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Recent Articles by Jessica
MLGW: Despite ongoing rumors, no plans to disconnect water to residential customers
The president and CEO of MLGW reiterated Friday that the utility company is not disconnecting water to residential customers following the Mid-South’s extreme winter weather.
Published February 19, 2021 at 5:49 PM
Tennessee offers guidance to schools on re-entry as state sees uptick in cases, testing delays
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee joined state health and education officials Wednesday to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 fight and how the state’s schools plan to safely reopen in the fall.
Published July 8, 2020 at 4:56 PM
CDC recommends 20 seconds of singing while you wash your hands. Try these Memphis songs to pass the time.
As U.S. cases grow by the day, the Centers for Disease Control is emphasizing hand-washing as one of the best ways to stay healthy. But that means more than a quick rinse under water.
Janna Smithson and
Published March 5, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Kroger credit card system goes down companywide on Christmas Eve
Customers are reporting issues at stores across the country on Twitter.
Published December 24, 2019 at 1:39 PM
FedEx spokesperson talks about Memphis hub worker’s death after family hires attorneys to conduct independent investigation
A FedEx spokesperson spoke to WMC Friday saying it’s too early to definitely say how Duntate Young died.
Published November 15, 2019 at 5:22 PM
$57K reward offered for help capturing escaped Tennessee inmate; new warrants are for murder, sexual battery
A $52,500 reward is being offered for the capture of Curtis Watson who escaped from a west Tennessee prison Wednesday and is a suspect in a prison administrator’s death.
Jessica Remer and
Published August 10, 2019 at 5:47 PM
Uncle, long-time friend of Lorenzen Wright say they’re relieved after Sherra Wright’s plea
“I lost a son about the same time she did, mine to cancer. I couldn’t feel her pain. No one can feel the pain of a person that has lost a child. Because your child is supposed to bury you, not you bury her child.”
Published July 25, 2019 at 1:36 PM
Tennessee firefighters rescue 8 ducklings from storm drain
It took nearly two hours, but the ducklings were safely reunited with their mom and sibling thanks to some pretty amazing firefighters.
Published April 12, 2019 at 11:11 AM
Report: Mississippi has 10th most structurally-deficient bridges in US
A new report says it would take more than 80 years and $171 billion to fix all 235,000 bridges in the U.S. that need repairs.
Published April 3, 2019 at 2:20 PM
‘Mistakes were made’: 9 MPD employees disciplined after body found in back of van after 7 weeks at impound lot
Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings has called a news conference at 1 p.m. Friday.
Published March 22, 2019 at 3:04 PM
West Memphis police release dash cam video of deadly January officer-involved shooting
Thursday, West Memphis Police Department discussed why six officers who shot and killed two people will not be charged.
Jacob Gallant and
Published March 15, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Remains of Vietnam Navy pilot return home after more than 50 years
Lieutenant Tito Lannom was Missing in Action during the Vietnam War. Now 51 years later, his remains are back home for burial.
Published March 1, 2019 at 5:36 AM
Mississippi lawmakers file bills to redesign controversial state flag
Mississippi is the last state in the country whose flag still bears the Confederate Battle flag.
Published January 22, 2019 at 5:29 AM
Tipton Co. Deputy arrested for domestic violence, officials say
WMC Action News 5 Staff
SCS host town hall meeting ahead of 6th-12th graders return to classrooms Monday
Monday marks one year since first COVID-19 case reported in Shelby County
Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19
Region 8 Newsdesk
Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill that includes stimulus checks