15 new speed cameras monitoring school zones across Memphis; tickets are $50

Cameras now monitor the Idlewild Elementary School Zone and 15 other school zones across Memphis. If they catch you speeding, you’ll get a $50 ticket in the mail.

  Memphis Police Dept. director continues push to change police residency requirements

City officials to hold meeting informing Memphians of new bus rapid transit project

2019 Methodist Healthcare Luncheon to benefit Methodist Le Bonheur

Restaurant raising money to return the body of man killed in hit-and-run home to Guatemala

Memphis Sikh community celebrates 550th birth anniversary of founder

  Mid-South Peace and Justice Center planning major overhaul

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Manhood University, WOWS program host graduation ceremony

  Parents, students work to make streets safer for pedestrians

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center announces reorganization; lays off staff

  Downtown construction is booming; City leaders say they can handle growth

  West Memphis Task Force formed to tackle blight in the community

Health science lab dedicated in memory of Brighton High School teacher

  Crime Victims and Rape Crisis Center offering group grief counseling to teens

A new resource will soon be available to teens in Shelby County who have been impacted by crime or violence.

‘Healthy Frayser’ brings food to the community

Healthy Frayser is a collaboration between the American Heart Association, Fish-N-Loaves and The Care Center.

Polls close in Memphis City Council runoff election

The polls are now closed in the Memphis City Council runoff election.

  Mid-South businessman gets probation as part of plea deal in rape case

On Thursday, Mark Giannini entered an Alford plea, which means he pleaded guilty but maintained his innocence.

  Mitsubishi Electric to lay off employees, sell factory in Memphis

  Family seeks answers after worker dies at FedEx hub in Memphis

  $1.1B development plan revealed for the Pinch District

  Construction underway for new Amazon warehouse facility in Raleigh

  YWCA nearing capacity, donations needed

  2019 Holiday Food Drive benefits the Mid-South Food Bank and helps families in need

2018 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank

WMC Action News 5's Holiday Food Drive is back helping the Mid-South Food Bank feed needy families through the winter.

2019 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank

Donate now through Dec. 4 to the 2019 WMC Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank.

  Memphis comes together to honor veterans

People gathered in downtown Memphis Monday for the annual Veterans Day Parade. But this year’s parade happened on the same week Congress begins holding public hearings that could lead to the president’s impeachment.

Veterans Day Parade to march the streets of Downtown Memphis

Today the nation pauses to remember those have served or are currently serving.

  Memphis opening warming center Monday

Due to anticipated extreme temperatures, the City of Memphis will be opening its warming center Monday.

Violent night in Memphis leaves 19-year-old mother dead, seven others injured

Memphis Police are investigating four separate shootings across the city of Memphis and so far, no arrests have been made.

  Loved ones search for missing Marianna woman

Annie Hampton's family and friends say they have not seen or heard from her in more than three weeks, after she disappeared from her home in Marianna.

  Riviana Foods, La Prensa Latina distribute food to storm victims

For families recovering from last month’s EF-1 tornado, a ready-to-go meal and hot coffee can make a big difference.

  Black Lodge Video looks to buck trend of closing video rental stores

Movie rental stores are few and far in between these days, but a local Memphis institution has returned! And it’s looking to buck the trend of closing video stores by adding a twist.

  South Main sees major development, economic growth

If you take a look around the South Main neighborhood, the neighborhood has seen countless new developments within the last year.

  City to host first-ever MemFeast on Thanksgiving Day

The first-ever MemFeast will be held November 28 at Memphis City Hall. Food, clothing and services will be offered.

  Missing 12-year-old found in Alabama

A 12-year-old missing from Memphis for nearly a week has been found hundreds of miles away in Alabama.

  Experts suggest winterizing your home ahead of season

During this upcoming cold spell, many of us might be bringing out those space heaters or lighting candles. The Shelby County Fire Department says if you do, just be mindful.

  ‘Don’t Drive Drowsy’ sign dedicated in memory of Germantown teen

In 2002, Kathi Wright lost her nephew Kyle Kiihnl to a drowsy driver. Kiihnl was 17, attending Houston High School.

  EDGE Board approves loan for new Superlo in Orange Mound

The new Superlo in Orange Mound is getting a loan to renovate the once-abandoned Kroger grocery on Lamar Avenue.

  SCS reports high levels of lead found in water at public schools

The Shelby County Schools system confirms high levels of lead have been found in the water at 10 public schools in Memphis.

  MATA receives $12 million grant toward Bus Rapid Transit project

The Memphis Area Transit Authority will soon be receiving a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund high-speed bus route from downtown to the University of Memphis.

  Massive beehive removed from National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum had some temporary visitors removed -- 35,000 bees.

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational offering special holiday ticket

The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is offering fans two tickets to one round of next year’s tournament and one round of golf at TPC Southwind for only $165.

  Germantown bans single-use apartment buildings

The only way developers can build apartments in the city is by building a mixed-use development, or apartment buildings that include retail or office space.

Pre-adoption now offered at Memphis Animal Services

Memphis Animal Services is now offering pre-adoption in hopes to reduce the length of time animals spend in the shelter and increase their chances of finding a safe home.

  Memphis officer killed in line of duty gets headstone after 100 years

Patrolman Edward Broadfoot was killed in 1918 during a call to what was then the Preferencia Cafe located at 546 South Main Street.

  City of Memphis says annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless is back on after outpouring of support

A day after committee members said the 35th Annual Memphis Thanksgiving Day Dinner was canceled, the City of Memphis says the meal is back on thanks to an outpouring of generosity.

