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 >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - A longstanding legal battle over Lorenzen Wright's estate returned to a Shelby County courtroom on Friday.
Wright's ex-wife, Sherra, and his father, Herb, are locked in a legal battle over who should control what is left of the money in which Wright's children are entitled.
NBA great Lorenzen Wright was shot to death July 19, 2010. His phone dialed Germantown Police Department, but his body was not found until July 28. Wright had been shot multiple times.
A legal battle over the money left for Wright's six kids began brewing after it was discovered that in 10 months Sherra had already spent $970,000 of the $1 million she received from his life insurance policy. The court ordered her to use the money to support the children.
Wright's father, Herb, questions whether all of the purchases made with that money were done in the interest of the children.
Technically, Sherra Wright is no longer Sherra Wright. She remarried Thursday and says she took her new husband's last name. Sherra says she delayed her honeymoon to be in court.
"I need some rest, and I need a honeymoon, and I need to be with my kids, that's all," she said.
Herb is asking the court for Sherra to be removed as trustee of the life insurance proceeds trust set up when the Wright's divorced about five months before Lorenzen's murder.
Both say their legal battle is not about the money but about doing what is best for Lorenzen's six children, five of whom are still minors.
"My whole life has been on hold, pretty much. It's difficult for the kids, and it's difficult for me, but I believe that I deserve to be happy, and we're taking some steps this year to do that," said Sherra.
The judge appointed a guardian ad litem. His name is Darryl Grisham, and he is a Memphis attorney. His job is to be a voice for Lorenzen Wright's children in what has become a messy legal battle.
"I guess when the scent of money stops being strong then the fuss will die down," said Sherra's attorney Chris Donovan. "Herb Wright tried to get a million dollars a couple years ago. He didn't get it then. He's back for a second bite."
Herb's attorney is Ruby Wharton.
"When, why, and how much?" said Wharton regarding the only $116,858.57 remaining from the insurance policy. "It's not been managed well. That's the only way you can put it. The funds have not been managed well ... Prudence demands that you spend the money in accordance what's in the best interest of the children, not how you feel today or what you want or your past style of life. It's prudent in the long haul for the children."
Donovan argues the money has been well managed. The proof, he says, is in the proceeding itself.
"He alleges that my client spent all the money and the real fact is that a million dollars is owned by the trust in real property. It's changed forms, that's all. So this is a while lot of mess about nothing," said Donovan."Here's the fact. We're not here because there's nothing to get to. We're not here because you spent all the money. We're only here because there's a lot of money still at issue."
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 >>