Health officials approve certain haunted houses to operate during pandemic

Haunted houses are a tradition during Halloween. But are they safe during this pandemic? The Shelby County Health Department has visited a few haunted houses, and there are a lot of precautions in place.

  Dixon Gallery and Gardens biggest fundraiser going virtual due to pandemic

Research shows murder, aggravated assault rates up in Memphis

MPD: Woman robbed at gunpoint while jogging on the Greenline

City Watch issued for missing 27-year-old woman with mental disability

  Party at the Polls: Black Voters Matter bus makes a pit stop in Memphis

  Memphis church creates care packages for voters

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  Conway Cares: After nearly a year without heat and air, Mid-South woman wins new system

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. keeping close eye on hospital capacity with fall surge of COVID-19 underway

Long lines kick off early voting in Arkansas

  Front Street Corridor reopens to commuters in Downtown Memphis

  New Orange Mound project to highlight Black-owned businesses

  Tennessee Dept. of Health reports technical issue that could render higher than normal COVID-19 numbers in the coming days

Town of Collierville announces start of Fall Surplus Sale

Now’s your chance to get a really good deal on a dump truck. Or even a fire engine.

  MICAH to hold virtual town hall on lasting effects of the criminal justice system

“How long must I pay?" That’s the question Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action is raising during a virtual town hall Thursday.

  Tennessee currently has more than 19K active COVID-19 cases

The Shelby County Health Department reported 144 new coronavirus cases across the county Wednesday.

  Tennessee has 19K active COVID-19 cases statewide; 23 deaths, 1,147 cases reported Tuesday

The Shelby County Health Department reported 347 new coronavirus cases across the county Monday. There were no additional virus-related deaths within the last 24 hours.

  Tennessee reports nearly 3K new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

  First round of headsets to be distributed to SCS students

  TDH reports 27 new virus-related deaths, 1,556 new cases in Tennessee

  More Memphis playgrounds reopening ahead of fall break

Shelby Co. Health Dept. to give away $125 Kroger gift cards at COVID-19 testing sites

  Survivor shares her story during National Domestic Violence Month

UofM, Porter-Leath, RedZone to launch Early Childhood Academy in Orange Mound

The University of Memphis and Porter-Leath are partnering to launch a new, innovative Early Childhood Academy in Orange Mound, alongside RedZone Ministries.

  Tennessee coronavirus deaths increase by 63; more than 16K active cases reported

The Shelby County Health Department reported 82 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning -- a noticeable decrease compared to the last two updates reporting over 200 new cases.

  Flamingo chicks hatch at Memphis Zoo

For the first time in more than two years, four Chilean flamingo chicks hatched at the Memphis Zoo.

MATA offering free fares on Election Day

MATA has announced it will be providing free public transportation on Election Day.

Orpheum Theatre hosting virtual camp to help young people who stutter

Orpheum Theatre is hosting a free two-day camp to accommodate the evolving needs of young people who stutter.

Watch ‘Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. perform during this year’s Methodist Healthcare Luncheon

The 2020 Methodist Healthcare Luncheon is going virtual, but there’s no shortage of talent for attendees to enjoy during the annual fundraiser, hosted by WMC Action News 5′s Joe Birch.

  Tennessee reports 24 additional COVID-19 deaths, 1,676 new cases

In addition to 24 more deaths, the state also reported 1,676 new COVID-19 positive cases Tuesday.

  City Council to hear more on record-breaking homicide rate in Memphis this year

Memphis City Council members will receive a presentation Tuesday morning on the record-breaking murder rate in Memphis this year.

  TDH: More than 2,000 new cases in Tennessee, 20 additional deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 20 more deaths and over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the Volunteer State Monday afternoon.

  ‘Green Book’ exhibit opening at NCRM

The National Civil Rights Museum is the first stop on a national tour for a Smithsonian Exhibition highlighting the history of The Green Book.

  Family, friends hold vigil for woman found shot to death on Lamar Avenue

Saturday, family and friends mourned the loss of a woman who was shot and killed in Memphis this week as they search for answers.

  Local animal shelters overcrowded due to COVID-19

If you are looking to adopt or foster a pet, the time is now.

Malco Theatres to offer private screening

Malco Select will allow guests to choose a location, select a film from the current inventory and reserve an auditorium to have a private screening for up to 20 people.

Shelby County awarded $4.1M in funding to address in-home lead hazards

Shelby County Government has been awarded $4.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address lead hazards in homes and other home improvements.

  TDH reports 971 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 971 new COVID-19 cases statewide with an increase of 14 deaths.

Water main break closes busy Germantown roadway; water services temporarily shut off

A water main break in Germantown has closed a busy roadway in Germantown also leaving some area residents without water.

  Llamas brought to socialize at Overton Park

Thursday, a trio of llamas provided a big dose of happy at Overton Park in Midtown Memphis.

  Grandson of Elvis Presley laid to rest at Graceland

Benjamin Keough, son of Lisa Marie Presley, has been laid to rest at Graceland.

Mid-South museum, theater join to host annual Dia de los Muertos celebration

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Cazateatro Billingual Theatre Group are getting ready for the fourth Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on October 24.

  Health officials report 47 new coronavirus deaths, 1,293 more cases in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 1,293 new cases and 47 more related deaths in Tennessee of as Thursday afternoon.

  Westwood community receives outpouring of ‘Love and Peace’

A Memphis community shocked by the shooting death of a child this week, received an outpouring of support on Wednesday.

  Hispanic Heritage Month: Owner of Rumba Room has huge impact on salsa scene in Memphis

WMC Action News 5′s Briseida Holguin introduces us to a man who has had a huge impact on the salsa scene in Memphis.