  Memphis company donates more than 300 sports balls to school that lost recess equipment

On Tuesday, Kent Ritchey, president of Landers Auto Group, donated more than 300 basketballs, footballs and soccer balls to Wells Station Elementary. The school’s storage unit was the target of a break-in over the summer.

  St. Jude breaks ground on 2020 Dream Home

A groundbreaking marked the spot of the soon to be home which will be given away to a lucky ticket buyer, and organizers are hoping for more ticket buyers than ever.

  The Investigators: Thousands of blighted homes impacting Memphis neighborhoods

Why does it take so long to get anything done about blighted properties in Memphis? The WMC Action News 5 Investigators worked to get answers to that question and discovered that, while the problem may be obvious, the solutions are not.

Memphis Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the homeless canceled for 2019

The City of Memphis Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the homeless has been cancelled for 2019. The city announced the cancellation on its website Monday, attributing it to renovations at the Convention Center.

  Lakeland city leaders explore adding license plate-reading cameras to city streets

With more than 12,000 people calling Lakeland home and new developments on the horizon from a new high school to the Lake District, Mayor Mike Cunningham says investing in public safety is crucial.

  Rainbow crosswalk dedicated in Cooper-Young

The Bluff City is now home to the first rainbow crosswalk in the state of Tennessee.

  ESPN’s College GameDay a hit on Beale Street

Thousands of people filled Downtown Memphis for ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast from Beale Street.

  St. Jude patient gets final wish, visits set of ‘Bluff City Law’

Production on Bluff City Law has ended for this season, but not before the crew had a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with a very special patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital battling a terminal cancer.

  Red Cross shelter closes almost two weeks after EF-1 tornado

Nearly two weeks after opening its doors, the 24-hour Red Cross Shelter on Willow Road has closed.

  Kroger completes improvements to Whitehaven store

Kroger says its $750,000 revamp of the Whitehaven store is complete, and it couldn’t come soon enough for shoppers who said they had enough of dirty conditions inside.

  Preparations underway in Memphis for ESPN’s College GameDay

The stage is set, the lights are ready, and now the countdown is on for the live broadcast of ESPN’s College Game Day on Beale Street Saturday morning.

Rainbow crosswalk to be installed in Cooper-Young this weekend

Memphis will soon be the home of Tennessee’s first rainbow crosswalk.

  Mid-South Heroes: Police chief makes sacrifice to protect students

October's Mid-South Hero is a small-town police chief whose big gesture has drawn praise across the country.

  Overnight sheltering to cease at Marion Hale Community Center

Beginning Friday, overnight sheltering will no longer be available at the Marion Hale Community Center.

  Red Cross helps more than 700 families after EF-1 tornado

More than a week after an EF-1 tornado ripped through Shelby County, families are still trying to pick up the pieces.

  NCRM’s 28th Freedom Award honors civil, human rights activists

Recording artist John Legend, Nigerian human rights activist Hafsat Abiola and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem were the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s 2019 Freedom Award.

  One-on-one with NCRM Freedom Award honoree John Legend

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning musician John Legend graced the Bluff City with his presence Wednesday night for other reasons than his music.

  Memphis Zoo mourns death of oldest giraffe, Marilyn

Marilyn came to the Memphis Zoo in 2002. She gave birth to six calves.

  New task force to focus on revitalization of Orange Mound

Task force members include business owners, educators, community leaders and homeowners.

3 families displaced following apartment fire in Memphis

The fire started due to an electrical malfunction at the meter box on the outside of the building.

  Resources still available for families impacted by tornado

One week after a tornado hit the Parkway Village area of Memphis, hundreds of families are still figuring out what to do next.

  Memphis storm victims face long road to recovery

Memphians impacted by last Monday’s tornado face a long road to recovery.

  Storm resource center to remain open through Sunday for storm victims

The Shelby County and Memphis emergency management offices and the American Red Cross opened the center on Thursday.

  Shelby County announces bicentennial celebration

Next month will mark Shelby County's bicentennial.

  Congressman Steve Cohen holds roundtable in Memphis to discuss pedestrian, bike safety on streets

Once again, Memphis tops the list of metro areas where pedestrians are most in danger, according to a report from Smart Growth America.

  Families look for new homes after storm damaged apartment complex

Many of the families living at the Cottonwood Apartments were forced to leave because of the extensive damage caused to the complex. Some of them are unsure of what's going to happen next.

  RiverArtsFest kicks off at riverfront

Nearly 200 artists will line Riverside Drive this weekend for the RiverArtsFest.

  Traffic to be impacted by RiverArtsFest

If you have plans to head to Downtown Memphis this weekend, part of your commute could be impacted by RiverArtsFest.

  City of Memphis working to relocate residents of Cottonwood Apartments after severe storm damage

The City of Memphis is working to relocate the residents of Cottonwood Apartments after Monday morning’s storm caused extensive damage to the complex, making it unsafe.

Le Bonheur breaks ground for new interactive outdoor space

Le Bonheur Green is a donor-funded $3 million project.

YMCA Greater Memphis to host special brunch featuring Bluff City Law’s Caitlin McGee

YWCA Greater Memphis is hosting a special brunch Saturday in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with Caitlin McGee of Bluff City Law as a featured guest.

  Multi-Agency Resource Center now open

On Thursday, the Multi-Agency Resource Center opened at the Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church on Knight Arnold.

  Trader Joe’s donates boxes of food to those in need after tornado

Some say natural disasters can bring out the best in people. One group is seeing the best of a national corporation.

  New program offers healthy meals to Frayser families for free

Dozens of Frayser families will soon be getting healthy meals for free.

After-care canceled due to power outages

Shelby County Schools has canceled after-school programs today due to power outages.