Friday, July 25 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:09:40 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 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:06:44 GMT
(WMC) – A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. Bartlett Psychiatric Center on Kirby-WhittenMore >>
A Bartlett, Tenn. doctor will be spending the next 16 years in prison for illegally prescribing powerful painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:03:05 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 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:58:28 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 >>
Friday, May 2 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-05-02 09:38:32 GMT
A big blow for a Tucson non-profit that helps children and young adults. El Tour de Tucson is dropping Tu Nidito Children and Family Services as its primary beneficiary. Since 1997, Tu Nidito (YourMore >>
The Tucson non-profit, Tu Nidito, is now scrambing to try to replace the one-third of its budget that came from El Tour.More >>
Friday, November 22 2013 8:53 AM EST2013-11-22 13:53:25 GMT
The race may start tomorrow at 7 a.m. but crews are preparing the start-finish tower at 6th Ave., just south of Broadway. While some preps are beginning today, law enforcement are continuing the prepsMore >>
The race may start tomorrow at 7 a.m. but crews are preparing the start-finish tower at 6th Ave., just south of Broadway.More >>
The organization that runs El Tour de Tucson has chosen an international charity as its new title sponsor and primary beneficiary.
An announcement planned for this afternoon was postponed for two weeks because the registration system for the next ride has not been completed. Organizers want the system set up at the time of their announcement to help boost registration.
Charities that benefit from the ride are expected to benefit even more with this new sponsor, ride organizers say.
The identity of the sponsor will be announced no later than June 1.
In March, it was announced that Tu Nidito Children and Family Services had been dropped as the primary beneficiary of the bicycling event.
Tu Nidito (Your Little Nest) had been the main beneficiary of El Tour, a premiere bicycling event, since 1997.
Perimeter Bicycling of America puts on El Tour de Tucson and also is a non-profit.
El Tour de Tucson is one of the biggest events in Tucson, bringing more than 8,000 cyclists from around the world every year.
The board of directors made the decision to make a national non-profit organization with a local presence the main beneficiary this year.
Perimeter Bicycling puts on El Tour at an annual cost of about $1.8 million.
Perimeter's CEO, President and Founder Richard DeBernardis said in the past that a national sponsor would bring more exposure.
"If we had a national organization as a primary beneficiary, they would bring us more exposure than we could ever get because they're national," DeBernardis said. "They have ties to national publications.
"They'll be bringing us national exposure, cyclists from all around - probably from around the world. And we are a national bike ride, but with a local presence. So for Perimeter to exist, that's our next step in our development is to find someone that will become a national partner with us to keep us going."
DeBernardis said El Tour has a $16 million to $20 million economic impact on the Tucson area and benefits dozens of charities.
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 >>