More heat and humidity, Directv updates, Beale Street Cover, Flu Season changes, Jimi Jamison details

Good morning and welcome to WMC Action News 5 on a Friday eve! It's going to be sunny today and another hot day with highs in the low 90s. Details on the day and a peak to the weekend on WMC Action News 5 every 10 mins this morning.

Directv customers...if you want to watch the NFL game tonight...Here's the link viewers can use to view the football game.
You will  have to use their DIRECTV credentials to log on.   

Don't forget my Directv friends...if cannot see us, please write an email to  We are still negotiating with Directv. You can always see us online at and on our Action News 5 smartphone app. Feel free to let Directv know your thoughts. We appreciate your support very much and hopefully this will be resolved soon.
BTW here's a few links of where Directv has done this kind of stuff before...both in the past and at the present time.

Directv and Viacom in 2012

Directv fighting with WTHR IN Indianapolis. 2014

Directv stops airing ABC affiliate KEYT-TV in 2013

Now that we got that out of the way...let's get to the news capsule

Preventing youth violence will be a top priority when Memphis city leaders come face to face with the community today. We're live with a preview of this fight against crime on WMC this morning.

 President Obama is in Great Britain this morning for the NATO summit...  where he's hoping to get support for Ukraine and possible military action in Syria. A report from the region on WMC.

We're learning more about the Recovery of a 74-year old Man--- Fortunate to be alive this morning after a huge house explosion in Memphis rocked an entire neighborhood. We're live with details this on what exactly happened.

No more cover charges on Beale Street, at least for the rest of the year. Downtown leaders say of the two times the 10-dollar charge was put into place...crime in the Entertainment District dropped by 50 percent.   Beale Street Merchants say the cover charge was an absolute last resort to solving the overcrowding issues and security this summer.

 The Salvation Army Angel Tree Phone bank is back on track this morning after being overwhelmed with calls during yesterday's kickoff..The group answered 8-thousand CALLS for help with Christmas presents.
Flu Season is already here...All new this morning.. recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control...that will change the way some of you get your shots. We are live with details on WMC.

 Memphis rock singer, Jimi Jamison will be laid to rest in front of family and close friends tomorrow in Mississippi. A public memorial will be held in the coming weeks in Memphis..

 Check out this woman.. she's covered up in a head wrap and big shades.. but cameras caught her at the Cordova YMCA, where she's accused of swiping credit cards and a gun from locked lockers!