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Recent Articles by Jacob
CAPTURED: Miss. man faked suicide to avoid rape charge, U.S. Marshals say
United States marshals added a Mississippi man to their most wanted fugitives list.
Therese Apel and
Published January 30, 2020 at 11:57 AM
Gov. Reeves calls for Unit 29 at Parchman to close down
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves called for the closure of Unit 29 at Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Published January 27, 2020 at 5:41 PM
Food delivery robots take over Ole Miss campus
Beginning Wednesday, students can have food and drinks delivered to them anywhere on campus with the Starship Deliveries app.
Published January 22, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Gov. Reeves announces nationwide search for MDOC commissioner
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is launching a search for a new commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Published January 16, 2020 at 2:49 PM
Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning
Due to rain, the ceremony will now be held inside the State Capitol in the House chamber.
Courtney Ann Jackson and
Published January 14, 2020 at 8:13 AM
Mississippi State hires Mike Leach as head coach
Mississippi State is hiring Mike Leach as its new head football coach, according to multiple reports.
Published January 9, 2020 at 1:12 PM
Kiffin wants to bring Ole Miss to ‘national level’ as head coach
Ole Miss is set to welcome its new head football coach in a big way.
Published December 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM
Mississippi Lottery sales top $2.5M on first day
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said $570,000 of those sales will go back to the state.
Published November 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM
Fire Marshals demonstrate how NOT to deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey
Firefighters placed a partially-frozen turkey into a fryer overfilled with too much oil. The oil spilled over, catching on fire.
Published November 25, 2019 at 4:37 PM
Ole Miss names Keith Carter new athletic director
The school removed the interim tag from Keith Carter, who will be introduced as the school's new permanent athletic director Friday.
Published November 22, 2019 at 9:16 AM
Kangaroo missing in Tupelo area
John Mark Johnson, the owner of a traveling petting zoo, said the kangaroo escaped Tuesday afternoon.
Published November 14, 2019 at 5:43 PM
How to save energy during the winter months
With a blast of cold air moving into Mississippi, many households will be cranking the heat.
Published November 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Jerry Lawler named guest picker for College Gameday in Memphis
Jerry "The King" Lawler is the celebrity guest picker for ESPN's College Gameday in Memphis.
Published November 1, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Memphis ranked in preseason AP Top 25 poll
The University of Memphis is ranked number 14 in the preseason AP Top 25 for men's basketball.
Published October 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Independent report depicts rift between UofM women’s basketball, athletic department
A third-party assessment of the University of Memphis women’s basketball program details division among the staff and players, and a rift between the program as a whole and its overseeing athletic department.
Jacob Gallant and
Published October 10, 2019 at 12:36 PM
Women’s football league brings team to Memphis; hosting open tryouts
The Women’s Football Alliance is bringing a team to Memphis.
Published October 8, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Ole Miss cancels introductory press conference for new chancellor amid protest
Ole Miss Police Department decided to cancel the press conference because of “people who do not want to be civil.”
Jacob Gallant and
Published October 4, 2019 at 11:24 AM
Sheriff updates status of injured deputies
Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner spoke Friday morning for the first time since two deputies were injured earlier this week.
Published September 20, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Martavious Banks files lawsuit against City of Memphis, officers after being shot last year
Martavious Banks has filed a lawsuit against the City of Memphis and three Memphis police officers.
Jacob Gallant and
Published September 18, 2019 at 10:04 AM
Memphian wins WNBA Coach of the Year
A Memphian took home some hardware as the WNBA season came to a close.
Published September 11, 2019 at 7:59 AM
Grizzlies Night at AutoZone Park to feature 95 cent tickets, Ja Morant
Throwback Thursday is taking on a whole new meaning for the Memphis Redbirds this week.
Published August 20, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Memphis 901 FC hosts contest for fan to carry out pregame guitar smash
Memphis 901 FC is giving a lucky fan the chance to participate in their traditional pregame guitar smash.
Published August 20, 2019 at 11:10 AM
‘Operation Crystal Mountain’ nets 375 drug trafficking arrests across 3 states
The DEA’s “Operation Crystal Mountain” worked with law enforcement across Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Published August 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM
Former Memphis football player files lawsuit against school over dismissed rape case
Former University of Memphis football player Ernest Suttles is suing his former school after a rape case against him was dismissed.
Jacob Gallant and
Published August 7, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Grizzlies preseason schedule includes pair of international opponents
Wednesday, the Memphis Grizzlies released their 2019-20 preseason schedule, which features three games at FedExForum.
Published August 7, 2019 at 11:58 AM
16 with ties to ‘Grape Street Crips’ gang indicted on drug trafficking
Federal prosecutors have arrested 16 people with ties to the Grape Street Crips gang on drug trafficking charges.
Published August 7, 2019 at 11:33 AM
FedEx to end ground deliveries with Amazon
The shipping company will not renew is contract with Amazon, which is set to expire at the end of August, according to Memphis Business Journal.
Published August 7, 2019 at 9:32 AM
18 accused ‘Fast Cash’ gang members indicted on bank fraud, drug trafficking
United States Attorney's Office announced the indictments of 18 accused gang members.
Published August 2, 2019 at 11:23 AM
WWE’s R-Truth, Carmella discuss favorite Memphis spots, 24/7 Championship
Ahead of Tuesday night’s SmackDown Live, WWE superstars Carmella and R-Truth stopped by WMC Action News 5 to discuss their show, Truth’s beloved lost championship, and their favorite Memphis spots.
Published July 30, 2019 at 9:52 AM
$24.8M lawsuit filed against FAA in fatal 2016 Oxford plane crash
A lawsuit was filed against the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration after a fatal plane crash in 2016 killed six Oxford residents.
Published July 29, 2019 at 10:33 AM
Health department working with nursing homes ahead of COVID-19 surge
Local authorities enforcing Gov. Bill Lee’s ‘stay-at-home’ order
Breweries get ready for another weekend of delivering a sense of normalcy
‘Shelter-in-Place’ order now in effect for Mississippians
FedEx CEO takes major pay cut amid coronavirus outbreak