Grizzlies MLK Days of Service project feeds 1,200 families

“We know that we’re in a pandemic. We understand there are so many people in need. Food insecurities are high and we wanted to make sure no matter what we came out and serve our community.”

  Learning hubs seeking funds to host virtual Spring classes

  Germantown neighborhood leaves thank-you notes for sanitation workers

  Kroger donates $150K to Mid-South Food Bank in honor of MLK Day

  At least a dozen MATA employees test positive for COVID-19 this week

  MLK Days of Service organizers make changes to keep volunteers safe amid pandemic

  Registration open for Volunteer Memphis’ 5th Annual MLK Days of Service

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MPD: Police located woman possibly taken by boyfriend

Get Girl Scout Cookies delivered by GrubHub in the Mid-South

  Elvis fans celebrate the King of Rock’n’Roll’s 86th birthday

City opens warming center as temperatures drop in Memphis

  1st Black faculty member at Memphis State University dies

Volunteer registration open for MLK Days of Service

  Conway Cares: Woman receives new system after years without proper heating and air

Coward says the lack of proper filtration was also adding to the health issues she and her daughter already face.

  Mayor Harris announces $2.5M economic relief plan to help Shelby Co. restaurants

The relief package comes from the county’s reserve fund which concerns some county commissioners.

  Printer’s Alley closed after violating consent agreement

Printer’s Alley, a business that was closed as a public nuisance in late 2019, is facing another closure for violating a consent agreement to address the original closure.

  VIDEO: Massive house fire reported in Lakeland

Fire crews responded to a house fire in Lakeland early Wednesday morning.

Missing Crockett Co. teen could be in the Memphis area

  Memphis chef asks MLGW to provide financial relief for struggling restaurants

  MPD director updates council on homicides, gangs and illegal street racing

  Riverside Drive bustling with construction, transformation of Tom Lee Park still underway

  Shelby County makes historic $32M investment into fire dept.

  Mid-South Hero: Chief nurse strives to help Veterans amid global health crisis

  Family announces civil rights lawsuit against police after Memphis woman allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend

A Memphis family plans to file a civil rights lawsuit after an 18-year-old woman was killed by her ex-boyfriend.

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. closing 2 COVID-19 vaccine sites

The Shelby County Health Department announced they will close two COVID-19 vaccine site this week. The Lindenwood Christan Church and 1826 Sycamore View Road sites are closed until further notice.

  Mid-South Food Bank gets $450,000 donation

The Mid-South Food Bank received $450,000 from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Foundation to help feed families in need.

Father surprises teen with adoption

A Trumann teen will be ringing in the New Year with a new last name, after a surprise adoption by his father.

  Arkansas health secretary extends bar, restaurant curfew

Arkansas health secretary Dr. Jose Romero on Thursday extended the 11 p.m. closing time for bars, restaurants and clubs that serve alcohol for 30 days in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  Memphis anti-violence activist discourages celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve

A local anti-violence activist is asking people to NOT participate in celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

  Gyms adjust to Shelby Co. health directive

Shelby County’s health directive has been in effect for a few days and will be for the next few weeks.

Police locate missing 29-year-old man in Memphis

Investigators with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing 29-year-old man.

MLGW offering ‘Power of Warmth’ program for Shelby County seniors

The “Power of Warmth” program is open for applications through Dec. 31.

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. administers vaccine to first responders today

Health officials in Shelby County began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to first responders on Monday.

  ’I wouldn’t be scared of it:’ Jonesboro nursing home resident looking forward to taking vaccine

Bessie McEntire is a 98-year-old resident at Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation. Wednesday, she was finally able to sit with her daughter in person for the first time since March.

MPD: Woman in critical condition after crash in South Memphis

A woman is fighting for her life after a crash was reported in South Memphis.

Assisted living facilities begin receiving COVID vaccines, officials say it’s ’a wonderful early Christmas gift’

“We had 10 months of waiting and 10 months of trying to keep everyone safe and patient and well,” Brian Rega, Director of Senior Housing Services at St. Bernards said. “They were elated and so we got everything together and we were able to administer the shots [Wednesday] morning.”

Deputies save family from burning home

They may have lost their home, but a family can thank a couple of Cross County sheriff’s deputies for saving their lives.

Strickland kicks off Mayor’s Meal Challenge benefitting the Mid-South Food Bank

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has launched a meal challenge benefitting the Mid-South Food Bank.

FedExFamilyHouse creates Santa’s Village for patients

FedExFamilyHouse is spreading Christmas cheer to patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Community warming center opening Christmas Eve, day

A warming center will be opening for the Christmas holiday for anyone in need.

VIDEO: Memphis Zoo animals get Christmas gifts early

Animals at the Memphis Zoo got the chance to open Christmas gifts a little early this year!

  More museums announce temporary closures as COVID-19 cases increase

The Pink Palace and Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum have decided to temporarily close as COVID-19 cases increase in Shelby County.

Mayor Strickland extends state of emergency for Memphis

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has extended the state of emergency for the Bluff City, once again, as COVID-19 continues to plague the community.

Westy’s hosting annual free Christmas dinner

To go dinners will be prepared and distributed at Westy’s on North Main Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from their patio.

National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum temporarily closing amid COVID-19 surge

The National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul announced Tuesday they will close after the release of a new health directive Monday.

  Shelby Co. Mayor gives statement after new health directive issued

Shelby Co. mayor Lee Harris has issued a statement on Twitter after a new health directive was issued.

  Arkansas nursing facilities to receive second rollout of vaccines

The second COVID-19 vaccine rollout has started. This time several of those vaccines going to employees and residents of long-term facilities.

