Volunteers turn out for Northaven cleanup event

Saturday, volunteers and Shelby County employees kicked off the Northaven Blight and Trash Removal Program.

  Superintendent for SCS interviewed on TODAY Show, says he’s been threatened for going virtual

Shelby Co. Gov. launches “Keeping Northaven Clean” for blight and trash removal

2020 Mid-South Fair postponed until October

  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare gives update on COVID-19 across the state

  New greenspace, taproom planned for Edge District

  Mixed reaction after police residency referendum removed from November ballot

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  St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis Triathlon canceled for 2020

Germantown Schools announce device pick-up days for virtual elementary students

  City council votes to remove police residency referendum from November ballot

  Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare gives update on COVID-19 across the state

  SCS mom starts petition to stop MLGW disconnections for customers with students

  MLGW pushes back restart date for disconnections

  Riverside Drive reopening on weekdays in Memphis

After more than four months, Memphis will reopen Riverside Drive on August 3.

  8-year-old in desperate need of bone marrow match

He’s been waiting for over a year and a half and, because he’s Black, he’ll likely have to wait even longer.

  Nutbush residents plea for the city’s help to stop speeding

Residents in the Nutbush area say they are tired of the constant speeding that goes on every night.

  MPD seeking tips, offering reward in shooting of off-duty officer

The Memphis Police Department is searching for the people responsible for shooting an off-duty officer in the arm Tuesday while working security for St. Jude.

  Loved ones remember Memphis pastor who died following bike crash

Beloved Memphis pastor dies after being hit by vehicle while riding his bike

  A look back at John Lewis’ visits to Memphis

  Mid-South family of 12 loses everything in house fire

  Mid-South Heroes: Friends vow to help young men and women

  St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend goes virtual due to coronavirus concerns

  The Memphis Zoo welcomes 4 new meerkat pups

The Memphis Zoo has added four new additions to the ‘meerkat mob'.

  Vandals target homes of Sheriff Floyd Bonner, Shelby County Commissioners overnight

Overnight, vandals targeted the homes of multiple leaders in the Shelby County government.

St. Jude Memphis Marathon goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic

St. Jude Children’s Hospital has made a big announcement concerning the upcoming marathon.

  Deadline approaching for Germantown and Millington parents to choose virtual learning

On Wednesday, the school districts in Millington and Germantown will find out just how many of their students have opted for the virtual learning option.

THP: Operation Grizzly back on Memphis roadways after increase of traffic fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday that Operation Grizzly is officially back and in full effect.

Police searching for missing 17-year-old in Memphis

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing teenager.

  Family, friends say goodbye to DeSoto Co. deputy who drowned after saving son while on vacation

Family, friends, and coworkers gathered Sunday to say goodbye to the Desoto County sheriff’s deputy who drowned while saving his son.

  16,000 absentee ballots headed to Shelby Co. homes

If you have been waiting on an absentee ballot - check your mail this week.

  Shelby Co. leaders expected to make an important decision on the spread of COVID-19

The Shelby County Commission is expected to give final approval to create a Shelby County Board of Health.

  MLGW to resume disconnecting services next month

Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW) will resume cutting off utilities for customers who are behind on their bill starting in August.

  SCS parents must choose between in-person or virtual learning by tonight

The deadline for parents to submit their choice will now be 11:59 p.m. on July 24.

Collierville Alderman dies after 14 years of service

The Town of Collierville announced a long-time Alderman died Tuesday evening.

LeMoyne-Owen College reveals reopening plans, students recieve devices for virtual learning

LeMoyne-Owen College has revealed reopening plans for the upcoming semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Memphis City Council sends Black Live Matter Ave. proposal to newly formed renaming committee

Memphis City Council discussed a resolution to rename a busy section of Poplar Avenue to Black Lives Matter Avenue for the first time Tuesday.

Police searching for missing man with mental disorder

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing man with a mental disorder.

  Shelby Co. Election Commission receives more than 15,000 absentee ballot requests

The Shelby County Election Commission revealed they are sending thousands of mail-in ballots to voters.

  Memphis City Council member proposes changing stretch of Poplar Ave. to Black Lives Matter Ave.

The Memphis City Council is considering a proposal to change a section of Poplar Avenue to Black Lives Matter Avenue.

University of Memphis hosts virtual summer graduation ceremony

The University of Memphis plans to host their summer graduation ceremony online.

  Close friend of John Lewis shares memories from over the years

A close friend of Lewis tells WMC Action News 5 Lewis was proud of the progress he saw over the years here in Bluff City.

  Mid-South pays tribute to civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis

Mid-South politicians issued condolence messages and shared their thoughts about Lewis, including personal experiences with him.

  North Memphis residents split over plan to bring transitional home for ex-offenders to community

Still, the Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved the permit and now residents say they’re fighting to save their neighborhood.

Dozens of Memphis firefighters test positive for coronavirus

Since March 2020, more than 300 Memphis firefighters have self-quarantined after being exposed to coronavirus.

  More parents considering homeschooling this fall

Due to COVID-19, more parents are trying to decide if homeschooling is right for them.

