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 >>
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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 >>
BOWLING GREEN, KY (WSMV) -
Eight cars were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum on Wednesday morning.
Museum officials said their security company called them at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday about motion detectors going off inside the Skydome area.
Bowling Green fire officials estimated the size of the sinkhole being 40 feet across and 25 to 30 feet deep.
The museum said no one was in or around the museum at the time of the collapse.
The eight cars affected by the sinkhole include a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors, a 2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors, a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
A structural engineer was at the museum Wednesday to assess the damage and stability of the surrounding areas.
The Skydome exhibit area is a separate structure attached to the main museum building.
In a press conference Thursday, Chevrolet announced they'd be lending their tech resources to overseeing restoration of the damaged Corvettes. Construction officials said it'll take two to three weeks of stabilization work before the cars can be removed from the sinkhole and taken to Detroit for repairs. Museum officials are hoping to have repairs completed by the museum's 20th anniversary celebration in August.
"Got a call about 7:30 this morning that said a sinkhole has developed in the museum and my car might have been swallowed," said Corvette owner Chance Mayfield. "I said, 'You're kidding!'"
Urgent for answers at the National Corvette Museum, Mayfield said he's not sure whether he's a very lucky or very unlucky man.
"I'm going in to check it out and just hope it survived," said Mayfield.
In 1970, his 1965 Corvette Roadster was stolen in downtown Nashville only to be recovered in Arizona 39 years later. With its history, Mayfield named his pride and joy Boomerang. He waited at the museum Wednesday to see if he had lost Boomerang again.
"Who would've thought with it being on loan here and it being the Corvette Museum, it'd develop a sinkhole?" asked Mayfield.
"When I found out this morning, I was devastated," said Katie Frassinelli of the National Corvette Museum. "It's just such an unfortunate loss for the museum and the Bowling Green community and the Corvette world."
Finally, a very anxious Mayfield was given a list of the cars that fell into the sinkhole. Boomerang was safe, leaving Mayfield to only hope his luck had changed.
"I feel better now, yeah, knowing it's not in the sinkhole," said Mayfield. "It's a survivor."
Instructors with Western Kentucky University told Channel 4 sinkholes aren't rare in the area considering soil conditions and the underground cave system.
Officials with the Corvette Museum added they're fortunate they didn't lose the world's only 1983 Corvette, which was also in that room. That Corvette has been safely removed and is in perfect condition. They said that's good news as they consider the car priceless.
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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 >>