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Here are some of the stories we're following Wednesday morning

Good morning!!

Thousands of kids are out of school for the summer. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Interim Police Director Michael Rallings are set to reveal new measures for keeping our youth safe. These new measures come as city leaders promote the city's summer programs at parks and libraries. A live report this morning.

Shelby County sheriff's deputies may soon help Memphis police patrol Beale Street. That's if one county commissioner's idea passes. Hear about the idea this morning.

Hear more from Memphis Grizzlies' new head coach David Fizdale this morning about what he plans to do to make the Grizzlies a championship team.

A baby with Zika virus-related birth defects has been born in New Jersey. She is from Honduras and contracted the Zika virus in that country. She came to the United States on a visit. We'll tell you what health officials are saying this morning on WMC.

You'll be seeing more motorcycles on the streets and highways of the Mid-South in the coming days. For the first time in more than a decade, the Tennessee State Hog Rally is in Memphis. We'll explain where you can catch them this morning.

We'll also update you on the historic flooding in the Houston, Texas area--lives lost, property damaged. It is a mess!

Temps in the 90s today wtith a chance of storms this afternoon and this evening. Details on the day and the rest of the week including this weekend on WMC Action News 5 with weather and traffic every 7 mins.

Here are the top stories on

Tabitha Gentry sentenced to 34 years in prison 

14-year-old charged with killing 15-year-old 

Police: Woman steals checkboook from doctor, cashes check 

Neighborhood upset after raucous Memorial Day pool party 

You Track Storms: Interactive Radar 

 Join us as we get going this morning!! We are live from 4:30-7am with all of your news, weather, and traffic on WMC Action News 5.

Andrew Douglas

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