YWCA nearing capacity, donations needed

The Young Women’s Christian Association, or YWCA, could be nearing capacity as the holiday season approaches.

2019 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank

  Memphis comes together to honor veterans

Veterans Day Parade to march the streets of Downtown Memphis

  Memphis opening warming center Monday

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

  Loved ones search for missing Marianna woman

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  Riviana Foods, La Prensa Latina distribute food to storm victims

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

  South Main sees major development, economic growth

  City to host first-ever MemFeast on Thanksgiving Day

  Missing 12-year-old found in Alabama

  Experts suggest winterizing your home ahead of season

  ‘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

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational offering special holiday ticket

  Germantown bans single-use apartment buildings

Pre-adoption now offered at Memphis Animal Services

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

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

  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.

  Germantown leaders debate ban for certain apartments

Wednesday, a sub-committee of the city's planning commission met and made small clarifications to the mayor and board alderman's resolution approved in August.

  New seated scooters roll into Memphis

OjO is bringing more than 200 new scooters to Bluff City streets, but these scooters offer something different from the others.

  Multi-Agency Resource Center to help Shelby Co. citizens impacted by storm

Clean up efforts are well underway two days after an EF-1 tornado hit Memphis. Thousands of MLGW customers remain without power.

  Memphis charter school could be forced to close in matter of weeks

A Memphis charter school that promises to help students earn college credit and get their associate degree could close in a matter of weeks.

  City, county agencies open resource center for storm victims

The Shelby County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Office is partnering with the City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross to open a Multi-Agency Resource Center to better assist citizens who were impacted by Monday’s storm.

West Memphis hires former legislator convicted in bribery scheme to run new department

A former state legislator and deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services who served two years in prison for his involvement in a federal bribery scheme is now working for the City of West Memphis.

  Greater Memphis Chamber kicks off Up Skill 901 Workforce Summit

Monday marked day one of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “Up Skill 901” Workforce summit.

  Community center made safe haven for families who were in path of tornado

Most of the people are coming to the American Red Cross shelter because Monday’s EF-1 tornado made their homes unlivable.

Memphis Grizzlies purchase home opener tickets for fans

The Memphis Grizzlies are gifting some lucky fans with tickets to the home opening game on Friday night.

  Cyntoia Brown-Long stops in Memphis on national book tour

Cyntoia Brown garnered national headlines when her murder sentence was commuted by former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

  Mid-South residents visit traveling Vietnam wall

The traveling wall has been on display since Thursday at Central Church in Collierville.

  Hundreds raise awareness about suicide prevention

Hundreds of people, including cast members from NBC's "Bluff City Law," gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden on Saturday to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

  Mamava Lactation Pod opens at FedExForum

The “Mamava Lactation Pod" is the first in West Tennessee.

  Goodwill Homes hosts Foster Care 5K Run

More than 40 runners and walkers came out to Overton Park Saturday for a 5k benefiting the Goodwill Homes Community Services Foster Care Program.

  3rd annual Mempho Music Festival kicks off at Shelby Farms

Mempho Music Festival has taken over Shelby Farms Park for the third year in a row, welcoming thousands of music fans from all over the world to enjoy a locally-focused festival.

  ‘Miracles in Memphis’ event draws large crowds

Thousands of people in the North Memphis community were given free clothing, food and more thanks to the Greater Community Temple.

  South Memphis neighbors upset over late, missing mail

For the past two months, it's been no mail or late mail for residents on one South Memphis street.

  Midtown neighbors fight against proposed 3-story apartment building

Neighbors in Midtown Memphis are continuing to fight against an apartment building going up in the Idlewild community.

  Zinnie’s to reopen soon

A Midtown Memphis mainstay is planning to reopen its doors.

  Memphis City Council honors local country music star

Memphis City Councilman Kemp Conrad sponsored a resolution Tuesday, congratulating country music legend Deborah Allen for celebrating 40 years in the music industry.

  NCRM remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings

The death of Congressman Elijah Cummings has shocked the nation, and his legacy can be felt across the country and here in Memphis.

  New technology being tested in Memphis to battle potholes

As pothole season approaches, new technology is being tested right here in the Bluff City that could help get those problematic holes fixed faster.

  Saint Francis Hospital hosts ‘Mammos Til Midnight’ event

St. Francis Hospital is taking away the stress of getting a mammogram for women with their annual ‘Mammos til Midnight’ event.