Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:13:44 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch. The search took place in an area along Tchulahoma Road. Initial reports were that MemphisMore >>
Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:10:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - There are 19,000 jobs that need to be filled in the Mid-South. The problem is that area companies need workers with specific skill sets to fill them.
The job openings pay between $30,000 and $50,000, but before you are hired, employers want to know you can do the job.
"I had a hard time finding a new job," said Bryan Hanna, 19, who is newly employed. "I was working part-time."
The reason Hanna had a hard time finding work is because he had no experience. He could not find a full-time job until he teamed up with OCTI, the Olympic Career Training Institute.
"There were always training providers, but I think there is more specific training going on," said Trey Carter, Olympic Career Training Institute.
Local, state, and federal agencies work with companies like OCTI to bridge the gap between jobs and the unemployed, from entry level to managerial jobs.
Military veterans get free training through a Veteran's Affairs partnership.
A Department of Labor partnership also offers free training for others.
"That will allow individuals who are unemployed, under-employed, and displaced to be fully subsidized in their training to get fully back into the workforce," explained Carter.
Based on job availability and Hanna's interests, OCTI put him through an intensive training course. Then they introduced him to employers before the training wad finished.
"It was a three-week class," said Hanna. "I was working within the next two weeks after I finished."
He now has a full-time job at Nike.
If you are trying to decide in which industry you should train, know this:
"Ten percent of Memphians work in the logistics distribution warehousing industry," said Carter.
And that distribution industry is growing in Memphis, hence the moniker "America's Distribution Center."
OCTI holds orientations every Tuesday and Thursday.
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 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 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 >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...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 >>