explosion" on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:48 GMT
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(WMC)- Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe. With more people, Southaven leaders know more crime, deteriorating streets,More >>
Southaven city leaders are considering a property tax increase, and leaders say it may be necessary to keep residents safe.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:55 GMT
(WMC) - Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court. We sat in on the largest "graduation" class yet. JasonMore >>
Many have seen battle. Now, Memphis area veterans who need help overcoming criminal charges are getting help through Shelby County Veterans Court.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:47:16 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 >>
LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) -
Lakewood's salt supply is running precariously low, and the city's streets have suffered as a result.
Morton, the contracted company that provides the city's salt, has failed to deliver the 1,000 tons back-ordered by the city.
Lakewood Mayor Michael Summerhas been fielding calls all day from residents. And just like an umpire, not everyone likes what he has to say.
"Unfortunately, we are almost out of salt. We have ordered almost 2,200 tons and have only received 900 tons and we need that extra salt," said Mayor Summers.
Lakewood has now placed orders with other vendors, but without a contract the city is not high on their priority lists.
One of most pedestrian-friendly cities in the state, Lakewood is dependent on the salt to keep the roadways clear and safe.
While the city waits for delivery, plow trucks have been on the streets around the clock to clear the accumulation of snow and ice. However, the removal of the final veneer of snow requires salt.
Mayor Michael Summers said that keeping the streets safe is a priority, hindered by the short supply. "We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our residents," he said. "And getting salt to clear our streets is a big part of that. Unfortunately, we have had promises repeatedly broken by Morton."
The issue has also been compounded by the frequency of snowfall, the frequency of the need for salt and the extreme cold, which requires more salt than usual.
"We're not getting deliveries," added Summers.
The city is focusing its remaining salt on hills and intersections until more arrives. Officials from Morton have promised that more salt is coming this week.
Meanwhile, the city is looking into its contractual remedies against Morton and is also trying to purchase salt from other government agencies.
Other cities, such as Canton, have found themselves in similar situations with Morton, which won a statewide public bid for salt supply. The Ohio Department of Transportation is also still waiting on 1,500 tons from Morton.
"And until our suppliers come through for us, we've got to be careful about how we drive," added Summers.
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 >>