MLGW volunteers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with Day of Service

Friday morning, dozens of MLGW employees were hard at work in the Dave Wells community to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service.

  MLK Days of Service kick off in Memphis

  Mural to honor historic moment in Memphis integration

Knights of Columbus to distribute coats for kids in honor of MLK Day

  Donations are pouring in for victims of the north Mississippi storms

  Later start time approved for new high school in Lakeland

University of Memphis plans to launch Kindergarten program at Campus School

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  Historic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech donated to University of Memphis

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-40 causing major delays

Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

SkyCop cameras installed across Jonesboro

  NAACP, New Tri-State Defender, Kroger announce ‘Uplift the Community’ grant

  Donations pour in as crews clean up debris in DeSoto County

9 tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms, according to the National Weather Service

We now have a better count of how many tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms.

Shelby Co. Criminal Court Clerk’s Office to host Expungement Clinic

The Shelby County Court Clerk is hosting an Expungement Clinic this month for members of the local unions in Memphis as well as their family members.

5 students, 2 adults taken to hospitals after school bus crash in Memphis

Shelby County Schools says 10 students from Magnolia Elementary were on the bus when a hit-and-run crash triggered an accident with the bus. Five students went to the hospital but details about their injuries have not been released.

  Disabled woman dies in early morning house fire in Whitehaven

Fire investigators say a candle is what caused a house fire in Whitehaven killing one woman.

University of Memphis raising minimum wage for employees

  Memphis Hustle accepting donations in hopes to help storm vicitms in need

Mississippi fire department accepting donations after tornadoes touchdown

  DeSoto County officials focused on debris clean up

Cross Co. church damaged, continues services after severe storms

Overton Park seeking donations after losing trees in weekend storm

Jackson Indie Music Week now underway

Music artists and filmmakers will show off their talents starting Sunday, January 12 through January 19.

Sheriff’s Dept.: DeSoto County roads you should avoid

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to avoid certain areas in Olive Branch.

  MLGW expects multi-day restoration effort after Saturday morning storms

Memphis and Shelby County were not spared from the winds from Saturday morning’s storms.

  MLGW, city crews preparing for weekend severe weather

With the threat of severe weather imminent, the city of Memphis and MLGW said they are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

New state auto insurance law takes effect in Arkansas

A new state law that took effect at the first of the year will have an impact on all drivers in the state, with officials saying they are hopeful the new rules will also have a positive impact on insurance rates.

Governor Phil Bryant reflects on his time in office

Mississippi's 64th Governor Phil Bryant is in the final days of his second term.He'll maintain the title until next Tuesday when Tate Reeves is sworn in.

  Residents pack town hall meeting to discuss public safety

Some Memphis residents packed a town hall meeting Thursday to learn more about keeping their neighborhoods safe.

  Hog & Hominy suffers heavy damage in electrical fire

Firefighters are investigating what caused a Memphis restaurant to catch on fire. It happened at Hog and Hominy off Poplar Avenue in East Memphis.

  More renderings released of Loews Hotel in downtown Memphis

We’re getting a better look at what a hotel at the old Memphis Police Headquarters will look like. Pictures included in Loews Hotel’s application to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board show a modern look mixed with historic elegance.

  Proposal to hike Shelby County wheel tax to fund MATA improvements narrowly passes commission committee after spirited debate

Shelby County Commissioners narrowly advanced a proposal to hike the county’s wheel tax by $20 to pay for millions in improvements for MATA service. But the vote didn’t come easily and the proposal’s future appears shaky.

  Fans gather from around the world to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday at Graceland

Elvis Presley would have been 85 years old Wednesday. Year after year thousands of Presley fans flock to Memphis to say thank you, thank you very much to the King on his birthday.

Collierville celebrates 150th birthday, plans big celebration

This year marks the 150th birthday of the Town of Collierville. There will be a huge celebration next month.

  Shelby Co. leaders begin debate on proposed wheel tax

Shelby County Commissioners will start debating the funding of MATA Wednesday. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will make another pitch to commissioners about his plan.

  Train delivers Memphis in May World Cargo Crate to local school with information about the Republic of Ghana

It's not May, but for some Tuesday kicked off Memphis in May celebrations. A train delivered the Memphis in May World Cargo Crate to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. This year a train horn kicked off an important part of the Memphis in May celebrations.

City court clerk Myron Lowery withdraws daughter-in-law from consideration for position in his office

City court clerk Myron Lowery said he is withdrawing his daughter-in-law from consideration of a position in his office that pays $105,000 after WMC Action News 5 questioned whether it was allowed under city policy.

  Southaven Police Department closer to getting body cameras after controversial deadly shooting

The City of Southaven will take another step towards issuing body cameras to police officers.

  Memphis-based Youth Villages makes its mark across the nation

From a small, struggling residential treatment center in Memphis to a nationwide organization recognized by the President of the United States, Youth Villages has become a respected leader in treating children with emotional and behavioral issues.

  State Board of Education votes to uphold decision to close Memphis charter school

Last fall, SCS board members voted 5-3 to close the school, citing several problems.

  ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ teen, brother arrested in connection with fatal Cordova shooting

A Cordova man was killed Saturday night by shots that weren’t intended for him, according to investigators.

  Mid-South church vandalized with racial slurs

Police are investigating after a Mid-South church was vandalized this weekend. The same church was destroyed by a fire last year.

  Memphians protest against possible war on Iran

Saturday, protest against possible war on Iran was organized by the Poor People’s Campaign and the Answer Coalition.

  Burger King employee arrested, accused of pointing gun at customer

A trip through a fast food drive-thru went terribly wrong for one customer when police said an employee pulled a gun on her.

