Warrant issued for man who beat panhandler, Memphis Tigers go bowling, Get more bang for your buck, Grizzlies back in action


Good morning and welcome to Christmas week. December 25th is on Thursday and if you need to get those last minute gifts expect some crowds out there!

Weather update:

Many areas are in the mid 40s right now, with cloudy conditions and a light drizzle in some parts. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s. Details on the day ahead and what to expect Christmas day forecast with Weather on the 5s on WMC every 10 minutes this morning.

Here are some of the top stories we're following:

1. The man seen on camera beating a panhandler is a wanted man according to police. This morning, we're getting his side of the story after this story went viral on social media. Details on what he said to us and why police want him in custody.

2. We're less than 12 hours away from one of the biggest college football games in the Mid-South. The Memphis Tigers will take the field in Miami in their first bowl game in six years. We're live with all the excitement leading up to this big match up.

3. The cost of gas continues to drop which is putting smiles on so many faces across the Mid-South. This morning I have a Bang for your Buck that will get you even cheaper gas the next time you fill up at the pump. Watch at 6 a.m.

4. Grizz nation is hoping the Memphis Grizzlies get back on their winning ways tonight after dropping the last two games. We'll preview the Utah Jazz this morning.

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Join us as we get your ready for your Monday, we are live from 4:30-7 a.m. on WMC

Merry Christmas!

Andrew Douglas