Jessica Holley joined the WMC Action News 5 team in October 2016.
Jessica grew up in Plano, Texas and she loves her cowboy boots. She decided at the young age of 9 that she wanted to be a journalist after she was interviewed by her hometown ABC affiliate about her house fire. It was at that moment the spark and desire to share others' stories began.
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Before moving to Memphis, Jessica worked in Oklahoma City, Corpus Christi and Wichita Falls as a reporter and multimedia journalist.
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Investigators say they found the boys’ father shot to death in the driver’s seat of a white SUV. Their mother, 25-year-old Akasuki L.D. Pettis Waller, was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition, according to police.
The City of Memphis took over trash collection in the Cordova community in 2018. Despite pumping $15 million into improving the service, neighbors still weren’t happy with what they’re getting. Some are leery about the proposed rate hike.
Thursday, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced a new partnership with the University of Memphis. The partnership, starting next spring, will offer a series of tuition-free certificates and four-year degrees to help staff advance their careers.
According to the affidavit, Don Seward, 52, arrived at the scene of the crash on Oct. 3 around 1:15 a.m. after Memphis police notified him that a vehicle registered under his name was involved in a deadly crash on Highway 385.