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High voter turnout, Rain coming, Pope Francis sends message to Memphis, Memphian named in Time magazine

Good Thursday morning!

Here are some of the stories we are working on for you this morning:

New this morning We had the biggest turnout for the first day of early voting in Shelby County history. Sources with the election commission gave us the heads up last night. There were long lines at polling locations across the city. We'll update you this morning on WMC.

Rain will most likely be moving into the area this morning, so it could make a traffic nightmare an even bigger one this AM. We tracking traffic and storms this morning all morning long.

A Mid-South teen has been shot and killed and now her mom is worried the case has gone cold. This morning, she's asking for one thing to help find her daughter's killer. We'll explain this morning.

The Pope sent a message to Memphis this week. In a letter Pope Francis expressed his confidence in the new Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Martin Holley.

He's only 14 but he's captured the attention of the foodie world. Memphis Native Chef Logan Guleff was named one of Time Magazine's 30 most influential teens. Hear from him this morning.
 
Your chance to enjoy the Big River Crossing comes this weekend. The mile long boardwalk on the north side of the Harahan Bridge opens to the public at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon.

Weather:
Big drop in temperatures...It will be cold this weekend...rain is expected in spots this morning. Details on weather and traffic no more than seven minutes away on WMC Action News 5 all morning long.

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


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