What we're working on Thursday morning - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

What we're working on Thursday morning

Good Thursday morning!

Do you like talking on the phone while you are driving? There is a bill making its way through the Tennessee state legislature that would fine any driver talking on his or her phone behind the wheel, and that fine would increase for crashes and injuries caused because someone was talking on their phone. It's a very personal debate that's heated at times and just getting started.

In Mississippi--state universities that refuse to fly the Confederate-themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks. All eight of Mississippi's public universities have stopped flying the flag because of the Confederate battle emblem. One lawmaker in Jackson is pushing legislation that universities must  fly the state flag or they could lose state funding.

Are you looking for a job? MATA is hiring. The company is hosting a job fair today for bus and maintenance operators, mechanics, and trolley supervisors. Today's job fair will begin at 11 this morning. Details on our job directory page on our website wmcactionnews5.com.

Multiple gang members caught. The charges they have been found guilty on and when they will be sentenced.

Weather:
Beautiful day today, Rain and storms possible Thursday night, rain on AM commute Friday. Details on the day and the weekend and a chance of flurries this weekend with weather and traffic updates no more than 7 mins away on WMC.

Here are the top stories on wmcactionnews5.com:

This dog was abandoned with a heartbreaking sign that said, 'Free pup. Owner went to jail today' 

7 Gangster Disciples plead guilty on violent crimes 

Day care workers investigated after child burned 

Idaho boy credits 'angels' for helping him save his father's life 

Over $2K in merchandise shoplifted from Bass Pro Pyramid 

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

Andrew Douglas
Anchor
 

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