  Shelby County Commissioner looks to MATA to help SCS students this fall

One Shelby County Commissioner it looking to MATA to help students this fall. Commissioner Tami Sawyer is wanting to work with MATA to possibly provide rides to SCS students.

  Public Safety Task Force meets to discuss MPD’s hiring process

For the second time, the City's Public Safety Task Force met to discuss recruiting, hiring, retention and training for the Memphis Police Department.

  2020 Cooper Young Festival canceled due to COVID-19

The Cooper Young Business Association says the decision is based on continued spikes in cases not only in Memphis but also around the country.

  Elvis Week 2020: No live performances, virtual fan experience available

Organizers say any potentially high-risk activities are now eliminated from the schedule, including live performances and appearances, group parties and meals, autograph signings and meet-and-greets.

City of Memphis opens cooling center in Frayser, closing another location

Temperatures are constantly rising in the Bluff City.

  Youth Villages addressing the growing need for foster care amid the coronavirus pandemic

Though the coronavirus pandemic is putting a halt on many things, one thing it’s not stopping is uniting children with forever families.

Memphis closing down cooling center at Dave Wells Community Center, opens antoher on St. Elmo Ave.

The City of Memphis has opened its cooling center at Dave Wells Community Center.

LIST: Shelby County municipal schools release re-entry plans for 2020-21 school year

Multiple school districts in Shelby County have released reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Train collides with semi in Dyer County, damages nearby museum

A train station in Dyer County has major damage after a train collided with a semi.

Several cars on fire overnight at Dodge Chrysler dealership on Highway 64

Bartlett firefighters are investigating after several cars caught fire at a Mid-South dealership.

  SCS answering parents’ back-to-school questions in virtual meeting

Parents have a tough decision this week.

Mid-South woman turns 100

Willie Mae Gray turned 100 years old Sunday, and friends and family gathered for a special drive-by celebration.

  Protesters gather in honor of Vanessa Guillen

Dozens of people gathered Saturday to march and demand justice for Vanessa Guillen.

  Memphis group announces new crime tip line

Police say 18 children have died from violence this year in Memphis and many cases remain unsolved. A group of community leaders is hoping a new resource, an anonymous crime tip line, will provide the families of those young victims with answers they need to get justice.

  Family suing Bellevue Baptist Church over former employee who admitted to sexually abusing teen girl

Bellevue Baptist Church faces a lawsuit from the parents of a girl that was abused by one of their volunteer coordinators.

Memphis Zoo partners with day camp TV series featuring Broadway performer

The Memphis Zoo is partnering with The WNET Group’s Camp TV to start a day camp series for children.

  Residents upset over animal feces, unkempt walking trails at Raleigh Springs Town Center

A messy situation has some residents concerned about the brand new Raleigh Springs Town Center.

Mid-South colleges and universities react to ICE order for international students

Universities and colleges across the Mid-South are reacting to the ICE order for international students.

  City Council considers ordinance to remove police residency referendum from ballot

Should Memphians decide residency rules for police officers and firefighters? The City Council originally said yes. But the tide is now turning.

  Parents must choose learning option for SCS students before July 18

Shelby County Schools has assembled a survey for parents to choose learning options for students for the 2020-21 fall semester.

The Memphis Zoo cancels 37th annual Zoo Rendezvous 2020

The Memphis Zoo has canceled a major event this year.

  Mid-Southerners celebrate Fourth of July despite COVID-19 cancellations

The pandemic has made celebrating the Fourth of July a little less exciting for some folks this year.

Memphis Chinese community stepping up to combat COVID-19

Members of the Greater Memphis United Chinese Association are stepping up to help the Memphis community face fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Massive American flag draped over Gatlinburg SkyBridge

The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is looking very patriotic for the Fourth of July.

  Fourth of July weekend activities in Memphis

The Fourth of July is sure to feel a little different this year because of the ongoing pandemic.

  Memphis Lift calls for policy changes in Shelby County Schools

Memphis Lift, a parent driven organization is demanding policy changes in Shelby County Public Schools.

  LeMoyne-Owen receives $40M endowment

LeMoyne-Owen College announced Thursday the school received a $40 million endowment from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

  Well-known Memphis funeral director dies

Edgar Miller served thousands of families during his 40-plus years at N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home.

High winds knock tree onto Jonesboro man’s car

Wednesday winds uprooted an entire tree and it landed on one man's car.

Dyer County Schools going virtual

Dyer County Schools has announced the launch of The Choctaw Academy, its virtual learning environment.

  SCS gives parents two options for 2020-2021 school year

Thousands of Mid-South parents face a big decision ahead of the upcoming school year -- send their children back into Shelby County classrooms or let them learn from home.

  Protesters arrested after camping outside Memphis City Hall for weeks

At least nine protesters are facing charges after being arrested outside of Memphis City Hall Wednesday morning.

  City of Memphis limiting e-scooter operations for Fourth of July weekend

The City of Memphis is directing e-scooter companies to stop customer operations in parts of Downtown during specific time periods for the holiday weekend.

Memphis Walgreens temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Memphis Walgreens has temporarily closed down after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

Social distancing circles placed across Tom Lee Park

Tom Lee Park is making it a little easier for people to social distance.