MLGW hosting student poster contest focused on internet safety

This year’s theme is “Internet Safety: The Power Bytes – Making the Internet Safe One Byte at a Time.”

  2020 Mid-South Fair canceled

The fair was scheduled for Oct. 22 through Nov. 1 at the Landers Center in Southaven.

  Tennessee reports 31 more deaths related to COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department’s daily COVID-19 update indicated a case increase of 71 coronavirus cases and no additional deaths across the county in the last 24 hours.

Collierville citizens address removing Confederate marker and racial inequity

Collierville residents and others living in Shelby County held a press conference Monday at 4:45 p.m. before the Collierville Board of Mayor and Alderman. A petition will be presented to show that citizens have put forth an effort to get the Confederate marker moved.

  TDH: More than 700 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee, 12 additional deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health reports 12 more deaths in the Volunteer State and more than 700 new coronavirus cases.

  Community surprises young girl with Make-A-Wish reveal

ServiceMaster and Terminix helped make a young girl’s wish come true on Friday.

  Mid-South Pride Fest goes virtual due to coronavirus concerns

For years, Mid-South Pride Fest has been a staple for the LGBT community, bringing thousands of people together every September. This year the weekend of events will be online.

Black business leaders announce plan to redevelop South Memphis

A new initiative is being launched to redevelop South Memphis.

  Mid-South Heroes: Teacher uses her talents to help people of all ages

One woman is using her variety of talents to help people of all ages in the community.

  City of West Memphis, WMFD celebrate grand opening of new fire station

The City of West Memphis and the West Memphis Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of the Dennis Brewer Fire Station No. 3 on Thursday.

  More than 14,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 835 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 187,544.

  ’Green Book’ exhibit to debut at NCRM

A new Smithsonian exhibit is coming to the National Civil Rights Museum, giving visitors a glimpse of the perils of traveling while Black in the era of Jim Crow laws.

  Cordova mom says her 11-year-old son was abused at day care

A Cordova mom’s world shattered Tuesday when she said her 11-year-old son told her a day care worker at The Gentlemen and Ladies Learning Academy had been abusing him.

  Relatives upset over conditions of Rose Hill Cemetery

The state of Tennessee may have to step in to help maintain a cemetery that has been neglected for decades.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office launches new website

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new agency website to allow users easier access to information about jail detainees, warrants, paying tickets, and general news.

14th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

Memphis Area Transit Authority has reported its 14th COVID-19 case among its employees.

  Tennessee reports 28 more deaths, 739 more cases Tuesday

According to TDH data, there are 15,109 active cases in the state.

  Citizens help hire future sheriff deputies

Every Shelby County Sheriff Deputy class has to pass an extensive background check, physical agility tests, and weeks in the academy. However, now all future sheriff- deputies will have to pass another step in the hiring process and that’s going before the newly formed civilian hiring committee.

  UofM and Memphis Zoo partner for TOM IV after beloved Tigers mascot’s passing

The passing of TOM III last week at the age of 12 signaled the end of having a live mascot at Memphis Tigers football games, but the University of Memphis has found a way to keep the tradition alive.

SCS hosting voter registration event

There will be a drive-in voter registration rally Monday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Shelby County Board of Education.

  Local reaction to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

News spread quickly about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  SCS hosts 3rd Annual Necessity Drive

The community came together Friday to make sure Shelby County students have everything they need for the school year.

  MRPP hosting voter registration events on the riverfront

Memphis River Parks Partnership is now focusing on getting more voters to the polls.

  Hero Empowerment Center planned for Hickory Hill

An empty space in Hickory Hill near Winchester and Ridgeway Road will be home to the new center for kids.

  La Prensa Latina operations director talks Hispanic Heritage Month

We caught up with Jairo Arguijo, operations director for La Prensa Latina to get the inside scoop on the importance of this month and events happening around the city.

  Central Gardens Home Tour converts to ‘Home Detour’ due to COVID-19

The annual Central Gardens Home Tour is just one of the latest Memphis events that has had to make changes because of the ongoing pandemic. But they haven’t canceled it completely.

Germantown, Collierville reopening playgrounds Saturday

The City of Germantown and Town of Collierville have announced that all playgrounds will be reopening Saturday.

Miss. woman wins $1.2M jackpot at casino

The Kosciusko native was stunned to see the prize.

$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Memphis

The winning ticket was purchased at the Elvis Exxon at 4679 Elvis Presley Blvd.

  Shelby County Commission to debate law enforcement reform at upcoming meeting

An intense debate surrounding law enforcement reform will continue Monday during the Shelby County Commission meeting.

  Largest Black-led ballet institution in the South will soon open in Memphis

By October on the corner of Broad Avenue and Tillman Street you’ll see a new state of the art ballet facility.

  La Prensa Latina, City of Memphis kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with bridge lighting

La Prensa Latina and the City of Memphis are partnering up to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

  Ribbon cutting held for new SCHD facility

A ribbon cutting was held Friday for a new facility focused on environmental health programs and food safety in Shelby County.

  MRPP provides free kayaks for ‘sunset paddle’ in Wolf River Harbor

The weather in the Mid-South was perfect for a sunset paddle around the harbor Wednesday.

  Candlelight vigil held for Whitehaven football player shot, killed at gas station

The Whitehaven community gathered Wednesday night to remember the high school football player who was gunned down at a gas station on his way to work.

  Orpheum Theatre remembers Chadwick Boseman in special movie screening

Memphis turned out Wednesday night to honor actor Chadwick Boseman.