Shelby County Health Dept. issues safer-at-home order in latest health directive

As talks of a new health directive surfaced over the weekend, the Shelby County Health Department has issued a safer-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the county.

  ‘Our livelihoods are at stake’: Memphis restaurant workers protest health directive that would shut down dining rooms

As residents and small business owners await an updated Shelby County health directive, many are asking the health department to stay away from large scale shutdowns.

21 student inmates graduate from CoreCivic’s Whiteville facility

CoreCivic’s Whiteville Correctional Facility congratulates 21 student-inmates as they receive either a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma or a vocational certificate.

Anonymous donor leaves $6K diamond ring in Germantown Salvation Army red kettle

A 1.81 carat diamond ring valued at more than $6,000 found its way into a red kettle in the Germantown area Dec. 10.

Millington City Court suspends out-of-custody arraignments amid COVID-19 spike

President-elect Joe Biden is receiving his COVID-19 vaccine. https://bit.ly/3h8YFUX

  Deadly motorcycle crash shuts down North Memphis intersection

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are on the scene of a deadly crash in North Memphis.

  Memphis in May announces 2021 dates with no Beale Street Music Festival

Organizers of the Memphis In May International Festival announced plans for the 2021 festival Friday, and Beale Street Music Festival is not part of the schedule this year.

  Hattiloo Theatre partners with Regional One on series called ‘From the Frontlines of COVID-19’

The true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic -- health care and essential workers -- are sharing their stories of what it’s been like fighting the virus.

‘I didn’t want my sister to die’: 7-year-old East Tenn. boy rescues baby sister from house fire

A New Tazewell family is thankful to be alive and safe after a fire completely destroyed their home Tuesday night.

  Remembering popular Memphis radio personality Chris Jarman

WMC Action News 5 talked with Jarman’s longtime radio partner about his passing and with his family about what happened to the popular broadcasting personality.

  98.1 The Max announces death of DJ Chris Jarman

The Memphis radio community has lost a legend in the broadcast industry.

Shelby Co. Health Department posts survey for COVID-19

How much do you know about COVID-19 and how do you prevent yourself from getting it?

Two first responders die in DeSoto Co.

The DeSoto County Government announced the death of an officer and firefighter on their Facebook page.

  Family, South Memphis community remembers Pastor Donnell Cobbins

The death of a local pastor is being felt from the streets of South Memphis to the boardrooms of the city’s power brokers.

  Mother and daughter graduate from college together after unspeakable loss

“It was something about that day. I just felt like Jordan and Austin were both here with me.”

Emergency warming center open tonight due to cold weather conditions

An emergency warming center will be open tonight due to cold weather conditions.

  TDH reports over 10,000 new virus cases; active cases surpass 64,000 statewide

The Shelby County Health Department is reporting 998 new cases across the county with an additional five virus-related deaths.

MPD searching for missing man that walked away from St. Francis Hospital

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing man that was last seen at St. Francis Hospital.

Snow day at the Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Did you get a chance to see the snow on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge?

SCLC gives statement after civil rights leader, Rev. James Netters, dies

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) has released a statement in response to the death of civil rights leader Reverend James Netters.

  TDH: Over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases identified in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health reported 11,352 new coronavirus cases and 62 more deaths in the last 24 hours. This new data comes as a FedEx plane landed in Memphis with their first shipment of vaccines Sunday.

Memphis pastor, civil rights leader Rev. James Netters passes away

Reverend James Netters, a city civil rights leader and the longest-serving senior pastor to serve one church has passed away.

  Drop off toys at WMC for the 19th annual Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive

Stop by WMC at 1960 Union Avenue with a new, unwrapped toy for a child 5 or younger. The Toy Truck is parked outside our studios until 6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

  NCRM Freedom Awards held virtually this year

No Freedom Awards gala this year because of COVID-19. Instead, the National Civil Rights Museum hosted a virtual tribute on Friday, Dec. 11, looking back at the previous 28 ceremonies and award winners.

  West Memphis Police Department hosts fourth annual “Shop with a Cop”

West Memphis Police Department hosts its fourth annual Shop with a Cop event Friday, Dec. 11 at a West Memphis Walmart.

Deputies investigate school bus crash in north Mississippi

DeSoto County deputies are investigating after a bus accident was reported early Friday morning.

2020 Freedom Award ceremony going virtual

The annual Freedom Award ceremony, set for December 11, is going virtual this year.

  Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive underway, goal to collect at least 6,000 toys

Every year during the annual Toy Truck Drive, the Mid-South pitches in to collect over 6 thousand toys for kids enrolled in Porter-Leath’s Early Childhood Academy.

  Memphis River Parks Partnership CEO says Tom Lee Park renovations have been long-awaited

“Once we complete it in 2023, we will have for Memphis, 18 blocks of transformed riverfront in less than five years."

  Memphis begins construction for $60M renovation at Tom Lee Park

fter three years of planning, the City of Memphis will finally break ground on the major $60 million renovations at Tom Lee Park.

  Efforts rev up to help build trust in Black community for COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials want to hear citizens’ concerns about taking the new COVID-19 vaccine.

  City develops plan to make dangerous Walnut Grove intersection safer

The City of Memphis has developed plans to make one deadly intersection safer.

  City Council member calls for more police officers to help lower homicide rate

Leaders across the city are chiming in on the grim homicide record set this weekend.

  COVID-19 cases causing delays in recycling, trash pick up in Memphis

COVID-19 is causing problems with trash and recycling pickup across the City of Memphis.