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Hurricane Mathew coming ashore in Florida, Memphis Heroin overdoses up 300% in year, Memphis tigers giving football tickets to first responders

Good morning!!

Here are some of the stories we're following this Thursday morning:

We have every angle covered on Hurricane Mathew as it is expected to come ashore in Florida this morning. We have team coverage of the latest track and models and what people in Florida are doing to protect and prepare this morning.

Deadly heroin overdoses are up nearly 300% compared with last year, according to the Memphis Police Department. It's only October. We're explaining what's going on and why the spike in numbers on WMC.

A former U of M football player is filing a lawsuit against the NCAA for long-term head trauma. Details behind the lawsuit next.

The Pink Palace is closing its doors for a four-million-dollar remodel. We'll explain what you can expect.

We're sending a HIGH 5 to the University of Memphis. The school is honoring first responders by donating free Tiger Football tickets. Memphis police officers and firefighters will be given 150 tickets for home games this season including tonight.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are gearing up for their next debate showdown on Sunday. Details from the campaign trail this morning.

Another warm day with temps in the 90s. Cooler weather could return Saturday. Details with weather and traffic no more than 7 mins away on WMC Action News 5 all morning long.

Here are the top stories on :

Heroin overdose deaths increase nearly 300 percent in 2016
Child hit by car when fight spills into street
Medicaid separates couple after 63 years of marriage
Victim identified in fatal crash that shut down Lamar Ave.
MPD officer rushed to hospital

Join us on a busy Thursday morning!! We are live from 4:30-7am on WMC Action News 5 with all of your news weather and traffic.

Andrew Douglas

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