What we are working on Wednesday morning - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

What we are working on Wednesday morning

Good morning! Welcome to the first day of July! Here are some of the top stories we're following for you this morning:

As of today texting and driving is banned in Mississippi. You will be fined for dialing, texting or using apps while driving. We'll explain this and other new laws today on WMC Action News 5.

Today we could find out, if Marc Gasol will continue to call Memphis home. Negotiations with Grizzlies free agents began overnight. We know the Grizz are full court pressing to keep the center! 

Durham school services has been rehired to be a part of Shelby County Schools and now the company is holding a job fair...Details this morning.

An arrest in the fatal shooting of a soldier near Beale Street back in May. Details on this breaking news this morning on WMC Action News 5.

A former University of Memphis Professor is making national headlines this morning. She's at the center of controversy for comments she made about race. We'll explain her comments and reaction to it this morning.

A former sorority vice president on the University of Memphis campus is accused of stealing from her own organization. How it landed her behind bars this morning on WMC Action News 5.

If you're sipping on a sugary drink for breakfast, you may want to put it down. The new research blaming sugary drinks for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year.

Weather update:
Rain is in the forecast today...It's already pretty muggy out there. 79 in Memphis right now..high near 90 today with rain chances on the rise...details on the day and the rest of the week including the holiday weekend on WMC Action News 5 every 10 minutes.

Here are the top stories on wmcactionnews5.com :

Boy found chained to porch with chicken around neck speaks out for first time
Dog found with muzzle taped shut headed to medical foster home
Viral video: Pregnant mother, young daughter dancing 'Whip/Nae Nae'
List: NFL names College football's best game-day atmospheres
Body of missing woman found by ghost hunters at abandoned hospital
 
Join us as we get going this morning on WMC Action News 5. We are live for you from 4:30-7am.

Andrew Douglas
Anchor

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