  Nurse gives birth to first baby of 2020 at Regional One

Eleven minutes after the start of 2020, staff at Regional One delivered the first baby of the year.

  Modernized Cooper-Young intersection features talking pedestrian signals, improved ramps and more

A long-awaited intersection in Cooper-Young is finally finished.

  2 men accused of carjacking, robbing Mid-South Lyft driver at gunpoint

Two men are behind bars after investigators said they carjacked and robbed a Lyft driver in North Memphis.

  Police warn against celebratory gunfire during the holidays

Police say firing a gun for celebratory reasons is careless, illegal in the city and extremely dangerous.

  MPD warns Memphians of DUI safety for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating a new beginning. For roughly 25,000 people, Downtown Memphis will be the spot they choose to ring in 2020, according to Memphis Police.

  Ringing in the new year Bluff City style

New Year’s Eve 2019 marks the end of the decade. Some of the events we’ve enjoyed for years will help us usher in the new year.

  Looking back: Memphis in the 2010s

The Bluff City experienced a lot of change during the 2010s. The decade began amid an economic downturn from the Great Recession.

Eads and River Bottoms will be de-annexed from Memphis, added to Shelby Co.

A big change is in store for some mid-southerners.

Jackson church congregation needs an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building

Southside Baptist Church has been at it's location on Raymond Road since 1939, and has been serving the inner city for many years. Now they need an $80,000 roof to keep them in their building.

5 ways to ring in the new year in the Bluff City

The new year is quickly approaching and the Bluff City has a plethora of events around the city to help ring in 2020 in the best possible ways.

  National Civil Right Museum responds to Congressman John Lewis cancer diagnosis

The National Civil Rights Museum said its staff and visitors are sending up prayers to Georgia Congressman John Lewis.

Porter-Leath Toy Truck provides gifts for more than 6,200 Mid-South children

Every holiday season, the Porter-Leath Toy Truck collects toys and monetary donations benefiting their preschool children.

  City of Memphis weeks behind on picking up bags of leaves

Some residents are upset over the city falling weeks behind in picking up their bags of leaves.

  Mid-South Heroes: Teacher wears many hats to help kids see their potential

December's Mid-South Hero is supercharged by his mission to help kids see their potential. So much so, that he's involved in eight student-centered programs at Bartlett High School.

  Memphis leaders look forward to continued economic growth in 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, Memphis leaders are looking forward to continued growth in the new year.

  Shoppers make new purchases, returns after Christmas

Not even rain could wash away the holiday spirit Thursday morning as shoppers took to the Tanger Outlets.

  Save money during themed evenings at Starry Nights in Shelby Farms

We know Christmas is over, but you can still have some holiday fun at Starry Nights!

  100-year-old love letters found in Midtown home

A Midtown couple who decided to renovate their more-than-a-century-old home last month came across a little piece of history.

  Families flock to ‘Starry Nights’ on Christmas night

After the presents were unwrapped and dinner was over, hundreds of families headed out to Shelby Farms Park on Christmas night to experience Starry Nights.

  Holiday Wonders lights up Memphis Botanic Garden

If you’re looking for something festive to do after Christmas, check out the beautiful displays in the Holiday Wonders at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

  Turning Point patients receive holiday cheer from Southpoint Church

The Christmas spirit was in the air as gifts were handed out to patients at Turning Point in Southaven, Mississippi.

  Santa’s sleigh takes flight in Collierville with hot air balloon

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s....Santa in a hot air balloon?

  Memphis Rox gives coats, toys to children in need

A local non profit organization lent a helping hand to the community Saturday with a coat and toy drive.

  Local organization bails out defendants for the holidays

Just in time for the holidays at 201 Poplar, a man was arrested for shoplifting and couldn’t afford his $1,000 bond. The non-profit Just City offered to pay the bail.

  Memphis families surprised with paid off layaway balances

Two former University of Memphis football players who went on to the NFL surprised several Bluff City families on Friday by paying off their layaway balances.

  Hall of Famer gifts kids from Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis with trip to Cotton Bowl

Three local kids are getting the chance of a lifetime with an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cotton Bowl in Texas, thanks to Tiger legend Isaac Bruce.

  Mid-South 2nd graders hang out with residents at local nursing home

Children in Forrest City, Arkansas brought some holiday spirit to residents in a local retirement home.

  Annie Camp Junior High athletes help save man from committing suicide

The routine walk to Sonic before a basketball game turned into a heart-dropping moment for a group of young girls between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old.

Trumann citizens debate on allowing ‘pit bulls’ back into the city

A push to change a dog ordinance in Trumann has people from both sides talking.

Trumann community members come together to purchase gifts for children

Trumann continues its annual children's Christmas program.

Shelby Co. Health Department offering free flu shots

The Shelby County Health Department is offering free flu shots across the county on Friday, Dec. 20.

  Plan to reduce Collierville deer population may not continue in 2020

A plan that worked to reduce the over abundant deer population in Collierville in 2018 and 2019 may not happen in 2020. Now, some residents are seeing the excess of deer first hand.

  Shelby County deputies donate gifts to Salvation Army angels

Shelby County deputies transformed Vollentine Elementary School into Santa’s workshop, delivering gifts to angels adopted through the Salvation Army.

Salvation Army seeking Angel Tree donations

The Salvation Army is seeking additional toy donations for its 2019 Angel Tree Program.

  Proposed crematorium in Orange Mound rejected at meeting

A nearly three-week fight over a crematorium in Orange Mound appears to have come to an end since the City’s Board of Adjustment voted to keep the business out of the historic community.

  One Family Memphis, Memphis Rox hold family coat drive for Soulsville community

The group is asking everyone to bring warm winter gear to Memphis Rox off Mclemore Avenue.