Friday, July 25 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:23:10 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 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:19:19 GMT
(WMC) - A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls. The tolls would help fund an I-40 expansion project from West MemphisMore >>
A proposal could force drivers to pay for using Interstate 40 in Arkansas. State leaders are considering setting up tolls.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:08:50 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police crews are responding to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road. Two vehicles and a bus are involved. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation smart map,More >>
Memphis police crews responded to a crash on Interstate 240 near Millbranch Road on Friday afternoon. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:44:32 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 >>
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It brings the world's best horses and millions of dollars to the economy. The Breeders' Cup is coming back to the Bluegrass, but eight-time host Churchill Downs is not the Kentucky track getting the event.
The selection for 2015, according to a report by the Louisville Courier Journal, is Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. As of Tuesday, Keeneland and Breeders' Cup officials couldn't confirm the report to WAVE 3 News.
The last time Churchill Downs hosted the two day event, an economic impact study found it brought more than $50 million to the area. That's a big loss for Louisville, but overall trainers, owners and even Churchill Downs officials said they are glad it's making its way back to Kentucky.
Lexington hotels and restaurants are already celebrating a Breeders' Cup financial bonanza after hearing that the two richest days in racing are headed their way in 2015.
"We would love to have it here and we believe it will be here again," Churchill Vice President John Asher said of the event. "We've hosted it eight times and we think this community has shown, not just this community, this region and our track team have shown that this is a place that handles big events well."
There's no question, big crowds are no problem for Churchill Downs as the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks see well over 100,000 people each of those race days. A big Breeders' Cup crowd is about 50,000. Keeneland's largest day is just over 40,000 race fans although adding temporary seating shouldn't be a problem for the track.
In the past, officials with both the Breeders' Cup and Churchill Downs have said they wanted a better financial deal out of the event, but Asher said he's not aware of that.
Louisville trainer Dale Romans, who has a farm in Lexington, is pumped to have the visitors and the spotlight back in horse country. He said of the Breeders' Cup, "I've been to several of them almost every place in the country and I think Kentucky supports it more than anywhere I've ever been."
"Places like California and New York, there's too much going on, but here it really means something," Romans said.
Louisville Trainer Dallas Stewart and Ride on Curlin owner Lori Dougherty said they are also thrilled for Keeneland and both believe Louisville hotels will get plenty of spill over.
In the end, the Breeders' Cup was a dream of legendary central Kentucky breeder John Gaines to showcase the world's best horses at tracks around the country with the hope to also bring it back home.
Asher said, "With the stop at Keeneland, the Breeders' Cup will be right there in the heart of Kentucky's breeding industry."
As for future Breeders' Cup events, Asher said there is no reason to believe it won't come back to Louisville. It just won't happen in the next three years as Santa Anita who has it this year, followed by Keeneland, then Del Mar.
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 8:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:25:53 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 were waiting Friday 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 >>